Lafayette Hart Park

Lafayette Hart Park

2851 N.W. Eighth Rd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Phone: 954-357-7970 Fax: 954-357-8636 Email:


Neighborhood children playing a ball game Play structure at the park


This park may be small, but it remains a safe and popular haven where neighborhood children and adults can meet, play, and socialize on a daily basis.

Park amenities include:

  • one full basketball court
  • picnic shelters
  • a play structure
  • one hard-surfaced tennis court
  • a racquetball court

To reserve the small shelter - Reserve Online

To reserve the medium shelter - Reserve Online

The park offers a free After-School Program for ages 6 to 17, as well as a free Summer Recreation Program and youth sports development programs. Lafayette Hart Park features a teen program for students ages 12 to 17 years old. The park also offers senior programs that emphasize healthy living and nutrition. For more information on these programs, visit our Activities and Programs Web page.

We also feature the Walk With Ease program for seniors looking to stay fit. For more information on the Walk With Ease Program, please visit the program Web page.

For volunteer opportunities at this or other parks please visit our Volunteer Web page.

Mr. Lafayette HartNestled within the surrounding neighborhood, this 1.14-acre park was originally known as Washington Park when it first opened in 1974. Leading the efforts to establish a park in the area was one of the leaders of the Washington Park Civic Association, Lafayette Hart. After Hart died in 1989, the community rallied and asked the Broward County Commission to rename the park in his honor. In 1992, the park was rededicated and named Lafayette Hart Park.