The Central Broward Regional Park ArtPark is located within the County's 110-acre regional park, and features the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center - built together with a new County library building.
3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311
This was the first County regional park to be acquired and developed through the Broward County Commission's 2000 Safe Parks and Land Preservation Bond Program. The newest feature is the Public Art and Design project that was just completed. Pennsylvania-born Artist Alice Aycock was commissioned in 2004 to design a water feature at the State Road 7/U.S. 441 entrance to the park. The project, Whirls and Swirls and a Vortex on Water, was completed in summer 2008 through the Broward County Public Art and Design program, which allocates two percent of the total new construction budget for Broward County government facilities for commissioned artists to provide design expertise and to create artworks within a broad range of capital improvement projects.
The park is open with no gate admission Monday through Friday (except holidays). Gate admission ($1.50 per person, children age five and under free)
(originally published by Sunny.org, April 1, 2009)
In the distance, the clock tower chimes out a late afternoon welcome to the Central Broward Regional Park
Slowly, the rust-colored buildings and green and gold umbrellas rise
into view like a mirage. Greater Fort Lauderdale's newest sports and
recreational hub seems to have sprung up overnight, similarly, in the
city of Lauderhill just west of downtown Fort Lauderdale.
The park is located in the nexus of a vibrant mixture of cultures from
the African Diaspora, but it is also positioned at a crossroads,
historically. It sits near the corner of U.S. Highway 441 (State Road
7), which was once considered the end of urban life in the county, and
Sunrise Boulevard, which was once considered the dividing line between
Black and White neighborhoods. With westward growth, the area was
bypassed over time.
Today, however, multicultural family reunions, corporate and conference
groups, and individual visitors can enjoy a range of recreational
experiences there that are unmatched elsewhere in South Florida, from
team-building to intergenerational play.
have two playgrounds and an aquatic center that is specially-equipped
with a swimming pool and slides, a 30 ft. high rockscape waterfall, and
lifeguards on duty, as well as an instruction area. Athletic adults can
play tennis, basketball, netball, and cricket or watch cricket and
Australian rules football tournaments with 5,000-15,000 people in the
first stadium of its type in North America that is capable of hosting
major international sports championships.
Nature lovers can walk trails through wildlife areas where burrowing
owls nest undisturbed, paddle boats along the lake, or just spend quite
time in seating areas and overlooks.
The Regional Park is also poised to become an anchor for an exciting new
entertainment district with international impact and media development
potential that promises to further revitalize the area.
Plans are already underway for the surrounding grounds to include a
cultural center and arts park; a library; the Carishoca Town Center, a
multicultural retail center with restaurants, nightclubs, art museums
and hotels celebrating Caribbean and African cultures; and the
International Gospel Complex for Preservation and Education, which will
showcase and preserve the history of gospel music and is it is expected
to draw over 100,000 people annually.
this cultural activity is the increased promotion of Greater Fort
Lauderdale as a film, music, and television production center with the
Lauderhill entertainment district playing a key role.
In the midst of it all, the new Central Regional Park continues to sit at the crossroads - of the future, now.