Reverend Samuel Delevoe Park, in the Broward County Municipal Services District, will host a free Family Fun & Resource Fair on Saturday, April 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate our children. The Children’s Services Council of Broward County, in partnership with dozens of other organizations, presents this event, which will include music, refreshments, games, raffle prizes, and other family fun. The fair is held in April in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Several organizations will also be on hand to offer resources and presentations on how to keep children happy, nurtured, and safe.
The Family Fun and Resource Fair wraps up the 2018 Annual Broward AWARE Protecting Our Children Campaign, a four-month series of free events dedicated to strengthening families and ensuring the community knows of programs and resources that can help prevent child abuse and neglect.
The Markham Challenge 50K-100K Mountain Bike Race will be
held on Sunday, April 8 at 8:30 a.m. at the mountain bike trails at Markham
Park & Target Range. The Markham Park Trail Building Fund-sponsored races
are a 50km or a 100km Solo, and a 100km Team (up to four riders) competition.
The field is open to males and females from novice to expert and from ages 12
By entering the race, whether you ride one lap or more, all
proceeds go to the Markham Park Trail Building Fund and will be used to build
and maintain your Markham Park trail system.
The online registration fee is $35 per racer. Online
registration closes at 9 p.m., Friday, April 6. Package pickup will be
available Saturday, April 7 between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The package pickup location
will be announced online.
For registration and race categories, visit the Markham
Park Trail Building Fund.
is accessible via Broward
County Transit Route #23.
Livin’ the Dream
If you’re into country music, the City of Deerfield Beach Parks and Recreation Department presents the 2018 Boots & Bourbon Country Music Festival at Broward County’s Quiet Waters Park. The newly revamped festival, which will be held on Saturday, April 14 from noon to 9 p.m., now features bourbon sampling from some of America’s best labels.
Drake White, whose most recent album, SPARK, shot to number one on the iTunes Top Country Albums chart, will headline. The Alabama native has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and Billboard’s “Hot New Country Artists to Watch."
There will also be food, arts and crafts, a mechanical bull, a classic car show by JM Family Enterprises from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and a live broadcast from our friends at 99.9 KISS Country.
The concert is free, but bourbon sampling comes at a cost. Visit EventBrite.com for details. The park’s regular weekend and holiday gate entrance fee of $1.50/person (children 5 and under free) will be in effect.
Quiet Waters is accessible via Broward County Transit Route #14.
National County Government Month
Since 1991, the National Association of Counties has designated April as National County Government Month and encouraged counties to actively promote the services and programs they offer. The 2018 theme is “Serving the Underserved.” The Parks and Recreation Division operates six staffed neighborhood parks and several unstaffed sites in the Broward Municipal Services District to ensure facilities and programming are available to traditionally underserved communities.
In broader terms, all of our nature centers and natural areas offer free admission year round. Their programs, which almost always include an educational component, are either free or presented for minimal fees. For more information, visit our Low-Cost Fun Web page.
The Parks Foundation of Broward Countyis a 501 (c) (3) organization founded in 2014 in support of Broward County Parks and Recreation Division. The foundation welcomes individual memberships and corporate partnerships at all levels to help promote our parks and programs, preserve our natural areas, and provide more green space for our community. Donations are accepted at BrowardParksFoundation.org.