Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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Parkland City Commission: Michael Udine, Mayor; Christine Hunschofsky, Vice Mayor; Stacy Kagan, Deputy Vice Mayor; Mark Weissman, Commissioner; David Rosenof, Commissioner. City Manager: Caryn Gardner-Young 

CITY NEWS

 

32% Reduction In Crime For Broward Sheriff’s Office Parkland District

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office Parkland District released the 2014 Semiannual (January – June) In house Uniform Crime Report. The report indicated that the BSO Parkland District saw a 32% overall reduction in crime and a decrease of 63% in burglaries. This reduction cannot be attributed solely to the district personnel but also to Parkland residents who contact BSO to report suspicious persons and activity. Congratulations to the Broward Sheriff’s Office Parkland District and the residents of Parkland who assist in keeping their communities safe.



City of Parkland Sponsorship Opportunities Available


The City of Parkland offers numerous opportunities for promoting your business while giving back to the community and making a difference in one of Florida’s top communities. Partnering with the City of Parkland will give your business or organization the opportunity to be associated with high quality programs that engage participants of all ages and abilities. The City of Parkland can tailor a sponsorship package for your business that may include your businesses logo and link on the City of Parkland’s website, ability to distribute promotional products at events, your logo on City banners, marketing materials, email blasts, e-newsletters and more. For more information on how to sponsor City of Parkland programs and events please contact, Scott Davidoff, Public Information Officer by clicking here or by calling 954-757-4126.

2014 City of Parkland Monster Dash Seeking Sponsors

Following the tremendous success of the 2013 Parkland Dash which saw 550 runners and walkers of all abilities; the 2014 Parkland Dash will be moved closer to Halloween, will be titled the Monster Dash, and will allow participants to race in costumes. This is sure to increase both the visibility of the race, marketing opportunities and the number of participants. The City of Parkland is proud to announce that the beneficiary for this year’s event will be SOS Children’s Villages, and will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The City is currently seeking sponsors for what promises to be an amazing event. For more information on becoming a sponsor please contact Scott Davidoff, Public Information Officer, at sdavidoff@cityofparkland.org.


Back To School Means Back To Safety

With the School Year starting this morning, please share these safety tips with your children:

• If your child is walking to or from school, walk the route with them beforehand. Choose the most direct way, and be sure the route has sufficient sidewalks, lighting and crossing guards. If a crossing guard is absent, be sure your child knows when it is safe to cross the street.
• Make sure your child walks to and from school with other trusted schoolmates and follows the tried and true axiom, "Never talk to strangers."
• Teach your kids to obey all traffic signals when walking or biking to school.
• When biking, be sure your child has a helmet and appropriate safety pads.
• When waiting for the school bus, always stand on the curb away from the roadway. Always remain seated while on the bus.
• Be sure your child knows a phone number where you can be reached in case of an emergency.

For drivers please make sure to follow the tips below:
• Avoid dangerous distractions while driving.
• Florida law prohibits passing a school bus in either direction when it is stopped with its red lights flashing. Drivers must also remember to slow down to the posted speed limit in school zones.

As parents, teachers and community leaders, it is our responsibility to ensure our children's safety. Remember, as we approach the busy back-to-school season, speak to your children about important safety tips. Be mindful on the roadways and avoid unnecessary distractions.

 

Early Voting

Early Voting for the PRIMARY ELECTION begin Friday, August 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.  The 2014 Early Voting sites will be open August 15, 2014 – August 24, 2014 during the following hours:

Monday – Friday              11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday          7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Please remember to bring a picture ID with signature if voting at an early voting site or on Election Day.  Feel free to stop by Parkland City Hall or Library to obtain the Broward County 2014 Primary Election Official Sample Ballot.  For further information or to vote by mail using your absentee ballot, please contact Broward County Supervisor of Elections Dr. Brenda C. Snipes Office at (954) 357-7050 or their website at www.browardsoe.org.


Parkland Library Events

Storytime Registration
Wednesday, August 20th 8:30am

Online registration will enable you to register your child for storytime on a first come, first serve basis through our website. The website is www.cityofparkland.org/library .  Your Parkland Library card is required in order to register.  Registration is limited to one class per child.  Registration will begin on August 20th at 8:30am. For further assistance, call (954)-757-4207.

 

Saturday Afternoon Film:  Osage County
Saturday, August 30th 1:00pm

Violet Weston (Meryl Streep) has cancer and a propensity for pills and alcohol. She's a difficult woman to deal with and her husband has finally had enough. Violet's family gathers including youngest daughter Ivy, middle daughter Karen (with her new fiancé), eldest daughter Barbara (with her separated husband and teenage daughter), and her sister Mattie Fae (with her husband and son in tow). A family tragedy causes tensions to run high and secrets to come out. The Weston women will be forced to examine themselves and their lives whether they want to or not. Welcome to Osage County, Oklahoma in the sweltering heat of August. (2013) 121 min.

 

Reader’s Ring Book Club (3rd to 5th grade)
Monday, October 6th 4:30pm

Join us for a book chat for third, fourth and fifth graders. Read the book before the book club meets. The book selection for this month will be The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling. We will talk about the book, eat a snack and make a craft. Reserve your copy of the book today! A Parkland Library card is required to register.  Register here or call (954)757-4207.



Parks and Recreation Events

Parkland Soccer 2014-2015 Soccer Season – Registration is now open for the upcoming season.

Deadline to Register is August 31st to Avoid a late fee of $50.00 There is NO in person registration at the YMCA, On-Line only. Players must be 4 Years of age prior to September 1, 2014. Residents of Parkland need (2) proofs of Residency. Non-residents will need the City of Parkland Non-Resident Sports Card. Birth Certificate needed for new players only. For more information call 954-410-5172 or visit www.parklandsoccer.net to register. Coaches and Team Sponsors always welcomed and needed. Parkland Soccer is hosting an “Equipment Day” at Sports Authority on September 14th at the Sports Authority in Coral Springs at Wiles & University from 10AM to 1PM. Come by for discount coupons and get your Shin Guards, Soccer Cleats and Soccer Balls and help support Parkland Soccer. Tryouts for the U9 and up Divisions start on 9/18. Check the Parkland Soccer Web Site for your specific Division.

 

AARP Driver Safety Program – Register now!
Saturday, August 23, 2014
9:00AM-3:00PM
Parkland Library Meeting Room- 6620 University Drive
Registration is open now, limited space available – secure your spot today!

The City of Parkland will be holding the AARP Driver Safety Course on Saturday, August 23 from 9:00am-3:00pm at Parkland City Hall. The AARP Driver Safety Course is a 6-hour refresher course that has helped millions of drivers sharpens their defensive driving skills. Participants of the course are generally 50 and older, but anyone is permitted to register for the course. All participants will receive a certificate and those 55 and older may be able to submit the certificate to their insurance company to receive a discount. The cost to attend the class is $15.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members.  Checks are written out to AARP. Advance Registration is required. Please contact GerriAnn Dougherty, Program Manager at 954-757-4129 or email gdougherty@cityofparkland.org for additional information or to register for the class.

 

Senior Grant Class: Home Fire Safety Program
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
10:00AM-11:30AM
Parkland Library Meeting Room – 6620 University Drive
Registration is now open, sign up today!

Participants will be taught Home Fire Safety and how to locate a possible threat.  Participants will be given professional instruction by the Coral Springs Fire Department. The class will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 and is free of charge for Parkland residents age 62 and over who are currently registered with Parks & Recreation. To register or for additional information, please contact Program Manager, GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or call 944-757-4129.  Registration is ongoing.

 

Senior Grant Class: CPR Certification
Wednesday, September 10
9:00AM-12:00PM
Parkland City Hall – 6600 University Drive
Registration is now open, sign up today!

Participants will receive CPR Certification and how to use an Automatic External Defibulator.  Participants will be given professional instruction by the Coral Springs Fire Department. The class will be held on Wednesday, September 10 and is free of charge for Parkland residents age 62 and over who are currently registered with Parks & Recreation. To register or for additional information, please contact Program Manager, GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or call 944-757-4129.  Registration is ongoing.

 

BINGO
Friday, August 22nd, 2014
7:00PM-8:00PM
YMCA – 10559 Trails End

Parkland Resident’s, join us for a fun filled evening of BINGO and prizes held at the YMCA on Friday, August 22nd, 2014 from 7-8pm. Registration begins on July 7th and space is limited. This event is FREE to Parkland Residents. For more information or to register please call 954-757-4113 or visit our website at www.cityofparkland.org.

 

Arts, Eats and Beats
August 24th and September 28th
10:00am – 2:00pm
Pine Trails Park – 10555 Trails End
Sponsored by Baker and Zimmerman – Personal Injury Attorneys and Cleveland Clinic

Join the City of Parkland for our Arts, Eats and Beats summer concert series sponsored by Baker and Zimmerman – Personal Injury Attorneys and Cleveland Clinic. Each Sunday the City will have local bands, craft vendors, food trucks and entertainment for the kids. Join us on the following Sunday’s; August 24 and September 28, 2014 from 10am – 2pm at Pine Trails Park. For more information, contact Caitlin Crossin at 954-757-4105 or visit www.cityofparkland.org.

 

Health and Beauty Expo – Tickets on sale now!
Thursday, August 28, 2014
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Kol Tikvah – 6750 University Drive
Sponsored by:
North West Medical Center

Ladies, join the City of Parkland and Parkland Woman Club for a fun filled night of Fashion and Wellness. The Health and Beauty Expo sponsored by North West Medical Center will be held on Thursday, August 28th at Kol Tikvah from 6pm - 9pm. Activities will include local businesses, raffles, hors douerves, a fashion show, key note speakers and entertainment. Tickets are on sale now! $20 pre-registration/ $25 at the door, space is limited. Ticket includes entry fee, 1 drink ticket, 1 raffle ticket and giveaways. Additional drink and raffle tickets can be purchased at the event, cash only. Proceeds benefit The American Cancer Society, Relay For Life. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 954-757-4105.

 

Concerts in the Park – Lazy Bones
Saturday, September 6, 2014
7:00PM-8:30PM
Parkland amphitheater – 10561 Trails End
Sponsored by Northwest Medical Center

The City of Parkland and Northwest Medical Center are proud to announce “Lazy Bones” coming to the Parkland Amphitheater located in Pine Trails Park on September 6, 2014 from 7:00pm-8:30pm.  Food trucks will be on site at 6:00pm.  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join your friends and neighbors for this spectacular FREE performance.  No tents, pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed within the park. For more information, please contact Caitlin Crossin, Recreation Specialist at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

 

Parkland’s Monster Dash 5K/ 10K and 1 mile fun run – Register Now!
Saturday, October 25, 2014
7:00am start time
Pine Trails Park – 10555 Trails End

The City of Parkland will be holding the 2014 Parkland Monster Dash 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk presented by Northwest Medical Center to benefit SOS Children’s Village of Florida on October 25, 2014 at 7:00am.  The race will take place at Pine Trails Park located at 10555 Trails End Parkland, Florida.  To register, please visit www.cityofparkland.org/monsterdash. Pre-Registration must be completed by October 23rd or race day registration will be available beginning at 6:00am. Advance Packet Pickup can be done on Friday, October 24, 2014 at Pine Trails Park Amphitheater located at 10555 Trails End, Parkland, FL from 8am – 12pm or  at Sports Authority located at 9188 Wiles Road, Coral Springs, FL from 3pm – 7pm. Advance Packet Pickup is strongly recommended. Participants can choose either a certified 5K course, 10K course or a 1 mile fun run/walk.  5K and 10K participants will be scored and timed by Accuchip who will be providing disposable tags for all participants.  The one mile fun run/walk will be timed and can be enjoyed by individuals or families. Awards will be given for overall winners, masters and individual age groups. Registered participants also have to option to register for the costume contest. Awards will be given for the best costume in individual and group divisions. Strollers are welcome for all courses.  T-shirts will be provided for the first 400 pre-registered participants and food will be available following the race. Thank you to our sponsors; North West Medical Center, Toll Brothers, Lennar, WCI and Sports Authority. For more information or to pre-register, please visit www.cityofparkland.org/monsterdash or call 954-757-4105.

 

Boomer Impact Day
Saturday, September 20, 2014
9:00AM-11:00AM
Parkland City Hall, 6600 University Drive
Sponsored by: Northwest Medical Center

The City of Parkland Parks and Recreation Department present Boomer Impact Day "A Volunteer Initiative" that will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Parkland City Hall, 6600 University Drive, Parkland.  The event is sponsored by Northwest Medical Center and is for those residents that were born between 1946-1964 that are interested in volunteering in the community.  The event will include a keynote speaker, a breakfast, and an opportunity to register to volunteer.

 

Coast Guard Boating Safety Course
Saturday, September 20
8:00AM-4:30PM
City Hall, 6600 University Drive
Registration is open now, limited space available – secure your spot today!

A concise 1-day course taught by the US Coast Guard, you will learn all about the Federal regulations in the State of Florida, seamanship, how a boat operates and how to handle one, how to load a boat so it balances properly, navigating in rough seas, proper docking and much more. Cost is $36 with multi-family member discounts available.  All materials are included and participants will receive a certification card upon completion. Advance Registration is required and checks should be made payable to Coast Guard Floatilla 54. Please contact GerriAnn Dougherty at 954-757-4129 or email gdougherty@cityofparkland.org for additional information or to register for the class.

 

Essay Contest
“My Favorite Grandparent or Older Adult”
September 2-September 26, 2014

The City of Parkland Parks and Recreation Department will be holding an essay contest in the month of September for National Grandparent’s Day beginning September 2, 2014.  The deadline for the essay contest is Friday, September 26, 2014.  The theme of the essay contest is “My Favorite Grandparent or Older Adult” which is judged by a panel of older adults.  This essay contest is open to all elementary, middle and high school students.  Essays will be displayed at City Hall. Prizes will be awarded in each school-aged category. For further information, please contact GerriAnn Dougherty, Parks Program Manager at 954-757-4129 or gdougherty@cityofparkland.org.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Parkland Banner
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Parkland City Commission: Michael Udine, Mayor; Christine Hunschofsky, Vice Mayor; Stacy Kagan, Deputy Vice Mayor; Mark Weissman, Commissioner; David Rosenof, Commissioner. City Manager: Caryn Gardner-Young 

CITY NEWS

City of Parkland Sponsorship Opportunities Available


The City of Parkland offers numerous opportunities for promoting your business while giving back to the community and making a difference in one of Florida’s top communities. Partnering with the City of Parkland will give your business or organization the opportunity to be associated with high quality programs that engage participants of all ages and abilities. The City of Parkland can tailor a sponsorship package for your business that may include your businesses logo and link on the City of Parkland’s website, ability to distribute promotional products at events, your logo on City banners, marketing materials, email blasts, e-newsletters and more. For more information on how to sponsor City of Parkland programs and events please contact, Scott Davidoff, Public Information Officer by clicking here or by calling 954-757-4126.

2014 City of Parkland Monster Dash Seeking Sponsors

Following the tremendous success of the 2013 Parkland Dash which saw 550 runners and walkers of all abilities; the 2014 Parkland Dash will be moved closer to Halloween, will be titled the Monster Dash, and will allow participants to race in costumes. This is sure to increase both the visibility of the race, marketing opportunities and the number of participants. The City of Parkland is proud to announce that the beneficiary for this year’s event will be SOS Children’s Villages, and will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The City is currently seeking sponsors for what promises to be an amazing event. For more information on becoming a sponsor please contact Scott Davidoff, Public Information Officer, at sdavidoff@cityofparkland.org.

Win A Free Lunch With The “Where In Parkland” Contest This Friday.

On August 15th at 12:00pm, the City of Parkland will post a photo on the City’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/copfl of a location within the City.  The first person to email the City at wherein@cityofparkland.org with the correct location will receive a free meal (regular sub, chips and drink) from Jersey Mikes located in the Shoppes Of Parkland at 7011 N State Road 7 954-755-0005.


Back To School Means Back To Safety

With the School Year getting set to begin, please share these safety tips with your children:
• If your child is walking to or from school, walk the route with them beforehand. Choose the most direct way, and be sure the route has sufficient sidewalks, lighting and crossing guards. If a crossing guard is absent, be sure your child knows when it is safe to cross the street.
• Make sure your child walks to and from school with other trusted schoolmates and follows the tried and true axiom, "Never talk to strangers."
• Teach your kids to obey all traffic signals when walking or biking to school.
• When biking, be sure your child has a helmet and appropriate safety pads.
• When waiting for the school bus, always stand on the curb away from the roadway. Always remain seated while on the bus.
• Be sure your child knows a phone number where you can be reached in case of an emergency.

For drivers please make sure to follow the tips below:
• Avoid dangerous distractions while driving.
• Florida law prohibits passing a school bus in either direction when it is stopped with its red lights flashing. Drivers must also remember to slow down to the posted speed limit in school zones.

As parents, teachers and community leaders, it is our responsibility to ensure our children's safety. Remember, as we approach the busy back-to-school season, speak to your children about important safety tips. Be mindful on the roadways and avoid unnecessary distractions.

 

Early Voting

Early Voting for the PRIMARY ELECTION begin Friday, August 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.  The 2014 Early Voting sites will be open August 15, 2014 – August 24, 2014 during the following hours:

Monday – Friday              11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday          7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Please remember to bring a picture ID with signature if voting at an early voting site or on Election Day.  Feel free to stop by Parkland City Hall or Library to obtain the Broward County 2014 Primary Election Official Sample Ballot.  For further information or to vote by mail using your absentee ballot, please contact Broward County Supervisor of Elections Dr. Brenda C. Snipes Office at (954) 357-7050 or their website at www.browardsoe.org.

Parkland Library Events

Bricks and Books (age 7 and up)
Tuesday, August 12th 1:00pm

Children age 7 and up, bring your imagination and Lego building skills to the library!  At each Bricks and Books meeting we will have a new building challenge.  Conquer each challenge with a buddy or on work your own.  Parkland Library card required to register.  Register here or call (954)757-4207.

 

Gem & Mineral Mosaic Art (age 7 and up)
Wednesday, August 13th 3:30pm

Learn about geology through books and photos then create a mosaic out of paper tiles based on different rocks and minerals.  A Parkland Library card is required to register.  Register here or call (954)757-4207.

 

Afternoon Family Flix: Rio 2
Thursday, August 14th 2:00pm

Bring the whole family to the Parkland Library for a fun filled afternoon viewing of the movie Rio 2. The radiantly blue birds have had their fill of adventures in the exciting Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, and now they are turning their attention to life in the Amazon Rainforest. Snacks and refreshments will be provided for kids and parents of all ages. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Storytime Registration
Wednesday, August 20th 8:30am

Online registration will enable you to register your child for storytime on a first come, first serve basis through our website. The website is www.cityofparkland.org/library .  Your Parkland Library card is required in order to register.  Registration is limited to one class per child.  Registration will begin on August 20th at 8:30am. For further assistance, call (954)-757-4207.

 

Saturday Afternoon Film:  Osage County
Saturday, August 30th 1:00pm

Violet Weston (Meryl Streep) has cancer and a propensity for pills and alcohol. She's a difficult woman to deal with and her husband has finally had enough. Violet's family gathers including youngest daughter Ivy, middle daughter Karen (with her new fiancé), eldest daughter Barbara (with her separated husband and teenage daughter), and her sister Mattie Fae (with her husband and son in tow). A family tragedy causes tensions to run high and secrets to come out. The Weston women will be forced to examine themselves and their lives whether they want to or not. Welcome to Osage County, Oklahoma in the sweltering heat of August. (2013) 121 min.

 


Parks and Recreation Events

New Pickle Ball Courts Now Open

 The City of Parkland is proud to announce the opening of 2 new Pickle Ball Courts at Terramar Park – 6575 NW 75th Drive. Courts #6 and #7 are designed for Pickle Ball and are open every day from 7:00am – 10:00pm. Courts are available for use to Tennis Center Members and can be used on a first come first serve basis. Pickle Ball equipment is NOT provided by the City. For more information or to become a Tennis Center Member, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 954-757-4105.

AARP Driver Safety Program – Register now!
Saturday, August 23, 2014
9:00AM-3:00PM
Parkland Library Meeting Room- 6620 University Drive
Registration is open now, limited space available – secure your spot today!

The City of Parkland will be holding the AARP Driver Safety Course on Saturday, August 23 from 9:00am-3:00pm at Parkland City Hall. The AARP Driver Safety Course is a 6-hour refresher course that has helped millions of drivers sharpens their defensive driving skills. Participants of the course are generally 50 and older, but anyone is permitted to register for the course. All participants will receive a certificate and those 55 and older may be able to submit the certificate to their insurance company to receive a discount. The cost to attend the class is $15.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members.  Checks are written out to AARP. Advance Registration is required. Please contact GerriAnn Dougherty, Program Manager at 954-757-4129 or email gdougherty@cityofparkland.org for additional information or to register for the class.

 

Senior Grant Class: Home Fire Safety Program
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
10:00AM-11:30AM
Parkland Library Meeting Room – 6620 University Drive
Registration is now open, sign up today!

Participants will be taught Home Fire Safety and how to locate a possible threat.  Participants will be given professional instruction by the Coral Springs Fire Department. The class will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 and is free of charge for Parkland residents age 62 and over who are currently registered with Parks & Recreation. To register or for additional information, please contact Program Manager, GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or call 944-757-4129.  Registration is ongoing.

 

Senior Grant Class: CPR Certification
Wednesday, September 10
9:00AM-12:00PM
Parkland City Hall – 6600 University Drive
Registration is now open, sign up today!

Participants will receive CPR Certification and how to use an Automatic External Defibulator.  Participants will be given professional instruction by the Coral Springs Fire Department. The class will be held on Wednesday, September 10 and is free of charge for Parkland residents age 62 and over who are currently registered with Parks & Recreation. To register or for additional information, please contact Program Manager, GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or call 944-757-4129.  Registration is ongoing.

 

BINGO
Friday, August 22nd, 2014
7:00PM-8:00PM
YMCA – 10559 Trails End

Parkland Resident’s, join us for a fun filled evening of BINGO and prizes held at the YMCA on Friday, August 22nd, 2014 from 7-8pm. Registration begins on July 7th and space is limited. This event is FREE to Parkland Residents. For more information or to register please call 954-757-4113 or visit our website at www.cityofparkland.org.

 

Arts, Eats and Beats
August 24th and September 28th
10:00am – 2:00pm
Pine Trails Park – 10555 Trails End
Sponsored by Baker and Zimmerman – Personal Injury Attorneys and Cleveland Clinic

Join the City of Parkland for our Arts, Eats and Beats summer concert series sponsored by Baker and Zimmerman – Personal Injury Attorneys and Cleveland Clinic. Each Sunday the City will have local bands, craft vendors, food trucks and entertainment for the kids. Join us on the following Sunday’s; August 24 and September 28, 2014 from 10am – 2pm at Pine Trails Park. For more information, contact Caitlin Crossin at 954-757-4105 or visit www.cityofparkland.org.

 

Health and Beauty Expo – Tickets on sale now!
Thursday, August 28, 2014
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Kol Tikvah – 6750 University Drive
Sponsored by: North West Medical Center


Ladies, join the City of Parkland and Parkland Woman Club for a fun filled night of Fashion and Wellness. The Health and Beauty Expo sponsored by North West Medical Center will be held on Thursday, August 28th at Kol Tikvah from 6pm - 9pm. Activities will include local businesses, raffles, hors douerves, a fashion show, key note speakers and entertainment. Tickets are on sale now! $20 pre-registration/ $25 at the door, space is limited. Ticket includes entry fee, 1 drink ticket, 1 raffle ticket and giveaways. Additional drink and raffle tickets can be purchased at the event, cash only. Proceeds benefit The American Cancer Society, Relay For Life. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 954-757-4105.

 

Concerts in the Park – Lazy Bones
Saturday, September 6, 2014
7:00PM-8:30PM
Parkland amphitheater – 10561 Trails End
Sponsored by Northwest Medical Center

The City of Parkland and Northwest Medical Center are proud to announce “Lazy Bones” coming to the Parkland Amphitheater located in Pine Trails Park on September 6, 2014 from 7:00pm-8:30pm.  Food trucks will be on site at 6:00pm.  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join your friends and neighbors for this spectacular FREE performance.  No tents, pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed within the park. For more information, please contact Caitlin Crossin, Recreation Specialist at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

 

Parkland’s Monster Dash 5K/ 10K and 1 mile fun run – Register Now!
Saturday, October 25, 2014
7:00am start time
Pine Trails Park – 10555 Trails End

The City of Parkland will be holding the 2014 Parkland Monster Dash 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk presented by Northwest Medical Center to benefit SOS Children’s Village of Florida on October 25, 2014 at 7:00am.  The race will take place at Pine Trails Park located at 10555 Trails End Parkland, Florida.  To register, please visit www.cityofparkland.org/monsterdash. Pre-Registration must be completed by October 23rd or race day registration will be available beginning at 6:00am. Advance Packet Pickup can be done on Friday, October 24, 2014 at Pine Trails Park Amphitheater located at 10555 Trails End, Parkland, FL from 8am – 12pm or  at Sports Authority located at 9188 Wiles Road, Coral Springs, FL from 3pm – 7pm. Advance Packet Pickup is strongly recommended. Participants can choose either a certified 5K course, 10K course or a 1 mile fun run/walk.  5K and 10K participants will be scored and timed by Accuchip who will be providing disposable tags for all participants.  The one mile fun run/walk will be timed and can be enjoyed by individuals or families. Awards will be given for overall winners, masters and individual age groups. Registered participants also have to option to register for the costume contest. Awards will be given for the best costume in individual and group divisions. Strollers are welcome for all courses.  T-shirts will be provided for the first 400 pre-registered participants and food will be available following the race. For more information or to pre-register, please visit www.cityofparkland.org/monsterdash or call 954-757-4105.

 

Boomer Impact Day
Saturday, September 20, 2014
9:00AM-11:00AM
Parkland City Hall, 6600 University Drive
Sponsored by: Northwest Medical Center

The City of Parkland Parks and Recreation Department present Boomer Impact Day "A Volunteer Initiative" that will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Parkland City Hall, 6600 University Drive, Parkland.  The event is sponsored by Northwest Medical Center and is for those residents that were born between 1946-1964 that are interested in volunteering in the community.  The event will include a keynote speaker, a breakfast, and an opportunity to register to volunteer.

 

Coast Guard Boating Safety Course
Saturday, September 20
8:00AM-4:30PM
City Hall, 6600 University Drive
Registration is open now, limited space available – secure your spot today!

A concise 1-day course taught by the US Coast Guard, you will learn all about the Federal regulations in the State of Florida, seamanship, how a boat operates and how to handle one, how to load a boat so it balances properly, navigating in rough seas, proper docking and much more. Cost is $36 with multi-family member discounts available.  All materials are included and participants will receive a certification card upon completion. Advance Registration is required and checks should be made payable to Coast Guard Floatilla 54. Please contact GerriAnn Dougherty at 954-757-4129 or email gdougherty@cityofparkland.org for additional information or to register for the class.

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Monday, August 04, 2014

Parkland Banner
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Parkland City Commission:
Michael Udine, Mayor; Christine Hunschofsky, Vice Mayor; Stacy Kagan, Deputy Vice Mayor; Mark Weissman, Commissioner; David Rosenof, Commissioner. City Manager: Caryn Gardner-Young 

CITY NEWS

City of Parkland Budget Workshops and Public Hearings

Any and all residents who are interested in the City's proposed budget are invited to attend one of the many workshops and public hearings on the City's Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Proposed Budget. A preliminary review of the budget with the City Commission will take place at the Commission Workshop on August 13th at 6:00pm. As the City has done in the past, Staff will conduct two similar Budget Workshops seeking resident’s input. Staff will provide information and answer any questions that may arise from the preliminary review of the budget on August 6, 2014 at 6:00pm and August 7, 2014 at 9:00am in the City Hall Chambers. The public hearings on the budget are scheduled for September 12th at 6:00pm and September 22nd at 7:00pm in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall. If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at 954 753-5040.

City of Parkland Taking Resident Suggestions For Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Budget

The City of Parkland is now taking resident suggestions for the upcoming 2014-2015 Annual Budget via the City’s website. Residents can visit www.cityofparkland.org and click the Budget Comments link in the left menu bar to be redirected to the appropriate page. Residents will be able to enter a detailed description of their suggestion. If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at 954 753-5040.

City of Parkland Sponsorship Opportunities Available


The City of Parkland offers numerous opportunities for promoting your business while giving back to the community and making a difference in one of Florida’s top communities. Partnering with the City of Parkland will give your business or organization the opportunity to be associated with high quality programs that engage participants of all ages and abilities. The City of Parkland can tailor a sponsorship package for your business that may include your businesses logo and link on the City of Parkland’s website, ability to distribute promotional products at events, your logo on City banners, marketing materials, email blasts, e-newsletters and more. For more information on how to sponsor City of Parkland programs and events please contact, Scott Davidoff, Public Information Officer by clicking here or by calling 954-757-4126.

2014 City of Parkland Monster Dash Seeking Sponsors

Following the tremendous success of the 2013 Parkland Dash which saw 550 runners and walkers of all abilities; the 2014 Parkland Dash will be moved closer to Halloween, will be titled the Monster Dash, and will allow participants to race in costumes. This is sure to increase both the visibility of the race, marketing opportunities and the number of participants. The City of Parkland is proud to announce that the beneficiary for this year’s event will be SOS Children’s Villages, and will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The City is currently seeking sponsors for what promises to be an amazing event. For more information on becoming a sponsor please contact Scott Davidoff, Public Information Officer, at sdavidoff@cityofparkland.org.

Please Complete the City of Parkland Library Needs Assessment Survey By August 5th

The City of Parkland Library Community Survey is a tool being used to determine the needs for the future development of the Library. The City Commission commissioned a "Library Needs Assessment" which is the first phase of the Library Master Plan. PGAL has been contracted to perform the assessment and this survey is part of the public input process.   Please complete the survey no later than Tuesday, August 5th.  The link to the survey is https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ParklandLibrary

 

National Night Out Against Crime
On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, the Broward Sheriff’s Office Parkland District in cooperation with the City of Parkland and Coral Springs Fire Rescue will be celebrating the National Night Out Against Crime at the Parkland Commons shopping center located at 8095 University Drive from 6pm to 9pm.  National Night Out is a nationwide yearly event held on the first Tuesday in August which brings police agencies together with members of the communities they serve to raise awareness about crime prevention programs and to celebrate the successes of police – community partnerships that make our neighborhoods safer places to live.  The  BSO Bomb Squad and Canine units will in attendance along with a specialized BSO display car, a Coral Springs Fire Rescue display and some other surprises.  Food and beverages will be provided through generous donations from Publix Supermarkets, Target Stores and BJ’s Wholesale as part of their commitment to safety in our community.

 

City of Parkland Wins Florida League Of Cities Municipal Achievement Award

The Florida League of Cities announced the following cities as winners of its 6th Annual Florida Municipal Achievement Awards:

Category                                                                                 Winner

City Spirit Award                                                       City of Parkland

Florida Citizenship Award                                         City of DeLand

Environmental Stewardship Award               City of Pembroke Pines

“The goal of this program is to recognize innovations and excellence in municipal government,” said P.C. Wu, president of the Florida League of Cities and councilman for the City of Pensacola. “It is an honor to salute the winning cities for their outstanding programs with the coveted Florida Municipal Achievement Award.”  The City Spirit Award is given to the winning city for a specific, single citywide effort to successfully address a local need.  Winning cities will each receive a trophy and special recognition at a commission meeting, be featured in the League’s award-winning publication, Quality Cities (QC), and saluted on the League’s website and Facebook page.  The City of Parkland’s entry titled Passport to Parkland was created to provide an enjoyable way for youth, teens, adults and seniors to learn about municipal government and the programs and services that are offered by the city.   Founded in 1922, the Florida League of Cities is the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments. Its goals are to promote local self-government and serve the needs of Florida’s cities. Florida’s cities are formed by their citizens and governed by their citizens. The League is founded on the belief that local self-government is the keystone of American democracy.

Parkland Library Events

Spark Your Creativity
Teen Art Class
Monday, August 4th 6:00pm

Learn about artist, Robert Wyland and his aquamarine art work.  Then learn to draw marine life and create a collage in his style.  Register here or call (954) 757-4207.

 

End of Summer Star Wars Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, August 6th 6:00pm

In a library not so far away… celebrate the end of summer with Star Wars themed activities, books and crafts. Meet costumed Star Wars characters from Vader’s Fist 501st Legion. Then visit our “shaved ice” truck for a free frozen treat!  All ages welcome!  Parkland Library card required to register.   Register here or call (954) 757-4207.

 

Brain Boost
Thursday, August 7th 3:15pm for age 5 -8 (K – 2nd)
and 4:30pm for ages 8-12 (3rd-5th)


Brain Boost is designed to boost your child’s academic achievement
through board games.  Taught by National Board and Gifted Certified Teachers. Parkland Library card required to register.    Register here or call (954) 757-4207.

 

Best Book Brunch
Saturday, August 9th 10:30am

 This will be the climax of our “Literary Elements” Adult Summer Reading Club. Come share your favorite book of the summer. Brunch will be served.  Bring your completed reading logs to be entered in the grand prize drawing.  Register here or call (954) 757-4207

 

Coffee Bar and Used Book Fair
Saturday, August 9th 10:00am to 1:00pm

The book fair will be held in the Library Lobby.  Sponsored by the Parkland Friends of the Library.

 

Gem & Mineral Mosaic Art (age 7 and up)
Wednesday, August 13th 3:30pm

 Learn about geology through books and photos then create a mosaic out of paper tiles based on different rocks and minerals. Register here or call (954) 757-4207.

 

Afternoon Family Flix: Rio 2
Thursday, August 14th 2:00pm

Bring the whole family to the Parkland Library for a fun filled afternoon viewing of the movie Rio 2. The radiantly blue birds have had their fill of adventures in the exciting Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, and now they are turning their attention to life in the Amazon Rainforest. Snacks and refreshments will be provided for kids and parents of all ages.  Register here or call (954) 757-4207.

 

“Spark a Reaction” End of Summer Teen Program: Laser Tag
Middle & High School
Friday, August 8th 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Close out the end of summer at the Parkland Library after dark as the inside of the Library gets turned into a Laser Tag battle field. You and your friends are invited come take part in this fun interactive program between the hours of 7:30pm to 9:00pm. Snacks and refreshments will also be provided for program participants. Register here or call (954)757-4207


  Parks and Recreation Events
 

Parkland Kids Camp
Summer Recreation Registration
Registration Ongoing
Spots are limited!

Parkland Kids Camp is a summer recreation program for children ages 5 to 11 (kindergarten through grade 6). Children must be five years of age by June 16, 2014 to enroll in the program. The City of Parkland is presently accepting registration for both residents and non-residents. The camp location will take place at Park Trails Elementary School for all sessions and the hours of operation are from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM with extended hours available in the morning from 8:00-8:30am and in the afternoon from 4:00-5:30pm. The program consists of sports, arts & crafts, games, special on-site activities, and field trips. Field trips are taken aboard air-conditioned motor coach buses two to three days per week to facilities located in the tri county area such as movies, bowling, water parks, arcades, skating, museums, etc.  For further details, contact GerriAnn Dougherty, Parks and Recreation Manager at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org   or 954-757-4129 or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

 

Rapids Waterpark Optional Summer Camp Trip - Register Now!
3rd grade and up
August 7, 2014
9:00AM-4:00PM

The City of Parkland Summer Camp Program will be holding their optional trip outing to Rapids Waterpark on Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 9am-4pm for all campers in grades 3 and up.  The fee for this optional trip is $25 and includes admission, transportation and supervision.  Payment is due on or before Tuesday, July 8, 2014.  Payment can be made by check or credit card and parents are permitted to register and pay online.  This trip goes rain or shine and there are no refunds available.  Your child must be registered in the camp program in order to attend this optional trip.

 

AARP Driver Safety Program – Register now!
Saturday, August 23, 2014
9:00AM-3:00PM
Parkland Library Meeting Room- 6620 University Drive
Registration is open now, limited space available – secure your spot today!

The City of Parkland will be holding the AARP Driver Safety Course on Saturday, August 23 from 9:00am-3:00pm at Parkland City Hall. The AARP Driver Safety Course is a 6-hour refresher course that has helped millions of drivers sharpens their defensive driving skills. Participants of the course are generally 50 and older, but anyone is permitted to register for the course. All participants will receive a certificate and those 55 and older may be able to submit the certificate to their insurance company to receive a discount. The cost to attend the class is $15.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members.  Checks are written out to AARP. Advance Registration is required. Please contact GerriAnn Dougherty, Program Manager at 954-757-4129 or email gdougherty@cityofparkland.org for additional information or to register for the class.

 

Senior Grant Class: Home Fire Safety Program
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
10:00AM-11:30AM
Parkland Library Meeting Room – 6620 University Drive
Registration is now open, sign up today!

Participants will be taught Home Fire Safety and how to locate a possible threat.  Participants will be given professional instruction by the Coral Springs Fire Department. The class will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 and is free of charge for Parkland residents age 62 and over who are currently registered with Parks & Recreation. To register or for additional information, please contact Program Manager, GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or call 944-757-4129.  Registration is ongoing.

 

Senior Grant Class: CPR Certification
Wednesday, September 10  9:00AM-12:00PM
Parkland City Hall – 6600 University Drive
Registration is now open, sign up today!

Participants will receive CPR Certification and how to use an Automatic External Defibulator.  Participants will be given professional instruction by the Coral Springs Fire Department. The class will be held on Wednesday, September 10 and is free of charge for Parkland residents age 62 and over who are currently registered with Parks & Recreation. To register or for additional information, please contact Program Manager, GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or call 944-757-4129.  Registration is ongoing.

 

BINGO
Friday, August 22nd, 2014
7:00PM-8:00PM
YMCA – 10559 Trails End

Parkland Resident’s, join us for a fun filled evening of BINGO and prizes held at the YMCA on Friday, August 22nd, 2014 from 7-8pm. Registration begins on July 7th and space is limited. This event is FREE to Parkland Residents. For more information or to register please call 954-757-4113 or visit our website at www.cityofparkland.org.

 

Arts, Eats and Beats
August 24th and September 28th
10:00am – 2:00pm
Pine Trails Park – 10555 Trails End
Sponsored by Baker and Zimmerman – Personal Injury Attorneys and Cleveland Clinic

Join the City of Parkland for our Arts, Eats and Beats summer concert series sponsored by Baker and Zimmerman – Personal Injury Attorneys and Cleveland Clinic. Each Sunday the City will have local bands, craft vendors, food trucks and entertainment for the kids. Join us on the following Sunday’s; August 24 and September 28, 2014 from 10am – 2pm at Pine Trails Park. For more information, contact Caitlin Crossin at 954-757-4105 or visit www.cityofparkland.org.

 

Health and Beauty Expo – Tickets on sale now!
Thursday, August 28, 2014
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Kol Tikvah – 6750 University Drive
Sponsored by:
North West Medical Center

Ladies, join the City of Parkland and Parkland Woman Club for a fun filled night of Fashion and Wellness. The Health and Beauty Expo sponsored by North West Medical Center will be held on Thursday, August 28th at Kol Tikvah from 6pm - 9pm. Activities will include local businesses, raffles, hors douerves, a fashion show, key note speakers and entertainment. Tickets are on sale now! $20 pre-registration/ $25 at the door, space is limited. Ticket includes entry fee, 1 drink ticket, 1 raffle ticket and giveaways. Additional drink and raffle tickets can be purchased at the event, cash only. Proceeds benefit The American Cancer Society, Relay For Life. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 954-757-4105.

 

Parkland’s Monster Dash 5K/ 10K and 1 mile fun run – Register Now!
Saturday, October 25, 2014
7:00am start time
Pine Trails Park – 10555 Trails End

The City of Parkland will be holding the 2014 Parkland Monster Dash 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk presented by Northwest Medical Center to benefit SOS Children’s Village of Florida on October 25, 2014 at 7:00am.  The race will take place at Pine Trails Park located at 10555 Trails End Parkland, Florida.  To register, please visit www.cityofparkland.org/monsterdash. Pre-Registration must be completed by October 23rd or race day registration will be available beginning at 6:00am. Advance Packet Pickup can be done on Friday, October 24, 2014 at Pine Trails Park Amphitheater located at 10555 Trails End, Parkland, FL from 8am – 12pm or  at Sports Authority located at 9188 Wiles Road, Coral Springs, FL from 3pm – 7pm. Advance Packet Pickup is strongly recommended. Participants can choose either a certified 5K course, 10K course or a 1 mile fun run/walk.  5K and 10K participants will be scored and timed by Accuchip who will be providing disposable tags for all participants.  The one mile fun run/walk will be timed and can be enjoyed by individuals or families. Awards will be given for overall winners, masters and individual age groups. Registered participants also have to option to register for the costume contest. Awards will be given for the best costume in individual and group divisions. Strollers are welcome for all courses.  T-shirts will be provided for the first 400 pre-registered participants and food will be available following the race. For more information or to pre-register, please visit www.cityofparkland.org/monsterdash or call 954-757-4105.

 

Coast Guard Boating Safety Course
Saturday, September 20
8:00AM-4:30PM
City Hall, 6600 University Drive
Registration is open now, limited space available – secure your spot today!

A concise 1-day course taught by the US Coast Guard, you will learn all about the Federal regulations in the State of Florida, seamanship, how a boat operates and how to handle one, how to load a boat so it balances properly, navigating in rough seas, proper docking and much more. Cost is $36 with multi-family member discounts available.  All materials are included and participants will receive a certification card upon completion. Advance Registration is required and checks should be made payable to Coast Guard Floatilla 54. Please contact GerriAnn Dougherty at 954-757-4129 or email gdougherty@cityofparkland.org for additional information or to register for the class.

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