Wednesday, July 16, 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 


Congratulations To Anthony Rizzo
The Mayor and City Commission would like to congratulate Chicago Cubs First Baseman, and Parkland's own, Anthony Rizzo, on being selected to the Major League Baseball All-Star game.

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 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 Creates Pine Tree Resident Group To Address Roadway Concerns

A resident committee has been formed and will be headed by City Commissioner David Rosenof to discuss the options available for Pine Tree roads including the possibility of installation of water and/or sewer. A meeting is scheduled for 7:00 pm on Tuesday, July 22nd at Parkland City Hall in the Commission Chambers. All residents of Pine Tree are encouraged to attend. For more information please contact Nancy Morando at or 954 753-5040.

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

On July 18th at 12:00pm, the City of Parkland will post a photo on the City’s Facebook page at of a location within the City.  The first person to email the City at 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.

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.

Parkland Library Events

Parkland Library To Hold 2nd Community Forum

As the City of Parkland considers the impact that a growing population will have on community services, learning the expectations Parkland’s residents have about their public library is crucial in making decisions as to the direction that library services will be offered in years to come.  On Tuesday, July 15th a community forum will be held at the Parkland City Hall, 6600 University Drive.  The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and is open to everyone.  Participants will respond to questions concerning current Library operations as well as have an opportunity to share ideas about Library service in Parkland as Parkland moves into the future.  For more information please contact the Parkland Library at 954-757-4200

Divergent Series Celebration (middle & high school kids)
Tuesday, July 15th 6:00pm

Are you a fan of the latest teen series, Divergent by Veronica Roth?  If so, what Faction do you belong in?  Find this out and more at the Parkland Library, in an epic celebration with faction themed crafts, trivia, and snacks.  Win a copy of Four, the prequel to the Divergent series.  Middle School and High School kids only.  Parkland Library card required to register.  Register here or call (954)757-4207.


Do You Know About H2O? Environmental Program
Thursday, July 17th 3:30pm

With summer time here beware of the over usage of H2O in this month’s edition of Parkland’s environmental programs. During this program participants will learn about new tips and techniques when it comes to Water Management for the house both inside and out. Register here or call (954)757-4207.


Game Day (age 5 and up)
Friday, July 18th 2:00pm

Meet friends or make new ones and have fun the old fashioned way by playing board games at the library. Parkland Library card required to register.  Register here or call (954)757-4207.


Saturday Afternoon Film:  Drums Along the Mohawk
Saturday, July 19th 1:00pm

In Revolutionary America, Gil Martin (Henry Fonda) takes his new wife Lana(Claudette Colbert)  back to his farm in upstate New York. The area is remote and a distance from the fort but they are happy living in their one room cabin. With the declaration independence, the settlers soon find themselves at war with the British and their Indian allies. Their farm is burned out and the Martins take work with Sarah McKlennar. The war continues however as the Martins try to make a new life. (1939) Unrated, 1 hr. 44 min.


Wacky Wild Creepy Crawly Bug Adventure (age 5 and up)
Monday, July 21st 3:30pm

An amazing real Life Science program that covers life stages, food chains, decomposers, ecosystems & more - using real live arthropods and many unforgettable creepy crawlies!  Parkland Library card required to register.  Register here or call (954)757-4207.


Family Flix: Nut Job
Thursday, July 24th 1:00pm

Bring the whole family to the Parkland Library for a fun filled afternoon viewing of the Nut Job. The Nut Job is an action-packed comedy in fictional Oakton that follows the travails of Surly (voiced by Will Arnett), a mischievous squirrel, and his rat friend Buddy, who plan a nut store heist of outrageous proportions and unwittingly find themselves embroiled in a much more complicated and hilarious adventure. Snacks and refreshments will be provided for kids and parents of all ages. Register here or call (954)757-4207.


Bricks and Books (age 7 and up)
Friday, July 25th 2:00pm

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.


Kitchen Science (age 6 and up)
Saturday, July 26th 1:30pm

Learn how to create a delicious smoothie concoction made with fresh fruit.  Experiment with your taste buds and try exotic fruits. Squeeze your own orange juice.  Parkland Library card required to register.  Register here or call (954)757-4207.


Science on Your Plate Cooking Class (adults and teens)
Saturday, July 26th 3:30pm

Join us for an interactive cooking class where you will learn how to make a refreshing gazpacho soup with tomatoes and vegetables. Then experiment with recipes for salsa and guacamole. 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   or 954-757-4129 or go to the City website at


Aquatica Waterpark Optional Summer Camp Trip – Register Now!
3rd grade and up
August 1, 2014

The City of Parkland Summer Camp Program will be holding their optional trip outing to Aquatica Waterpark in Orlando for $90 and includes admission, transportation and supervision, lunch, dinner and snack.  Payment is due on or before Friday, July 25, 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
City Hall - 6600 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, May 3 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 for additional information or to register for the class.


Senior Grant Class: Home Fire Safety Program
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 20, 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 or call 944-757-4129.  Registration begins on Friday, June 27 @ 5pm through Monday, June 30 @ 9am.  Registration is by phone only.


Environmental Expo – Accepting Environmental Vendor Applications
Saturday, July 19, 2014
10:00am – 2:00pm
Pine Trails Park – 1055 Trails End

The City of Parkland is inviting all Parkland Families out to our Environmental Expo on Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 10:00am –2:00pm in Pine Trails Park. There will be entertainment, food trucks, environmentally friendly vendors, bounce houses, tree give-away and much more! Bring your used Toner or Ink Cartridges and receive a FREE gift, while supplies last. For more information, contact Melissa Soto at 954-757-4105 or visit


Arts, Eats and Beats – Accepting Art Vendor Applications
July 27th, 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; July 27, August 24 and September 28, 2014 from 10am – 2pm at Pine Trails Park. For more information, contact Melissa Soto at 954-757-4105 or visit


Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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


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.

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