Tuesday, July 29, 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 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.

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. A Parkland Library card is required to register.    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! A Parkland Library card is required to register.  Register here or call (954)757-4207.


Brain Boost
Thursday, August 7th 3:15pm
For ages 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. A Parkland Library card is required to register.  Register here or call (954)757-4207.


“Spark a Reaction” End of Summer Teen Program
Laser Tag (middle & high school kids)
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


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 954 757-4200.


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.


Aquatica Waterpark Optional Summer Camp Trip
Register Now!
3rd grade and up
August 1, 2014 6:00AM-11:00PM

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.


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
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, 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
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.


Fishing Derby
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Pine Trails Park – 10555 Trails End
Sponsored by Northwest Medical Center, North Broward Preparatory School and Marrecaus & Rodriguez Orthodontics

The City of Parkland, Northwest Medical Center, North Broward Preparatory School and Marrecau & Rodriguez Orthodontics are inviting all Parkland Families out to the Kid’s Fishing Derby at Pine Trails Park Fishing Pier on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 8:00am-10:00am. Remember to bring your fishing poles, buckets, and bait! Each fish caught will be weighed and prizes will be awarded. This is a FREE event! For more information contact Caitlin Crossin, Program Specialist at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.


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 www.cityofparkland.org.


Arts, Eats and Beats – Accepting Art Vendor Applications
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 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.

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