Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces


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Function

The Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department understands that parks are not only important to the quality of life, but they are also assets that increase Hallandale Beach’s desirability as a place to live, work and play. Our staff is dedicated to providing beautiful and safe public spaces, innovative programs, and healthy opportunities for our community.


Our department is divided into six collaborative divisions: Administration, Landscape & Open Spaces, Maintenance, Aquatics, Facilities and Recreation. We all work together to connect our community through people, parks and programs.


The Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department proudly maintains, operates, and programs seventeen park facilities while coordinating fun-filled City-wide special events throughout the year. The department also maintains over fifty-three (53) acres of public spaces, three quarters (3/4) of a mile of beach, and over five (5) miles of medians. We strive to make our City a more enjoyable place to live.


The department operates the City Marina, and Historic Village as well as the Golden Isles Tennis Complex. Beach Rescue services are provided through the Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department. The City’s Citywide Parks Master Plan/ General Obligation Bond initiatives are well underway, with all parks within our system being improved.

Key Accomplishment

  • Successfully hosted a visit from the President of the United States at OB Johnson Park.
  • To maximize reduced resources and ensure safe and beautiful public spaces, outsourced the landscaping of the City’s medians and open spaces saving an estimated $380,000.
  • Successfully opened Golden Isles Park and Tennis Center including procurement of the operator, All Florida Tennis.
  • Broke ground on the Historic Village. Assisted with plan development, construction management, and preparations for closure and future reopening.
  • Broke ground on Sunrise Park. Assisted with plan development, construction management, preparations for closure and reopening scheduled for June 3, 2023.
  • Earned LEED Gold status for Peter Bluestein Park, the City’s first LEED Gold project.
  • Served 1,364 enrollees and continued offering life-saving water safety training as well as our Teen Program and recreation contract instructor programs while offering more than 30,097 hours of programming.
  • Hosted 2,202 Facility Reservations, averaging 5 hours each, with approximate attendance totaling 64,750.
  • Hosted Memorial Senior Health Care vans who provided health care services at OB Johnson and Peter Bluestein Parks each month.
  • Maintained capacity on the marina dockage with a wait list averaging over 20 vessels.
  • Continually met the established Maintenance Plan for City Parks and Facilities. Completed 1,365 work orders to keep our parks and open spaces safe, clean and well maintained for our community.
  • Continually met the established Landscape Plan for City Parks, Medians and Open Spaces to ensure safe, clean and aesthetically pleasing green spaces for our community.
  • Hosted approximately 8,000 residents and visitors including four annual signature events (Dr. MLK Jr Day, Eggstravaganza, Halloween and Holiday in the Park) as well as Juneteenth, Memorial and Veteran’s Day events, Parks & Recreation Monday, Coastal Clean Up, Foster Park Time capsule Opening, H95 monthly events, Sunrise Park groundbreaking and Golden Isles ribbon cutting.
  • Hosted several beach clean up events with private groups as well as the annual Coastal Clean Up.
  • Continued supporting events for City Departments including Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), Police, Police Athletic League (PAL) and Public Works.
  • Continued to offer first class athletic facilities for the PAL Sports program.
  • Continues to Support YMCA operations. The Hallandale Beach YMCA is the busiest Y with the most members in the South Florida Y franchise.
  • Involved in the implementation of the City-Wide Parking initiative as well as City-Wide pandemic response initiatives.
  • Coordinated the City Employee’s Spirit week activities which raised more than $12,846 for two area charities and ensured a successful Employee Service Awards ceremony.
  • Supported the City’s emergency response efforts during the Tropical Storm/Hurricane Nicole and the April, 2023 Flood Event.
  • Coordinated a private helicopter A/C lift project in South City Beach Park, ensuring the safety of the community.

Goals


  • Continue to efforts to attain department accreditation by the end of 2024.
  • Convert grass at Joseph Scavo Dog Park to artificial dog turf.
  • Replace worn fencing at Joseph Scavo Dog Park.
  • Resurface basketball court at Joseph Scavo Park.
  • Replace gymnasium lighting at OB Johnson Park.
  • Replace HVAC units at Foster Park.
  • Complete renovations of the Historic Village.
  • Make playground improvements at South City Beach Park.
  • Provide safe, clean, and attractive recreational/park facilities for residents and visitors.
  • Market recreational programs and events and promote our city’s major assets: i.e., Park Facilities, Beaches, Recreation Programs, and Special Events.
  • Create a leadership training program for key position in the department that ensure a continuity of operations.



























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