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City of Parkland Launching Improved Web Page

The City of Parkland is excited to announce the launching of our improved City Web Page.   As of Friday March 5, when you go to you will see a new and improved look and experience enhanced functionality.  With the new look, City staff can manage almost every aspect of the City’s web site – from updating the “City Calendar” to developing new pages.  With immediate access by City staff to department web pages, information is expected to be updated more quickly.  Some highlights of the new site will be a more dynamic and exciting appearance, a robust search engine, and better graphics.  “In my opinion, the Calendar module is the best new feature on the web site” stated City Manager Caryn Gardner-Young.  Residents will be able to view an event and then see all the event details at their finger tip. We hope that you visit the new site.   If you have any questions or concerns, please visit our homepage and try our “Report a Concern” feature by clicking on the icon located on the left hand side.

NSID Commits to Maintain Median
The City of Parkland (“City”) had received numerous complaints over the condition of the Holmberg Road median in front of Westglades Middle School.  This median is the responsibility of North Springs Improvement District (“NSID”).  As a result in the past, the City has had to initiate code enforcement actions against NSID to correct the deficiencies. Due to several changes at NSID, City Staff was able to discuss this issue with NSID Staff and the City obtained a commitment from NSID to properly maintain the median.  The City is pleased to announce that NSID has entered into a Median Maintenance Agreement with the City which outlines the obligations and standards that NSID is expected to follow.  The City looks forward to a continued cooperative relationship with NSID to ensure that the Parkland resident expectations are met.

Library News

Stop Bullying with the Tomgirlz TUES, MAR 16th, 3:30 pm

A reading with Children’s Author, Dana Lurie and a dance show from the character Jeremy.  Kids Age 5 and up with their parents.  Registration required. Click here for more details Parkland, FL – Activities and Events for Kids

Get Buggy!  MON, MAR 22nd, 3:30pm (Ages 8 and up)

Do you like to look for interesting insects in your backyard?  Come to the library and make a bug jar to keep your bugs comfortable while you check them out! Registration required.   Click here for more details Parkland, FL – Activities and Events for Kids

Parks and Recreation News

Summer Recreation Registration: MON MAR 22

The Parks and Recreation Department will begin accepting registration by mail only for the Summer Recreation Program on Monday, March 8 for residents and Monday, March 22 for non-residents.  The Parkland Summer Recreation Kids and Teen Program are for children ages 5-14.  Registration forms and camp calendars will be available for download at the city website or picked up at the Parkland Amphitheater beginning Monday, March 1.  Registration is on a first come first serve basis. Spots fill quickly, so register early.   Camp sites locations are both Westglades Middle School and Heron Heights for the Elementary Program and Westglades Middle School for the Teen Program.  Click here for more details Parkland, FL – Summer Camp for Kids

Teen Advisory Group Meeting:  THURS MAR 18

Join the City of Parkland Teen Advisory Group (TAG), Thursday, February 18th at 7:00 pm and become a leader in your community and create programs and experiences you would like to see offered in Parkland for teens. This program is for students 13-18 years of age. Click here for more details.  

Parent Night Out:  FRI MAR 19

Enjoy a night out on the town while your kids enjoy a fun-filled evening full of games, arts & crafts, movie, and much more from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. This program is for children ages 4-12. Advance registration is required.  Click here for more details Parkland, FL – Parents’ Night Out and Kids’ Night In

NEW!  Parkland Backgammon Club FEB 23

The City of Parkland Parks and Recreation Department presents the Parkland Backgammon Club.  This activity will be held from 3:00PM to 4:00PM on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Parkland City Hall, 6600 University Drive.  Beginners and advanced players are welcome. Advance registration is required.  Click here for more details Parkland, FL – Backgammon Club

AARP Driver Safety Course:   MON MAR 22 & WED MAR 24

The AARP Driver Safety Course is a 6 hour course presented in 2 days (3 hours each day). For participants 50 and older.  The cost to attend the class is $12.00 for members and $14.00 for non-members.  Advance Registration is required.  This class will be held at the Parkland City Hall.   Click here for more details Parkland, FL – AARP Driver’s Safety Program

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Mar 15 2010. Filed under Broward County, Families, Local news, Parkland. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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