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Census Forms Should No Longer be mailed

Beginning on May 1, Census Workers will be conducting door to door operation.  Census workers will be carrying a Census official bag, and an ID without  a picture.  The ID will have their name, and anyone in doubt can ask the worker for an ID with a picture if they so desire to confirm that they are who the ID says they are.  The Census worker will be sent up to six times until we find someone at home, or we confirm that the home is vacant.  We will sometimes go on weekends, evenings, etc.

City’s Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (“GFOA”) is pleased to announce that the City of Parkland has received GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.

The award represents a significant achievement by the City.  It reflects the commitment of the City Commission and City Staff in meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.  In order to receive the budget award, the City needed to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation.  These guidelines are designed to assess how well the City’s budget serves as: a policy document, financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device.  Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories and the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award. Congratulations to the City of Parkland!

Parks and Recreation News

Liberty Park Maintenance
Liberty Park will be closed from May 3rd – May 29th in order to complete annual maintenance.

Summer Recreation Registration: Parkland Kids Camp and Teen Camp

The Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration in person and by mail for the Summer Recreation Program for both residents and non-residents.  The Parkland Summer Recreation Kids and Teen Program are for children ages 5-14.  Registration forms and camp calendars are available to download on the city website or may be picked up at the Parkland Amphitheater.  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

NEW!  Parkland Backgammon Club:   APR 27

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

Parent Night Out:  FRI  APR 30

Enjoy a night out on the town while your kids enjoy a fun-filled evening full of games, arts & crafts, movie, and much more. This program is for children ages 4-12. Advance registration is required. Children will be supervised by the City of Parkland Summer Recreation Staff & the Teen Advisory Group Members. Program hours are 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. $10.00 per participant or $25.00 per family. Click here for more details Parkland, FL – Parents’ Night Out and Kids’ Night In

NEW!  Art Classes for Adults, Teens & Children:  MON MAY 3

The City of Parkland Parks and Recreation Department is offering Art Classes for children, teens and adults on Mondays beginning in April.  The classes are held twice a month for each age group.  The fee for one class is $12 and for a five week series is $60.  Advance registration is required.  Click here for more details Parkland, FL – Art Classes

Healthy Lifestyle Program: Balance Hormones  MAY 5

This program will be held one Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 2:00 PM.  These free classes are held by instructors from the Acupuncture Wellness Center of Coral Springs. The subject of this month’s class is Balancing Hormones. This lecture will educate the audience about natural alternatives to address problems related to hormone imbalances and menopause.  Advanced registration is required.  Click here for more details Parkland, FL – Healthy Lifestyle Class

Dodgeball Tournament:   MAY 8

This program is for participants between the ages of 12-18. This event is hosted by the Teen Advisory Group at the Parkland YMCA. Participants will enjoy a fun-filled day of Dodgeball and entertainment. Students can register to be in the tournament at Westglades Middle School during lunch periods. The tournament is held on Saturday, May 8 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  Registration fee is $15.00 per team and $7.00 per individual. Please click here for more details Parkland, FL – Dodgeball Tournament

Library News

Social Networking – Facebook and More:  SAT MAY 1, 10:30

The current trends in social networking will be discussed in a hands-on class conducted by the Library on Saturday, May 1st  from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.  Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin will be reviewed. Participants will create a Facebook profile or enhance their existing profile, friend the other class participants, create wall postings, and more.  The class will be conducted with the help of members of Parkland’s Teen Advisory Group. Come and learn from “social networking experts” – our local teens! It is being held at the City Hall Training Room.  To register: or (

Creative Kids:  Stories, Craft and Cookies  MON MAY 3, 4:00

Mother’s Day is almost here! Come to the library and make a great gift for your mom or grandma and hear a story too!  Registration required. Ages 8 and up.

CPR Class at the Library:   SAT MAY 8

American Heart Assoc certified from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.  No fee, but registration is required, call 

Women and Nutrition with Pamela Ofstein:  TUES MAY 11, 10:00 am

Learn the latest in nutrition and diet for women.  Pam Ofstein MS, RD, LD/N is a registered and licensed dietitian, eDiets Director of Nutrition, Consultant Dietitian and writes a monthly column in Parkland Life magazine. Registration required.

“Max” Visits the Parkland Library:  TUES MAY 11,  3:30 pm

Celebrate Children’s Book Week at the Parkland Library!  Meet Rosemary Well’s famous storybook character and star of TV show Max and Ruby “Max”!  Children will hear some of his fun stories and hop around with him too.  Don’t forget to bring your camera. Registration required

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