Renaissance Park in Central Lauderhill scheduled for a grand opening

LAUDERHILL – The City of Lauderhill’s Renaissance Park in Central Lauderhill will have a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, February 1, at 3PM.

The Renaissance Park is located at 2500 NW 55 Avenue – on the east side of the road between Sunrise Boulevard and Oakland Park Boulevard. This 5.04 passive acre park consists of beautiful landscaping, a tot lot play area, decorative lighting and outdoor furniture for all to enjoy!

The Park, funded by the General Obligation Bond, was part of the $35 million dollar bond residents voted for in May 2005. Costs associated with the Park are estimated at $600,000.

In order to save money and start the project quickly, the City’s Environmental and Engineering Services Department did much of the work themselves. Their labor included installing winding concrete walkways, earth work, laying sod, landscaping, and the installation of outdoor furniture.

In addition, the Renaissance Park is the first park in Lauderhill to incorporate a Public Art Project since the inception of the City’s Public Art Board. The Board utilized the City’s most precious resource to create the art…Lauderhill’s youth!

In association with George Gadson, Beth Ravitz, and Marta Mejia of the GeorgePhil Team, youth from the Lauderhill Boys and Girls club, the Lauderhill-Lauderdale Lakes YMCA, and Lauderhill’s Kids Corner program painted artwork on tiles which were placed around the walkway within the playground area.

“The majority of the children who participated in the Renaissance Public Art project live in the area. Their sense of pride in the community is immense. They proudly show friends and family how they improved the neighborhood in which they live. This ‘hands on’ education is priceless,” explains Vice Mayor M. Margaret Bates, who brought about the legislation that created the Public Art Board in 2004.

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