City of Fort Lauderdale Announces Grand Opening of Coral Ridge Park
Grand Opening Ceremony Scheduled for May 21
Angela Sabina DiPietro, Public Information Specialist
(954) 828-4777 or email@example.com
Fort Lauderdale – The City of Fort Lauderdale will host the grand opening of Coral Ridge Park on Saturday, May 21 at 3 p.m. The park is located at 2401 N.E. 27th Terrace in Fort Lauderdale.
Coral Ridge Park is located in District I of Fort Lauderdale on approximately 0.28 acres. The City of Fort Lauderdale acquired the property in May 2007 with a grant from Broward County’s Safe Parks and Land Preservation Bond program. The concept of the bond program is consistent with the City’s parkland acquisition and management goal "to preserve ecologically and historically important lands from development in areas of Fort Lauderdale characterized by intense urban development and almost complete loss of open space."
The City of Fort Lauderdale sought to develop the land as a neighborhood park for the Coral Ridge community. The park’s amenities include native landscaping, park benches, picnic tables, a bike rack, and play boulders for children.
The City also received two additional grants from Broward County's Land Stewardship program. With the assistance of these grants, many of the materials being used in the park are defined as green components, such as the native landscaping, recycled park benches and picnic tables, eco-friendly play boulders for children, and solar-powered trash/recycling receptacles. Green components include products or technologies used in site development that reduce the environmental burden associated with traditional materials, fixtures or technologies.
For more information on the Coral Ridge Park Grand Opening, please call (954) 828-6719 or visit www.fortlauderdale.gov.