David Deal Playday



The City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate the 64th Annual David Deal Playday with a series of events from August 5-19. All Playday events are free and open to the public.

Playday was introduced in 1953 by Joseph C. Carter, the first director of Sunland Park (renamed Carter Park in 1994), as an opportunity for Fort Lauderdale youth to participate in track and field events. In 1971, the event was renamed David Deal Playday in honor of David Deal Sr., a longtime Broward County educator, coach and community mentor. Today, David Deal Playday has grown into a multi-weeklong celebration with multiple events. For more information, please call 954-828-5411.

Schedule of Events

King of the City Basketball Tournament pdf
Saturday & Sunday, August 5-6
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Carter Park Gymnasium, 1450 W. Sunrise Blvd 

Boxing Under the Stars pdf
Thursday, August 17
7 to 10 p.m.
Carter Park Orange Bowl Field, 1450 W. Sunrise Blvd

Summer Jamz Hip-Hop Night pdf
Friday, August 18
6 to 11 p.m.
Carter Park South Field, 1450 W. Sunrise Blvd

Family Festival & Back-to-School Giveaway pdf
Saturday, August 19
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Carter Park, 1450 W. Sunrise Blvd 

Summer Jamz Concert pdf
Saturday, August 19
6 to11 p.m.
Carter Park South Field, 1450 W. Sunrise Blvd 

Photo Gallery

Click the picture below to check out all the fun by viewing our photo gallery!

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