Welcome to Parkland!
Parkland is a diverse community of 25,000, and the City provides a variety of services for these citizens. Learn more about what Parkland has to offer you and your family! Parkland is a tranquil city nestled in a serene, wooded environment in Northwest Broward County, Florida. This unique city was incorporated in 1963. While its features are predominantly residential, small portions are zoned for commercial and industrial development. Currently, the population is approximately 25,000 and long-term projections anticipate the eventual population of approximately 35,000. City leaders are using a conservative approach to growth in order to maintain a small-town, park-like flavor.
Around the City of Parkland
The City consists of 8.5 miles of multipurpose trails, bike paths, and sidewalks; a 5.5-acre park with sports field lighting and a tot lot; a 50-acre park with sports field lighting and other amenities; as well as a 7.5-acre Equestrian Center, the 20-acre Doris Davis Forman Wilderness Preserve, and the citizen-constructed, seven-acre Liberty Park containing numerous play areas representing American patriotic themes.
Additionally, the first and second phase of the ultimately 80-acre Pine Trails Park are completed, and its amenities consist of a Community Center and an Amphitheater, three pavilions, restrooms, four tee ball fields, and a fishing pier and boardwalk. The Amphitheater is located at 10561 Trails End. For concert information, contact Special Events at (954) 757-4120.
The Parkland Library is located at the Municipal Complex at 6620 University Drive. Parkland residents are encouraged to contact (954) 757-4200 to obtain library cards and Parkland Homeowners Stickers ($5 each), and to register for its programs and events. Check the City’s website for programs and events. The hours of operation are 10:00 am to 7:30 pm, Monday-Thursday and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Friday and Saturday.
Parkland Parks and Recreation
Parkland Parks and Recreation offices are located within Pine Trails Park at 10561 Trails End, inside the community center. Summer camp, winter break, year-round, and senior programs information and applications are available by calling (954) 757-4105, or by visiting the Parks and Recreation website. Pavilion registrations are available to Parkland residents only, and availability inquiries and reservations must be made by contacting the Parks and Recreation Administrative Assistant at (954) 757-4105. Field facilities reservations must be made by contacting the Parks and Recreation Director at (954) 757-4104. For information on concerts, shows, farmers’ market, and other City related events, contact the Special Events Coordinator at (954) 757-4120 or by visiting the Parks and Recreation website.
Planning and Zoning
Certain residents’ celebrations and certain events of 501c3, nonprofit organizations may require Special Events Permits. Special events permit inquiries and applications must be directed to the Planning and Zoning Division at (954) 757-4159. Special events permit applications must be submitted to Planning and Zoning Division.
Parkland children attend the following public schools: Riverglades, Heron Heights, and Park Trails Elementary Schools (K-5); Westglades Middle School (6-8); and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (9-12). In addition, there are two private schools located in the City - Mary Help of Christian and Kol Tikvah preschool.