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Posted on: July 28, 2014

2014 Parkland Monster Dash 5k/10k and 1 mile run

2014 Parkland Monster Dash 5K/10K and 1 mile run/walk
Presented by Northwest Medical Center
To Benefit SOS Children's Villages Florida
Saturday, October 25, 2014
7:00am at Pine Trails Park - 10561 Trails End

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Posted on: August 29, 2014

City of Parkland September 11th Remembrance Event

The City of Parkland will be honoring First Responders and the memory of those who lost their lives at a September 11th Remembrance Event that will take place on Wednesday, September 11th 2014 at 4:00PM at the Parkland Amphitheater located in Pine Trails ...Read on...

Posted on: August 13, 2014

32% Reduction In Crime For Broward Sheriff’s Office Parkland District

32% Reduction In Crime For Broward Sheriff’s Office Parkland District

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office Parkland District released the 2014 Semiannual (January – June) In house Uniform Crime Report. The report indicated that the BSO Parkland Distr...Read on...

Posted on: August 6, 2014

July 22, 2014 Pine Tree Residents Group Meeting Minutes

July 22, 2014 Pine Tree Residents Group Meeting Minutes

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Posted on: August 1, 2014

City of Parkland Wins Florida League Of Cities Municipal Achievement Award

City of Parkland Wins Florida League Of Cities Municipal Achievement Award

The Florida League of Cities announced the following cities as winners of its 6th Annual Florida Municipal Achievement Awards:

Category Winner
City Spirit Award ...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2014

New and Improved Home Damage Assessment Program is Released

New and Improved Home Damage Assessment Program is Released

- All residents are encouraged to go online now to bookmark this tool for easy reporting following disasters -

Emergency officials are always warning residents not to be complacent ju...Read on...

Posted on: July 24, 2014

Terramar Park Master Plan

Terramar Park Master Plan Presentation from July 23, 2014

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Posted on: July 22, 2014

Pine Tree Roads Meeting July 22, 2014

Pine Tree Roads Meeting July 22, 2014 at City Hall, 6600 N. University Drive, Parkland, FL 33067. Minutes for meeting to follow in another additional post in a few days.

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Posted on: July 17, 2014

Parkland Library Community Forum 7-15-2014

The City of Parkland held a community forum meeting on July 15, 2014 about the needs assessment of the first phase of the Library Master Plan.

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Posted on: June 25, 2014

Broward County Contractor Restitution Fund

A homeowner who files a civil (legal) action against a Broward County licensed contractor and obtains a judgment based on the contractor's failure of performance is eligible to file a claim for compensation through the Broward County Contractor Restitution Trust Fund program. The term “failure of performance” includes:

•A breach of the contract warranty
•A fraudulent, deceptive or dishonest practice•A conversion of funds

The Contractor Restitution Trust Fund is administered by the Broward County Central Examining Boards.

For more information please visit

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Posted on: June 16, 2014

Laptops For Use In the Parkland Library

The Parkland Library has instituted a new project to help increase computer resources for the public by having laptop computers available. The project was underwritten by a grant from the Parkland Friends of the Library. Beginning on June 23rd, Library c...Read on...

Posted on: June 14, 2014

Heron Heights and Park Trails Elementary School Registration for 2014-2015

At this time, Heron Heights Elementary is not accepting registrations for the 2014-2015 school year. The boundaries for Heron Heights Elementary and Park Trails Elementary are now under one combined boundary. If you are moving into the combined boundary a...Read on...

Posted on: June 4, 2014

City of Parkland Budget Workshops and Public Hearings

Any and all residents who are interested in the City's proposed budget are invited to attend one of the many workshops and public hearings on the City's Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Proposed Budget. A preliminary review of the budget with the City Commission will take place at the Commission Workshop on August 13th at 6:00pm. As the City has done in the past, Staff will conduct two similar Budget Workshops seeking resident’s input. Staff will provide information and answer any questions that may arise from the preliminary review of the budget on August 6, 2014 at 6:00pm and August 7, 2014 at 9:00am in the City Hall Chambers. The public hearings on the budget are scheduled for September 12th at 6:00pm and September 22nd at 7:00pm in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall. If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at 954 753-5040Read on...

Posted on: June 4, 2014

City of Parkland Taking Resident Suggestions For Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Budget

The City of Parkland is now taking resident suggestions for the upcoming 2014-2015 Annual Budget via the City’s website by clicking on the link in the left menu bar.

Posted on: April 22, 2014

2014-2015 Broward County Public Schools Elementary School Assignment Process Meeting on May 7th

The Broward County Public Schools Demographics & Student Assignments Department will hold an informational meeting to present the 2014-2015 Parkland Combined Elementary Schools Assignment Process for the combined attendance areas of Heron Heights and Park Trails Elementary Schools on Wednesday, May 7th at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Auditorium from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. For more information, please contact Broward County Public Schools Demographics & Student Assignments Department at (754) 321-2480

Information regarding the Broward County Public School 2014-2015 student assignment process, including how the new Broward County School Board boundaries will impact Parkland residents can be found by clicking the following link:

http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/dsa/BoundaryProcess/1415BoundaryProcess/1415ParklandProcessRead on...

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Posted on: June 18, 2013

Traveling Office of Congressman Deutch and Rep. Waldman

The Traveling Office of U.S. Congressman Ted Deutch and State Representative Jim Waldman are pleased to offer assistance with state and federal issues, such as:
      Medicare      Medicaid
      Social Security      Veteran's Benefits
      Driver Licenses      Insurance
      and more!

Location: Parkland City Hall, the second Wednesday of every month from 10am to 12pm

If you have any questions please feel free to call Congressman Deutch’s Broward Director,
Theresa Brier at (954) 972-6454 or (561) 470-5440.

See their flyer under Additional Info..Read on...

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Posted on: April 26, 2013

Update - Hillsboro Canal Bank Stabilization Project

The South Florida Water Management District has issued and update on the Hillsboro Canal Bank Stabilization Project. The City of Parkland's construction is October 2015 to December 2016.

Quick Facts: Quick Facts Sheet NOTE** Requires Adobe Reader v8.0 or higher is needed for this link.

Full Web Site: SFWMD Web PageRead on...

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Posted on: February 9, 2012

Applications Being Accepted for 2012/13 Head Start/Early Head Start Programs

The first application period for the Broward County Public Schools Head Start/Early Head Start Program is underway and will run through Friday, February 24, 2012. A second application period is scheduled for March 20 – April 5, 2012. Applications will be accepted at six locations throughout Broward County.

The District's Head Start Program serves three- and four-year-old children and offers a full day of educationally enriched activities focusing on the development of the whole child. Research proven curricula, and ongoing assessments are part of the daily developmentally appropriate activities offered in the classrooms. In addition, Head Start services include dental, health, nutrition, mental health and family support. The Early Head Start Program provides services to pregnant women, infants and toddlers.

Families must meet the income eligibility requirements as determined by the Department of Health & Human Services 2012 Poverty Guidelines. Families of children with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To complete an application, parents or guardians must provide the following documentation at the time of registration:

- Proof of age (child's original birth certificate or passport)
- Child's Medicaid Card (if eligible)- Proof of guardianship (if applicable)
- Parent photo identification - Proof of all household income for the past 12 months (income is defined as the
total money earned or received before deductions for all family members)- Proof of residence/domicile in Broward County

An application may be completed by the parent or legal guardian at any of the application sites. For additional information, contact Claudia Dean, Head Start Coordinator, at 754-321-1961Read on...

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Posted on: February 2, 2012

CITY OF PARKLAND ENERGY INCENTIVE REWARD PROGRAM

On February 18, 2009 the City Commission amended an ordinance creating incentives for environmentally conscious purchases made by Parkland residents and businesses. The program rewards Parkland residents and businesses for taking extra steps to be enviro...Read on...

Energy Incentive Reward Program Applications
Posted on: February 2, 2012

Hillsboro Canal Bank Stabilization Project

The South Florida Water Management District has begun a multiyear effort to ensure a 7.6-mile section of the Hillsboro canal running from Military Trail to 3 miles west of U.S. 441can effectively move water as designed for another 50 years. The Hillsboro ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 1, 2012

Site 1 Impoundment/Fran Reich Preserve Project Community Newsletter

The purpose of this bimonthly community newsletter is to keep citizens informed about Phase 1 of the Site 1 Impoundment/Fran Reich Preserve project, one component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP).

January/February 2012 Newsletter
Posted on: October 28, 2011

Absentee Ballot Request Form Allows Residents to Vote by Mail Through 2014

An Absentee Ballot Request Form will be sent to every voter in Broward County within the next few days enabling voters to exercise the option of voting by mail; no reason required. Due to a recent law change, absentee ballot requests may be made for a spe...Read on...

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Posted on: August 25, 2014

City Offices Will Be Closed In Observance Of Labor Day

City of Parkland offices will be closed on Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day.
• City Hall and Library: Will be closed
• Solid Waste and Recyclables: Will operate under normal pick up schedule.
• Parks: Will be open until 6:00pm.

Posted on: August 22, 2014

City of Parkland Named Safest City In Florida

Safe Choice Security just completed a comprehensive study utilizing the FBI Crime Statistics report of cities in Florida. Their results have named the City of Parkland as the “Safest City To Live In Florida”.

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Posted on: July 30, 2014

Parkland Among Top Cities on the Rise in Florida

Parkland Among Top Cities on the Rise in Florida
NerdWallet considers population, employment and income growth

NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, recently conducted a study to find the fastest-growing cities in Florida – and Parkland ranked second.

To find Florida’s fastest-growing communities, NerdWallet evaluated 147 cities, towns and census-designated places and examined the following variables:

• Population growth• Employment growth
• Income growth

Parkland saw a 9.4% growth in population with a steady 9.7% climb in employment compared to the rest of the state. As well, there was a 14.7% increase in median income from 2009 to 2012. Avid equestrians find kindred spirits at the Parkland Horseman’s Association and the many horse shows it hosts throughout the year that attract participants from all over the state.

"Florida's cities on the rise are among the fastest-growing in the nation," said Christine Kim, an analyst with NerdWallet. "The state's booming industry across various sectors, combined with a strong pro-business climate and revitalized housing market will keep Florida among the nation's fastest-growing states for many years to come," said Kim.

Other places in the top ten include Dunedin and Doral.

For more information about NerdWallet, visit nerdwallet.com/citiesRead on...