Date and Time: Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
Address: Pine Trails Park, 10559 Trails End, Parkland, FL 33076
The City of Parkland (City) will host a Community Commemoration on Sunday, February 14, 2021 to honor the 17 victims and the MSD Community. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Pine Trails Park and the City will observe this as a Day of Love and Remembrance.
Support services will be available at Pine Trails Park beginning at 5:30 p.m. in addition to off-site wellness resources listed below that are always available to the community. The event will include therapy dogs on-site, display boards where the community can write messages, a brief commemoration ceremony, and video honoring the victims and supporting the MSD community.
There will likely be traffic congestion in Pine Trails Park and along the roads surrounding the park. Motorists are encouraged to carpool, allow plenty of extra time, exercise caution, and be patient and understanding.
COVID protocols will be in place including honoring physical distancing and use of properly worn face masks.
Commemoration Ceremony and video at the Amphitheatre
A brief commemoration ceremony conducted by spiritual leaders to honor the 17 victims and the MSD community. A short video will be shown immediately following the ceremony.
Community Service Project
Each year the City of Parkland holds a commemoration event on February 14th to remember the victims of the 2018 tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The event is accompanied by a service project that has benefited from an outpouring of support from the community. In years past, the project was a food-packing event in which hundreds of thousands of meals have been packed and sent to underserved areas. That event required putting hundreds of people in a confined, sanitary space. So this year, with COVID concerns, the focus has been shifted to a fundraiser that will go to build homes in Honduras. For information on this year’s alternative to a service project, visit https://www.foodforthepoor.org/msdcommunity.
Eagles' Haven: 5655 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Eagles’ Haven community wellness center serves the MSD community through programming and support services. On February 14, 2021 the center has a full day of programming including but not limited to: meditation, rock painting, bracelet making, a drum circle, and more.
Their regular business hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
If you or someone you know is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or other mental health illnesses, there are resources available in Broward County. For those seeking treatment, immediate attention, or information 24/7, call 2-1-1.
Helpful Contact Information:
- Eagles Haven: 954.618.0350
- Free Wellness Support Groups Reservation: 754.321.1590
- Broward Schools We Support
Broward Schools Crisis Support
- Broward 2-1-1
24/7 phone number: 2-1-1
Text your zip code to 898211
- Children's Services Council of Broward County
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255
- Children's Bereavement Center
- Tips for Responsible News Media Coverage and Reporting on Suicide
- Warning Signs of Youth Suicide
- The Columbia Lighthouse Project
- The SaferWatch App - If you see something, say something.