Grant program will help expand local recreation opportunities TALLAHASSEE, FL – Under the leadership of Governor Charlie Crist and the Florida Legislature, the 2008-2009 budget includes $24 million to expand and improve local parks statewide. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) will fund 212 projects in 54 counties […]

A planned trailhead and parking lot will provide convenient access from Coral Springs to a vast Everglades conservation area. The joint venture between the city and Broward County will provide an access point near the intersection of West Atlantic Boulevard and the Sawgrass Expressway, where a dirt path now extends just beyond city limits. Plans […]

Steve Waters | Outdoors Writer – June 1, 2008 The issue of Everglades Holiday Park becoming a Broward County park doesn’t have to be an issue at all. Not if the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission doesn’t want it to be. Everglades Holiday Park is a popular spot for anglers, motorcyclists, duck hunters and […]

Michael Mayo | News Columnist 9:37 PM EDT, May 28, 2008 Everglades Holiday Park is a funky place, and I mean that as a compliment. There’s alligator wrestling and airboat rides for tourists, unrestricted 24 /7 boat ramps for local anglers and hunters, a general store and a bait shop that seem closer to Mayberry […]

The Broward County Parks and Recreation Division has a public participation forum on the future of Everglades Holiday Park from 7-9 p.m. May 28 at the Long Key Natural Area, 3501 SW 130th Ave., Davie, Florida. Among the issues is Broward County’s desire to make Everglades Holiday Park a county park. Call Sheryl Dickey @ […]