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Tree Giveaway


There is a City Tree Giveaway on Saturday, Sept. 12th at Osswald Park! Expect fruit trees, flowering trees and native shade trees! Up to two free trees per household!

Vote for City to Win 100,000 books wi...

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“There is access to only 1 age-appropriate book for every 300 children in underserved communities.” We need your help! Please vote for Fort Lauderdale to win 100,000 books for our community. We are in the running along with other cities New York, NY, Detroit, MI, Houston, TX, Los Angeles, CA to receive 100,000 books for our area. If […]

Movies in the Park

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Check out the calendar to join us for our next family friendly Movies in the Park event!

Hurricane Information


Florida has been hit by numerous hurricanes in recent years. As you probably remember, Shady Banks suffered moderate damage from Wilma in 2005, and was without electric power for over two weeks. We are not experts in hurricane advice, but have put together the following list of hurricane-related Websites for your convenience. These sites contain […]

History: Hortt Park


The property that is now Hortt Park used to be divided into two parcels, one parcel was the old (and smaller) Hortt Park, and the other was the Hortt School campus. For many years the Hortt School (originally a public elementary school) was used as an administrative facility for the Broward County School Department. In […]

History: Bill Keith Preserve

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The Bill Keith Preserve is the newest addition to our neighborhood. In 2005 Broward County purchased the 4-acre tract of undeveloped riverfront land with park bond funds. The county then leased the land to the City of Fort Lauderdale for development as a nature preserve. This new park has been named the Bill Keith Preserve […]

Green Your Routine

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Discover, explore, and create a sustainable Fort Lauderdale! Become a part of Green Your Routine and learn how you can make your home and environment more green. Start with these 3 easy steps: Find Out How Green Your Home Is Right Now Take the Energy Star Pledge Keep In Touch with GYR Click for more info. Get […]

2015 Calendar

2015 calendar

City’s Club 55 is meeting Mon.- Fri. mornings at Hortt through the Summer July 4th…Movies in the Park 7:30pm July 15 … Board Meeting (if needed, otherwise –vacations) Aug (vacations) Sept. 9 … Game Time 1-3 p.m. Sept. 16 …Board Meeting 7-8 p.m. Sept. 23 … Game Time 1-3 p.m. Oct. 3…Movies in the Park […]

Handy Numbers to Keep


Animal Control 954-359-1313 Code Enforcement 954-828-5207 Commissioner Romney Rogers 954-828-5004 Drug Sales/Usage 954-828-5661 Fire, Non Emergency 954-764-4357 Florida Power & Light Outage 800-468-8243 Mayor Jack Seiler 954-828-5003 Mosquito Control 954-765-4062 Police, Non Emergency 954-764-4357 Special Events Hotline 954-828-5363 TECO (Peoples) Gas Emer. 877-832-6747 Community Inspections 954-828-5207 Trash (recycling, bulk) 954-828-8000 Water/Sewers/Drainage 954-828-8000

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