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Best Park in Broward County Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2011 - Riverside Park

Riverside Park

Riverside Park

555 SW 11th Ave.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

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A neighborhood park shouldn't be an all-inclusive, Disney-like affair, a city unto itself; it should be a stopping-off point, a quick breath of fresh air in the heart of a community. It should be good for a few hours of reading, some basketball, or as a place to tie your kid's shoe while the dog tries to knock him over. Riverside Park isn't fancy. It's a neatly maintained strip of old trees, a playground, a basketball hoop, and tennis courts encircled by leisurely one-lane roads. Approach via the restored Palm Avenue swing bridge at one corner; all around are residential neighborhoods to explore on foot when the park has served its purpose and it's time to move on.

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That park sells weed and coke too!

Mark Hill
Mark Hill

THANK YOU!! What a wonderful honor for our park and to our neighborhood.  On behalf of The Riverside Park Residents' Association (RPRA) I would like to thank Marie Rock with the Ft. Lauderdale Parks & Recreations and her staff for her hard work keeping a close eye on Riverside Park and keeping it as beautiful as it is and creating the environment the park deserves. 

Mark HillPresident - Riverside Park Residents' Association (RPRA)

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