Good Memories with Nature — at Brian Piccolo Park and TY (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park


Brian Piccolo Park and Velodrome

 A theme park that  has been opened for more than a decade now since 1989. This 175.2 acre park has been the primary center for sports enthusiast in Boward County. The park has been named in honor of the late Brian Piccolo who has been recognized as a top athlete who grew up in Broward County.

 They have the most area for athletic field such as soccer field, softball field and cricket fields. Adult softball and flag football leagues are accommodated the whole year round. All fields are subject to reservation. Aside from the fields they also have 2 basketball courts for free play, biking and jogging path of picnic/softball complex loop (one and a quarter miles); a soccer complex loop (one mile); and a gatehouse/lake/Palm Avenue loop (two miles), fishing area on daylight hours, four horseshoes courts, meeting room that is accommodates 50 person with a n available Wi-fi connection ,picnic shelters available by reservation, picnic areas open for a first-come first-serve basis, wide playground for kids to run around, road courses for cyclist, runners and walkers, tennis/raquetball that is operated in contract with Lakeshore Tennis Center, skate park with 35,000 square feet of wooden ramps and courses, velodrome that is a 333.3-meter cycling track and a 200-meter banked track.

For more information:

Brian Piccolo Park & Velodrome
9501 Sheridan St., Cooper City, FL 33024
Phone: 954-357-5150
Fax: 954-357-5151
e-mail: BrianPiccoloPark@broward.org

TY (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park

A way to cool off from Florida’s temperature is the Island water playground at TY Topeekeegee Yugnee Park. The word Topeekeegee Yugnee, means “meeting or gathering place,” that perfectly reflect the place for its shady picnic areas,many shelters, and a gazebo which is commonly reserved for special events. Its area as vast as 138.6-acre has perked up for camping, Safety Town, swimming, water slides, boating, tennis, basketball, biking paths, fishing, picnicking, and shelters for parties and other recreation.

Some of the amenities are Paddleboats and johnboats which can be rented for $7 per hour or $13 for four hours for use in the freshwater lagoon, a Castaway Island is a water playground with two pools, seven slides, and a toddler splash area and adjacent to this area is the swimming lagoon. They also have a full-hookup RV campground with Wi-Fi, Bicycle Rentals that is available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays during Standard Time, and 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time. A junior one-seat bike rents for $15 per hour, while a limo two-seater rents for $25 per hour, a Biking/Jogging Path that is two miles of paved path for walking, biking, jogging, and skating. T.Y. has Picnic Shelters of corporate shelter for large picnics of up to 500 people, three large shelters (capacity 80 or fewer), eight medium shelters (50 or fewer people), and one small shelter (30 people or fewer). All shelters have water, electricity, grills, and tables, with the exception of #10, which has no electricity. There is also a lakeside gazebo, capacity 20. Reservations are required for shelter use. A cash cleanup and security deposit is also required on the day of use. We invite you to turn your radios off and listen to nature. Picnic Tables/Grills are located throughout the park and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For Kids:

The park offers Safety Town which is a program of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital featuring an early-childhood education course that is designed especially for kindergartners and first graders with the goal of reducing accidental injuries and deaths. The child-size town features working traffic signals, street signs, crosswalks, miniature houses, and small tricycles, along with a variety of interactive stations.

 Amenities for Sports Enthusiasts:

Tennis – Two hard-surface courts.

Basketball – Two full courts.

Volleyball – Sand volleyball courts arelocated throughout the park and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Playgrounds – One large covered playground. Several smaller play areas for children are located throughout the park.

Fishing – Permitted from the shore of the lake, from rental boats, and from the fishing pier. No private boats permitted. License required for ages 16 and up. Catch-and-release encouraged.

Visit this place for a fun-filled moment with the whole family in the nature. For more information you can go directly to their office at T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park 3300 N. Park Rd., Hollywood, FL 33021 or contact them at 954-357-8811 or 954-357-8863 or TYpark@broward.org

Sources:

http://www.broward.org/Parks/BrianPiccoloPark/Pages/Default.aspx

http://gocitykids.parentsconnect.com/attraction/brian-piccolo-park-9501-sheridan-street-hollywood-fl-33024-us

http://miami.cbslocal.com/tag/castaway-island-water-playground-at-t-y-park/ http://www.broward.org/parks/topeekeegeeyugneepark/Pages/Default.aspx

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