About Parkland, FL
Located about 24 miles northwest of Fort Lauderdale, and just north of Coral Springs and east of the Everglades, Parkland is a quiet, upscale suburb in Broward County, known mainly for its pristine parks, manicured bike paths and strict zoning laws, and is home to about 32,000 residents. With a mix of prestigious gated communities with world-class amenities and private homes and estates, and oversized lots with private land, the city is known for its hometown feeling and excellent neighborhood schools, which help to make Parkland family-friendly and a premier neighborhood community. A such, the city has been on the country’s list of best places to raise a family for many years.
Parkland residents enjoy an active lifestyle through the city’s first class leisure and cultural amenities and easy movement through its streets and multi-use trails. Known for it’s Parks (hence the name Park Land) and Equestrian- Friendly lifestyle , there are 8.5 miles of multipurpose trails, bike paths, and sidewalks; multiple parks. These include a 7.5-acre equestrian center, the 20-acre Doris Davis Forman Wilderness Preserve, the 7-acre Liberty Park containing several play areas that sport American patriotic themes. More recently, the City of Parkland also developed a two (2) acre dog park, called Barkland, that has separate areas for large and small dogs, a dog washing station, water fountains for pets and their owners, covered pavilions, walking trails, benches and picnic tables and more.
There is also the 80-acre Pine Trails Park which is also home to the Parkland Recreation Center, an amphitheater, three pavilions, four tee ball fields, and a fishing pier and boardwalk. The city also has a state-of-the-art library.
With its A-Rated schools, the City’s strong community spirit is fueled by events like well-attended School Sports Games, Yoga In the Park, the Parkland Farmers Market and so much more.