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Parkland Shines Light For Racial Equality

June 3, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- Mayor Christine Hunschofsky and the City of Parkland are asking community members to join them in shining a light on racial injustice. Community members are encouraged to stand outside their homes on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. for 8 min 46 seconds with a candle, light and/or sign to honor George Floyd and come together as a community to support the battle ...

Statement From Robert Runcie on Policing, Race, and Equity

PARKLAND, FL-  

Statement from Superintendent Robert W. Runcie 

Issues of policing, race and equity are at the forefront of our national news and community dialogue. During the last few weeks of our current COVID-19 pandemic, we have been outraged at what the entire world has witnessed repeatedly on televised news cycles and social media outlets, resulting in stress and ...

Broward County Monthly Update with County Commissioner Michael Udine

PARKLAND, FL- The enduring strength of our community has been demonstrated through an unimaginable disruption; the COVID-19 pandemic. Drive by birthday parades, setting up distance play dates for the kids, or Facetiming and Zooming to keep in touch has become the norm. We continue to learn how to “socially” reinvent ourselves and the way we traditionally interact.  So just ...

June Update From the Desk of Parkland Mayor Hunschofsky

PARKLAND, FL- It is hard to believe that another school year is already ending. It has been a strange time with virtual classes, ceremonies, high school graduations and college graduations. Normally this time of year I would be enjoying seeing so many happy faces with families and friends celebrating these special moments at honor society inductions, 5th grade celebrations, end of year ...

Broward County Curfew Starting May 31

PARKLAND, FL- Broward County has set an Emergency Executive Curfew Order starting at 9:00 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2020. The curfew is set for 7 days with from 9:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. each day. The curfew is set due to civil unrest that threatens the health and safety of the community. 

Robert Brannen Runs For City Commissioner; His Vision for the Future of Parkland

PARKLAND, FL- Parkland resident Robert Brannen will be running for City Commissioner District 4 this fall. Brannen, a North Miami native, grew up in South Florida and also lived in the area as an adult before moving to Parkland about four years ago. He is the owner of Happy House Outdoor Living, a company that provides pergolas and shade structures both commercially and residentially.

Brannen ...

Coronavirus Update: 4 New Cases in Parkland in the Past Two Weeks

PARKLAND, FL- The slow reopening of Florida has shown a slight uptick of  COVID-19 cases. Cases increased by almost 10,000 in the past two weeks. According to the latest report from the Florida Department of Health, there are 54,497 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,413 deaths in Florida. Prior to Phase 1 of the reopening, Parkland went ...

Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Starts Friday, May 29

PARKLAND, FL- As the calendar turns to June, Florida enters hurricane season. Expenses can add up quickly when preparing for a diaster. Qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax this coming weekend, Friday, May 29, 2020, through Thursday, June 4, 2020.

The 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida ...

Near the Beach This Afternoon? Watch a Rocket Launch Into Space

PARKLAND, FL- As Parkland and Broward County residents adjust to their newly opened beaches, they are in for a treat this afternoon. NASA and SpaceX will be sending its first manned rocket in nine years on a flight to the International Space Station. 

Two astronauts, Drew Hurley and Bob Behnken, will be aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that is scheduled to blast off from Kennedy ...

Memorial Day Gratitude From Parkland, Florida

PARKLAND, FL- Memorial Day is a unique holiday in America. It was established as a day to remember, recognize and appreciate the lives lost by members of the United States Armed Forces. These personal sacrifices allow the citizens of the United States to live freely today in a world where personal freedoms don't exist for many people. 

In 1963, America's ...

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Broward Curfew Lifted; Miami-Dade Moves to Midnight

June 3, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- The Broward County curfew that has been in place since Sunday has been lifted as of this evening, advised Parkland resident and Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine and Ready Broward, the county's official emergency management twitter account. The curfew was from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., and was originally scheduled to be in place through this weekend. While the curfew ...

Beach Sunbathing and More Opens on Monday

PARKLAND, FL- As the beaches of Broward County have opened up, many beach goers have been daydreaming of relaxing on the summer sand and soaking up the rays without needing to keep moving along.

Daydream no more. The beaches of Broward will be open again to sunbathing as of Monday, June 1. Social distancing rules still apply, and masks are expected to be in use in any scenario that places ...

Near the Beach This Afternoon? Watch a Rocket Launch Into Space

PARKLAND, FL- As Parkland and Broward County residents adjust to their newly opened beaches, they are in for a treat this afternoon. NASA and SpaceX will be sending its first manned rocket in nine years on a flight to the International Space Station. 

Two astronauts, Drew Hurley and Bob Behnken, will be aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that is scheduled to blast off from Kennedy ...