Hallandale Beach to break ground on two parks



Ground is being broken next week at two parks that will offer new amenities to Hallandale Beach residents.

B.F. James Park, at 101 NW Ninth St, will undergo a $5 million renovation that will have as its centerpiece a “walk-in, beach-style swimming pool” that includes swim lanes and a “five-foot deep section for exercise,” according to a news release from the city government.

In addition to the pool, there will be two new basketball courts, an open play area, exercise stations, and a covered playground. The swimming and basketball areas will be lighted for evening use.

The new B.F. James Park is expected to open in June 2014.

The renovation at Joseph Scavo Park, at 900 Three Islands Blvd., will cost $2.6 million and will include two off-leash dog parks to separate large and small breeds, a walking trail with exercise stations, and a covered playground and sitting areas.

The new Joseph Scavo Park is expected to open in March 2014.

Back-to-back kick-off ceremonies will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday at B.F. James Park, and 6 p.m. Wednesday at Joseph Scavo Park.

The two will be the first parks to be renovated through Hallandale Beach’s Citywide Parks Master Plan, which was first adopted by the city in 2010.

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