The general purpose of the Foundation is to serve as a volunteering and fundraising arm of the BROWARD COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION DIVISION for the endowment of capital projects, and educational, recreational, and cultural community initiatives, by requesting, receiving, holding, investing, administering, granting and disbursing gifts of funds and property, and making expenditures to or for the benefit of the Parks. The Foundation does not function as a policy-making or policy advisory board for the Broward County Parks and Recreation Division.
The Broward Disc Golf Association has partnered with the Parks Foundation of Broward County to raise money to build a new disc golf course at Tradewinds Park. The course will be unique for its emphasis on removing evasive species and replacing them with native plants such as Oaks, Cypress and Cocoplums. Once completed, players and park goers alike will enjoy a walk through a scenic shaded area of Tradewinds. In order to make this dream come true we have set a goal of fifteen thousand dollars. This money will be used to replace the non-native species and to purchase disc golf equipment.
The playscape will provide various play areas that are accessible and safe places for families to explore and play among a diverse array of play structures, unstructured play spaces, and seating areas. The diversity of the playscapes and their accessibility will allow visitors to improve their fine motor skills and experience imaginative and sensory play in a natural landscape. Playscape areas will include all-natural materials arranged in ways that have not been seen in any other part of the state. Tree trunks and logs will be used as stepping stones and balancing beams, branches arranged into life size bird nests, flowering native plants introduce different textures and scents and can be used to create tunnels of vegetation. Rock rivers will have walking bridges and encourage families to explore new landscapes. There will be large open areas and hills for unstructured play and designated areas that encourage families to congregate together and local community groups to meet. Stone formations will allow visitors to climb, jump, sit and crawl. Natural materials formed into musical instruments will delight visitors of all ages and add a component of sensory exploration not common to traditional playgrounds.