Nestled within the surrounding neighborhood, this 1.14-acre park was originally known as Washington Park when it first opened in 1974. Leading the efforts to establish a park in the area was one of the leaders of the Washington Park Civic Association, Lafayette Hart. After Hart died in 1989, the community rallied and asked the Broward County Commission to rename the park in his honor. In 1992, the park was rededicated and named Lafayette Hart Park.
This park may be small, but it remains a safe and popular haven where neighborhood children and adults can meet, play, and socialize on a daily basis.
Park amenities include:
a picnic shelter
a play structure
a racquetball court
The park offers a free after-school program for ages 6 to 15, youth sports development, and a summer recreation program.
Lafayette Hart Park
2851 N.W. Eighth Rd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311