ArtsPark Movie Night
Friday, March 25th at 8 p.m.
Join your neighbors at ArtsPark Movie Night! This Friday, The Addams Family 2 (PG), will be featured on the big screen at the Amphitheater in Downtown Hollywood. Showtime is at 8 p.m. and admission is free. Lawn seating is available.
Catch a new movie every Friday night at 8 p.m. at the ArtsPark, which is located at US 1 and Hollywood Boulevard. Visit the City's website event calendar at www.hollywoodfl.org for the complete movie schedule.
Single-use plastics and Styrofoam containers are prohibited at the ArtsPark, including plastic bottles and bags.
Spring Break 2022 is on and the Hollywood Police Department, Hollywood Fire Rescue and Beach Safety, and the Community Redevelopment Agency ask visitors to our City to enjoy responsibly. Visit the City's website for more information on things to remember, important phone numbers and more.
Rent a Paddleboard on Hollywood Beach! New Rental Kiosk Locations
Paddleboarding has experienced a surge in popularity in recent years. The family-friendly activity is easy for anyone of any skill level to enjoy. Exploring Hollywood via paddleboard is no longer just for those with their own equipment. The City is pleased to announce a new partnership with “PADL,” a paddleboard equipment rental operation that offers hourly rentals and monthly memberships. Starting this week, visitors to the beach will see self-service “PADL” kiosks available for public use on Hollywood Beach.
PADL rental kiosks locations on Hollywood Beach include:
- New Hampshire Street in the North Beach area
- Keating Park, 2500 S. Ocean Drive in the South Beach area
- COMING SOON: Charnow Park, 300 Connecticut Street in the Central Beach area
PADL Rental Fees are as follows:
- $19 per hour for non-members
- $24.99 monthly membership or $99.99 for a 6 month membership
- Members receive 2 hours free every day. Additional hours and boards are $10 per hour
Paddlecraft Hours of Operation on Hollywood Beach:
- Paddlecraft are allowed to utilize the entire length of the the municipal beach before 10:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m.
- Paddlecraft are allowed at all hours south of Madison Street (The Keating Park kiosk is located south of Madison Street)
- Paddlecraft are allowed at all hours north of Liberty Street.(The New Hampshire Street kiosk is located north of Liberty Street)
- In the Central Beach area, south of Liberty Street and north of Madison Street, paddlecraft must remain 100 yards from shore during the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (The kiosk at Charnow Park is set to comply with the rules set forth in City Ordinance 99.02.)
With a swipe of the App, the board and paddle with personal flotation device are released and off you go on your adventure. The IOS + Android Mobile App also provides a map of PADL locations across the state, links to meetup groups, tour and lesson booking, shopping and more. There are currently 23+ PADL locations throughout Florida with plans to expand to 50 locations this year. To learn more, visit the PADL website
For links to "How To" videos from PADL and information on paddleboarding in Hollywood, including guided paddleboard options, launch sites on Hollywood Beach and the Intracoastal Waterway, and additional information on water activities, please visit the City's website.
CPR Training Class
Saturday, April 2nd
The Hollywood Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is hosting a CPR training class on Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Fred Lippman MultiPurpose Center, 2030 Polk Street in downtown Hollywood. The cost of the training is $25 cash, per person, to be given to the instructor the day of the class. The fee includes the cost of the two-year CPR certification card. Interested residents should email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Class will be capped at 30 students.
Beach Sweep is Back
Saturday, April 9th
The City of Hollywood is pleased to announce the return of the monthly Hollywood Beach Sweep, where volunteers gather every second Saturday of the month to collect litter and cigarette butts from the sandy beach.
Hollywood Beach Sweep Clean-Up returns on Saturday, April 9th from 7 – 11 a.m. Volunteers meet at Charnow Park at Garfield Street and the Broadwalk, at 7 a.m. Volunteers are asked to complete the registration form available on the City’s website and children, ages 8 and older are welcome to participate when accompanied by an adult. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided to all volunteers along with safety instructions. Please dress appropriately, wear sunscreen and bring your completed registration form with you.
For more information and to download the registration form, please visit www.hollywoodfl.org and search “Beach Sweep.”
lT’S RAINING MARSHMALLOWS!
SPRING MARSHMALLOW DROP IN HOLLYWOOD
Sunday, April 10th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hop along the bunny trail to the Annual Spring Marshmallow Drop on Sunday, April 10th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Boulevard Heights Community Center, 6770 Garfield Street in Hollywood. This fun-filled family event for children ages 10 and under features a helicopter flyover releasing 30,000 marshmallows onto a field for kids to collect and trade for prizes, a traditional spring egg hunt for younger children, a bounce house, children's activities and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
RSVP is required to participate. Please pre-register here
The Spring Marshmallow Drop is presented by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts. For additional event information please call the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts at 954.967.4235.
Marshmallow Drop Event Schedule:
Date: Sunday, April 10, 2022
Event Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Boulevard Heights Community Center, 6770 Garfield Street in Hollywood
Children's Activities: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Egg Hunt: 3:00 p.m.
• Ages 3 – 6 years of age
• Baskets will be provided, limit one per child
Marshmallow Drop: 3:30 p.m.
• Ages 7 – 10 years of age
• Bring a bag or basket to collect the marshmallows
Household Hazardous Waste &
Sunday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Broward County is hosting a household hazardous waste and electronics recycling drop-off event in the southwest quadrant of City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard for Hollywood residents on Sunday, April 10th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents must provide proof of Hollywood residency by providing a photo ID with current address plus a utility bill or tax bill with matching address in order to participate.
Items accepted include:
Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)
Nail polish & remover
Tires (limit 5 with rims less than 25” in diameter)
*Accepted electronics include: answering machines, computer cables, cell phones, computers (including laptops), copiers, DVD and VCR players, fax machines, flash and hard drives, keyboards/mice, monitors, pagers, print cartridges, printers, radios, routers, satellite/cable boxes, scanners, speakers/stereos, telephones, televisions, wires.
Containers may not exceed five gallons; limit 25 gallons per visit.
The following items will not be accepted: business or government generated waste, explosives, biohazardous waste, appliances and microwave ovens.
Disposal Guidelines for Other Items
Chemical Disposal for Businesses and Government Agencies
Small businesses (including home-based), government agencies and non-profits that generate hazardous waste and/or electronics should not bring waste to any Broward County facility. For information, please call 954-765-4999 or 954.357.8850.
Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)
If you accidentally break a fluorescent bulb or tube, safely dispose of it by following EPA guidelines for Cleanup and Disposal of broken CFL's.
Do not dispose of prescription medications by flushing them down a toilet or drain, as this will contaminate our water system. For information about local medication disposal, call 954.831.8902 or visit the Broward Sheriff's Office website.
Sharps (Needle) Disposal
Sharps are considered biohazardous waste and should never be thrown directly into the trash. For information about their safe disposal and a list of sites accepting sharps, visit Florida Health Department.
Cell phones, remote control toys, laptops and power tools are just a few household items that use rechargeable batteries, which contain cadmium or lithium, both of which are considered toxic heavy metals. It is illegal to dispose of rechargeable batteries in regular trash. Visit Call2Recycle.org for a list of drop-off sites.
Regular Household Batteries
Common household alkaline batteries no longer contain mercury and are safe to dispose of in your regular garbage.
For more information please visit the Broward County website or contact the City of Hollywood Department of Public Works, Environmental Services Division at 954.967.4320 or Broward County at 954.765.4999.
Do you have the next big idea? Ready to put your idea to the test? Apply today and ignite your idea! The City of Hollywood and the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce have partnered to present the SPARK Hollywood Pitch Competition and are seeking entrepreneurs at any stage of development to pitch their big idea. The ‘quick-pitch competition’ will feature entrepreneurs and new ventures competing for cash prizes by giving a three-minute presentation of their innovative business proposal to a panel of judges comprised of local investors and business professionals. SPARK aims to bridge the gap between investors, businesses, and entrepreneurs. SPARK Hollywood events are designed to support and grow entrepreneurship in our City. Finalists will present the day of the SPARK Pitch Competition in person on May 26.
If you have the next great idea or business apply today! Applications must be submitted by April 14, 2022.
Learn more or Apply Now
Save the Date: Hollywood Happy Day
Monday, May 2nd
Promoting the power of community through expressions of gratitude, friendship and joy! The City of Hollywood's Youth Ambassadors cordially invite you to Hollywood Happy Day on Monday, May 2nd from 6-8 p.m at the ArtsPark at Young Circle in downtown Hollywood. Join the Ambassadors for motivational and inspiring performances featuring local students. This event is free, lawn seating is available. As a reminder, this venue is single-use plastic and foam-free.
Solid Waste & Recycling Collections Moving Back to Alleyway Pickup in Parkside Neighborhood
As the Parkside Utility Improvement Project comes to an end, the need for curbside collection in this neighborhood is no longer required. All solid waste and recycling collections will transition back to being collected from the alleyway starting on Monday, March 28, 2022. Customers will need to place garbage and recycle carts, yard waste and bulk waste in the alleyway behind their property starting on Monday, March 28th.
The Department of Public Utilities thanks customers for their cooperation and patience throughout the entirety of this necessary project. For additional questions regarding solid waste or recycling, please contact the Department of Public Works at 954.967.4526.
Curbside Collections for Select Properties on McKinley and Cleveland Streets
Due to an alley closure between McKinley Street and Cleveland Street from N 50th Avenue and Emerson Drive, effective immediately the 19 property owners within this specific area must place their garbage and recycling bins, as well as bulk and yard waste, curbside at the front of their property for collection until further notice. Curbside collections only apply to the properties within this very limited area. For additional questions, please call the Department of Public Works at 954.967.4264.
Surveying Taking Place for Sewer Extension Project –
N. Park Road to 40th Ave & Wilson Street to Arthur Street
The City of Hollywood is expanding its municipal sewer collection system within the limits of the designated area indicated above. To help facilitate this process, survey information will need to be collected from each property within this designated area. Information to be collected during the survey includes identifying the location of an existing septic tank, and sanitary sewer cleanout(s). This service will be provided at no cost to the property owner. Access to the inside of your home is not required, and survey crews will only need access to the exterior of your property around the outside of your home.
The City of Hollywood is under contract with EAC Consulting Inc. and Gibbs Land Surveyors to collect this necessary information. We ask for your cooperation by allowing authorized personnel from Gibbs Land Surveyors and EAC Consulting, Inc. access to the exterior of your property. Upon request, crews will provide identification prior to entering private property.
Gibbs Land Surveyors
EAC Consulting, Inc.
Hallandale Beach Blvd. Temporary Full Closure April 23rd - 25th
The Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) is scheduled to perform maintenance work to the railroad crossing located on Hallandale Beach Boulevard, just east of Dixie Highway. Hallandale Beach Boulevard will be closed to traffic in both directions starting on Saturday, April 23rd at 6:00 p.m. The roadway will be close through Monday, April 25th at 11:59 p.m. Detours will be in place to reroute traffic around the maintenance zone. Motorists are encouraged to seek an alternate route to avoid delays and expected traffic congestion.
City of Hollywood
Advisory Board Appointments
Applications Now Being Accepted
The City of Hollywood is seeking applicants to serve on various Boards and Committees of the City on voluntarily basis. The application deadline is Thursday, April 14, 2022 for appointments being made by the City Commission on June 8, 2022 at 3:30 PM. The Office of the City Clerk is currently accepting applications for vacant or expiring positions that exist on the following:
- Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
- African American Advisory Council
- Artwork Selection Committee
- Civil Service Board
- Community Development Advisory Board
- Education Advisory Committee
- Emerald Hills Safety Enhancement District Board
- Employees’ Retirement Plan
- Firefighters; Pension Board
- General Obligation Bond Oversight Advisory Committee
- Historic Preservation Board
- Hollywood Housing Authority
- Marine Advisory Board
- Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Advisory Board
- Planning and Development Board
- Sustainability Advisory Committee
- Young Circle ArtsPark Advisory Board
To be considered for any appointment, applicants must comply with specific requirements for each board/committee. The application deadline is Thursday, April 14, 2022. You can apply on line at the City’s website.
All completed interest forms must have a resume attached and be returned to the Office of the City Clerk at Hollywood City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard. For additional information, contact the Office of the City Clerk at 954.921.3211.
Temporary Park Closures for GOB Project Improvements
Construction is underway at several Hollywood parks as part of the voter-approved General Obligation Bond. Cathy & Bob Anderson Park
Playground construction is underway and scheduled to take 6 to 8 weeks.
Repaving work is underway. The park remains closed through the duration of the project.
COVID-19 Testing Information
Please visit the City's website for information on COVID-19 testing site options in Hollywood and within Broward County. Options are available for those with medical insurance and for those who do not have insurance.
Use Caution on Where You Test & Vaccinate for COVID-19
From roadside tents to empty store fronts, testing and vaccination sites are found across South Florida. Residents are urged to use caution as many of these locations are charging everyone for testing and service fees, not returning results, or are requiring social security numbers.
Residents are encouraged to use sites hosted by Broward County or a municipality, hospitals, or urgent care clinics for COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. These sites are staffed with licensed personnel who can provide expert admissions of testing and vaccinations. They also guaranteed to provide your results as quickly as possible, at no cost to patients with insurance. If you have any questions, you should consult your primary care physician.
For information and links to testing and vaccination sites in Broward County, please visit the City’s COVID testing and vaccination resource here.
Several fixed vaccination sites are operating in Broward County offering the Pfizer vaccine to residents ages 5 and older. No appointment is required. No insurance necessary. Use the VACCINATION SITE LOCATOR to find a site near you.
Broward Community Health Center, 5010 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 100B. Refer to the website for appointment/walk-in availability.
Hollywood VA Clinic, 3702 Washington Street, Suite 201. Veterans and spouses/caregivers only. Refer to their website for more information.
Multiple Publix, Walgreens and Walmart locations in Hollywood are also offering vaccinations. For more information on site locations, please visit the DOH-Broward website.
REMINDER: Hollywood is
Plastic and Foam Free
Single-Use Plastics and Foam are Prohibited on Hollywood Beach, at City-Owned Parks and Facilities, and by City VendorsThe City of Hollywood is committed to reducing our environmental impact and becoming more sustainable. One step the City has taken in achieving this goal is to ban the use of nonbiodegradable containers, like plastics and expanded polystyrene foam (EPS), for serving food products.
If you're planning on going to the beach or park or attending an event or meeting at City Hall, a community center, park, ArtsPark at Young Circle, or other city facility, please don't bring plastic bottles, bags and other single-use plastics and foam containers.