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Town of Davie News and Announcements

Posted on: April 14, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Weather Event Updates: Park Closures, Horse Refuge and Solid Waste Updates

Park Closures Weather Event Updates 04-14-2023

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APRIL 14, 2023, AT 11:30 A.M.


DAVIE, Fla. - The Town of Davie continues to assess the impacts of the rain event which took place over the past few days. Please take note of the changes to the Town’s operations for today, April 14, 2023. 

Parks Closures Updates

After a rapid impact assessment by the Town this morning, the following Davie parks are closed until further notice:

  • Berman Park, 5801 Southwest 58th Avenue
  • Lange Park, 6550 SW 47th Street
  • Liberty Park, 13500 SW 8th Street
  • Math Igler, 2581 S. Hiatus Road
  • Oakhill Equestrian Park, 3100 SW 130th Avenue
  • Reflections Park, 4200 Alpine Woods Road 

Sections of other Town parks and trails are closed until the water has receded:

  • South section of Sunny Lake Park, 5300 Griffin Road
  • Trails at Robbins, 4005 Hiatus Road
  • East section of Peaceful Ridge, 2950 Frontage Rd
  • North trail at Wolf Lake Park, 5400 SW 76th Avenue

The following playgrounds are closed due to flooding:

  • Bamford Sports Complex, 3801 S. Pine Island Road
  • Berman Park, 5801 Southwest 58th Avenue
  • East Davie Nature Park, 5350 SW 58th Avenue
  • Lange Park, 6550 SW 47th Street
  • Liberty Park, 13500 SW 8th Street
  • Oakhill Park, 3100 SW 130th Avenue
  • Reflections Park, 4200 Alpine Woods Road
  • Shenandoah Park, 14601 SW 14th Street

Special Events Update

The Sounds of the Town concert in the park originally scheduled for today, April 14, 2023, at the Davie Pine Island Park (Bamford Sports Complex) is canceled due to field flooding.  

Horse Refuge Program

The Town of Davie is offering a horse refuge site for Davie residents whose horse stalls may have been significantly impacted by the recent weather event. As a result, a limited number of animals will be accommodated at Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, 4201 Rodeo Way, Davie, FL 33314. Horses may be dropped off today, April 14 between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

All owners must complete the Horse Refuge Registration Form prior to arriving at the Arena. Please note that all fees related to this program are being waived at this time. All sections must be completed so there are no delay in processing the registration form timely. Stallions will not be permitted.   

Horse owners are responsible for all feed, water and items needed to secure their horse(s) in the designated pens. The arena will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for horse owners to access the facility and tend to their horse(s).

For additional information regarding the Horse Refuge, please contact Gary Snelling, Recreation Leader, 954-797-1181 or 954- 892-0366, [email protected] or Simone James, Special Events Coordinator, 954-218-1320, [email protected]

Solid Waste Services

  • Due to the heavy rainfall and flooding, the Davie bulk disposal facility is closed today, April 14, 2023. This is causing bulk pick-up delays which may impact residential bulk pick-up through the weekend. If you have not received services by 7 p.m., your bulk trash will be serviced the next day or when road access is available. 
  • Curbside garbage pickup is delayed due to inclement weather and residents may not receive services today, April 14, 2023. If you do not receive garbage pickup today, you will be picked up on your next regularly scheduled garbage pick-up day. 

Drainage Preparations

  • The Town's stormwater drainage division continues to inspect and remove debris from storm drains. The Town is also continuing to work with the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and Central Broward Water Control District to lower the secondary and primary canal systems.
  • Owners of private drainage systems are asked to take the time to evaluate and clear their catch basins, swales and other drainage facilities of potential debris that may cause a blockage of the system. It is possible that during heavy rainfall, street and neighborhood drains may become overwhelmed and cause localized flooding. This type of flooding should dissipate as the rain subsides.

Broward County Updates

  • The Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International (FLL) Airport has restored partial airfield operations. Travelers are encouraged to check-in with their respective airline prior to arriving at the airport.
  • Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) are closed today, Friday, April 14. All BCPS afterschool activities, including field trips and nighttime classes, are canceled.  

Avoid Flood Dangers

  • Do not walk through, swim or allow children to play in standing water. Puddles and standing water are full of hidden dangers, including snakes and other wildlife, broken glass and other sharp objects. 
  • Do not drive through standing water. Your car engine may stall, potentially causing irreparable damage to the engine. The wake from your car may cause additional flooding in nearby homes and other structures. If you come upon a flooded street, take an alternate route. Stay off bridges over fast-moving water. 
  • Turn Around, Don’t Drown. Just six inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.

Stay Connected

There are multiple ways to register and stay informed about important information from the Town of Davie:

 Residents are encouraged to monitor trusted news providers such as the National Weather Service Miami


Media Contacts:

Leona Henry, Intergovernmental Affairs Manager

Office: 954-797-1035


Sussette Rodriguez, Public Relations Coordinator

Office: 954-797-1102


Ariana Briceno, Public Relations Assistant 

Office: 954-797-1190

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