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Charles F. Vollman Park Dedication and Ribbon Cutting

Charles F. Vollman Park Dedication & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony ?Friday, June 17 at 2933 Taft Street, Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD - The City of Hollywood will celebrate the opening of its newest passive park, named in honor of longtime Hollywood resident and community activist Charles F. Vollman. The Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held Friday, June 17 at 9 a.m. at 2933 Taft Street in Hollywood.
Charles Vollman Park is a six acre community park located within the Sheridan Stationside Village Development site along Interstate 95 between Taft Street and Sheridan Street in Hollywood. It is a passive park with park benches, a winding walking path, a drinking fountain, pet receptacles, bike racks, light poles and more. The site is also home to an old farm coral rock house and a distinctive oak hammock that was preserved.
As plans for the park were developed, neighborhood meetings were held where design concepts were presented to the community and feedback was gathered. Additionally, the City held a community walk-through of the project site for residents to view the property to see the proposed lay-out and offer feedback and suggestions. As the park was developed, residents provided input on the type of amenities they wanted to see.
The park was constructed as part of the redevelopment of the parcel to the north of the park by Ram Realty Services and Pinnacle Housing Group. Along with the new park, a 336-unit rental community has been built replacing the 21-acre mobile home park that was previously located on the site which is just west side Interstate 95 between Sheridan Street and Taft Street near the Tri-Rail station. The residential component is part of a larger transit-oriented development concept for the area with additional offices and retail opportunities possible in the future on the FDOT land to the north of the development.
The Hollywood City Commission approved naming the park after Charles F. Vollman through a resolution at a Commission Meeting last September. Mr. Vollman, who passed away in July of 2008, demonstrated a passion for maintaining relationships with local neighbors and government officials alike. He was co-founder of the Park East Civic Association and served as president of the Hollywood Council of Civic Associations (HCCA).
Mr. Vollman was honored with the Meritorious Service Award by the Hollywood City Commission and Fire Chief for his services on the Citizens’ Emergency Response Team. He was also the first recipient of the HCCA’s Charles F. Vollman Award.

For additional information on the Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, please call the Office of Public Affairs and Marketing at 954.921.3620.