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SPOTLIGHT ON HOLLYWOOD


A AHollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'

Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'

Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'

Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'

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Hollywood Cuts the Ribbon on Newest Dog Park
   HOLLYWOOD - Residents and their 4-legged friends were on hand to celebrate the grand opening of the City’s newest dog park, Hollywoof Dog Park, at Stan Goldman Memorial Park.  Owners and their pooches visited with vendors to fetch some free K-9 treats before the Junkanoo band kicked off the official celebration.  As soon as Hollywood's elected officials cut the ribbon the dogs were off for some tail waggin’ fun.  
    Pups of all sizes cooled their paws in wading pools, jumped on and through the exercise equipment, and enjoyed stretching their legs as they ran leash-free.  The Hollywoof Dog Park is 20,000+ square feet of secured fenced-in grass with areas for both small and large dogs.  The park is fully furnished with dog play and training equipment; fresh water troughs for drinking, dog themed park benches and waste bins and features new pedestrian walkways, signage and security lighting. The dog park was designed by architects, Walter Wernecke and Dale Bryant, in the City’s Department of Public Works working with the community.  
   One of the unique features added to the park is an environmentally friendly drainage system that incorporates ‘bio-retention.’ The bio-retention areas installed in the park capture and store stormwater run-off and filter it through a special sand/soil mix.  This allows the roots of wetland plants to filter the water as it drains into a gravel reservoir below the surface, and eventually re-enters the groundwater system.  The science of bio-retention has been incorporated for years in cities like Portland, Oregon. This was an opportunity to introduce a pilot system in Hollywood.
    Hollywoof is part of Phase I of the Stan Goldman Memorial Park improvements.  Other enhancements to the park include new entrance signage and pavement, additional parking for 15 vehicles, new fencing and gates, security lighting and landscaping. Additionally, the skate park area has been recently refurbished. Located along the water, the park is shaded by a mature tree canopy and features and picnic pavilion, restroom facilities and children’s playground equipment on an artificial turf safety surface.
 
    Stan Goldman Park featuring the new Hollywoof Dog Park is located at 800 Knights Road in the Park East neighborhood and is open from dawn to dusk.  For more information on the Hollywoof Dog Park, please call the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts at 954.921.3404.


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City of Hollywood Police Memorial Dedication
The Hollywood Police Department will dedicate a new police memorial to the six courageous officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty since the City’s founding in 1926.  The ceremony will be held on Friday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m. in front of the Hollywood Police Department at 3250 Hollywood Boulevard.
The Hollywood Police Memorial features six Officer Podiums to individually honor each fallen officer.  Installed in each officer’s podium is a photo along with a plaque with silver-colored raised lettering, a silver-colored badge and a silver-colored patch. There is also a Main Podium adorned with an aluminum plaque that matches each officer’s plaque.
The six officers whose 
service and sacrifice are 
honored by the memorial include:
Officer Owen Coleman (09-1925 to 01-25-1926) was one of the first men hired when the newly formed City was establishing the police department.  Officer Coleman was killed in a shootout in Davie in January of 1926.  Most news accounts of his death were destroyed in the hurricane of 1926. In the early 1990s, an historian of South Florida Police Officers killed in the line of duty discovered records of his death.  Officer Henry T. Minard (9-6-1971 to 11-18-1972) was killed in the line of duty on November 18, 1972.  Officer Minard was answering a silent holdup alarm at a jewelry store and interrupted a robbery in progress.  He was fatally shot by the robber. 
Officer Byron W. Riley (10-11-1971 to 8-30-1973) and Phillip C. Yourman (10-11-1971 to 8-30-1973) began a pursuit of a strong-arm robbery suspect vehicle.  As they sped through a quiet residential neighborhood, the police vehicle struck a tree and they both were fatally injured. 
Officer Frankie Shivers (12-20-1981 to 9-6-1982) lost her life while responding as a back-up to a car accident. This bizarre incident began with a traffic stop by another officer, John Lunney.  While writing the citation, another car slammed into Lunney's police cruiser, hurling him onto the roof of the vehicle he had stopped. The vehicle causing the crash burst into and Officer Shivers attempted to rescue the woman in the burning vehicle. The female driver grabbed Officer Shivers, revolver and shot her several times. 
Officer Alex Del Rio (4-12-99 to 2-22-08) is the City of Hollywood’s most recent fallen officer.  Officer Del Rio was conducting traffic enforcement on Sheridan Street on the evening of February 22, 2008.  In an attempt to stop a speeding motorist, he was involved in a motor vehicle crash and lost his life.
For more information, please call the Hollywood Police Department, 954.967.4371.