Reverend Samuel Delevoe Memorial Park

This 36-acre neighborhood park shares property with a branch of the Broward County Library, the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, which opened in 2002. The park’s 17-acre lake features a dramatic fountain in its center. Programming at the park includes classes, club and association meetings, the After-School Program, and the Summer Recreation Program.

Recreation Center
Opened in June 1997, the 4,575-square-foot center includes a large multipurpose room (capacity 125), a small meeting room (capacity 25), the park office, a game room, computers for public use, storage areas, and restrooms.

Picnic Shelter/Pavilion
One medium (capacity 64). Reservations required.

Bike Fix-It Station
The newest resource at the park provides an area for patrons to complete bike repairs with a post for mounting the bike, all the necessary tools, and an air pump for the tires. The station is available for use during regular park hours.


Two full-court facilities (lighted).

Fishing Piers
Two. Catch-and-release encouraged.

Canoe Launch
Opened in 2002.

Half-Mile Jogging Trail

Activities and Programs
The park offers a free After-School Program for ages 6 to 17, as well as a free Summer Recreation Program and youth sports development programs. The park also offers senior programs that emphasize healthy living and nutrition. For more information on these programs, visit our Activities and Programs Web page.

We also feature the Walk With Ease program for seniors looking to stay fit. For more information on the Walk With Ease Program, please visit the program Web page.

Public Art and Design
A prominent feature of the recreation center is a project called Pillars of the Community, consisting of commemorative mosaic tiles. In anticipation of the project, the Reverend Samuel Delevoe Park Civic Association solicited the community for nominations of individuals who had made significant contributions to the county’s black community since 1911. The association then narrowed the list down to 84 names, which were inscribed by artist Chisseko Kondowe on his hand-made tiles. Those tiles now adorn the pillars of the center as well as the park gates. The goal, according to the artist’s statement, was “to capture the tranquility of the environment at Delevoe Park.”

Fitness Center
In 2009 the park opened a new 2,029-square-foot fitness center. Membership is $20 plus tax for one year from date of purchase and limited to individuals ages 18 and up, and users must register and sign a release and waiver of liability, as well as provide photo identification. The fitness center is open only when youth programming is not in session at the park. Members must bring their own towels to wipe down equipment before and after using. Equipment available includes inner and outer thigh combo station, lateral pulldown with a low row, deluxe bench press with weight storage area, cable crossover with adjustable cables, deluxe incline press, vertical chest press, shoulder press, bicep curl, treadmill with incline, stationary bicycle, and free weights (barbells).

Northwest 6th Street 2520
Fort Lauderdale 33311 FL US
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Northwest 6th Street 2520
Fort Lauderdale 33311 FL US
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Mondays-Fridays 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays 8 a.m. to *6 p.m. Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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