If you're looking to relax in a comfortable place around Fort Lauderdale while your kids lose themselves in fun and games, you will want to check out the Florence C. Hardy Park located at 25 S.W. 9th Street. The park is designed to cater to people of different age groups, with facilities both for children of different age groups and for adults as well. The park occupies an extensive 7.8 acres and boasts a large open play area, tennis courts, an athletic field and lawn bowling facilities. Extra attention seems to have gone into making the park suitable for a wide range of needs, making it a preferable choice for young families who want to have an activity for each member of the family.
The play area is divided into two large sections, one for small kids and the other for the bigger kids. Both areas have covered playground equipment with several swing sets, slides, monkey bars and a soft turf on the ground below. Apart from tennis, you may play other kinds of sports here by using the multi-purpose field for different kinds of ball games. If physical activity is a priority, you will find a large work-out area complete with equipment and an extensive athletic field that is suitable for jogging.
For a day out with a loved one, the Florence C. Hardy Park has a large, covered picnic area with picnic benches and covered picnic tables. Unlike many other locations in Fort Lauderdale and the wider Broward County area, the park also has clean bathrooms near the play areas, making it easy to keep an eye on the kids as they play. Trash is collected periodically to keep the spaces clean, and free parking is provided as well. A large pavilion is now set up in the park, making it suitable for additional activities for area residents and visitors alike.