I am excited to announce the grand opening of the Branhilda Richardson-Knowles Memorial Park and Historic Cemetery that will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, at 411 SE 2nd Avenue.
Beginning in the late 1800s, this parcel of land served as a cemetery for African-American families who lived and worked in Deerfield Beach, many of whom were originally from the Bahamas. This 3.55 acre parcel is located in the heart of Pioneer Grove and includes three separate parklets, each with a distinct focal piece. The first parklet is a statue of a woman holding a baby to pay tribute to Mrs. Branhilda Richardson-Knowles. The second parklet is the "Tree of Life" monument, inspired by and in memory of those who used these grounds to bury their family and loved ones. The final parklet is the Veteran's Memorial monument dedicated to the veterans who were buried at this site.
The community is invited to attend the ceremony, take a tour of the park, and enjoy light snacks and refreshments.
Parking will be limited. Guests are encouraged to park at City Hall located at 150 NE 2nd Avenue. Shuttles will begin transporting guests to the park at 8:30 AM.
For additional information, please call Parks and Recreation at (954) 480-4433.
I hope you have a great weekend!
What's Happening in Deerfield Beach?
Branhilda Richardson-Knowles Memorial Park Grand Opening
The City of Deerfield Beach is excited to announce the grand opening of the Branhilda Richardson-Knowles Memorial Park and Historic Cemetery that will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, at 411 SE 2nd Avenue.
Sullivan Park Expansion II Public Workshop – August 19, 2019
Please be advised that there will be a City of Deerfield Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Board Public Workshop, Monday, August 19, 2019, at 6:30 PM at the Hillsboro Technology Center, located at 50 Hillsboro Technology Drive, Deerfield Beach, Florida.
Regular Community Meeting – August 20, 2019
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Regular City Commission meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the City Commission Chambers of the City Hall Complex, 150 Northeast Second Avenue, Deerfield Beach, Florida.
SW 10 Street - Discovery Pointe Community Meeting
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will be holding a community meeting with the residents of Discovery Pointe on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 7 PM at 1901 Discovery Circle East, Deerfield Beach, 33442.
READY2WORK Program – Soft Skills Training for City Residents
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