John Lloyd Park
6503 N Ocean Dr, Dania Beach, FL 33004
John U. Lloyd State Park in the City of Hollywood truly showcases the best natural resources South Florida has to offer, and serves as a idyllic beach side setting for your next event. Company picnics, birthday BBQs, and even romantic beach weddings take place with the beauty of the Intracoastal waterways or the glistening Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop.
The 310 acre park, which stretches from Port Everglades south to Ft. Lauderdale, offers a vast variety of activities for you and your guests. Take a refreshing swim in the Atlantic Ocean. Relax with your favorite book on the white sands of the 3 mile long beach. Watch as the impressive yachts float by on the Intracoastal Waterway on one side of the park, or catch a glimpse of the impressive cruise ships as they set off on their ocean voyages on the other. Kayak with your friends amongst the mangroves of Whiskey Creek and possibly spot a manatee or two in this unique sanctuary. Bring your boat and set sail with your family from one of the two boat ramps inside the park. Fish with your friends from the 900 foot jetty complete with convenient fish cleaning stations. Scuba dive or snorkel as you discover the underwater treasures of the natural and man-made reefs located just 100 yards off shore. Take a relaxing nature walk along the tropical hammock hiking trail, or perhaps a leisurely bike ride along paved roadways. Have your coworkers unleash their inner explorers like they’ve never done before by taking part in the park’s unique Geocahing game. This wonderful, team-building, interactive game features GPS device that guide you on a treasure hunt as you learn all about the geography of the area.
All that exploring have you hungry? How about hosting your own deliciously catered BBQ at one of the parks seven pavilions available to rent year round? All seven pavilions feature a barbecue grilling area, electricity, water, picnic tables and can comfortably accommodate between 100 to 150 guests. John U. Lloyd Park also offers over 300 picnic table throughout the park perfect for birthday parties, family reunions, and other special events and which are available at no charge on a first come served basis.
Imagine hosting your dream beach wedding or renewing your vows with the sparkling, blue, Atlantic Ocean as your back drop. Next, have your guests make their way to the breezy oceanfront pavilion overlooking Port Everglades. Your guests will be mesmerized as they watch the arrival and departure of the impressive cruise ships on their ocean journeys.
Gentle ocean breezes, pristine white sand beaches, underwater treasures, exotic wildlife. John U. Lloyd Park truly encompasses all the best South Florida has to offer for your next wedding, company picnic, birthday, or special event.