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The Protect Rio Vista program utilizes your subscription funds to hire off-duty Fort Lauderdale police officers to patrol in the neighborhood.  The officers are in uniform when on duty and have full authority to take official action action should a crime take place while on patrol.  The officers patrol in a marked car leased by the civic association and will be dispatched by FLPD for any 911 call recieved from the neighborhood.  Members also recieve a cell phone number by which they may contact the patrol officers directly while they are on duty.  Members also recieve the opportunity to request a vacation check of their home when they are out of town. 


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We have received multiple calls from RV parents asking questions regarding planning a birthday party at VY Park.  Below is a list of questions that frequently come up and the answers the City provided.

What is the address for Virginia Young Park to use on my invitation?
1000 SE 9th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Where do I call with questions on using Virginia Young Park?

What are the Hours of Virginia Young Park?
8 am to 9 pm

Can I rent Virginia Young Park for a birthday party?
No, Virginia Young Park is not a park the City rents out.  Anyone can have a party there.

Can I have a “Bounce House” at a birthday party in Virginia Young Park?
You cannot simply setup a “bounce house” in the park.  If you want to have a “bounce house” at your party in this park you need to contact the City and go through the process of submitting an Event Application.  Here is a link to the application on the Special Events page of the City website: http://www.fortlauderdale.gov/departments/parks-recreation/rental-information/special-event-application

Can I have a Portable Potty delivered and set up at Virginia Young Park for the party?
Yes, if you provide the City with a copy of the related Certificate of Liability Insurance for the company you are using.  The certificate needs to list the City of Fort Lauderdale as the certificate holder.

Can we set up tents to use for our party at Virginia Young Park?
Yes, multiple 10 by 10 tents are allowed.  If your tent is larger than 10 by 10 a building permit is required.

Can we have a company provided table and chairs for use under our 10 by 10 tents without

getting a permit?

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