This website is dedicated to the Playland Estates Civic Association in Hollywood, Florida in the 33021 zip code.




Our goal is to maintain the highest level of social, property and family standards for a positive, safe and beautiful South Florida community. Through a strong open dialog with the city, we try to keep our residence well informed and provide a forum to discuss issues that may arise in our neck of the woods.


Sponsored by:



      954-243-4470 Russel Fredrick





        COME JOIN US

        @7PM at the Oak Lake Park, 3190 56th Ave.

@ the community center by the lake.

        Please Contact Rodney Edwards, President




        See some of us at FACEBOOK.COM






·                    POLICE REPORT FOR JANUARY



·                    GUEST SPEAKER – City of Hollywood Manager –

Ms. Cathy Swanson Rivenbark   - topic –

New Developments for the City of Hollywood for 2014 and

How these will effect our Neighborhood. 

Questions welcomed after her presentation.  

·                    Treasury report for January – Susan Edwards

·                   Membership Dues for 2014 - $20


Meeting NOTES:

October 17th, 2013

·       This summer we had sidewalks installed on 58th Ave., Farragut Ave.  We are to get more sidewalks installed on Douglas St. and possibly Atlanta but the funds are depleted for now.  One of our neighbors was hit by a drunk driver on Raleigh Street.  He was seriously injured.  He wants to have speed bumps installed there.  Rodney contacted the City Engineer and was told that the city is doing a special study to help identify which areas in the city will be eligible to receive speed bumps to slow traffic down.  It costs $7,000 to have one speed bump installed.    On December 15th there will be more information available.  Resident suggested to have some streets closed off so traffic won’t come in from 441. 

·       Mr. Gregg Hill, the Code Enforcement Officer, reported that there are 215 code violations this month in Playland Estates.  The violations include illegal, improper parking, grass being too high,  roofs needing repair, fencing needing repair.  Our community Police Officer, Officer Paquette said that there were 3 car break-ins, one at Ross’s Department Store at the Shopping Center, and 2 at L. A. Fitness.  One pawn shop was robbed on 441.  

·       Because of the changes in Route 441 Bank of America closed and Cohen and Cohen Law firm is moving to a new location. KFC and the gas station on the corner are staying. 

·       There has been a complaint about a house on Cody Street.  It has been foreclosed on and people are still living in it. The bank took it over but nothing else has happened so far. 

·       Commissioner Dick Blattner’s Report – 167 new high priced homes will be constructed at 35th Ave. and Stirling Rd. There will be a meeting Tuesday at 9:00 AM on what to do with 33 acres at South Park Road and Washington. This used to be a dump. Cars, refrigerators were kept there. This is one of few development sites for the City of Hollywood to develop.  Suggestion – make a farm from area. Apollo Middle School has a good horticulture program.  McArthur High School has an agriculture program. 

·       The Emerald Hills Community Association invited the Principal of Hollywood Hills High School to come to do a presentation.  We should invite her also.  Suggestion:  Invite speaker from H.U.D.  Less and less money available for loans.  There are low interest loans if you qualify.


December 19th, 2013 Meeting Notes:








“Operation Paintbrush”



High quality recycled paint is distributed the second Wednesday of the month from 8:00am until 12:00pm at the Taft Street Annex located at 6197 Taft Street. You may receive up to 20 gallons of one color of recycled exterior latex paint. Please bring your driver’s license and water bill with you for verification that you are a City of Hollywood resident.


PAINT COLORS: Beige, Off White, Aqua, Terracotta and Grey.


If you have any questions or wish to verify if a certain color is in stock please call the Public Works Department at 954-967-4526.


PLEASE NOTE: This is not a paint drop off site! You must dispose of your old paint at the Broward County Household Hazardous Waste drop off facility located at 5601 W. Hallandale Blvd. on Saturdays only from 8:00am until 4:00pm.





Wednesday – Commingled, Garbage

Saturday – Recycling, Garbage


City of Hollywood, FL











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Cauliflower                              Collards                                   Corn                                        Chinese Cabbage

Eggplant                                  Endive                                     English/Southern Peas             Escarole

Kohirabi                                  Lettuce                                     Lima, Pole & Bush Beans          Mustard

Onions                                     Parsley                                    Peppers                                    Potatoes

Radish                                     Spinach                                   Summer & Winter Squash          Tomatoes






December Report

Holding Your Breath For 441 Reconstruction to Start? 
You can exhale!

COMMISSION NEWS (November meetings)

·  Approved Project Durable, a new headquartered operation at Harrison and 19th, as a Qualified Target Industry Business, which provides some favorable financial opportunities for this company. I believe they will be employing between 35 and 50 people.

·  Approved variances and site plan for a K-8 Charter School at Temple Sinai on 46th Avenue.

·  Purchased more police vehicles. We are replacing 20% of the fleet each year.

·  Approved a $52,000 contract for with Lambert Advisory for a real estate and economic impact analysis for downtown Hollywood.  This is in reference to the Coastal Connection item below.

·  Recognized police officers Ramio Valdes and Derric Means as Officers of the Month for July; and Paul Scheel as Officer of the Month for August.

·  25 well-mannered and interested students from South Broward HS attended the November 20 meeting, let by their amazing teacher, Adam Cohen.

·  At first reading, agreed to allow only human powered vehicles and devices on the Broadwalk Bike Lanes.



441. For the many of you who said you wouldn’t hold your breath waiting for the 441 project to begin, the time to exhale is now.  The construction contract will be let this month, and work will begin roughly 90 days after that. I will host a ribbon cutting ceremony. First phase of the project will be to re-organize the Hollywood Blvd. intersection with new signals and signage. Getting ready for Walmart, too, while we are at it.
Sheridan and I-95.  A little disappointed that this is just a $4 million project, which is chicken feed in highway projects. Mostly this is lane reconfiguration, new signals, sidewalks, and roadway paint project. There will be some relief coming to the off ramps onto Sheridan, so
that is good news, but I was expecting more. Will take most of the year to complete.
Coastal Connection is the passenger rail service anticipated for the FEC corridor, along Dixie Highway. The city is working hard on an $18 million grant to build a station and change the character of the neighborhood through economic development. We have a great team from Public Works, Planning and CRA working with a fine consulting team. I have absolute confidence this will change how we perceive downtown. And, this projects links with a $6.7 million grant to redesign Hollywood Boulevard from Dixie to City Hall, following Complete Streets concepts. Great reception from the community.

Hollywood Gardens West is a comparatively new neighborhood association, representing businesses and residents from 56th west to 441, from Hollywood Blvd. to Taft Street.  The leadership is coming from Idelma Quintana, who has demonstrated amazing commitment and vision for what her community should become. First event is the Johnson Street International Music, Food and Art Festival.  Save the date: March 16, noon to 6 PM.  Leading businesses include Mimi’s, Gino’s (the man is everywhere), Joan’s Florist, Donald Auto Repair, Jael Insurance, Edco Awards, Presence Community Acupuncture and Burdette Beckman, Inc.
By the way, all you fans of Mimi’s…what a great job they have done remodeling and repainting not only their traditional store, but the two story building to the east.  Looks great and both are now signature buildings reflecting the commitment Mimi’s has made to all the residents of the community.


Sandra Einhorn has assumed responsibility for leading the Emerald  Hills Homeowners Association. Sandra has called for the first meeting on Tuesday January 14, at 6PM, at the Oak Lake Community Center, a half-mile south of North Hills on 56th Avenue. This will be an organizational meeting and anyone who wants to work representing all of Emerald Hills is encouraged to attend. You don’t have to volunteer to be an officer, just to participate. I will be there; hope you will also.

The Preserve at Emerald Hills 

This is the 117-home project at 35th and Stirling Road. They are sailing through the city permitting process and a model center should be up and running soon. There are 17 coach houses and 100 single family homes on this site of a former trailer park.  A really great enhancement to our community.  Now, if we could just get the owners of the Winn Dixie shopping center across the street to invest in the appearance and tenant mix, that would be a blessing.


·  58th Annual Candy Cane parade is Saturday night, December 7, at7:00pm on the Broadwalk.

·  Read “The Source” by Michener.  Have run into a bunch of you who read this book years ago and are still in awe of the descriptions.  Great book, all 900 pages of it!  Took me two months to finish, reading 20 minutes at a time before bed.

·  My friend Siobhan suggested reading Empire of the Summer Moon; all about the Indian civilization and Indians of the western frontier.  Very interesting and unknown history to me. She also thinks we should have more culture in Hollywood, and so do I. Am talking to the City Manager about the possibility of a Book Fair-kind of event in the mold of the Miami Book Fair and the very successful JCC Book Fair, only on a smaller scale. How do you feel about having authors talk about their works, or reporters talking about current or historical events? Or musicians and poets? Let me hear from you!


Hope you all had a lovely NEW YEAR!


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