Father’s Day Event Built Projects and Bonds

The City of Plantation prides itself on its many beautiful parks and recreational facilities as well as its many classes, camps, sports, senior programs, and special event activities. From Daddy/Daughter Masquerade Balls and Mother/Son Superhero Parties to Truck or Treat, Selfies with Santa, a Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast, and so many more, the agency works hard to meet the needs of Plantation’s ever-growing community.

“The Plantation Parks & Recreation Department is proud to offer these types of events to our community. We are working to maintain the hometown community feel that our residents have come to love and expect. One of our recent initiatives is to provide family-friendly, engaging activities and events at all of our recreation facilities to reach as many people as possible,” explained Trish O’Toole, Assistant Director, Parks & Recreation Department.

Just recently, one would say they “nailed” their second Father’s Day event; “Tool Time with Dad” was a huge success. The City of Plantation teamed up with Home Depot to present an opportunity for fathers and their children to create a project together in honor of June’s signature holiday. 

Forty-two participants ages four and up gathered at the Plantation Community Center for the evening project. Home Depot supplied all the materials and some of their staff along with their trademark orange aprons. The City was sure to have their great staff on-site as well as treats such as pizza, chips, drinks, and cake to celebrate the special occasion.

Dads and their children were able to choose from three projects: a toolbox, a basketball court (with a mini basketball), or a planter. After instruction, the ambitious duos worked diligently to build their designs. They were also able to complete them with paint.

The men enjoyed their special time with their young ones and were appreciative of the City providing such an event. “Thanks for putting on this event. My girls loved it,” exclaimed Jason Gouge. “The kids and I had a blast and the staff was great,” added Scott Shey.

“It was a great opportunity for fathers and children to build their bond,” said Plantation Parks and Recreation employee Deshaun Sweet.

“Our Parks & Recreation staff members have done an amazing job at planning and implementing these creative activities for families to engage with one another, enjoy our parks and community centers, and create lasting memories. We are looking forward to continuing these types of events, community outreach efforts, and partnerships with local businesses and organizations for years to come,” added O’Toole.