The 1.2-acre DC Alexander Park on Fort Lauderdale Beach is set to undergo a transformation that will make it a more vibrant and welcoming space for both locals and visitors. Currently a modest green area with palm trees and limited parking, the oceanfront park is ideally located between Seabreeze Boulevard and A1A, just south of SE 5th Street. It is also conveniently situated across the street from the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center, where a renovation project began in late February.
On February 15, 2023, Mayor Dean Trantalis and executives from Shiff Construction & Development joined members of the City Commission for a groundbreaking ceremony to initiate the project.
Over the next year, the park will be enhanced with a range of improvements designed to increase its appeal, including an elevated section that offers views of the ocean, a new playground, improved pedestrian lighting, and other features to enhance the beauty of the city. The area’s beloved Whispering Giant sculpture will be preserved, and new landscaping will inject fresh energy into the park.
This new vision for DC Alexander Park is part of the City’s commitment to creating a healthy and engaging community, as well as improving access to and enjoyment of the beach, waterways, parks, and open spaces for all residents and visitors. Fort Lauderdale takes pride in offering high-quality parks and recreational facilities that showcase the character of the city.