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Lighthouse Point Issues Rules for Safe and Responsible Use of Parks and Tennis Center

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The City of Lighthouse Point is opening limited park facilities to provide its residents opportunities to exercise and obtain other health benefits during this continuing pandemic. For park updates, including openings and closings, please visit the city website here.

Safe and Responsible Use of Frank McDonough Park

  • Practice physical distancing (6 foot minimum)
  • Face cover must be worn if within 6 feet of someone not in your household
  • No recreational programming, pick-up games, organized sports or activities are allowed included, but not limited to, soccer, football, lacrosse, baseball, basketball, etc.
  • Playgrounds, basketball courts, volleyball courts, picnic areas remain closed
  • No sports training with cleats is allowed
  • No groups of 10 or more are allowed in the park; smaller groups must maintain social distancing following CDC/Health Department guidelines. A minimum of 50 feet must be maintained between all groups
  • Keep park use to 1-2 hours maximum
  • Park open daylight hours only
  • Report misuse of the Park to LHP PD (954) 942-8080

Safe and Responsible Use of DeGroff Park

  • Beach area is closed. No fishing is allowed
  • Practice physical distancing (6 foot minimum)
  • Face cover must be worn if within 6 feet of someone not in your household
  • No recreational programming, pick-up games, organized sports or activities are allowed
  • No groups of 10 or more are allowed in the park; smaller groups must maintain social distancing following CDC/Health Department guidelines. A minimum of 50 feet must be maintained between all groups
  • Keep park use to 1-2 hours maximum
  • Park open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Report misuse of the Park to LHP PD (954) 942-8080

LHP Tennis Center Reopening Guidelines

  • The LHP Tennis Center will reopen Monday, May 4th provided that CDC Guidelines, including all social distancing guidelines, are adhered to
    • Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Friday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • The LHP Tennis Center will be open to members and residents only, no non-residents guests at this time
  • Players must have a reservation before coming to the Tennis Center
    • Members will make reservations using the online system
    • Residents can call the Tennis Center at (954) 946-7306 to make a reservation
  • Players cannot arrive to the Tennis Center more than 15 minutes before their reservation
  • All players must wear face coverings, when not on the court, while on the Tennis Center property
  • Players will check in at the window, using the marked 6 foot distance areas. Pro Shop and Pavilion are closed to the public
  • Courts are open to members and residents only, no guests at this time
  • Courts will maintain no more than 50% of capacity with staggered use of every other court. Court use will be for one-hour maximum time limit, singles or doubles. Players can use the facility for one hour each day.
  • Maintain 6 foot physical distancing, no congregating on the court or sidelines is permitted
  • Players must leave the Tennis Center immediately after completing play
  • Players are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer
  • Players must bring their own drinks, ice, etc., water fountains will remain turned off
  • Players must supply their own equipment including tennis balls
  • Restrooms will remain open and cleaned throughout the day, but will be used at your own risk
  • Credit and debit cards only (no cash) accepted for City or G&A purchases, neither accepts Amex cards

Auto Thefts and Auto Burglaries – Let’s Stop the Trend

A Message from Police Chief Licata

During the past few weeks, NE Broward County has seen a significant increase in the number of car burglaries and car thefts in residential areas. In almost every case, criminals are bypassing locked vehicles and targeting unlocked vehicles looking for an easy score. Rarely do criminals force entry into vehicles, because the act of breaking a window or forcing a door open creates noise and brings attention to their crimes. Once inside these unlocked vehicles, they are stealing anything of value, including personal identification, electronics, cell phones, firearms, loose change and money, designer glasses and more.

In a number of cases, when the criminals find key fobs that have been left inside unlocked vehicles, they are stealing the vehicles. The stolen vehicles are then used to commit additional crimes in our city and other communities in the South Florida area. On many occasions, our patrol officers have intercepted these perpetrators and have attempted to stop them, only to have them flee, causing additional hazardous conditions for citizens and our officers.

In a new crime trend, criminals are specifically targeting high end luxury vehicles that are unlocked. They drive through communities looking for luxury vehicles with the side mirrors in the outward position (this generally means the vehicle is unlocked). Criminals then enter the unlocked vehicle, press the push/start button, and if the key fob is anywhere in the vehicle, the car starts up and they steal the car.

Here’s something you should know. Criminals talk to each other and share information with their counterparts on areas they’ve has success easily entering unlocked vehicles and stealing expensive property. Encourage your friends and neighbors to lock their car doors and stop the trend. If they don’t find easy targets in your neighborhood, they will go somewhere else.

Please help us prevent these types of crimes by doing your part.

•Always lock your car doors

•Do not leave valuables inside your vehicle

•Park your vehicle in a well lit location (keep exterior lights on)

•Do not leave key fobs inside your vehicle

With The Increased Bicycle Use On Our Roadways, Motorists And Bicyclists Are Encouraged To Safely Share The Roadway 

As we navigate through these challenging times, more and more families and individuals have been enjoying their time together, and riding their bikes on our local roadways to exercise and get some fresh air. We ask that everyone do so in a safe and responsible manner to avoid the risk of unnecessary injury. Bicyclists need to remember that you are responsible for adhering to traffic laws. It’s fun to ride side by side with a group of people, but not safe when doing so with approaching vehicular traffic. While Florida law requires that bicyclists ride no more than two abreast on the roadway, please pay attention to approaching vehicles and stay close to the right edge of the roadway. Motorists should also be mindful of the increased bicycle traffic on our roadways. When you approach a bicyclist on the roadway, please slow down, and remember you are required to give the cyclist at least three feet distance when passing.

Bicyclists and pedestrians should also be mindful that you can sometimes be difficult to see, especially in low light conditions. Never assume that the other traffic can see you. Add to your safety by wearing light colored and reflective clothing, ensure that your lights and reflectors are working properly to increase visibility to other traffic, and children under 16 must always wear a bike helmet. Adults should wear them too. Enjoy our beautiful city streets and sidewalks and please be safe and courteous.

City Offices will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.

The Concert and Food Trucks in the Park scheduled for Saturday, May 23rd has been cancelled.

Upcoming City Meetings

VIRTUAL City Commission

Tuesday, May 12th at 6:30 PM

Tuesday, May 26th at 6:30 PM

Virtual meeting procedures are available on the City website the Friday before the meeting

Code Enforcement Board:

Tuesday, May 19th – CANCELLED

Community Appearance Board:

Thursday, May 21st – CANCELLED

Marine Advisory Board:

Thursday, May 7th – CANCELLED 

Planning and Zoning Board:

Tuesday, May 5th – CANCELLED

Special Magistrate:

Wednesday, May 6th – CANCELLED

Click here to learn more about the City’s Code Enforcement Process

Author: LOCAL NEWS

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