Down Town Fort LauderdaleThe view was breathtaking. TOWER CLUB
I attended the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chambers breakfast. The guest speakers were Vice Mayor Ben Sorensen, Commissioner Heather Moraitis, and Commissioner Steven Glassman.
I went in with an open mind and open heart, but to be honest, they mostly spoke about the administrative red tapes. It must be frustrating to know what needs to get done, but can not do more to move the needle in a positive direction. Business owners have the clear advantage of making a profound and lasting impact on what happens in a neighborhood. Speaking of a lasting impression, they briefly mentioned the Premier Parks Plan. To read more about it go to this article in Sun-Sentinel News.
According to Sun-Sentinel, "Premier Parks — owner of South Florida’s largest water park, Rapids Water Park in Riviera Beach — will build a Wet’N’Wild on city land near Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.
The city’s 65 acres are also the site of Lockhart Stadium, which will be renovated, and Fort Lauderdale Stadium.
According to plans submitted to the city, the park will offer a lazy river, wave pool, 400-foot-long family raft riding experience, two 70-foot-tall speed slides, 1,300 feet of head-first mat racing, and “Neptune’s Revenge,” four water rides with “flying saucers, a pipeline wave, multiple bowls and tiny tornadoes.”
Jr. and I will be there once they open. There was no mention on the grand opening date. But, I will not be surprised if there are more red tapes and hoops to jump through.