The City of West Park, incorporated on March 1, 2005, is located in southeast Broward
County and consists of the neighborhoods of Miami Gardens, Carver Ranches, Lake
Forest and Utopia. With approximately 14,000 residents, the city borders Miami-Dade
County on the south, Pembroke Park on the east, Hollywood on the north and Miramar
on the west.
The previously unincorporated neighborhoods of West Park embarked on the road to
incorporation in 2004, after the Florida Legislature approved House Bill 1491, which
provided for an election on November 2, 2004. Following a vote of 3,400 to 956 for
incorporation, West Park was on its way to becoming Broward County’s 31st city. After
the election, residents elected an interim transition committee and held a series of
workshops to gain input on the level of municipal-type services to be provided. It was
decided that the new municipality would be known as West Park.
Residents in the multi-cultural municipality can enjoy three parks: Mary Saunders Park
(4.43 acres), located within municipal boundaries, McTyre Park (19.03 acres) and Lake
Forest Community Center (5.22 acres) both located in Pembroke Park. In addition,
residents have easy access to State parks in the adjacent cities of Hollywood and
Miramar. While most of West Park is composed of residential neighborhoods, the city
has a number of business, commercial, and industrial parcels.
City Commission meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of each month,
in the Commission Chamber, City Hall, 1965 South State Road 7, West Park, FL
33023. Meetings begin promptly at 7 PM. Agendas are posted on this website by
the Monday preceding the Commission meeting.