The City of Hollywood is a beachfront community between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. It is Broward County's third-largest municipality with a population of roughly 153,000 residents and is home to more than 60 parks, seven golf courses, seven miles of pristine beaches, and the one-of-a-kind promenade that stretches nearly 2.5 miles along the Atlantic Ocean: Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, which is named one of America's Best Beach Boardwalks by Travel + Leisure magazine.
This brick-paved thoroughfare hosts pedestrians, joggers, bicyclists, rollerbladers, and millions of others every year. Dozens of eateries and inns line the Broadwalk and the promenade also features the Hollywood Beach Theatre, a children's water playground at Charnow Park, and many other attractions.
Hollywood has steadily grown into a dynamic business hub with more than 10,000 companies in the City. Approximately 80 percent of Port Everglades, the world's second-busiest cruise port, is located in Hollywood and the port is home to Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas, the largest cruise liners in the world. Hollywood also provides easy access to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and Miami International Airport, a major gateway to Latin America. Hollywood also is home to the Memorial Healthcare System, the nation's fifth-largest healthcare network, its flagship hospital, Memorial Regional, and the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, the largest free-standing children's healthcare facility in Broward County.
Historic Downtown Hollywood is a lively commercial, entertainment and cultural arts district. Highlighted by the Artspark at Young Circle and dozens of bars and restaurants, Downtown Hollywood hosts hundreds of concerts, music festivals, dance exhibitions, shows, art exhibits, and much more
The mission of the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is "To enrich the quality of life for our residents and guests through memorable recreational experiences." This is done by acquiring, developing, programming and maintaining City park facilities as well as coordinating a multitude of recreation services and events.