Welcome to Holiday Park
A world-class tennis center, sports fields aplenty and community events that bring Fort Lauderdale together.
New York City has Central Park. London has Hyde Park. And “the Venice of America” has Holiday Park. Located north of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Holiday Park is wedged southeast of the bend where Sunrise Boulevard and Federal Highway / US-1 are one. In total, it spans 93 acres and is far from solely a vast green space. Beyond pristinely kept football, soccer and baseball fields, here is where you’ll find some of the region’s most competitive pickleball courts, community events and programming, a world-class tennis center and so much more.
It's easy to weave in a trip to Holiday Park with a broader day out and about. The park is adjacent to one of Fort Lauderdale’s most classic and stately tree-draped neighborhoods, Victoria Park. Additionally, Flagler Village – widely considered Fort Lauderdale’s version of the trendsetting, graffiti-clad Wynwood – is just west of the park across Federal Highway / US-1. With Holiday Park, activities upon activities always await. The question becomes: What fun will you get yourself into?
What to Love
- Central location to Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Oakland Park and other nearby locales.
- Home to the Florida Panthers practice facility, War Memorial Auditorium and The Parker, which regularly host major events.
- Diversity of fields, courts and community programming – there is something for everyone!
- Dog parks (separate areas for smaller and larger dogs)
- A walking/jogging trail that winds throughout the park
- An indoor gymnasium and separate facility for basketball and events/classes
- Jimmy Evert Tennis Center with clay courts, hard courts and private lessons
- An extensive network of grass and turf fields, which regularly hold leagues and tournaments
The beauty of Holiday Park extends well beyond its physical features – this is a destination that brings people together. Among the many examples of so, The Parker – an 1,147-seat venue – completed a stunning, $30 million modernization in 2021. It is home to regular performances by A-list comedians and musicians. War Memorial Auditorium – an arena and convention center – is also located within Holiday Park’s confines. The 2,110-seat venue, as of 2024, is completing a major renovation and will be morphed into the Florida Panthers’ practice hockey facility.
As for open-air fun, Holiday Park hosts the Bank of America Starlight Musicals concert series on Fridays during the summer months. The series includes free, family-friendly concerts spanning the musical spectrum from twang-filled country gigs to bluesy goodness.
Dining, Entertainment and Shopping Near Holiday Park
A stone’s throw from Victoria Park, Flagler Village and so many other Fort Lauderdale destinations, there is so much within walking distance of Holiday Park to round out your day:
Just south of the park, you’ll find Victoria Park Shoppes which includes the homegrown Sip Java Co coffee shop, exclusive No Man’s Land cocktail bar and the oft-bumping Shuck-N-Dive cajun restaurant.
For shopping, Galleria Mall is approximately one mile east of the park and includes staples like Macy’s, Dillard’s, an Apple Store and international restaurants like P.F. Chang’s.
Flagler Village is hopping with some of the trendiest shops and restaurants around. Among them are the Chops + Hops ax-throwing bar, specialty coffee roasters Wells Coffee and Heritage, which is renowned for its hand-crafted pizzas.
A favorite for Fort Lauderdale locals, the Serafina Italian restaurant is located just south of Sunrise Boulevard and has sweeping riverfront views. The Hummus House, just south of Serafina, is also a local fave.