Ocean Park Beach Enhancements

Phase II - Enhancements 

Now that the beautification phase is complete, the next step is to work towards the beach enhancement and the arrival sequence.
  • Re-aligned Entrance ramp 
  • Reorganized Circulation and Parking 
  • Entrance Boulevard Road 
  • South Parking Lot 
  • Event Lawn 
  • Pedestrian Beach Walk 
  • Beach Portals
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The existing entry drive will be redirected to allow for a more scenic entrance into the beach while creating a safer environment for guests. Iconic signage and archways will be added letting guests know they have arrived. The parking lot will be reorganized for easier access throughout and a safer pedestrian experience. The existing beach grill will be relocated closer to the water and traffic diverted which allows for two large event lawns to be implemented for various city events and recreation. This allows for seamless pedestrian access to the water without having to cross the vehicular traffic flow. Two drop-off locations will be emphasized with decorative paving, native planting and beach portals will be constructed to frame views to the ocean. An interactive fountain will become a focal point for all visitors no matter their age. Finally, a meandering promenade along the existing dune system will be added, giving visitors the ability to walk along the length of the beach safely without worrying about vehicular traffic.

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The City of Dania Beach’s Ocean Park is a true diamond in the rough. It is the only public beach in Broward County that is not bisected by a local highway and has both beach and Intracoastal access. Its location, so near to the inlet, has some of the best natural and well preserved beaches in South Florida in addition to a fully operational marina. 

Dania Beach was the first City in Broward County and with that has a strong connection to the marine industry and native Florida beauty of days past. The City decided to polish its gem and showcase it as a destination that represents this wonderful history, its residents and the future of Dania Beach. The northern portion of the beach provides access to Whiskey Creek to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean only steps away to the east. The south side of the pier provides uninterrupted views of white sand beaches that seem almost endless. The Ocean Park Master Plan will explain the renovations and uses to revitalize this destination and set Dania Beach apart from neighboring cities in having its own identity and world class waterfront destination.
Dania Beach Ocean Park and Marina
Ocean Park Beach, Fishing Pier, Marina Dania Beach
The park can be accessed by car through Dania Beach Boulevard from the West and highway A1A from the south. Maritime access is also available through Whiskey Creek that has direct access to the Intracoastal. The Dania Beach Pier is the only existing pier south of the Fort Lauderdale inlet to the Intracoastal, and only one of four piers in Broward County.

The Ocean Park’s landscape represents a large portion of Florida’s native flora spread amongst natural dunes and along the entire creek edge. The City wants to ensure these natural areas are protected while being improved so that this unique natural beauty is not lost. The plan proposes enhancing the existing natural dune species to improve their protective nature and mitigate future erosion. The addition of more palms along the beach will provide shade for hot summer days and create a perfect gathering spot for visitors. Shelter from the sun will also open up opportunities for more beach side activities for children and adults alike.

PHASE 1: Beach  Beautification

- (5 to 7 Months) COMPLETED
  • Dune Restoration
  • Landscaping and Beautification
  • Renovation of Bathrooms
  • North Beach  Enhancements
  • Lighting and signage
Phase one’s focus was primarily on cleaning up the site, organizing signage and creating a sense of place for the Dania Beach Ocean Park. Restroom facilities and site lighting were replaced and landscaping updated for a fresh new look. These changes began the momentum and started an ongoing process to overhaul the entire beach over the next ten years.

Dania Beach Renovated Restroom

Dania Beach Renovated Restroom Development

Dania Beach Renovated Restroom

Dania Beach Renovated Restroom Development

Dania Beach Renovated Restroom

Dania Beach Renovated Restroom Development

Dania Beach Renovated Restroom

Dania Beach Renovated Restroom Development
Dania Beach Ocean Park Beach Construction
Dania Beach Ocean Park Beach Construction

North Portal Drop Off

Dania Beach North Portal Drop Off

North Portal Drop Off

Dania Beach North Portal Drop Off

North Portal Drop Off

Dania Beach North Portal Drop Off

North Portal Drop Off

Dania Beach North Portal Drop Off
Dania Beach Ocean Park Beach Construction
Dania Beach Ocean Park Beach Construction

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


for the completion of Phase 1 of the Beach Revitalization Project

Ocean Park Ribbon Cutting
The purpose of this revitalization plan is to rehabilitate and enhance the Ocean Park, with the following major focus areas:
  • Beach restoration and preservation
  • Beautification, functionality and safety
  • Community asset for local residents, families, and guests
  • Impacts from climate change, and storm activities
  • Environmental quality of the site, including public education
  • Connectivity for pedestrians and bicyclists to the site and surrounding areas
  • Image and civic pride for Dania Beach