Construction Begins on Welleby Park Enhancements
The City’s popular Welleby Park will undergo a comprehensive enhancement project beginning on Wednesday, March 5. During construction, which will take an estimated 90 days, the park’s existing asphalt trail will be replaced with a Flexipave porous pavement trail. The new trail, measuring approximately eight feet wide and spanning one mile, will offer superior impact absorption and exceed ADA requirements. It will also provide direct access to the Hiatus Road C-42 Canal Bike Trail.
As part of the project, 10 exercise stations will be installed along the trail in the western-most portion of the park. These stations will focus on the four elements of a well-rounded fitness program – aerobic exercise, muscle and core fitness, balance and flexibility. New park trail signage and distance marker medallions will also be installed.
Work will be conducted in phases, beginning with the central portion of the park. Effective March 5, the park entrance on NW 44th Street will be closed. The entrance on Hiatus Road will remain open during the initial phase of work, along with the eastern portion of the park.
As soon the first phase of work concludes, that central portion of the park – including the playground – will re-open and work will begin in the park’s eastern- and western-most sections.
Free “Tunes ‘N Trucks” Concert this Friday
Celebrate Safe Cycling at Our Rodeo and BMX Show
The City’s free outdoor concert series continues this Friday, March 7, at the Sunrise Civic Center Amphitheater (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise 33351). Food trucks and local restaurants serve up dinner beginning at 6:00 p.m., and Journey tribute band Never Stop Believin’ takes the stage at 7:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join in the fun!
Upcoming “Tunes ‘N Trucks” dates include:
• Friday, April 11: The Caribbean Chillers – A tribute to Jimmy Buffet
• Friday, May 9: Orange Sunshine – A tribute to the 1960s. (Dust off your tie-dye and dig out your go-go boots for a chance to win valuable prizes at tonight’s Hippie Costume Contest!)
Call (954) 747-4600 for more information.
Answers to Your Health Insurance Marketplace Questions
The City of Sunrise and Broward Health will host an Enrollment Fair and Information Exchange on Saturday, March 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Sunrise Civic Center (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise 33351).
If you don’t have health insurance through an employer and you are not covered by Medicare or Medicaid, the 2010 Affordable Care Act requires that you purchase your own or face a penalty. Affordable health insurance options are available at an online health insurance marketplace – but open enrollment ends on March 31, 2014.
Don’t miss this opportunity to talk with experts from Broward Health. Their certified application counselors can help you get the right coverage at the right price – even if you have a pre-existing condition.
The City’s annual Bike Rodeo will take place on Sunday, March 9, at 10:00 a.m. at the Sunrise Athletic Complex (11501 NW 44th Street, Sunrise 33351). Bring your bicycle and helmet to this free, all-ages event. You’ll take part in a bicycle safety check and helmet fitting, and then weave your way through an obstacle course. We’ve added a BMX Stunt Show for excitement and inspiration! For details, call (954) 747-4600.
Sunrise to Temporarily Change Water Chlorination
The City of Sunrise maintains the highest quality standards to provide clean, safe drinking water to customers in our Utilities system, which includes the cities of Sunrise, Weston, Southwest Ranches and parts of Davie. From February 24 through March 17, the Utilities Department will use free chlorine in its drinking water treatment system to provide additional protection against bacteria.
This temporary treatment of the water system is a common practice for water suppliers that use a chlorine (chloramine) water treatment method. This periodic program is mandated by the Florida Department of Health.
The procedure does not cause any adverse health effects. However, some individuals may notice a slight change in the taste, odor or color of the water during this time.
Kidney dialysis centers, nephrologists and hospitals have been notified in order for them to make any adjustments necessary in the various processes which they operate. Any questions regarding kidney dialysis should be directed to the user's doctor or dialysis specialist.
Some aquatic and marine animal species are sensitive to free chlorine; persons maintaining aquariums with any sensitive species may wish to contact their pet supply stores regarding dechlorination.
Information about drinking water and health is available on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Web site, and through the Safe Drinking Water Hotline: 1-800-426-4791. For details regarding the City of Sunrise's treatment system, please contact the Utilities Department at (954) 888-6000.