5555 Palm Tree Road
Plantation, FL 33317
Park is closed Wednesdays, from 8:00 AM to noon.
Plantation Woods is Plantation’s newest park, located within the Plantation’s “Historic District.”
Plantation Woods was conceived by Plantation’s Landscape Architect, Jeffrey Siegel. Highly talented and creative, completely beloved, and occasionally quirky, it was Jeffrey’s conceptual drawings and vision that provided guidance throughout the building process. Unfortunately, Jeffrey passed away before the completion of this project, but his presence lives on in its design.
The 2.5 acre woods-themed park begins with a whimsical entrance. Artist David Serrano was the designer and builder of the front entrance trees and squirrels, along with the leaves on top of the trees. David also designed and built the log benches found throughout the park. Within the park are three age-appropriate playground areas with tree houses, grizzly bears and specialty tree swings. Log benches are placed throughout the area, as well as two picnic pavilions (available for rental). Right in the middle of Plantation Woods is a water splash pad that includes features such as cattails, ground sprays and colorful loops to keep the children misted in a zero depth setting.
Along the pathways are six mosaic medallions designed by artist Kevin Kichar. The GFWC Plantation Woman’s Club sponsored the Butterfly; Rick Case Automotive sponsored the Squirrel; the Plantation Junior Woman’s Club sponsored the Tree Frog; Happy Things sponsored the Dragonfly; the Siegel family sponsored the Lizard; and Sally Siegel sponsored Jeffrey’s signature that you see when you enter the park.
Funding for the playground came from the City of Plantation, the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program, and numerous donations local corporations, civic organizations and individuals.
In his dedication speech, Parks & Recreation director Jim Romano quoted a number of sources on the value and importance of teamwork. In particular, he mentions a quote by John C. Maxwell, “teamwork gives you the best opportunity to turn vision into reality.” With city elected officials and staff working in tandem with businesses and volunteers, Plantation Woods has become a reality, and a true legacy to one of Plantation’s finest, Jeffrey Siegel.
- Park hours are 8:00 AM to dusk
- Park is closed Wednesdays, 8:00 AM until noon
- For more information, please call 954-452-2510
- Protected by Thor Guard Lightning System