Tamarac is part of the excellent Broward County Public Schools. Although Broward County serves numerous schools, the students of Broward only attend a small handful, which include two elementary schools, one middle school, one charter school and two high schools. A number of private schools are offered in the area as well. High school graduates and adult learners looking to attend a local college or university have plenty to choose from in the Fort Lauderdale and Miami area.
Tamarac is in close proximity to some truly great cultural opportunities. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts encourages patrons to discover the joy of the arts. The Center puts on shows varying from dance and opera, to theatre and pop music performances. In addition, The Center also holds a number of classes, including a college internship program that trains students on how to work in a professional theatre as well as a summer theatre camp.
Located in Fort Lauderdale, the Museum of Discovery and Science is one of the best trips for families to take in Tamarac. The museum is home to over 200 phenomenal interactive exhibits. Some of the most popular exhibits include the largest living Atlantic coral reef in captivity; a number of reptiles including a twelve foot snake; and Runways to Rockets, a space exhibit where one can take a stimulated trip to Mars. However, the most popular exhibit all around is the five-story high IMAX screen—the biggest screen in all of South Florida!
A number of local events happen in Tamarac every year as well. The Tamarac at Twilight Concert Series, which takes place every month, features bands and local artists from all over Florida. Each concert is free and a great way for families and friends to gather under the stars and listen to some truly great bands. Art exhibits are also showcased at the local community center.
Parks and Recreation
The citizens of Tamarac enjoy a wide variety of sports and leisure activities. Swimming at the Caporella Aquatic Center ranks as one of the most popular. The facility houses a 25 yard by 25 meter swimming pool complete with a tornado slide, children’s water playground, a 3,000-square foot fitness center, locker rooms, picnic areas and a large pavilion. The pool is open seasonally (March-November) and holds a number of classes such as swim and water aerobics. The fitness center holds a number of classes as well such as Tae Kwon Do and Salsa.
Residents may also take advantage of the many parks presented to them by the city. The Gary B. Jones Park for People and Pups is a great way for residents and their four-legged friends to run around and play in a casual, off-the-leash environment. The Tamarac Sports Complex is perfect for any athletic resident. This phenomenal facility includes a hockey rink, tennis courts, basketball courts, covered playground, picnic tables, football/soccer fields as well as concession stands and restrooms. Furthermore in spring 2009, the park was expanded to include two full size and one little league baseball field. And for an everyday walk in the park, Sunset Point Park remains Tamarac’s favorite park. This charming park houses a multi-purpose trail with exercise stops, shelters with grills, a wetlands nature study area, a small amphitheatre and shaded picnic areas that can house up to forty people.
And finally, golf lovers will absolutely enjoy Tamarac for its nine different golf courses. One of the most popular of these golf courses is the Woodlands Country Club’s East and West golf courses. The East Golf Course was designed by Robert Von Hagge Freeland Golf Group and features eighteen different challenging holes with a rating of 72.1 The West Golf Course, also designed by Robert Von Hagge opened in 1969 with eighteen very different holes with a rating of 72.5 Another popular course in the area is Colony West Country Club Championship Golf Course. This Championship Course has a rating of 75.8 and was designed by Bruce Devlin. In addition to the Championship Course, the Glades Golf Course also prospers.
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