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MSD Community Commemoration

Thursday, February 14, 2019 marks one year since our community was devastated by the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The City of Parkland will commemorate this date with an interfaith service at Pine Trails Park beginning at 5:45 p.m. Pine Trails Park will be open from noon until 10 p.m.

To commemorate the day that forever changed the fabric of our community, the Broward County School Board is sponsoring a Day of Service and Love. Please check with your child’s school for additional information about those projects. Over the next few weeks, we invite you to monitor the City’s website for additional details about opportunities to reflect as a community.

City of Parkland

Pine Trails Park 

Location: 10559 Trails End, Parkland, FL 33076

Times: 12 - 10 p.m.

The City will be hosting an Interfaith ceremony at 5:45 p.m. The park will be open both before and after the ceremony. Therapy dogs and counselors will be onsite throughout the day. 

In lieu of mementos (cards, flowers, pictures, etc.) or other such expressions of condolences we ask that you bring a canned food item to support our efforts in this day of service. 

Broward County School Board

MSD will have a non-academic school day ending at 11:40 a.m. All other Broward County Public Schools will operate on a normal school day schedule. 

Contact your child's school for additional information regarding activities.  

Pine Trails Park 

Location: 10559 Trails End, Parkland, FL 33076

Times: 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Broward County School Board will be sponsoring a Day of Service and Love at Pine Trails Park. The day will include a service project partnering with Feed My Starving Children.

City of Coral Springs Events

Location: 9551 West Sample Road, Coral Springs

Times: 7 a.m. - Dusk

Admission: Free

The artist worked with victims, grieving families, community members and first responders to create a 35-foot-tall Temple, with no religious affiliation. The Temple is meant to serve as an object of great beauty built out of tremendous loss. The Temple is not meant to be a memorial or permanent structure, but rather a place for the community to leave their pain. In past work with grieving parents, students and first-responders, the artist has found that the process and resulting Temple helps people rebuild hope and release grief.

The Temple will be open to the public staring on February 14, 2019 from 7 a.m. to dusk every day until mid-May, when it will be burned in a ceremonial fire. The burning will be a closing ritual, a cathartic experience that allows people to let go of difficult emotions and make room for remaining positive emotions and loving memories to be made stronger.

The art installation is part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies: “Inspiring Community Healing After Gun Violence: The Power of Art” which is a curated series of five large-scale temporary public art installations, designed to be created with community members.

Coral Springs Museum of Art 

Location: 2855A Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs

Times: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Admission: Free

In the aftermath of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Coral Springs Museum of Art (CSMoA) began the Healing with Art program, which has proven to be a source of respite and relaxation for those who have been so deeply affected.

The CSMoA will be open on February 14, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to provide a safe space for students. Activities planned include:

Relaxing Art Therapy
Massage Chairs
Foods
Animal Therapy w/ petting zoo
K-9 Therapy
Healing Tree
Music Therapy
Coral Springs Rocks – mementos to take
Community Canvas – painting project
Chill & Cozy Décor – bean bags, pillows, etc.
Resource guides
Coral Springs Open Play 

Location: Coral Springs Gymnasium (2501 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs)

Times: 12 - 5 p.m.

Admission: Free ($2 per person for students who do not attend MSD)

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students interested in using the Coral Springs Gymnasium for Open Play may do so from 12-5 p.m. with student identification. All other participants may participate in Open Play for a fee of $2 per person.