Thanks to the efforts of our Membership Committee, there are TONS of great discounts available to VPCA members at local restaurants, retailers, and service providers.
You'll more than cover the cost of membership after using one or two of these!
More businesses are joining the list all the time -- check back often for updates.
You must show your current VPCA membership card to take advantage of these great deals.
PLEASE remember to frequent these local businesses -- we're thankful they are here to help make life in Victoria Park even better.
Neighborhood Capital Improvement Project grants have been a major source of funding for many of VPCA’s projects in the past. Our entryways, decorative street signs, the roundabout at 14th Avenue and 6th Street have all relied on NCIP funding.
We drive past them every day, but some of us may not realize that the green spaces in our beautiful Victoria Park neighborhood evolved over time. Thanks to voluntary donations, some grant dollars and lots of hard work, your VP neighbors installed entryway pillars and urns, decorative signs bearing historical street names, medians on NE 15th Avenue, the Progress Hammock Memorial Greenway, and even the roundabout on NE 6th Street.
These improvements were made possible by our agreement to keep them looking good, a commitment we proudly honor.
We rely on graciously donated volunteer time and VPCA dollars to sustain these installations, spending about $20,000 annually. This coming year, two big projects are planned in addition to ongoing maintenance: 1) planting beds that were installed about 25 years ago need rejuvenation, and 2) sprinklers in some areas are overdue for a tune-up.
Over the past few years, the Victoria Park Civic Association worked closely with District II Commissioner Dean Trantalis to bring a high-quality "dog park" to the center of Fort Lauderdale. VPCA suggested "crowdsourcing" as a way to raise the $80,000+ needed for a canine area in Holiday Park. The city's Office of Neighbor Support accepted the challenge -- using this dog park project for the city's first attempt at crowdsourcing. Volunteers from Victoria Park made numerous presentations to nearby neighborhood associations to enlist support citywide. We're pleased to announce that, using the online Citizinvestor app, we met our goal in the summer of 2015.