History of Pembroke Park
Not so long ago, the area known as Pembroke Park was made up of nurseries, quarries and mobile home parks. Such names as Holly Hill, Hollywood Ridge Farms and the Town of Pembroke Park were prevalent. Pembroke Park was incorporated on December 10, 1957. The total area of the town is 1.6 square miles. Of this area, six-tenth of a mile is lakes. What was once rock quarries are now beautiful lakes that enhance the aesthetic quality of Pembroke Park. Located in southwestern Broward County, the town is bounded on the south by Dade County, on the east by Hallandale Beach, and on the west by Miramar and on the north by Hollywood. With access from I-95 and a short distance from the Florida Turnpike, the Town has attracted modern warehouses and business development for its industrial areas.
By adopting a “Comprehensive Land Use Plan” in 1989, the town commission provided a blueprint for orderly growth and development of Pembroke Park. Pembroke Park has 17 mobile home pars, four of which are devoted to recreational vehicle camping. The number of mobile homes is very nearly constant from year to year. New apartments, villas and town homes are located on the western edge of town. Four passive parks have been constructed in recent years on both ends of town to accommodate all residents of the surrounding areas.
The vital new Pembroke Park faces the future with a confidence born of strategic planning and careful financial management. Town leaders have established a Planning Consultant along with the Planning and Zoning Board that insures building conditions and quality of life will remain as the residents all know and have come to enjoy. The Mayor and the Town Commission along with the Town Manager and other staff of development professionals are working now to help make the future of Pembroke Park one of vitality and beauty in the South Broward community. Improved human and social services are objectives the Town will continue to meet for year 2013 and beyond.