Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park
6503 N. Ocean Drive
Dania, FL 33004
State Park: Birding, Fish, Hike, Picnic, Walk, Water Sports
Formerly known as John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, this beachside park just south of Port Everglades is the last example of an undeveloped coastal ecosystem in Broward County. The park is named for Civil Rights Movement leaders who led “wade-in” protests to desegregate South Florida beaches in the 1950s and 1960s. It was once the county’s designated “colored beach” and bore the name of the Broward County attorney who was instrumental in transferring ownership of the land to the state, in lieu of being developed for residential high-rises. Now, the park is a popular location for swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, bicycling and picnicking, offering a haven where everyone can escape the hectic pace of the metropolis and reconnect with nature.