The Neighborhood

BridgeHistorical Florida neighborhood in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. Live Oak canopied streets and eclectic architecture encompassing old Florida to modern design provide a feeling and atmosphere not found anywhere else in the city. Home to water-front property, two beautiful parks, and Stranahan high school, Riverside Park sees people of all ages and walks of life every day. Attend one of our neighborhood events or monthly general meetings and Find out why our beauty and diversity set us apart.

The Riverside Park neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, didn’t get its start until the 50’s when homes were being built to house the folks coming to Florida after WWII. However, the area had its real beginnings in the early 1900’s as a produce trading point on the New River. Our neighborhood Swing Bridge is dated from the 1920’s. For approximate location on internet maps, use 600 SW 15th Ave, Ft Lauderdale FL 33312.


Riverside Park is a family-friendly neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, defined by the following borders: Broward Boulevard to the north, Davie Boulevard to the south, Interstate 95 to the west, and the north and south forks of the New River to the east.

The neighborhood is accessed from Broward Boulevard by SW 18th Avenue and SW 11th Avenue (Palm Avenue). SW 11th Ave actually takes you over the historic and scenic 11th Avenue Swing Bridge. From Davie Boulevard, entry is from SW 15th Avenue.RPsat

The community has two parks: Riverside Park by the Radford Center at 555 SW 11th Ave and Coontie-Hatchee at 1116 SW 15th Ave which is directly on the river. Both parks have playgrounds and picnic tables, and C-H Park also has an exercise trail and pavilions with water views.

Riverside Park is conveniently located near to Interstates 95 and 595, which connect directly to destinations north, south, east, and west, and is less than 5 minutes from the Tri-Rail mass transit train station. The neighborhood is 15 minutes from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and 15 minutes from Port Everglades, the cruise ship capital of the world.

The community is just five minutes from a vibrant downtown area. Downtown Fort Lauderdale features government offices and agencies, banking and commerce, the downtown library, a world class art museum, universities, Las Olas Boulevard and other shopping areas, the Riverwalk, Historic Himmarshee Village, and many other cultural, dining and entertainment options.

Riverside Park is a tree-lined neighborhood boasting an abundance of waterfront property with no fixed bridges to the ocean. It features churches, schools, businesses and a diverse population. This community also contains a number of parcels and properties ripe for redevelopment.

Neighborhood Businesses:

Riverside Market, Local Eatery and Beer Boutique @ 608 SW 12th Ave

Subs and Suds Sandwich Shop @ 601 SW 12th Ave

Craft Beer Cartel, Homebrew Supply Store and local provisions @ 557 SW 12th Ave

Neighborhood Parks:

Riverside Park & Center @ 555 SW 11th Ave

Coontie-Hatchee Park @ 1116 SW 15th Ave

Nearby Hospitals:

Broward General
1600 S Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Nearby Schools:

North Fork Elementary School

New River Middle School

Stranahan High School

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