Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park

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Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
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Map showing the location of Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park
Map showing the location of Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park
Location Broward County, Florida, USA
Nearest city Hollywood, Florida
Coordinates 26°04′12″N 80°06′47″W / 26.07000°N 80.11306°W / 26.07000; -80.11306Coordinates: 26°04′12″N 80°06′47″W / 26.07000°N 80.11306°W / 26.07000; -80.11306
Established 1973
Governing body Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park is a Florida State Park located in Hollywood, Florida off A1A. The park is named for late civil rights activists Von Mizell and Eula Johnson, who led wade-ins during the civil rights movement of the 1960s in an effort to integrate the segregated beach.[1] The park's former namesake, John U. Lloyd served as Broward County Attorney for over 30 years and was instrumental in obtaining the land for the park.

Activities include fishing, surf casting, canoeing, and kayaking, as well as swimming, boating, picnicking, and wildlife viewing. Amenities include a beach, two boat ramps, an education center, picnic tables, grills, and seven covered picnic pavilions. Visitors can rent canoes, kayaks, pavilions, and volleyball nets and balls. The park is open from 8:00 am till sundown year-round. In addition the park includes Whiskey Creek, an inlet which serves as a manatee sanctuary. Within the park is the Dania Beach Erojacks, a popular reef frequented by scuba divers.[2] On July 1, 2016, John U. Lloyd Beach State Park was renamed the Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park in honor of civil rights efforts undertaken by Mizell and Johnson during segregation.[3]

John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, Florida.

References and external links[edit]

Media related to John U. Lloyd State Park at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geggis, Anne; Sweeney, Dan. "John U. Lloyd State Park renamed for civil rights activists". Sun-Sentinel.com. Retrieved 10 August 2018. 
  2. ^ "Dania Beach Erojacks | Dania Beach Scuba Diving Site". sinkfloridasink.com. Retrieved 10 August 2018. 
  3. ^ Geggis, Anne. "John U. Lloyd State Park ready to change name, share civil rights history". SunSentinal. Retrieved 10 August 2018.