About the Park
Located within the NW CRA District, this park was originally dedicated in Annie Adderly Gillis’ memory on October 29th, 2011. For 10 years, it was a passive park and under-utilized. The CRA identified the need to enhance the space by creating an active, urban plaza. After receiving public input, budgeting for the project, and securing the architectural firm of Cartaya & Associates for the design elements and MBR Construction as the contractor, revitalization of the park was officially underway in December 2021. The project was completed in November 2022 with a CRA investment of $1,396,763. A plaque honoring Annie Adderly Gillis will be installed in 2023.
- Adequate lighting to make the Urban Park safe
- A special event area for performances, movies and other events
- Security features to include live surveillance monitoring
- Landscaping to accommodate events and food trucks
- Interactive exercise equipment
- Shade structures and solar lighting
About Annie Adderly Gillis
Annie Adderly Gillis Park is named in honor of Ms. Gillis who was a pioneer and humanitarian in the Pompano Beach Community. During her 77 years as a Pompano Beach resident, she witnessed many social and economic changes. She was an active member of the church and involved in many civic organizations. Ms. Gillis instilled many traditions in her family and the community that remain today, and enriched many lives by sharing her knowledge and experience.
In conjunction with the City of Pompano Beach and CRA, along with members of the community, the grand re-opening of Annie Adderly Gillis Park commenced on November 6th, 2022.
The City of Pompano Beach Mayor, Commissioners, Project Staff, and family of Ms. Annie Adderly Gillis
Family of Ms. Annie Adderly Gillis