Beach Sweep is Back: Help Keep Hollywood Beach Clean

March 17, 2022

One of Hollywood’s greatest assets is its beautiful, award-winning sandy beach. Travelers from all over the world choose our backyard as their vacation destination. As we make our way out of the pandemic, more travelers are vacationing on our beach. As with any popular destination, the more people who visit - the more debris gets left behind.

In addition to the City’s regular beach maintenance, there are dozens of dedicated volunteers who hit the beach every day to pitch in to pick up litter on our beach. The City of Hollywood is pleased to announce the return of the monthly Hollywood Beach Sweep, where volunteers gather every second Saturday of the month to collect litter and cigarette butts from the sandy beach.

Hollywood Beach Sweep Clean-Up returns on Saturday, April 9th from 7 – 11 a.m. Volunteers meet at Charnow Park at Garfield Street and the Broadwalk, at 7 a.m. Volunteers are asked to complete the registration form available on the City’s website and children, ages 8 and older are welcome to participate when accompanied by an adult. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided to all volunteers along with safety instructions. Please dress appropriately, wear sunscreen and bring your completed registration form with you. For more information and to download the registration form, please visit: http://www.holly woodfl.org/ and search “Beach Sweep.”

Safety Guidelines
1. All volunteers and/or participants must be 8 years of age or older. All minors must be supervised by an adult at all times. 2. No swimming is permitted during cleanup hours. 3. No intoxicating beverages or illegal drugs will be allowed. 4. Persons participating must wear gloves and closed toed shoes. 5. Participants and supervisors are only responsible for the beach area. No volunteers are allowed to clean the parking lot. 6. Cleaning is not permitted in natural, protected areas or the tree islands. 7. A good pair of sunglasses, hat, and sun block should be considered. 8. Please carpool whenever possible. 9. Avoid all suspected toxic/hazardous substances. (Needles, drug paraphernalia, hazardous waste, broken glass, etc.)

Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk - Join in the Hollywood ArtWalk this Saturday, March 19th from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of every month. Visit galleries and shops in Downtown Hollywood while enjoying art, cultural entertainment, live music, murals and more! For info: 954-924-2980.

Mural Tour, 6pm • FREE
This guided tour lets you learn the stories behind the art and artists of the Downtown Holly-wood Mural Project. Meet at the Visitor Center Information Booth at 20th Avenue & Harrison Street.

Chalk Art, 6pm • FREE
Come out and watch the live creation of a work of chalk art. Anniversary Park at Hollywood Boulevard & 20th Avenue.

Gallery Tour, 7pm & 9pm • FREE
Join Evan Snow of Choose954 for a guided and curated ArtWalk experience. Get an opportunity to meet with the local artists of each gallery in Downtown Hollywood. Meet at the Visitor Center Information Booth at 20th Avenue & Harrison Street.

Impulse Art, 8pm • FREE
Fusion of music and painting (live art performance). Artist Daniel Pontet will be painting with his feet inspired by the rhythm of drumming guided by Jeff Lee of Resurrection Drums. LOCATION: 2001 Van Buren Street.

Parking Information
Downtown Hollywood offers on-street metered parking for $1.50 per hour, as well as municipal garage parking for $1 per hour. Municipal garage locations are: 251 S. 20th Avenue (between Harrison Street and Van Buren Street) and 251 N. 19th Avenue Municipal Garage (between Tyler St. & Polk St.).