There is evidence to suggest that the land that today makes up West Lake Park was used by Seminoles in the early 19th century, and that in July 1840, during the Second Seminole War, there was a serious skirmish there. During the Prohibition era, the waterway to the east of the site was known as Whiskey Creek because it was used by bootleggers from the Bahamas and elsewhere as a route for smuggling liquor. Also in the early ’20s – and much more significantly – the area surrounding West Lake was dredged and platted by Joseph W. Young Jr., the man responsible for developing Hollywood in its earliest years. Hundreds of lots were sold to individual buyers throughout the U.S., although the 1926 hurricane and the Great Depression led Young to abandon his ambitious plans.
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The Seminole Indian name of this 138.6-acre urban park, Topeekeegee Yugnee, means “meeting or gathering place,” appropriate for a park known for its shady picnic areas, many shelters, and a gazebo that is often booked for small weddings and receptions.
The Young Israel of Hollywood Fort Lauderdale is affiliated with the National Council of Young Israel and the Union of Orthodox Congregations (“OU”). During the past three decades they have grown to over five hundred and fifty families.