Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2019 — The celebration of Cinco de Mayo, which is the Spanish term for the “fifth of May,” is commemorated in the United States and throughout Mexico. In Mexico, the holiday commemorates the victory over French invaders during the Battle of Puebla, which occurred on May 5, 1862. The U.S. observes the occasion to honor Mexican culture... Read More

Volunteering For A Charity

April 5, 2019 — If you want to help a charity and interested in doing something more than making a financial donation, why not consider volunteering? When choosing a charity, there are a few basic factors to consider. The charity you choose to volunteer for will determine which activities you will do. Think about what you can offer the... Read More

America’s Funniest Home Videos

April 5, 2019 — We take the phrase “WORK MADE FUN GETS DONE” very seriously here at Sandy Park. America’s Funniest Home Videos featured one of our very own, Mr. Terrance H. getting pranked by our Recreation staff Fabio R. and Lee F. along with our Human Resources Director Manny G. The episode was shown on March 10th on... Read More

April is Poetry Month: How to Write Poetry

April 5, 2019 — If you want to begin writing poetry, start today! It doesn’t matter how it turns out. Your own mistakes will become your teachers. Your own writing will motivate you to greater creativity. Once you start the process, how do you improve it? Use nouns and verbs more than adjectives. Which is stronger: “She was as... Read More

Haiku Day is April 17th

April 5, 2019 — What is a haiku (hahy-koo)? A haiku is traditionally a non-rhyming three-line poem of Japanese origin that offers a way of looking at the physical world. The origins of haiku can be traced back to the ninth century. The haiku consists of three lines with a five-seven-five syllable structure using sensory language to gain inspiration.... Read More

Activity Highlights

April 5, 2019 — Shout out to SPDC’s staff council who made the best nachos and boiled peanuts for our staff. We are looking forward to our next fun event and spreading lots of positive vibes throughout Sandy Park. SPPS- Sandy Parks Positive Squad Sandy Park welcomed a group of College students from Florida Gulf Coast University’s social and... Read More


April 5, 2019 — Sandy Park continues to wait patiently to find out if our Special Olympics Athletes will be competing at State Games in Orlando this year. Robert K., Stephen S., and Anthony F. have practiced very hard and they are very excited to find out if they made it. There was a lot of tough competition this... Read More

Keeping Your Mind Healthy

March 2, 2019 — Mental activity can keep your mind sharp. Review the following tips to help challenge your brain for continual growth: Learn to play a musical instrument Play scrabble or do crossword puzzles Interact with others Switch careers or start a new one Start a new hobby with crafts, painting, or woodworking Learn a foreign language Volunteer... Read More

Nutrition Month: Using Nutrition To Look and Feel Your Very Best

March 2, 2019 — Proper nutrition is important for everyone. Without proper nutrition, people may not be able to properly function and perform day-to-day activities. Most people do not realize that healthy carbs are generally good for you. While you may not need to eat in excess, low-carb diets can actually hinder you. Carbohydrates are needed by the body... Read More

Community Outreach

March 2, 2019 — Our Administrator, Dr. Janet James and Central Records Clerk, Lolita Carter joined the Littleton Elementary School children for the Annual Black History Month Read-In. Our facility has participated for many years now. We are very proud of our community and want our community to be proud of Sandy Park.