Eco Productions At Sawgrass Recreation Park
Sawgrass Recreation Park has teamed up with three area hotels, the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center and Spa, the Hyatt Place Ft. Lauderdale Airport South, and the Hyatt Summerfield Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport South to provide filming accessibility for eco-friendly productions.
Opened in 1971, Sawgrass Recreation Park provides Airboat Everglades Tours through Florida’s most unique treasure, the Everglades. At Sawgrass Recreation Park, a glimpse of the subtropical ecosystem can be seen on Airboat Everglades Tours that glide across the miles of “the river of grass,” and bring guests close to native wildlife, many of which are endangered. On land, Sawgrass Recreation Park has an array of alligators, crocodiles, and native animals that live in the Everglades. A partner with the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission, many of the animals are brought to the park for adoption.
Sawgrass Recreation Park has hosted a number of film and tape productions including:
ABC Network’s, “Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin,” Animal Planet’s, “Swamp Wars,” Logo Network’s, “Bump,” Telemundo Network, WTVJ-TV/NBC’s campaign, “I am Miami,” among many others.
The hotels and Sawgrass Recreation Park have collaborated on the following rates and amenities available to any film and tape group staying at the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center and Spa, Hyatt Place Ft. Lauderdale Airport South, or Hyatt Summerfield Airport South. There is no fee to film or tape at Sawgrass Recreation Park, but reservations need to be made through the website at www.evergladestours.com.
Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Package Price:
January 01, 2012 – April 30, 2012…$159
May 01, 2012 – December 31, 2012….$99
- Deluxe Room (Single or Double occupancy)
- Upgrade to one bedroom suite (based on availability)
- Breakfast Grab & Go
- In-house production office (Suite room)
- Parking available for motor-coach or large vehicles
- Discount Coupon at Rainforest Café Sawgrass Mills
The following rates and amenities are available to any film and tape group from the Hyatt Place Ft. Lauderdale Airport South and the Hyatt Summerfield Suites Ft. Lauderdale South:
January 1 – April 30
May 1- September 30
October 1- December 31
January 1 – April 30
May 1 – September 30
October 1 – December 31
- Single/double occupancy
- Net, Non-commissionable
- Tax of 11.0% (tax is subject to change)
- Rates are for individual travel only. Groups are comprised of 10+ rooms per night and subject to a different rate.
- Rates are subject to availability.
- Company identification may be required upon check-in to receive corporate negotiated rates. Valid company identification includes Business Card, Employee ID or letter from company designating traveler as employee / client.
- 25% off food and beverage
- Free Parking
- Hyatt Gold Passport eligible
Sawgrass Recreation Park is located 20 minutes from the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and 40 minutes from the Miami International Airport. Hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., seven days a week. Nighttime tours are available on Wednesday and Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m. For more information on Sawgrass Recreation Park, go to www.evergladestours.com. Come for your Airboat Everglades Tour soon!