“In the last 30 years, over 50% of the world’s coral reefs have died”-NOAA

“To lose coral reefs is to fundamentally undermine the health of a very large proportion of the human race,” –Ruth Gates Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology

Welcome to Shipwreck Park | Pompano Beach

Mission Statement

Shipwreck Park is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the creation of an underwater park system establishing artificial reefs, utilizing public art to raise awareness of the need to preserve and conserve our natural coral reef system.

Values (A.C.E)

Art: Creation of unique, transformative and living public art to raise awareness and inspire emotional connections.

Conservation: Deploy host structures that facilitate the natural colonization of marine habitats to protect and conserve our natural marine ecosystems.

Education: To create public awareness about the plight of the marine environment by inspiring support of conservation efforts off our shores.


Shipwreck Park was established in 2014 for the purpose of creating an artificial reef system off the coast of Broward County, Florida.  It was incorporated and received 501 (c) (3) status in 2015.  The organization has acquired and deployed two vessels since then off the coast of Broward County.  The first was the 324ft Newtown Creek rechristened the Lady Luck in July of 2016 and the second a 103 tugboat Okinawa in August of 2017. Since inception Shipwreck Park has raised $979,000 in donations and spent $956,000 on the deployment of the two vessels and the exploration of new projects. Shipwreck Park is all volunteer organization.



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