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RUNNING THE NUMBERS: FY23 BUDGET The Gardens Trailblazer 5K

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10 | 4:00 P.M.

The Gardens North County District Park 5101 117th Court North, PBG

Get an early start on your new year’s resolutions at this family fun race designed for runners and walkers alike. Post-race, enjoy a holiday movie on the big screen, food vendors, and family fun activities.

PRE-REGISTRATION* (open through Dec. 9th)

$30 for adults $25 for 17 & under

RACE DAY REGISTRATION

$35 for adults $30 for 17 & under

For more information, please visit pbgrec.com/trailblazer5k, email recinfo@pbgfl.com or call 561-630-1100. Please leave pets at home per City Ordinance 46-14.

SCAN THE QR CODE TO REGISTER

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Olivia Glowala. FEATURES 2 The Gardens Trailblazer 5K  5 City Briefs  10 Calendar of Events  16 Toddler Special Events/Community Concerts 17 Waste Management Reminders  20 2022 Fall Festival 4 Fire Prevention Week  6 Running the Numbers- FY23 Budget  12 Featured Art – Magician’s Birthday 13 Around Town- Project Update  14 Pool Update  18 City Social  6 20 18 14 5 A unique place to live, learn, work and play

Fire Prevention Week Is October 9-15, 2022!

Practice these safety tips to protect your loved ones and property from fire and other hazards.

HOME FIRE ESCAPE PLANNING

• Make a home escape plan. Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows. Discuss the plan with everyone in your home.

• Practice your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year. Practice using different ways out.

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SMOKE ALARMS

• Install smoke alarms in every bedroom. They should also be in hallways that connect sleeping areas and on every level of the home. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for placement.

• Test all smoke alarms at least once a month by pressing the test button to be sure the alarm is working properly.

CLOSE BEFORE YOU DOZE!

• A closed door during a fire reduces the temperature from 1000 degrees to 100 degrees and keeps carbon monoxide levels 90% lower than if the door was open. So make sure to close your bedroom doors at night.

CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY

• Place CO detectors in hallways that connect sleeping areas and have one detector on every level of the home. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for placement.

• Generators should be used in a wellventilated location outdoors away from windows, doors and vent openings.

• Do not run a vehicle or other fueled engine or motor indoors, even if garage doors are open.

• Only charge golf carts in the open or a in a well-ventilated area. Do not charge them overnight. Make sure older batteries are periodically filled with distilled water.

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

• Have a multi-purpose, 2-A: 10-B:C, fire extinguisher on each floor of the home.

• Learn the proper use and maintenance for fire extinguishers.

COOKING

• Do not leave stove unattended while cooking and turn it off if you must leave the kitchen.

• Smother a small grease fire on the stovetop by sliding a lid over the pan and turning off the burner. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled. If you have any doubt about fighting a small fire, get out and call 9-1-1.

Don’t forget to PASS: Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep!

Tips provided by the National Fire Protection Association. Visit NFPA.org for more information.

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UPCOMING CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Thursday, December 1, 2022 Thursday, January 12, 2023

OTHER WAYS TO WATCH

Our City Council meetings are streamed live via the City’s website. Can’t make it to the meeting in person? Stay informed from the comfort of your own home!

Florida City Government Week

The City of Palm Beach Gardens will be joining cities throughout the state to recognize and raise awareness about the importance of municipal government. Cities provide a higher level of service than most governments and play a big role in enhancing the quality of life in communities.

Join us for the following events during Florida City Government Week:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18

Coffee & Conversation with the Mayor

9:00 a.m. at City Hall Lobby

10500 N. Military Trail

Join Mayor Chelsea Reed for a candid conversation over coffee!

Mayor Reed will share her thoughts on the current state of the City, followed by a Q&A session. Coffee & light refreshments will be served.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

Resident Photo Contest Reception

6:00 p.m. at City Hall Lobby

10500 N. Military Trail

Talent resides in Palm Beach Gardens! Winning photographs from this year’s contest will be announced at a special reception at City Hall. The Resident Photography Contest winners will be on display as part of a special exhibition in City Hall from October 17 to December 8, 2022.

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LiveStream: www.pbgfl.com/LiveStream Archives: www.youtube.com/citypbg

Followingtwo public hearings in September 2022, City Council approved the FY23 Operating Budget with three big takeaways:

1. A Tax Cut- Your City Council approved a 4.15% reduction of the millage rate to 5.32 mils. That means most homesteaded properties will see a slight reduction in taxes.

2. Supporting Growth- We will be building a 6th fire station in 2024. Preparation begins now, as we’ll need to fully staff that station. Fire Rescue will do a phased hiring of 21 firefighters. Across other City Departments including Recreation, Golf & the Police Department, we will add 18 positions.

3. This year, we’ve done away with those dull spreadsheets and replaced them with a refreshing way for you to interact with the budget online. It’s called OpenGov and it makes navigating the City budget easier and more transparent by using visual data. Visit our website at pbgfl.com/budget.

THIS YEAR’S BUDGET will support 596 full time positions. That’s approximately 9.83 employees per every 1,000 residents.

“The current vinyl liner of the competition pool has outlived its expected lifespan and is beginning to have cosmetic and functional issues. The resurfacing and renovation will give this 20-year-old pool a much-needed facelift and improvements.”

Aquatic Complex Competition Pool Renovation

Project Budget: $1,100,000

As the Aquatic Complex puts the finishing touches on the new pool that was budgeted last year, the next phase of upgrades to the facility will continue this fiscal year with the renovation of the competition pool. The current vinyl liner of the competition pool is beginning to fail as it is now past its useful life and out of warranty. Cosmetic and functional issues will be remedied with the renovation of the pool, correcting issues of plumbing, chemical usage, leak detection, and circulation. The pool will be completely resurfaced with a more durable Wet Edge product consistent with the Main Pool and the Splash Playground.

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Erin Anderson, Operations Manager, Aquatics

“We have outgrown our six pickleball courts and our members are enjoying the game as the sport is growing like crazy! We saw it fit to add some new courts since we have the adequate amount of land to do that now.”

Russo Park Additional Pickleball Courts Project Budget: $200,000

The game of pickleball has never been bigger in Palm Beach Gardens!

Available court time and growing demand have led to plans for the construction of four additional pickleball courts at the Joseph Russo Athletic Complex to be operated by the Tennis & Pickleball Center. Currently, staff must consistently turn away residents and passport holders during peak hours. These additional courts will also support the Center Court Cafe and pro shop and assist in the Center’s ability to host sports tourism events. These courts will be located to the east of the Russo Concession Stand.

“This storage facility will extend the longevity and usefulness of the vehicle by removing it from the elements that could cause damage.”

Police Department Command Storage Building Project Budget: $250,000

Replacing its outdated unit, the Palm Beach Gardens

Police Department’s new 47’ Mobile Command Vehicle will be getting a new home in this year’s budget. The vehicle is equipped with two communication systems (cellular, satellite) that will allow the coordination of public safety units at small- and large-scale incidents. This unit has the capacity to operate as a standalone communications & control center, command post for critical events, disaster response coordination, coordination center for investigations, and as a base of operations for events such as the Honda Classic. The new vehicle will be replacing a 2004 Farber Command Unit, which has been used with success at many critical incidents in the North County Region. The Command Storage Building at the City’s Logistics Center will be used to store the new equipment to protect it from damage and extend the life of the vehicle.

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Wendy Tatum, Tennis & Pickleball Director Paul Rogers, Police Major

“This netting project will serve to identify the boundaries of the driving range while protecting golfers from errant shots from the championship course to the range and from the range to the course. Golfers will be able to play and practice with a greater sense of security and separation utilizing both amenities simultaneously.”

Golf Netting

Project Budget: $187,000

While construction of the new Par 3 golf course at Sandhill Crane Golf Club continues into early next year, the FY23 budget will fund a much-needed accessory for golf operations. A net will be constructed between hole 14 on the golf course and the east side of “The Nest” driving range. The net will serve to keep golf balls within the confines of the driving range and vice versa for the golf course, so that neither has a disruption of play for participants. This will help alleviate potential safety issues with patrons crossing from the course to the driving range and will help with daily collection of golf balls from the range.

Lake Catherine Bleacher Covers

Project Budget: $400,000

With the brutal Florida sun looming, the City is always looking for ways to provide relief to parkgoers. The next shade project is planned for Lake Catherine Sportsplex to provide protection to our residents from the elements. Similar to bleacher covers that can be found at Gardens Park baseball fields, the Sportsplex will soon see these upgrades which are handicap accessible and maintained by the Parks and Grounds staff.

Fire Station 61 Garage Door Replacement

Project Budget: $300,000

In the world of Fire Rescue, response time is everything. That’s one of the reasons the garage doors at Fire Station 61 will be replaced in the next budget year. Upgraded doors will open significantly faster to avoid emergency response delays and are designed with less moving parts which in-turn will require less maintenance. The current doors suffer from constant maintenance to significant delays in finding the correct repair components for outdated equipment which has also led to the decision. The new modern solution is a bay door design that can withstand up to 175 mph hurricane winds.

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“The addition of these bleacher covers will provide relief from the hot Florida sun while patrons enjoy our park facilities.”
“Constant maintenance and significant delays in tracking outdated repair components have led to the decision to replace the bay doors with a modern solution. The new bay doors are hurricane rated and open faster to avoid emergency response delays.”
For full details on the City’s budget, visit our website at
www.pbgfl.com/budget.
Casey Mitchell, Director of Golf Andrew Keller, Operations Manager Myles Held, Division Chief, Support Services

Did you know?

The City’s first historic district starts at the entrance to MacArthur Boulevard. The great banyan trees that were planted in 1961 and 1962 are in the center of the oval, framed on both sides of the road with waterfalls flowing over a large rock wall. The rock facade and waterfalls were gone by the 1980s.

The City of Palm Beach Gardens continues to accept applications for its Mortgage and Rent Assistance program, designed to aid low-to moderate income families that were directly impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic with funds provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Please note, households do not need to be behind on rent or mortgage payments to receive assistance.

Online and paper applications will be accepted. Paper applications are available at City Hall or via email. An appointment must be made with City staff to submit a paper application.

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NOW-NOVEMBER 1

GardensArt Exhibition

Toby Gotesman Schneier: “Deep in the Palms”

Mixed Media Paintings

Dawn to Dusk

Sandhill Crane Golf Clubhouse

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GardensArt Exhibition

John Bowen: “Touched by the Sun” Watercolor Paintings M-F 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat-Sun 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis & Pickleball Clubhouse

NOW-NOVEMBER 29

GardensArt Exhibition

Toby Gotesman Schneier: “Still Deep in the Palms”

Mixed Media Paintings Hours Vary; call 561.630.1100 Burns Road Community Center

OCTOBER

OCTOBER 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

The Gardens GreenMarket 8 a.m.-1 p.m. City Hall Municipal Campus

OCTOBER 11

Planning, Zoning & Appeals Board 6-9 p.m. at City Hall

OCTOBER 11-16

USTA National Men’s 70s, 85s, 90s Clay Court Championship Tennis & Pickleball Center

Calendar ofEvents

OCTOBER 17-23

Florida City Government Week See a full list of events on page 5!

OCTOBER 18

Coffee & Conversation with the Mayor with Mayor Chelsea Reed 9 a.m. at City Hall

Hands-Only CPR Class 6-7:30 p.m. Fire Station 1

OCTOBER 20

2022 Resident Photography Contest

Finalists Reception 6 p.m. at City Hall

OCTOBER 22

Fall Festival 3-8 p.m.

The Gardens North County District Park

Jr. Rec Singles 1-day Tennis Tournament 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tennis & Pickleball Center

OCTOBER 25

Special Magistrate Hearing 2-5 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers

OCTOBER 29-30

USTA Level 6 Junior Tournament, Ages 12-18 Tennis & Pickleball Center

NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER 3-JANUARY 24

GardensArt Exhibition Stan Dornfest: “Luminous Landscapes”

Oils & Acrylics on Canvas Dawn to Dusk

Sandhill Crane Golf Clubhouse

NOVEMBER 3

City Council Meeting 6 p.m. at City Hall

NOVEMBER 5

“Thankful for Friends” Mixed Doubles & Lunch Tennis Tournament

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Tennis & Pickleball Center

Mayor’s Veterans Golf Classic

Shotgun Start: 8:30 a.m. Sandhill Crane Golf Club

NOVEMBER 6, 13, 20, 27

The Gardens GreenMarket 8 a.m.-1 p.m. City Hall Municipal Campus

NOVEMBER 8

Middle School EDGE & School’s Out Camps 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Burns Road Community Center

NOVEMBER 9

Planning, Zoning & Appeals Board 6-9 p.m. at City Hall

NOVEMBER 11

Veterans Day Holiday City Administrative Offices Closed

Veterans Salute Celebration 11 a.m.

Veterans Plaza Amphitheater

The Wheels of November Wheelchair Tennis Tournament 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Joseph R. Russo Athletic Complex

NOVEMBER 16-20

World Pickleball Open Joseph R. Russo Athletic Complex

NOVEMBER 19-20

“Serve the Stuffing” USTA Level 6 Junior Tennis Tournament Tennis & Pickleball Center

NOVEMBER 19

Community Concert TURNSTILES: Tribute to the Music of Billy Joel 7-9 p.m.

Veterans Plaza Amphitheater

NOVEMBER 21, 22, 23

Turkey Week Camp 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Sandhill Hill Crane Golf Club

NOVEMBER 21-23

Middle School EDGE & School’s Out Camps 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Burns Road Community Center

Holiday Tennis Camps Tennis & Pickleball Center

NOVEMBER 22

Special Magistrate Hearing 2-5 p.m. at City Hall

NOVEMBER 24

Thanksgiving Day Shotgun Golf 9 a.m. Shotgun Start

Sandhill Hill Crane Golf Club

NOVEMBER 24 & 25

Thanksgiving Holiday City Administrative Offices Closed

NOVEMBER 30 -JANUARY 12

GardensArt Exhibition

Irina Pushkareva:

“Florida Wildlife in Art”

Oil on Wood & Framed Prints

M-F 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sat & Sun 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tennis & Pickleball Clubhouse

NOVEMBER 30-JANUARY 26

GardensArt Exhibition

Melissa Mastrangelo: “Slice of Paradise”

Acrylics & Watercolor Ink Hours Vary; call 561.630.1100

Burns Road Community Center

DECEMBER

DECEMBER 1

City Council Meeting 6 p.m. at City Hall

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Great Blue Heron, by Irina Pushkareva

DECEMBER 1-19

Santa’s Mailbox

Burns Road Community Center

DECEMBER 2-3

38th Annual Holiday Bazaar 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Friday) 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Saturday)

Burns Road Community Center

DECEMBER 2-7

“Little Mo” International Jr. Tennis Tournament Tennis & Pickleball Center

DECEMBER 3

Character Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Burns Road Community Center

Tree Lighting 5-7 p.m.

City Hall Municipal Campus Community Concert PETTY/NICKS: Tribute to Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks 7-9 p.m.

Veterans Plaza Amphitheater

DECEMBER 4, 11, 18*

The Gardens GreenMarket 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

City Hall Municipal Campus *Closed on Dec. 25

DECEMBER 7

Canasta Tournament

Ugly Holiday Sweater Theme 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Burns Road Community Center

DECEMBER 10

The Gardens Trailblazer 5k Followed by Holiday Movie 4 p.m.

The Gardens North County District Park

Holiday Mixed Doubles & Lunch Tennis Tournament

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tennis & Pickleball Center

DECEMBER 11

Adult Rec Singles 1-day Tennis Tournament

11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tennis & Pickleball Center

JANUARY

DECEMBER 12-FEBRUARY 2

GardensArt Exhibition

Laurie Snow Hein: “An Artist’s View of Florida” Oils on Canvas Weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at City Hall

DECEMBER 13

Planning, Zoning & Appeals Board 6-9 p.m. at City Hall

DECEMBER 17

Jr. Rec Singles 1-day Tennis Tournament 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis & Pickleball Center

DECEMBER 22-23, 27-30

Middle School EDGE & School’s Out Camps 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Burns Road Community Center

Holiday Tennis Camps Tennis & Pickleball Center

DECEMBER 22, 23

Winter Camp #1 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Sandhill Hill Crane Golf Club

DECEMBER 25

Christmas Day Shotgun Golf 9 a.m. Shotgun Start Sandhill Hill Crane Golf Club

DECEMBER 26

Christmas Day (Observed) City Administrative Offices & Recreation Centers Closed

DECEMBER 27, 28, 29

Winter Camp #2 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Sandhill Hill Crane Golf Club

JANUARY

JANUARY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

The Gardens GreenMarket 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

City Hall Municipal Campus

JANUARY 2

New Year’s Day (Observed) City Administrative Offices Closed

JANUARY 2, 3

School’s Out Camp

8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Sandhill Hill Crane Golf Club

JANUARY 3

Middle School EDGE & School’s Out Camps 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Burns Road Community Center

JANUARY 8

The Gardens GreenMarket 21st Season Anniversary Celebration 8 a.m.-1 p.m. City Hall Municipal Campus

JANUARY 10

Planning, Zoning & Appeals Board 6-9 p.m. at City Hall

JANUARY 12

GardensArt Reception for Melissa Mastrangelo “Slice of Paradise” Acrylics & Watercolor Ink 6-7:30 p.m. Burns Road Community Center

JANUARY 16

School’s Out Camp 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Sandhill Hill Crane Golf Club

Middle School EDGE & School’s Out Camps

7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Burns Road Community Center

JANUARY 24

Special Magistrate Hearing 2-5 p.m. at City Hall

JANUARY 24-28

Les Grandes Dames Tennis & Pickleball Center

FEBRUARY 4

SAVE the DATE

PUBLIC SAFETY DAY

10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Gardens North County District Park

Ongoing:

EVERY SUNDAY The Gardens GreenMarket Sponsored in good health by Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center

8 a.m.-1 p.m. City Hall Municipal Campus

2ND SATURDAYS

Stories in the Park 10-11 a.m. Burns Road Community Center Playground

IMPORTANT ADDRESSES:

Burns Road Community Center/Aquatic Complex 4404 Burns Road

City Hall Municipal Campus 10500 N. Military Trail

The Gardens GreenMarket 10500 N. Military Trail

Sandhill Crane Golf Club/The Dancing Crane Restaurant 9500 Sandhill Crane Drive

Tennis & Pickleball Center Clubhouse/ Center Court Café 5110 117th Court N.

The Gardens North County District Park 5101 117th Court N.

Veterans Plaza Amphitheater 10500 N. Military Trail

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Magician’s Birthday

Usually with abstract art, there’s an interesting story behind what inspired the artist to create such structures. Often times, the meaning is deep, difficult to interpret but easy to appreciate. In the case of veteran environmental artist Mark Fuller, it’s no different. In many instances, artists are simply inspired by their surroundings combined with their life experiences. The perfect example of this stands at about 12 feet tall near the entrance of the Palm Beach Gardens Mall.

In 2002, City Council approved the construction of a drive-through bank office, which was at the time known as SouthTrust Bank. It is currently known as Wells Fargo. In 2003, as a part of the Art in Public Places program, the Art Advisory Committee was given funds specifically to have a sculpture built outside of the Gardens

Mall area. This sculpture was created by none other than Mark Fuller, who has created several unique structures around Palm Beach Gardens. The idea for this piece of art was directly correlated to the bank and some of Fuller’s personal experiences when checking his account. This structure stands as a vertically triangled figure with seven ring-shaped circlets lined up near the top. The sculpture is called Magician’s Birthday

Looking at this structure from the side, one can see there are seven coins; however, when viewing the structure from the front, the center of the coin is missing. This metaphorically represents how Fuller believed a chunk of money seemed to always be missing from his bank account thanks to hidden service fees.

Sometimes, it’s relatable stories like this that we miss when looking at such abstract pieces of art. Knowing this story, hopefully now when one drives by this sculpture, it will be a good reminder to keep a watchful eye on your bank account before your money disappears!

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Your resource for the burning question: “What are they buildingover there?”

Tax Collector’s Office

Alton Town Center Gas Station

The Mobil gas station is the last building under construction in Alton Town Center and will complete the development’s program with architecture that is consistent with the other buildings throughout. This project provides fueling services, a small convenience store, automatic car wash and five vacuum stations for the Alton project and surrounding community. The Alton Gas Station is currently under construction and is anticipated to be completed in the first quarter of 2023.

Street Address: 5200 Donald Ross Road

There’s finally movement taking place on the old DMV site. The new Tax Collector’s Office will provide a much-needed update to county’s government service facilities in the North County area. Services provided at this facility include: Hunting, Fishing & Driver’s Licenses, Vessel, Boat, Digital Fingerprinting & Motor Vehicle Registration, as well as Property and Business Tax Services.

The Tax Collector’s Office is currently under construction and is anticipated to be completed

summer of 2023. This office will replace the previous driver’s license facility and consolidates these operations with the Tax

Collector’s Office currently in the North County Courthouse building next door. The facility will feature a sleek modern design with artwork by local artists throughout.

Street Address: 3185 PGA Blvd

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Since August 2021, much anticipation has surrounded the construction of the new main pool at the Palm Beach Gardens Aquatic Complex. Although the project was estimated to be complete by spring of this year, much like other construction projects across the country, the pool has met its fair share of challenges which have included breaks in the supply chain and material shortages.

Over the many months, City staff has worked through setbacks to deliver the first phase of what will eventually be a complete makeover of the pools and buildings of the Aquatic Complex. Once completed, the renovated Main Pool will offer new features for the

community, such as a zero-depth beach entry and expanded learn-to-swim programming space. A dynamic, largescale flume slide has been installed and, because of its magenta tone and silver staircase embedded with notes of glitter, has been dubbed the “Sparkle Slide.”

Staff expects this feature to be a big hit that will rival any water park.

“These new amenities, coupled with the refurbished existing slide, new rock walls, and a new diving board will create a fun environment for pool patrons,”

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shared Erin Anderson, Operations Manager-Aquatics.

With the versatility the increased programming space provides, the Recreation Department will be able to expand programming by 30%. One benefit of the expanded programming is that it will further strengthen the City’s position in the community as a stable employer of our young adult population. The Aquatics Division hires Aquatics staff beginning at 15 years old, with progressive responsibilities that have proven to be invaluable for resume building and building foundational employment skills. Patrons can also look forward to more offerings from popular programs such as the Learn to Swim Water Safety Program and growth of the Palm Beach Gardens Makos Swim Team.

“The zero-depth beach entry will allow for ease of access for younger children, seniors, and people of all abilities,” said Daniel Prieto, Deputy Leisure Services Administrator.

Once the Main Pool reopens, residents can expect to find an accessible leisure pool with a resort look. At the far end of this 220,000-gallon pool will be a dive well equipped with two AquaClimb rock walls and a one meter diving board. Two water slides drop into varying water depths, and spray & float features throughout make the leisure pool area a place that the whole family can enjoy.

Fun times are on the horizon! The Main Pool renovation project is scheduled to be completed later this year. Construction of the Aquatic Complex building and restrooms continues.

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PROGRAMS OFFERED AT BURNS ROAD AQUATIC CENTER ✔ American Red Cross Swimming Lessons ✔ American Red Cross Certification Classes ✔ Lifeguard ✔ Water Safety Instructor ✔ CPR for Professional Rescuer ✔ Oxygen Administration ✔ Palm Beach Gardens Makos Swim Team ✔ Shallow Water - Deep WaterSpecialty Water Fitness Classes ✔ Lap Swimming ✔ Water Walking for Health & Fitness ✔ Private Before & After Hour Facility Rentals ✔ Cabana/Corral Rentals During Public Hours

TURNSTILES

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The Ultimate Tribute to the Music of Billy Joel SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 7:00-9:00 p.m. PETTY/NICKS Tribute to Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 7:00-9:00 p.m. Generously sponsored by BallenIsles Charities Foundation, Inc. and Frenchman’s Creek Charities Foundation, Inc. Limited seating will be provided or bring your own chair. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Please leave pets at home. Veterans Plaza Amphitheater 10500 N. Military Trail, PBG

Waste Management Reminders

A Collections must be curbside by 7 a.m. on assigned collections days, but no earlier than 12 p.m. the day prior.

A Do not place restricted items for pick up (ex: glass, construction debris, chemicals, paint, tires, etc.) These must be taken to Solid Waste Authority at 7501 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach FL. They can be reached at 561-640-4000.

A Tree limbs and trunks are limited to 10" or less in diameter; vegetation waste, except palm fronds, must be no more than 6' in length and no single item shall weigh more than 50 lbs., and should be placed neatly at the curb for collection.

A Do not leave doors on appliances (refrigerators, etc.)

A Do not obstruct travel lanes with trash or debris.

A Do not place vegetation or bulk pick-up items under powerlines or large trees.

Waste Management Contact: 772-546-7700 or visit: www.wm.com.

RECYCLING:

E Paper and flattened cardboard should be recycled in the yellow container(s).

LEARN. IMPROVE. MASTER.

OCTOBER 15, 22

Junior Drop-In Clinic 9 - 10 a.m.

Get Golf Ready Clinic 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

OCTOBER 19, 26

After School Clinic 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

NOVEMBER 5

Mayor’s Veterans Golf Classic 8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start

NOVEMBER 7, 14, 21, 28

Junior Tour Chasers 4 - 5:30 p.m.

NOVEMBER 8 School’s Out Camp

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

NOVEMBER 9, 16, 23, 30

After School Clinic 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

NOVEMBER 12, 19

Junior Drop-In Clinic 9 - 10 a.m.

Get Golf Ready Clinic 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

NOVEMBER 21, 22, 23

Turkey Week Youth Camp 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

NOVEMBER 24

Thanksgiving Day Shotgun 9 a.m. Shotgun Start

DECEMBER 3, 10, 17

Junior Drop-In Clinic 9 - 10 a.m.

Get Golf Ready Clinic

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

DECEMBER 7, 14, 21

After School Clinic

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

DECEMBER 22, 23

Winter Youth Camp #1 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

DECEMBER 25

Christmas Day Shotgun 9 a.m. Shotgun Start

DECEMBER 27, 28, 29

Winter Youth Camp #2 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

JANUARY 2, 3

School’s Out Camp 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

JANUARY 2, 9, 16, 30

Junior Tour Chasers

4 - 5:30 p.m.

JANUARY 4, 11, 18

After School Clinic

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

JANUARY 7, 14, 21, 28

Junior Drop-In Clinic 9 - 10 a.m.

Get Golf Ready Clinic 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

JANUARY 16

School’s Out Youth Camp 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

More information at pbgfl.com/golf

Sandhill Crane Golf Club 9500 Sandhill Crane Drive

Palm Beach Gardens 561-630-1160

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City staff accepted the FRPA Award for Innovative Programming: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the 2022 FRPA Conference this summer. Pictured center left to right center: Tennis Director Wendy Tatum, Operations Manager- Tennis Andi Mohl, Leisure Services Administrator Charlotte Presensky.

SPORTS NEWS

Congratulations to Love Serving Autism and the Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center for being the Florida Recreation & Park Association 2022 Award Winner for Innovative Programming: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In 2021, the partnership launched a weeklong therapeutic tennis camp for youth who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.

According to the CDC, 1 out of 44 children have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder by the age of 8. With the demand for inclusive programs rising, Love Serving Autism and the City of Palm Beach Gardens Recreation Department began a Therapeutic Tennis & Pickleball Camp that combines physical activity with educational assistance.

The merging of these two programs provided a more effective way to reach the underserved population and offer sessions in speech, occupational, physical and behavioral therapies. Research conducted since inception showed that participants experienced a 92% improvement in social skills and a 57% improvement in expressive language skills.

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City of Palm Beach Gardens 10500 N Military Trail Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 Saturday OCTOBER 22 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. LIVE SHOWS INFLATABLES CARNIVAL GAMES STORYTELLING WITH SUZY HAMMER FOOD VENDORS TRICK OR TREATING Non-food treats available as part of the Teal Pumpkin Project Gardens North County District Park 5101 117th Court North, PBG Don’t forget your costume & treat bag! PLEASE LEAVE PETS AT HOME.