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FEATURED ARTICLE:

BURT AARONSON SOUTH COUNTY REGIONAL PARK BEACH SAFETY:

PARK HISTORY OF

THE POWER OF PARKS

RIP CURRENTS

PEANUT ISLAND

CHUCK WEBER


WITH

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of all ages to have fun, A great opportunity for people at your county parks! learn new things, and get active

CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE

or call (561) 963-6754 for more information. Online payment required for all fee based programs.

∞ Yoga ∞ Nature Meditation ∞ Functional Fitness ∞ Zumba

Free Fitness

in the Park

To register please call (561) 963-6754.

Outdoor Learning Adventures

∞ Scavenger Hunts ∞ Archery ∞ Animal Programs ∞ Fishing ∞ Canoeing To register or for more information contact a location near you:

Daggerwing Nature Center ∞ 11435 Park Access Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33498 | (561) 629-8760 Green Cay Nature Center ∞ 12800 Hagen Ranch Rd., Boynton Beach, FL 33437 | (561) 966-7000 Okeeheelee Nature Center ∞ 7715 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33413 | (561) 233-1400 Riverbend Park ∞ 9060 Indiantown Rd., Jupiter, Florida 33478 | (561) 741-1359 Programs will adhere to all state, county orders and CDC guidelines.

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LEISURE

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CONTENTS SPRING/SUMMER 2021

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Destination Exploration Choose Your Adventure

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Know Before You Go Beach Safety: Rip Currents

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What's That Plant? Mimosa

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04 Parks 411 Important Contact Information

Park Feature Dyer Park

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Park Improvement Projects

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Park History Peanut Island

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The Power of Parks Chuck Weber

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What's New Animal Encounters Apple Snail

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Park FAQs Beach & Park Cleanups

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Social Media Snippets

Destination Recreation Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park

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Volunteer Spotlight Friends of Jupiter Beach

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Park Amenities & Features

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DESTINATION RECREATION PG. 10

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT PG. 18

WHAT'S THAT PLANT? PG. 19

Produced By: The Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation Department’s Office of Public Engagement Graphic Design: Kimberly Krieger Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners Dave Kerner, Mayor, Robert S. Weinroth, Vice Mayor Maria G. Marino, Gregg K. Weiss, Maria Sachs Melissa McKinlay, Mack Bernard County Administrator Verdenia C. Baker Assistant County Administrator Dorritt Miller Parks and Recreation Department Eric Call, Director Jennifer Cirillo, Assistant Director

Publications, General and Editorial Offices: 2700 6th Avenue South, Lake Worth, Florida 33461 To Provide Feedback: Call us at 966-6664 or email us at pbcparks@pbcgov.org.

On the Cover: Osprey Point Golf Course is located inside Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, west of Boca Raton, and features 27 holes of championship golf. SPRING/SUMMER 2021

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PARKS 411 .

AMPHITHEATERS

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Canyon - 966-7094 Boynton Beach, Blvd, Boynton Beach 33472 Seabreeze - 966-7094 750 South S.R. A1A, Jupiter 33477

Calypso Bay Waterpark - 790-6160 151 Lamstein Lane, Royal Palm Beach 33411 Coconut Cove Waterpark - 629-8840 20130 Regional Park Drive, Boca Raton 33498 CAMPGROUNDS

Sunset Cove - 966-7094 20405 Amphitheater Circle, Boca Raton 33498 BEACHES/POOLS/SPLASHPARKS/WATERPARKS pbcsplash.com Beach Conditions - North - 624-0065 Beach Conditions - South - 629-8775

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John Prince Park - 582-7992 4759 South Congress Ave., Lake Worth 33461 Peanut Island - 845-4445 6500 Peanut Island Road, Riviera Beach 33404 South Bay RV - 992-9045 100 Levee Rd., South Bay 33493 CULTURE & HISTORY

Juno Beach Pier - 855-6185 14776 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach Aqua Crest Pool - 278-7104 2503 Seacrest Boulevard, Delray Beach 33444 Gleneagles C. C. Aquatic Center - 966-7088 2728 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth 33461

DuBois House Museum - 966-6609 19075 DuBois Road, Jupiter 33477 Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park - 966-6617 9060 Indiantown Road, Jupiter 33478

Lake Lytal Family Aquatic Center - 233-1426 3645 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach 33406

Loggerhead Marinelife Center - 627-8280 Loggerhead Park​ 14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach 33408

North County Aquatic Complex - 745-0241 861 Toney Penna Drive, Jupiter 33458

Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens - 495-0233 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach 33446

Pioneer Park Aquatic Center - 993-3892 866 S.R. 715, Belle Glade 33430

EQUESTRIAN

Santaluces Aquatic Complex - 641-9301 670 Lawrence Road, Lantana 33462

Jim Brandon Equestrian Center - 966-7090 7500 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach 33413

Swimming Pools - 966-6632

Jupiter Farms Equestrian Facility - 262-6361 16655 Jupiter Farms Rd., Jupiter 33478

Glades Pioneer Splashpark - 966-6631 866 S.R. 715, Belle Glade 33430

GOLF

John Prince Splashpark - 966-6631 2520 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth

John Prince Golf Learning Center - 966-6666 4754 South Congress Ave., Lake Worth 33461

Westgate Splashpark - 694-5455 3691 Oswego Ave, West Palm Beach 33409

Okeeheelee Golf Course - 964-4653 7715 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach 33413

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Osprey Point Golf Course - 482-2868 12551 Glades Rd., Boca Raton 33498

RECREATION/CIVIC CENTERS

Park Ridge Golf Course - 966-7044 9191 Lantana Rd., Lake Worth 33467

Coconut Cove Recreation Center - 274-1140 Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park 11200 Park Access Road, Boca Raton 33498

Southwinds Golf Course - 483-1305 19557 Lyons Rd., Boca Raton 33434

South County Civic Center - 495-9813 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach 33446

NATURE

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Daggerwing Nature Center - 629-8760 Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park 11435 Park Access Road, Boca Raton 33498 Green Cay Nature Center - 966-7000 Green Cay Wetlands 12800 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach 33437 Loxahatchee River Environmental Ctr. - 743-7123 Burt Reynolds Park 805 N. US Highway 1, Jupiter 33477 Okeeheelee Nature Center - 233-1400 Okeeheelee Park 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard​, West Palm Beach 33413 Riverbend Park - 966-6617 9060 Indiantown Road, Jupiter 33478

Westgate Recreation Center - 694-5455 3691 Oswego Avenue, West Palm Beach 33409 West Boynton Recreation Center - 355-1125 6000 Northtree Boulevard, Lake Worth 33463 West Jupiter Recreation Center - 694-5430 6401 Indiantown​​​​​Road, Jupiter 33458 SPECIAL EVENTS Special Events Hotline - 963-6755 SUMMER CAMP Summer Camp - 966-7054 THERAPEUTIC RECREATION Programs/Facilities Information - 966-7015 Arts4All Florida – Palm Beach County - 966-7015 Special Olympics - 966-7019

PERMITS Ballfield - 966-6611 Boat Trailer Parking - 966-6611

VOLUNTEER Volunteer Hotline - 966-6609 parksvol@pbcgov.org

Picnic Pavilion Permit - 966-6611

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES - 966-6600

Picnic Pavilion Permit (Glades) - 992-9067

John Prince Park 2700 Sixth Avenue South, Lake Worth 33461-4799

Special Event - 966-7043 Water Ski - 966-6611 All phone numbers have the area code: 561

Walk in purchases for the Annual and Commercial Boat Trailer Parking Permits are available at:

John Prince Park 2700 6th Avenue South, Lake Worth

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WHAT'S

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Special Olympics athlete inducted into Special Olympic Florida Hall of Fame for 2020 Lindsay Fulop has been a Special Olympics athlete since 1985, participating in two Special Olympics World Games and three Special Olympics USA Games. A resident of Palm Beach County, Lindsay serves

as a Global Messenger and has won multiple gold, silver, and bronze medals. She is an inspiration to fellow athletes and a powerful champion for inclusion and acceptance.

Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park Living History Weekend

On January 30 & 31, approximately 400 patrons strolled through Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park and learned about some of the history at the park by interacting with volunteers and reenactors at 15 different stations, and participating in tours of the battlefield. The event did not include 6

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the traditional battlefield reenactment or scheduled events, in an effort to maintain a COVID-19 safe environment for all involved. All visitors to the event area were asked to wear a mask and distance themselves from others not in their household. If they did not have a mask with them, one was provided. pbcparks.com

Among the stations was Daniel Tommy of the Seminole Tribe of Florida displaying his cypress dug out canoes. He talked to visitors about how the canoes were a major mode of transportation for the Seminoles and how the canoes were made. Also from the Seminole Tribe was Elgin Jumper who displayed his


artwork and on Sunday he set his easel and painted the scene of the event. Ms. Belinda Noah represented the Seminole Maroons who were free Africans that escaped slavery and lived among the Seminoles. Reenactors also portrayed the Seminole way of life in the 1800s at other stations, which included a surgeons tent, Powell’s Navy, US soldiers and the Tennessee Volunteers.

Battlefield Preservationists

A favorite part of the event was the artillery station with members of the Loxahatchee

The event was a great success

(LBP) staffing the cannon. The cannon fired multiple times per day along with small arms demonstrations. Other members of the LBP operated a booth to help visitors understand the changes this property had seen throughout the 5,000 years of history along the Loxahatchee River.

and adhered to all state, county orders, and CDC guidelines.

Installation of beach bucket stations

PBC Parks’ Aquatics staff collaborated with the Beach Bucket Foundation to install beach bucket stations at all fourteen guarded countyoperated beaches to give the local community more opportunities to help pick up marine bound debris while enjoying their day at the beach. The following list of countyoperated beach parks currently have beach bucket stations: Coral Cove Park, DuBois Park, Jupiter Beach Park, Carlin Park, Ocean Cay Park, Juno Beach Park Pier, Loggerhead Park, Ocean Reef Park, Phil

Foster Park, Peanut Island, R. G. Kreusler Park, Ocean Inlet Park, Gulfstream Park and South Inlet Park. The Beach Bucket Foundation’s mission is to create awareness and community involvement for the preservation of our beaches and oceans. They work with municipalities, businesses and non-profit organizations to install custom, patent pending beach cleanup stations that offer beach lovers a chance to give back to their favorite beach, all while turning the tide on marine pollution.

“What a WONDERFUL sight to see on my last trip to the beach [at Ocean Inlet Park]! As I always take plastic bags with me to collect trash when I take my walks on the beach I am hoping more people will make use of the buckets that you have thoughtfully provided [partnership with Beach Bucket Foundation]. What a wonderful use of tax dollars! Kudos to Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation!” – Email to the pbcparks inbox from Warren

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PBC Parks Hosts Leadership Palm Beach County 2021 Engage Program’s Environment Day

Leadership Palm Beach County class members had the choice to meet in-person at John Prince Park on January 13 as part of their Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) 2021 Engage Program. Their afternoon activities consisted of canoeing and kayaking, taking virtual reality tours of

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center, and learning about reef systems in our county. To close out the day, they planted 25 trees in John Prince Park under the training and supervision of Community Greening. Engage class members aspire to improve our region because

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they have deepened their civic commitment and awareness of diverse issues and industries. Through the connections, education, and interests developed by our county’s most promising leaders, LPBC creates a lasting impact in our community.


Native & Non-Native

Apple Snail

Do you know... the differences between Native and NonNative Apple Snails? Daggerwing Nature Center Manager, Sean Mallee tells you how to spot the differences, and highlights the benefits of Native Florida Apple Snails on the Florida ecosystem! Native Florida Apple Snails are the largest species of snail or gastropod in North America, and they are an aquatic species, most commonly found in fresh water.

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How can you tell the difference between Native Florida Apple Snails and Non-Native Apple Snails from their appearance?

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The shells of the two different Apple Snails are noticeably different. On the Native Florida Apple Snail, the shell has a very strongly rounded spike point, and the Non-Native Apple Snails have much pointier shell points. Another difference between the two is their size – the Native Florida Apple Snails only grow about two to three inches long, whereas Non-Native Apple Snails grow upwards of five inches long.

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How were Invasive Apple Snails introduced into the environment?

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The invasive Apple Snails were thought to have been introduced into the Florida environment through the pet trade, so one thing to remember is to never release your pets into the wild. It often disrupts the natural ecosystem and balance of nature. If you have aquarium pets or aquarium animals like snails, never dump your aquarium water into a natural environment, because you may be introducing a non-native species into your backyard.

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How many eggs do Apple Snails lay?

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Non-Native Apple Snails reproduce much more abundantly than Native Florida Apple Snails. The Non-Native variety can lay anywhere from 500 to 2,000 eggs in a clutch, whereas Native Florida Apple Snails can lay about 20 to 80 eggs in a clutch.

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How are Native Apple Snails beneficial for the environment?

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Native Florida Apple Snails are great for the environment and ecosystem. They play an important role in the food chain and are the food source for many different species, including the endangered Everglades Kite, and they are also eaten by Limpkins and young alligators, as well as fish and raccoons.

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What do Apple Snails eat? Native Florida Apple Snails like to eat a lot of algae and detritus, which is decomposing organic matter. Non-Native Apple Snails eat aquatic plants, and that is a reason they pose a potential threat to the environment in Florida. If they’re eating aquatic plants, they could potentially be disrupting the natural balance of the ecosystem. SPRING/SUMMER 2021

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You’ll never get bored at Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park – there’s so much to do and there’s something for everyone! Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park is a massive park spanning more than 840 acres in Southern Palm Beach County, west of Boca Raton. On the north end of the park, you’ll find athletic fields and the Rick Macci Tennis Center. Daggerwing Nature Center and Coconut Cove Waterpark are centrally located inside the park, while further down to the southern end of the park, you’ll find Sunset Cove Amphitheater, Canine Cove Dog Park, and Osprey Point Golf Course, where you can spend your day out on the greens at one of the top public golf courses in Florida.

Osprey Point Golf Course Osprey Point Golf Course is a 27-hole course spread

Coordinator Sean Steinemann, “this means the golf

out in three nine-hole courses, all in a serene setting

course met or exceeded eco-design or development

with a platinum Paspalum turf, which presents a lush

criteria set forth by the Audubon to preserve and

playing surface from tee to green.

protect our wildlife and native animals on property.”

The course is quickly becoming one of the most

The location isn’t the only great feature, golfers can

popular golf courses in South Florida. It borders the

choose from a variety of programs at the course,

Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge and was the first course

including a year-round discount for loyal golfers and

in Florida to be named an Audubon International

a Junior Golf Card, which offers year-round access to

Certified Sanctuary. According to Special Projects

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Rick Macci Tennis Center

Canine Cove Dog Park

Trade your golf club in for a tennis racquet and head to the Rick Macci Tennis Center! Owned and operated by world-renowned tennis coach Rick Macci, the center provides coordinated tennis and racquetball activities, and offers 19 all-weather tennis courts, 12 racquetball courts, a clubhouse, and a fitness center. Programs are available at the center, including individual and group instruction for players of all levels, as well as leagues and tournaments.

If your pup is the one that wants to run around, they can do that at Canine Cove Dog Park! The dog park features two large dog sections, one medium dog section, and one small dog section. There are four gazebos for shade, drinking fountains for humans and pups, a pet washing station, and more. Your pups can run around, get some essential exercise, and socialize with other pups!

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Daggerwing Nature Center & Boardwalk Make your way over to Daggerwing Nature Center to spot a different kind of animal! The nature center features about 40 acres of natural preserve, a raised boardwalk that goes out into a wetland habitat, a nature center that features a 3,000foot, state-of-the-art exhibit hall with a storybook telling of the wetlands and interactive exhibits. The nature center also runs a variety of programs. According to Daggerwing Nature Center Manager Sean Mallee, “we have lots of different programs… fishing, canoeing, and kayaking, where students and children get to learn all about those hands-on sports and recreational opportunities at the nature center.” Venture out onto the boardwalk, and get a unique experience that allows for a birds-eye view of much of the park. “It’s one of the only nature centers that has a three-story tower that visitors can climb up and get an overview of the wetland habitat and be eye-level in the canopy of the trees with some of the birds that fly around in the natural area,” said Mallee.

Coconut Cove Waterpark Across from the nature center, Coconut Cove Waterpark features two four-story waterslides, a 986-foot lazy river, an interactive water playground, and more! People of all ages can spend the day sliding, swimming and splashing at the waterpark. Coconut Cove Waterpark is typically open from March to September and the Community Center can be reserved for parties and school groups.

Sunset Cove Amphitheater At Sunset Cove Amphitheater, there’s always something happening! Sunset Cove Amphitheater is PBC Parks’ largest amphitheater. It’s capable of holding more than 6,000 people, and it’s home to an annual Fourth of July event. The amphitheater also hosts local, national, and international concerts, 5Ks, festivals, and more.

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According to the United States Lifesaving Association, about 100 people die from drowning in rip currents every year. But, what exactly is a rip current? It’s important to recognize that a rip current is when a mass of water is pushed up against the beach, and in order for it to escape, it either creates or finds a channel way for it to run out; when the water runs out this channel, that’s a rip current.

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Sometimes rip currents are hard to see – this is just one view of a rip current.

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Rip currents are a strong force and potentially fatal, since they pull swimmers away from shore and eventually into deeper water. What can you do if you find yourself caught in a rip current? According to Ocean Rescue Supervisor, Rick Welch, the main thing is to remain calm. Also, don’t try to fight against the rip current. Don’t try to swim directly back against the rip current because you’ll only exhaust yourself. Instead, swim parallel to the beach, wait until you’re out of the rip current, and then make your way back to the beach. Finally, be as vocal and visual as you can by waving and calling for help. To keep yourself and your family safe both before and during your swim, be sure to also check with a lifeguard for the safest areas to swim, obey instructions from lifeguards, and when you hear a whistle, look towards the lifeguard. Never swim alone and don’t float where you can’t swim. If you’re unsure, or can’t swim, stay waist-deep and on your feet. Palm Beach County offers many resources for people of all ages learning to swim. For more information, visit pbcParks.com.


Park Feature: Dyer

Park

7301 Haverhill Road West Palm Beach

Dyer Park is a 560-acre regional park located in West Palm Beach. A former landfill, the park features “The Hill” allowing visitors to walk up and around it, and even bike along it, on a 2.4-mile singletrack trail meant for mountain biking. The Hill allows visitors to experience a unique green space that is not commonly found in the flat South Florida landscape. The park offers beautiful, scenic views for nature lovers, as well as opportunities for adventure. Other features of the park include:

• Multipurpose fields for adult and youth sports league providers, including soccer, baseball, and softball

• Basketball courts • A 4.9 mile-long bicycle

path, as well as a 4.7-mile single-track Mountain Biking perimeter trail

• Freshwater fishing trail and canoeing/kayaking access

• Playground featuring play

structures for ages 2-5 years and ages 5-12 years

• Radio-controlled airplane/ helicopter facility

• Picnic areas with grills, as well as a group picnic pavilion for special events and parties

The park is also the location of the First Tee of the Palm Beaches’ Michael B. Finnegan Learning Center, which is operated by the Children’s Golf Foundation. SPRING/SUMMER 2021

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d t an u l s Pean I

Peanut Island was originally created in 1918 from spoil material dredged to create the inlet channel between Lake Worth and the Atlantic Ocean. Over the next 70 years the island expanded to its current configuration as a result of continued dredging of the inlet and channel by the Lake Worth Inlet District, now known as the Port of Palm Beach (Port) and the Intracoastal Waterway by the Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND). A U.S. Coast Guard station and docks were constructed in 1936 on 5.36 acres at the southern tip of the island along the north side of the inlet channel. Later, in 1962, the Federal government constructed an underground bunker next to the Coast Guard Station property in response to the Cuban Missile Crisis to provide a safe shelter for President John F. Kennedy. In 1991, the Port’s engineer, Gee & Jenson, finalized a Conceptual 16

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Master Plan for Peanut Island which included spoil disposal areas for both the Port and FIND, a future Maritime Museum at the Coast Guard facility and Kennedy Bunker area and a passive recreational area around the perimeter of island with multiple recreational opportunities and environmental enhancements. The Master Plan became the guide for future Interlocal agreements and partnerships resulting in Peanut Island’s development as we know it today. The Port sold the northern half of Peanut Island to FIND in 1991 for a dredge material disposal area and for county park use between the shoreline and perimeter of the disposal area. The Port retained the southern half of the island as a dredge material disposal area for the inlet Channel. Similar to the FIND lease, the perimeter of the property was leased to Palm Beach County for the purpose of establishing and operating a boater access park

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around the perimeter of the island. Both lease agreements prohibited the county from developing commercial uses on the leasehold premises except for the use of public tent campgrounds. These two long-term leases made it possible for the county to move forward with development plans and transform almost 30 acres of the island's perimeter shoreline into a passive recreational boater destination park. The Coast Guard closed its station on the island in 1995 after forty years of operation and moved its base to the mainland near the Blue Heron Boulevard Bridge. The Port leased the former Coast Guard Property and Kennedy Bunker to the Palm Beach Maritime Museum in 1996 for naval exhibits, research and educational purposes. On August 6, 1998, the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department broke ground on a $2.7 million transformation of Peanut Island. The project was designed by Gee and Jensen and constructed by Intercounty Engineering, Inc. The project’s funding partners included FIND, the State of Florida Boating Improvement Program, and the


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE). Operating partners included the Port, FIND, and Palm Beach County Environmental Resources Management Department (ERM). Peanut Island’s first phase of development was completed and opened to the public on November 6, 1999, and included both environmental restoration and the installation of passive recreation facilities. Phase II work commenced in 2004 and included a variety of additional recreational amenities such as a new shallow snorkeling lagoon

and swim platform, an observation deck, covered pavilions with picnic tables and benches, restrooms and boardwalks. An assortment of additional environmental enhancements such as the planting of native plants and trees, restoration of mangrove wetlands and additional tidal ponds were also completed in this phase. Additional marine improvements and renovation work was also performed in 2012 and 2013 and included placement of additional breakwater structures, reconfiguration of the jetties

within the snorkel lagoon to increase tidal flow and repairs and renovations to the boat dock and pathway. In 2017, the Port terminated its lease with the Maritime Museum and the former Coast Guard Station and buildings have sat idle ever since. However, in March of 2021, the Port voted to extend the County’s existing lease or develop a new lease to include the 6+/acre Coast Guard site. Port and County Parks and Recreation staff are currently negotiating the terms of a new lease agreement.

s t e Snipp FOLLOW

Jack L. (Instagram) A fantastic sunny Saturday with my honey! Getting ready for a bike club reunion. Riverbend Park is a gem and nature abounds as does our gratitude. jmblooms Oh how lovely! I’ve never been to that park. It looks amazing! Jack L. You must visit. A gorgeous park!

PBC Parks & Recreation (Facebook) "Hawk reporting," -- up in the trees at #pbcparks, like here at Riverbend Park, if you look close enough, you may spot a hawk, like this one! The Red-shouldered Hawk, a hawk of the woodlands, is often heard before it is seen. The clear whistled calls of this hawk are conspicuous, especially in spring; in the east, Blue Jays often give a near-perfect imitation of this call. Its songs and calls is a shrill... SPRING/SUMMER 2021

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT FRIENDS OF JUPITER BEACH 25 years ago, a group of Jupiter Beach residents started Friends of Jupiter Beach (FJB). The founder being Anita Lankler and the executive director, Karen Gray have always had a passion for keeping their home clean and educating others about conservation and stewardship for the environment. One of the main incentives for creating FJB, other than environmental benefits, is the agreement to delegate a portion of Jupiter Beach as a dog friendly beach, where dogs can roam free offleash. This group has continuously maintained the beach’s cleanliness as well as enforcing the rules of the dog-friendly beach with pet owners. FJB has provided each beach access with a dispenser of pet waste bags and signs clearly conveying to cleanup after your pet. From the effects of the pandemic in 2020, FJB had to cancel a few cleanups this year, but continued to perform these monthly cleanups in a safe and sociallydistanced manner after restrictions let up. Karen does an incredible job organizing volunteer meetings at separate locations with no more than 10 volunteers at each access. Even with the restrictions, FJB still manages to safely host up to 100 volunteers dispersed through each cleanup. In 2020, Interested? this group has managed to clean up For more information and document approximately 1,287 about volunteering for pounds of garbage and 879 pounds the Palm Beach County Parks of recyclables from Ocean Cay and Recreation Department, Park and Jupiter Beach. A huge visit pbcparks.com and select thanks goes out to Karen and all Work with Us from the drop the volunteers that participate in down menu, or email the monthly Friends of Jupiter Beach parksvol@pbcgov.org. Cleanups hosted every first Saturday of the month.

Dog-friendly beach access crossovers: 26-57 (north of Ocean Cay Park through south of Carlin Park)

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The plant, Mimosa, goes by a few common names – including Powderpuff, Sunshine Mimosa, and Touch-Me-Nots. Daggerwing Nature Center Naturalist, Lila Capra, shares some more interesting facts about this beautiful, native ground cover that can be found at a number of PBC Parks.

What is unique about Mimosa? One of the things that makes Mimosa special is that when you touch it, it closes. When the fern-like leaf is disturbed, it starts to close. This shows that Mimosa interacts with its environment, taking cues from the changes in its environment!

How is Mimosa benef icial to the environment? Mimosa is beneficial to pollinators like bees, butterflies and ants. The plant is also a nitrogen-fixer, meaning it makes the soil bettersuited for other plants to grow. Because it is a native plant, and requires almost no watering from those who plant it.

How easy is Mimosa to grow? The Mimosa plant grows very easily in Florida; since it’s a native plant, it grows easier than sod or grass. Mimosa tends to replace high-maintenance plants, since they grow very easily.

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PARK IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

Featured Project

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GREEN CAY WETLANDS Phase II

PBC Parks is working in collaboration with Palm Beach County’s Water Utilities Department (WUD) for the design and development of the second and final phase of the Green Cay Wetlands. The second phase is expected to include passive recreational facilities such as walking paths, boardwalks, lakes, and associated infrastructure. The park will connect to the existing Green Cay Wetlands boardwalk system. WUD is funding the project and is currently in the process of procuring a design/build contract. Design is expected to commence later this summer.

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Current Projects

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OKEEHEELEE PARK Parking Expansion

Zone 2 Impact Fee funding has been allocated for the construction or expansion of new parking areas at the Okeeheelee BMX facility, Okeeheelee tennis/pickleball complex and Micanopy Pavilion. A new asphalt parking area with associated drainage and landscaping will be constructed on the existing shellrock parking area adjacent to the BMX facility. A stabilized grass parking area will be constructed south of the Micanopy Pavilion for overflow special event parking and a new paved parking area will be constructed north of the existing parking lot servicing the tennis/pickleball center. Design is expected to be underway on all three projects later this spring, with construction commencing by late 2021.

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$50,000 in Zone 2 Impact Fee reserve funding was approved for the conversion of two tennis courts to six pickleball courts at John Prince Park. Construction is expected to be completed by April 2021.


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$3.3 million has been allocated for the design and construction of the final phase of improvements within the John Prince Park Campground. Improvements include construction of a new restroom and bathhouse, upgraded electrical distribution system and upgraded water and sewer infrastructure. Initial construction is completed. Construction of the bathhouse is expected to be completed by April 2021.

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$200,000 in Zone 3 Impact Fee reserve funding is available for the construction of six pickleball courts at Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park. The new pickleball courts are expected to be located at the current location of the underutilized hard surface volleyball court. Design is completed and construction is expected to commence in spring 2021 pending CRC approval.

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$188,000 in CDBG funding has been allocated by the Department of Economic Sustainability for the expansion of the half-court basketball facility to a full-court configuration. Construction has commenced.

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The 53-acre park is located south of Boynton Beach Boulevard and east of Lyons Road in western Boynton Beach. The park is funded through a combination of Impact Fees and Infrastructure Sales Tax proceeds and will be constructed in two phases. Phase 1 is under construction and consists of three lighted multipurpose fields, a restroom/concession building, a fitness trail,

maintenance compound, parking and other necessary infrastructure. Design for Phase II will commence later this spring and is expected to include a large showcase playground area, additional lighted sports fields, picnic facilities and associated parking. Phase 1 construction is expected to be completed by early 2021. Phase II is expected to move forward by spring 2022 and be completed by early 2023 pending additional funding.

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JOHN PRINCE PARK THERAPEUTIC RECREATION CENTER Phase II/III Renovations

$1,069,000 in CDBG funding has been allocated by Palm Beach County’s Department of Economic Sustainability for a variety of renovations to the pool, The Fountains Country Club Recreation Center and entrance to the complex. Renovations to the Fountains building are completed and include ADA-compliant renovations to the restrooms, kitchen and storage area. Phase II Gleneagles C. C. Aquatic Center pool improvements are underway and include an expanded deck, pool chiller, and floating teaching platform. The entrance to the complex will also be expanded to better accommodate large vehicles and eliminate sight line impediments.

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JOHN PRINCE PARK CENTER DRIVE Boat Ramp Renovation

Design has been completed on the renovation of the Center Drive boat ramp facility within John Prince Park. Project elements include renovation of all three boat ramps, replacement of existing fixed docks with floating docks, demolition of the former Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office boat house, and expansion/overlay of the existing parking lot. Construction is expected to commence later this year. Funding will be sourced from Infrastructure Sales Tax proceeds, Florida Boating Improvement Program (FBIP) and a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission FBIP grant.

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Chuck Weber

Chuck Weber

Chuck Weber is a now-retired reporter who lives in Palm Beach County. He spent 39 years reporting for the West Palm Beach-based TV news station, CBS12. While living in South Florida, he spent much of his free time as an avid bird watcher, and still enjoys bird watching in parks and natural areas around the county.

To listen to the Power of Parks podcast, visit:

pbcParks.wordpress.com Chuck Weber was recently a guest on the department’s award-winning Power of Parks podcast, where PBC Parks shares inspiring stories from people who have benefitted from nature, parks, and recreation. The podcast is hosted by Bibi Baksh-Pabion and can be found on iTunes, SoundCloud and WordPress.

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LOCAL REPORTER DISCUSSES THE BENEFITS OF BIRD WATCHING IN PARKS When Chuck Weber was a kid, his grandfather took him around their house and pointed out all of the birds in the yard; they lived on a farm in the Midwest, so he was amazed at all of the birds he was able to see and hear. His grandfather could point out the songs and the calls, and Weber thought, “that’s something I’d like to do, or learn more about.” Throughout the years, he grew more and more interested in bird watching as a hobby. Fast forward more than 40 years, and Weber is still intensely inspired and involved in bird watching. To this day, he still gets out to bird, and is out almost every weekend. “It gets me out, away from the city sometimes,” Weber said, recalling the main reasons he enjoys bird watching. “It’s really just a nice, refreshing change of pace – you’re out in nature, you see birds, you enjoy them, enjoy the colors or the different movements and mannerisms and you’re in a different world, it’s an escape,” he continued. For him, it’s not just an activity, it’s a way to meet people, too. “That’s a very interesting aspect of it too, that from all walks of life, all backgrounds, and we share a love of birds and just getting out and outdoors, experiencing nature in this way,” he said. In Palm Beach County, specifically, he explained that there are unlimited opportunities to spot all sorts of different birds, “because we have so many different kinds of habitats, different kinds of environments and they have different kinds of birds.”

Riverbend Park, Ocean Inlet Park, and Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands are among his favorite spots for bird watching. Riverbend, he recalled, because there’s such a large concentration of Oak Trees that draws different species of birds; Ocean Inlet Park, because, “you get the birds that are right there along the shore,” he said. Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands is also a popular spot to find migratory and wading birds. He added, the element of surprise in birdwatching is another reason he finds the hobby so intriguing. “It’s different every time… you just never know what you’re going to find and that’s one of the beauties of bird watching,” he said. Recalling a recent surprise at West Delray Regional Park, Weber was one of the many local bird watchers that had the opportunity to spot a unique bird – the Dark Billed Cuckoo. The spotting drew birders from all over the country. “It was pretty wild! Just amazing that it showed up at West Delray Regional Park, and we had it here in Palm Beach County,” he exclaimed. Birding, overall, Weber explained, is beneficial for a variety of aspects in Palm Beach County. “Just awareness of the environment and appreciation for the environment,” he said. But also, “we have a lot of people who bird at all different levels and when you have a county like Palm Beach that has a number of different venues, really good venues for birding, whatever birding level you’re at, that only helps tourism,” he said. In retirement, Weber told CBS12 that he plans to do plenty of

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birdwatching, allowing him to spend more time in nature, find more surprises, and meet new people. SPRING/SUMMER 2021

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Governor Lawton Chiles Memorial

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2508 Bridgeman Drive, West Palm Beach

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14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach

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18301 Limestone Creek Road, Jupiter

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16655 Jupiter Farms Road,and Jupiter 79 Canal Point Park Kennedy Estates Community Center 6811 Booker T. Boulevard, Jupiter

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1375 Jupiter Beach Road, Jupiter

2090 Juno Road, Juno Beach

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4600 S.R. 715, Pahokee

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16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach

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22334 Lyons Road, Boca Raton

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18069 U.S. Highway 441, Boca Raton

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6620 North Ocean Boulevard, Ocean Ridge

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6990 N. Ocean Boulevard, Ocean Ridge

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4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach

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11185 Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton

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1455 Lake Ida Road, Delray Beach

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950 N.W. 9th Street, Delray Beach

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900 E. Blue Heron Boulevard, Riviera Beach

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3860 N. Ocean Drive, Riviera Beach

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2188 Marcinski Road, Jupiter

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861 Toney Penna Drive, Jupiter

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9060 Indiantown Road, Jupiter

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14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach

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7301 Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach

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1600 Beach Road, Tequesta

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400 S. S.R. A1A, Jupiter

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805 N. U.S. Highway 1, Jupiter

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3860 N. Ocean Drive Riviera Beach

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2188 Marcinski Rd. Jupiter

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861 Toney Penna Dr. Jupiter

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9060 Indiantown Rd. Jupiter

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14200 U.S. Hwy. 1 Juno Beach

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2090 Juno Rd., Juno Beach 26 Waterway Park 3630 Indiantown Rd. Jupiter 14 Jupiter Beach Park 1375 Jupiter Beach Rd. Jupiter

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14775 U.S. Highway 1 Juno Beach

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1800 Broadway Riviera Beach

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5615 Parke Avenue West Palm Beach

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7301 Haverhill Rd. West Palm Beach

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8419075 DuBois Rd. Jupiter

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18500 Hamlin Blvd. Loxahatchee

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2 Concession hours vary and may change American Homesseasonally; visit www.pbcparks.com for more information. The Gold Coast Archery Club has a permit and operates the range in West Delray Regional Park. Applications for membership are available in a mailbox at Caroline 57 31 9779 Liberty Road, Palm Boca Raton Drive, 3West the entrance67toCaroline the range. VolleyballBeach courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring your own net and ball. Park patrons renting a pavilion may check out a net and ball during the reservation process. Aqua Crest Pool

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14775 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach

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Coconut Blvd.

Temple Blvd.

SPRING/SUMMER 2021

7001 Charleston Shores Blvd. Lake Worth

39 Lake Charleston Park

675 Caroline Ave. West Palm Beach

38 Lake Belvedere Estates Park

4645 Clinton Blvd. Lake Worth

37 Kenwood Park

2700 6th Ave. S. 4759 S. Congress Ave. 2520 Lake Worth Rd. Lake Worth

36 John Prince Park

4246 Lilac Cir. Lake Worth

35 Ixora Park

5470 Belvedere Rd. Haverhill

34 Haverhill Park

2301 Seminole Blvd. West Palm Beach

33 Golfview Heights Park

2606 Flamango Lake Dr. West Palm Beach

32 Flamango Lake Park

67 Caroline Dr. West Palm Beach

31 Caroline Park

5300 Lantana Rd. Lake Worth

30 Buttonwood Park

2508 Bridgeman Drive, West Palm Beach

29 Belvedere Heights Park

4247 Sanders Dr. Lake Worth

50 Sanders Drive Park

1065 Highview Rd. Lake Worth

49 San Castle Neighborhood Park

1101 Mentone Rd. Lake Worth

48 San Castle Community Park

2882 S. Ocean Blvd. Palm Beach

47 R. G. Kreusler Memorial Park

9191 Lantana Rd. Lake Worth

46 Park Ridge Public Golf Course

2739 N. Old Military Tr. West Palm Beach

45 Old Trail Park

7715 Forest Hill Blvd. West Palm Beach

44 Okeeheelee Park

6684 Eastview Dr. Lantana

43 Melear Park

13901 Southern Blvd. Loxahatchee Groves

42 Loxahatchee Groves Park

4150 Vermont Ave. Lake Worth

41 Lake Worth West Park

3645 Gun Club Rd. West Palm Beach

40 Lake Lytal Park

5060 Stacy St. West Palm Beach

53 Stacy Street Park

151 Lamstein Ln. Royal Palm Beach

52 Seminole Palms Park

6750/6880 Lawrence Rd. Lantana

51 Santaluces Athletic and Aquatic Complex

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3691 Oswego Ave. West Palm Beach

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56 Westgate Park/ Recreation Center

6000 Northtree Blvd. Lake Worth

55 West Boynton Park/ Recreation Center

2140 Oglethorpe Rd. West Palm Beach

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4777 Serafica Dr. Lake Worth

F Rd.

28 Affron Park

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Orange Blvd.

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Caroline Dr. Caroline Ave. Haverhill Rd.

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Kirk Rd. Lawrence Rd.

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Lake Charleston

4247 Sanders Drive, Lake Worth

AQUATICS Sanders Drive

1065 Highview Road, Lake Worth

San Castle Neighborhood

1101 Mentone Road, Lake Worth

San Castle Community

2882 S. Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach

R. G. Kreusler Memorial

9191 W. Lantana Road, Lake Worth

Park Ridge Public Golf Course

2739 N. Old Military Trail, West Palm Beach

Old Trail

7715 Forest Hill Boulevard, West Palm Beach

Okeeheelee

6684 Eastview Drive, Lantana

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Seminole Palms

LEGEND

Stacy Street

2140 Oglethorpe Road, West Palm Beach Unguarded

Stub Canal

5060 Stacy Street, West Palm Beach

Seasonal

Planned

151 Lamstein Lane, Royal Palm Beach

Center

pbcparks.com

11200 Park Access Road, Boca Raton

Carlin

Caloosa 400 S. S.R. A1A, Jupiter

6541 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach

Governor Lawton ChilesLoxahatchee Memorial 18500 Hamlin Boulevard,

8802 Boynton Blvd., Boynton Beach County PinesBeach Recreational Complex at Samuel Friedland

Canyon District 1600 Beach Road, Tequesta

Coral Cove

1300 S.W. 35th Avenue, Boynton Beach

FITNESS

FUN

GOLF

NATURE

SPECIAL INTEREST

SPORTS

Riverbend

WEST COUNTY PARKS

900 E. Blue Heron Boulevard, Riviera Beach

10875 Atlantic Avenue, Beach Phil FosterDelray Memorial

West Delray Regional

Intracoastal Waterway, near the Lake Worth Inlet, Riviera Beach

BocaIsland Raton Peanut

3860 N. OceanWatergate Drive, Riviera Beach Estates

9400 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton Ocean Reef

2188 Marcinski Road, Jupiter Veteran’s Memorial

Ocean Cay

19557 Lyons Road, Boca Raton

Southwinds Golf Course 861 ToneyPublic Penna Drive, Jupiter

North County Aquatic Complex

1100 S. Ocean Boulevard, Boca Raton

South Inlet 9060 Indiantown Road, Jupiter

Loxahatchee River Battlefield

16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach

County 1, Civic 14200South U.S. Highway JunoCenter Beach

Loggerhead

18301 22334 Limestone Creek Road, Lyons Road, BocaJupiter Raton

Limestone SandalfootCreek Cove

6811 Booker T. Boulevard, 18069 U.S. Highway 441, BocaJupiter Raton

Pinewoods Kennedy Estates

6620 North Ocean Boulevard, OceanJupiter Ridge 16655 Jupiter Farms Road,

Ocean Ridge Hammock Jupiter Farms

6990 N. Ocean Boulevard, OceanJupiter Ridge 1375 Jupiter Beach Road,

Ocean Inlet Jupiter Beach

Juno 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach 2090 Juno Road, Juno Beach

Morikami

14775 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach

Juno Beach 11185 Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton

Loggers’ Run

1800 Broadway, Riviera Beach

JimIda Barry Light Harbor 1455 Lake Road, Delray Beach

Lake Ida (West)

5615 Parke Avenue, West Palm Beach

950 N.W. 9th Street, Delray Beach Gramercy

Lake Ida (East)

Intracoastal Waterway, Jupiter

4489 N. Ocean Boulevard, Gulfstream Fullerton Island

7301 Haverhill Road, WestGulfstream Palm Beach

12800 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach Dyer

3701 S.R. 715, Pahokee

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John Stretch Memorial Affron

Belvedere Heights Park Paul Rardin

Caroline South Bay RV

530085 Lantana Road, Lake Canal Street, BelleWorth Glade

Buttonwood Reverend Leon Camel, Jr.

2508 Bridgeman Drive, West Palm Beach 4600 S.R. 715, Pahokee

47225 U.S. Hwy. 27, Lake 4777 Serafica Drive, Lake Harbor Worth

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866 S.R. 715, Belle Glade CENTRAL COUNTY PARKS

6401 Indiantown Road, Jupiter Glades Pioneer

West Jupiter Recreation Center

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Canal Point Park / Community Center Concession hours vary and may change seasonally; visit www.pbcparks.com for more information. 2The Gold Coast Archery Club has a permit and operates the range in West Delray Regional Park. Applications for membership are available in a mailbox at 9060 Indiantown Road, Jupiter 79 12860 U.S. Highway Canal Point 3 441, Waterway the the range. Volleyball courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring your own net and ball. Park patrons renting a pavilion may check out a net and ball during the reservation process. 26 entrance to 3630 Duncan Padgett Indiantown Road, Jupiter

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CabanaRegional Colony Burt Aaronson South County 3855 Holiday Road, Palm Beach Gardens

805 N.Boulevard, U.S. Highway 1, Jupiter 2503 Seacrest Delray Beach

BurtCrest Reynolds Aqua Pool

13425 Ellison 9779Wilson Liberty Road, Road, Juno Boca Beach Raton

Bert Winters American Homes

NORTH SOUTH COUNTY PARKS

3691 Oswego Avenue, West Palm Beach

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BOATING & FISHING

South Palm Beach County

Melear

13901 Southern Blvd., Loxahatchee Groves

Loxahatchee Groves

PARK AMENITIES & FEATURES

4150 Vermont Avenue, Lake Worth

Lake Worth West

3645 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

Lake Lytal

7001 Charleston Shores Boulevard, Lantana

Athletic and Aquatic Complex 51 Santaluces 6750/6880 Lawrence Road, Lantana

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78 West Delray Regional Park

11185 Palmetto Park Rd. Boca Raton

10875 Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach

Boca Raton

67 Loggers’ Run Park

1455 Lake Ida Rd. Delray Beach

77 Watergate Estates Park

9400 W. Palmetto Park Rd. Boca Raton

76 Veteran’s Memorial Park

19557 Lyons Rd. Boca Raton

75 Southwinds Public Golf Course

1100 S. Ocean Blvd. Boca Raton

74 South Inlet Park

16700 Jog Rd. Delray Beach

73 South County Civic Center

22334 Lyons Road Boca Raton

72 Sandalfoot Cove Park

18069 U.S. Hwy. 441 Boca Raton

71 Pinewoods Park

66 Lake Ida West Park

950 N.W. 9th St. Delray Beach

65 Lake Ida East Park

4489 N. Ocean Blvd. Gulfstream

64 Gulfstream Park

12800 Hagen Ranch Rd. Boynton Beach

63 Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands

6541 Morikami Park Rd. Delray Beach

62 Governor Lawton Chiles Memorial Park

8802 Boynton Beach Blvd. Boynton Beach

61 Canyon District Park

1300 S.W. 35th Ave. Boynton Beach

60 Caloosa Park

11200 Park Access Rd. 12551 Glades Rd. west of Boca Raton

6620 North Ocean Blvd. Ocean Ridge

70 Ocean Ridge Hammock Park

6990 N. Ocean Blvd. Ocean Ridge

59 Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park

2503 Seacrest Blvd. Delray Beach

69 Ocean Inlet Park

4000 Morikami Park Rd. Delray Beach

58 Aqua Crest Pool

9779 Liberty Rd Boca Raton

57 American Homes Park 68 Morikami Park

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Eastview Dr.

Blue

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Big Tr.

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Visit a park near you to improve your physical & mental wellbeing.

86 county-operated parks with more than 50 miles of park trails

Spending time in nature is associated with better cognitive development in schoolchildren.

The closer we are to green space, the less we suffer from cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, mental health, respiratory, neurological, and digestive diseases.

Outdoor activity improves both mental and physical well-being more than indoor activity.

Diabetics who spend more time in nature are more physically active and show better blood sugar control.

Spending more time in parks translates to being

Spending time in Nature helps to decrease high blood pressure.

more physically active.

Spending time in nature decreases anxiety and negative thinking and lowers levels of depression and stress.

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