Parks and Rec


May 2013

Memorial Day Program at Veteran's Park- FREE
The Veterans Coalition of South Florida will present their annual Memorial Day Program on Mon, May 27, from 9:30 - 10:30 am at Veteran's Park, west of Boca Raton. This event honors veterans of our armed services and will feature a procession of colors, guest speakers, and patriotic music. This event is sponsored by Palm Beach County and is coordinated jointly by the Veterans Coalition and Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation.

Katie Gardner Memorial Golf Tournament
Play for a great cause on Fri, May 10, from 7:30 am - 2:30 pm at the Frenchman's Reserve Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens. The 16th annual tournament is scramble format which includes greens fees, prizes, awards, golf shirts, lunch, and dinner to raise funds for VSA Florida - Palm Beach County. The tournament is held in honor of Katie Gardner, a thirteen-year-old girl with spinal muscular atrophy who passed away in April 2003. Katie was a charming young lady with an incredible artistic talent who participated in many VSA programs and exemplified the strength, character, and courage of a VSA artist. Registration is required. For more information, please click here.

Make a Splash at Calypso Bay and Coconut Cove Waterparks- NOW OPEN
Calypso Bay Waterparkin West Palm Beach and Coconut Cove Waterparkin Boca Raton (located in Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park) are open weekendsnow through June 7th! Both parks will also open their water playground areas every Friday during the month of May from 10 am-2 pm for families with young children to enjoy!

 Mounted Posse Barrel Show at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center- FREE
Watch all the action on Sat, May 11, from 6:30 - 11 pm at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center, located in Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach. Barrel racing is a fast-paced event where riders and their horses compete against the clock and each other for money and prizes. This exciting event is fun to watch with friends and family.

Family Fun Day- Origami Day at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Learn simple origami techniques and make a few fun objects at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardensin Delray Beach on Sat, May 18, from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. For ages 7 and up only. Children must be registered with a parent/guardian. $5/per person (with paid admission to the museum). Advance registration required. To purchase tickets, click here.

Plan a Private Group Visit to Riverbend Park
Planning a group gathering in the park? Riverbend Parkin Jupiter can provide programs for groups of up to 25 individuals. Programs will be tailored to the participant level. These guided programs will enhance your visit to the park by offering a closer look at the environment and historical aspects of Riverbend Park. Program topics include history, wetland ecology, raptors, reptiles and amphibians, animals and habitats, and butterflies. Advance reservations required. Please call 561-741-1359 for program availability and reservation. $5/per person. For additional information, visit the Private Programspage on the Riverbend Park website.

Sid Parker- live in concert- FREE
Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation presents Sid Parker, live at Sunset Cove Amphitheaterin Boca Raton on Fri, May 31, from 7 - 9 pm. Enjoy the man with the 'Sax of Gold' as Sid and his orchestra rock the house with his Jazz and Swing show. Bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets, blankets, and dancing shoes! No pets allowed.

Get Active in the Pool with Water Aerobic Classes
Have some fun exercising at Aqua Crest Poolin Delray Beach or at North County Aquatic Complexin Jupiter.
Aqua Crest
$4/class, $30/10 class pass. No advanced registration required.
Sat: 9 - 10 am
Tues & Thurs: 6 - 7 pm
North County
$4/class, $30/10 class pass. No advanced registration required.
Tues - Sat: 10 - 11 am

Bards of a Feather at Green Cay Nature Center- FREE
Enjoy a round robin poetry reading of nature-inspired poems at Green Cay Nature Centerin Boynton Beach on Thurs, May 30, at 12:30 pm. The event is presented by Palm Beach Poetry Festival and hosted by the Friends of Green Cay Nature Center. Fun for all ages. Reservations are not required.

Meet the Animals at Daggerwing Nature Center
Visit Daggerwing Nature Centerin Boca Raton on Sat, May 18, from 10:30 - 11:15 am to meet a variety of Daggerwing’s LIVE animals such as the Eastern Screech Owl, American Alligator, and Gopher Tortoise. See them up close and even pet some of them, while learning about why these animals are so important to the environment. Fun for all ages/families. $3/person. Registration required, please call 561-629-8760.

Happy Hour Scramble at Park Ridge Golf Course
Put your game face on at the Park Ridge Golf Coursein Lake Worth on Wed, May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, from 4:45 - 7:45 pm. This 2-person scramble includes 9-holes with cart, prizes, and dinner. Optional team skins game available. $20/per person. Registration is at 4:30 pm and Shotgun is at 5 pm. For more information or to register, call 561-966-7044. 

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