- Things to do
This city park features trails for walking and biking, a playground and public art.
This city park features trails for walking and biking, a playground and public art.
Angel Food SNAC (Serving Nutrition to Area Children) — eligible children in Pahokee receive a weekly bag of food for weekend meals
Local county criminal prosecutors, including information and support for victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and violent crimes
Palm Beach County locations
This 2.17-acre urban garden, adjacent to the Four Arts Botanical Gardens, features a plaza paved in quartzite, fountains, an open-air pavilion, vine-covered pergolas, flowering shrubs and palms. Bronze figurative sculpture is displayed throughout formal and informal settings.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Clinic — diagnosis, intervention and prevention services in Sarasota
This county facility features an Olympic-sized pool with diving boards, slide flumes, children’s interactive play structure and pavilion rentals, along with programs like Junior Lifeguard Camp, swim lessons and swim teams for children and adults.
This locale offers science programming and tech ventures based on computer coding and robotics, hands-on exhibits, a planetarium, theater, laboratory, mini golf course through Florida’s native habitats and a science trail connecting 15 exhibits, including a physics forest, interactive splash pad, gem panning station and dinosaur walk. An amphitheater offers daily science shows, trivia sessions and concerts.
This nonprofit organization aims to ensure the social and academic success of underserved children and youth through cultural arts, academic support, mentoring and community art garden. The Blueprint Gallery provides ARTreach programs to children and adults.
This locale offers BBQ grills, a beach, non-motorized vessel access, nature preserve (mitigation area), pavilions, picnic tables, playground and recreation building. The wreckage of Lofthus — a marine sanctuary for a variety of tropical fish, stingrays, anemones and spiny lobsters — is a local dive spot. The two-story clubhouse features classrooms, catering kitchens, rental space and wraparound balcony.
This facility features two gyms with open hours, playground, skate park, multi-purpose classrooms, game room, two lighted hockey rinks outside, 2.5-mile lighted asphalt trail with exercise stations, practice field, three lighted adult softball fields, three lighted multi-purpose fields, four lighted football fields, nine lighted soccer fields, two batting cages and lighted baseball field.
A state-of-the-art outdoor amphitheater and concert green at Centennial Park in Town Square that accommodates up to 1,000 people for a variety of events, such as concerts, festivals, fundraisers and family movies.
This county department manages more than 31,000 acres of conservation lands where you can enjoy nature-based activities like hiking, bird watching and environmental education — for free! The department also can recommend trails for other interests, like horseback riding and bicycling. In addition, you can join biologists, naturalists and environmentalists on free tours through natural areas to learn about plants, animals, habitats and more!
This initiative of the nonprofit Soil & Soul grows food, cultivates mindfulness, engages in community wellness and educates youth. It teaches regenerative agriculture practices, offers low-cost and free workshops and classes to low-income families, and provides volunteer opportunities for youth. The garden is open to the public during volunteer hours and available for private groups and sessions.
Enjoy this seasonal (October through February) laid-back event with food, shopping, entertainment — and sunsets! The market is behind the Wellington Community Center along the Town Center Promenade. Hours are from 5 to 9 p.m.
This museum, in The Mall at Wellington Green, focuses on the natural history and archaeology of Florida and the Caribbean — from dinosaurs to the state's first people. It offers public educational programs, special events, activities, exhibits, lectures, classes, and hands-on learning experiences with offerings for children, such as homeschool curriculums, story times and summer camps.
Support and services, based in Lake Worth Beach, for Palm Beach County's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community
Programs and services to assist minorities in empowering youth, promoting financial stability, providing housing and counseling, encouraging community development and preventing crime
This 750-seat venue, located at the Palm Beach State College campus in Palm Beach Gardens, is a cultural hub for northern Palm Beach County. It presents community programs and family entertainment through its popular Arts in Gardens, Rockin' Radio in the Gardens and the Goldner Family Fun Series.
The first full week of May every year, this national week encourages families and communities to unplug and engage with each other. The website by Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood supports local ideas and events to encourage playing outside and family activities without screens to improve mental and physical health.
In West Palm Beach
This city park features lighted softball fields, two half-court basketball courts and Ninja-Warrior-style playground.
This state-of- the-art venue with a colonnade and concert green is operated by Boca Raton and accommodates 4,200 people. It's a social, cultural and educational center for south Palm Beach County residents and draws audiences from throughout South Florida. Programming includes a variety of community events, city events and commercial concerts.
This city facility offers activities and classes for all ages, like dance, martial arts and fencing. The banquet hall hosts annual events, like the Daddy Daughter Dance and World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. Room and kitchen rentals are available as well.
This nonprofit organization provides music for community events, such as Boca Raton's Summer Concert Series at Mizner Park. Its free afterschool music program, “Building a String Orchestra and Self-Esteem,” serves children who attend the Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach.
Local residential and outpatient services in West Palm Beach and Fort Pierce for youth with problems related to substance abuse and/or juvenile delinquency
Programs and services for local families in need, including social services, holiday assistance, youth programming, summer camp, athletics, transitional housing for men
Nurse-Family Partnership, a program for first-time mothers at risk for poor birth outcomes
This village complex features 21 clay courts, a canvas-covered rooftop balcony and a pro shop. In addition to adult programming, children can participate in Junior Aces for ages 5 and up, spring break camps, team tennis games and youth clinics.
This versatile complex is home to four basketball courts, 1.25-mile bicycle path, 13-station exercise course, Fitness Zone outdoor exercise equipment, Orange Bowl Field, two multipurpose fields, softball and baseball fields, picnic pavilion and shelters, playground and splash park, Pioneer Park Aquatic Center with water slides and swim lessons, two tennis courts, two sand volleyball courts and 1.25-mile walking path.
This island retreat, in the Intracoastal Waterway next to the Blue Heron Bridge, features a beach, swimming, playground, fishing pier, boat ramps and picnic shelters. An artificial reef offers snorkelers two acres of abundant marine life!
Free and reduced-priced meals — information about year-round food service, including an application for these meals
This building, formerly the Lake Worth Arts Center, is located just west of downtown and is known for its eye-catching black-and-white mural of artists. It connects the community through culture and the arts and is operated by LULA Lake Worth Arts, which plans the exhibitions.
This 79-acre Palm Beach County locale, next to Boca Raton Spanish River Library, features a 12-foot-wide trail for walkers and bicyclists with a view of Blue Lake. An 8-acre wetland restoration project is home to osprey, black-necked stilt, ibis and pondhawk dragonfly.
A crime-reporting hotline that accepts tips and information from anonymous callers
STEAM resources — a list for parents and teachers of preschool children, including downloadable posters, images, reference guides and more
Loxahatchee River Historical Society oversees the 1860 lighthouse and grounds, as well as the museum located in a 1940 World War II Naval housing building. Guided tours, exhibits, all-age programming, outreach presentations and school field trips highlight 5,000 years of regional history.
This city community center offers a wide range of activities for children, including afterschool and summer programs, leadership council, Trail Blazer program based on Roots of Success curriculum, Teen Club and sports — track, boys and girls flag football, soccer, basketball and baseball.
Programs and services for youth to promote health and wellness in Palm Springs
Community Services Department — support for health and human services and community initiatives, including online assistance with rent, housing, utilities, homelessness and transportation
Services, information and intervention related to eating disorders
Local child-care information, resource and referral, including help paying for care for eligible families
A city park along Atlantic Avenue with an outdoor amphitheater, benches and bicycle rack.
An organization that reintroduces children to their incarcerated parents to create positive memories and bonding experiences