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Ten neighborhood hubs help parents raise children healthy, safe and strong
Ten neighborhood hubs help parents raise children healthy, safe and strong
This county Intracoastal beach with a lagoon offers a playground, snorkeling, boat ramp, day-use boat slips, saltwater fishing, picnic areas with grills, rental pavilion, the DuBois Pioneer Home and Native-American mound historical/archaeological site.
Palm Beach County operates these 120 acres, featuring the Seabreeze Amphitheater, tennis and pickleball courts, bocce courts, 20-station exercise course, saltwater fishing, picnic pavilions, playground, volleyball sand court and softball field. It's also home to Lazy Loggerhead cafe and Jupiter Civic Center.
This county park with 35,200 feet of lake frontage offers four basketball courts, 4.5-mile bicycle path, boat ramps, campground, cricket field, dog park, 20-station exercise course, fishing, Fitness Zone outdoor exercise area, golf learning center, half-mile nature trail, 4.5-mile walking path, pétanque court, picnic shelters and pavilions, six pickleball courts, splash park and playgrounds (including Boundless Playground), three softball fields, six lighted tennis courts, therapeutic recreation center, eight-station wheelchair exercise course, and two grass courts and six sand courts for volleyball.
This 21.5-acre park features a baseball field, two tennis/pickleball courts, two playgrounds, two fishing piers, four sand volleyball courts, fitness trail, kayak and paddleboard launch, dog parks, pavilions and resident-only boat ramp and dry and wet boat storage. A multipurpose activity building offers fitness classes, bridge and mahjong.
This city complex features scuba diving, eco tours, quick access to great off-shore fishing and slips for up to 140 vessels — plus parking and water taxi for Peanut Island. The Marina Event Center is home to Rafiki Tiki & Grill restaurant and a café, as well as meeting and banquet rooms for up to 300 people. The village is also home to Bicentennial Park, featuring a splash park with 42 water jets, shade sails, concession stand, half-acre beach with kayaks, paddleboards and personal watercraft for rent.
This town park offers a playground, large open area, basketball court, skateboard park and dog park.
This facility teaches children and adults about Florida’s fragile ecosystems and the creatures that live in them. Located at 142 South Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach.
This nonprofit organization offers exhibitions, classes for all ages, diverse special events, community outreach programs, workshops and summer camp.
This city park, along the Intracoastal Waterway, offers hiking, bird-watching, benches, interpretive signs and a pavilion on its 6.5 acres.
This nonprofit organization, with three historic cottages and an extensive city archive, brings together families and multiple generations to experience local history through exhibitions, a Florida-native heritage garden and fun-filled, contemporary themed programs and special events. School tours are welcome.
Learn about ocean conservation at this state-of-the-art facility with an outdoor sea turtle hospital.
This National Historic Landmark was Henry Flagler's Gilded Age estate, known as Whitehall, completed in 1902. Flagler's railroads and luxury hotels established tourism and agriculture as the foundation of Florida's economy. The museum offers self-guided tours, changing exhibitions and special programs.
This city park features a playground, lighted pickleball/tennis courts, multipurpose field, basketball courts, picnic pavilions and grills.
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 locale overlooks 100 acres of constructed wetland and provides educational opportunities about this unique habitat. The wetland features 1.5 miles of elevated boardwalk with interpretive signs and QR codes to scan for a self-guided tour. The nature center features live animals in an extensive exhibit room that highlights wetland attributes.
This city gym in Pahokee, which reopened in 2021 after 13 years, offers a range of adult and youth programming, including a youth basketball league and afterschool programs.
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.
A nonprofit organization in West Palm Beach offers eco-sustainable and affordable programs and materials for art, education, and the creative public. Afterschool and summer programs encourage eco-conscious children through environmentally-friendly behaviors.
This city park with 16.75 acres features lighted courts for racquetball and tennis/pickleball, playground, multipurpose field, exercise area, jogging path, little free library and picnic areas with grills.
This refuge protects 145,188 acres — or 226 square miles — of Everglades ecosystems, including a 400-acre cypress swamp. These lands and waters are home to more than 250 species of birds, 60 species of reptiles and amphibians, 40 species of butterflies and 20 types of mammals. Nearly 50 miles of serene trails offer hiking, biking, boating, canoeing, fishing, wildlife photography, birding and horseback riding. Canoe and kayak rentals are available.
Children's Library — books, games and computers for use, as well as free programs, story times and special events
This 23-square-mile wetlands ecosystem, which serves as a regional water supply, is home to tree islands, forested hammocks and a variety of native wildlife. A nature center offers hands-on environmental educational programs for all ages. Other features are a boardwalk, miles of hiking and biking trails, guided canoe and hiking experiences, merit badge programs for Scouts and free field trips for local schools.
Eat at Turtle Café or picnic at tables and pavilions with grills at this city beach park. A playground offers separate areas for tots and ages 5-12. Adults can work out in a fitness area next to the playground. Cabanas, lounge chairs and umbrellas are available for rent. Beach wheelchairs are available.
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.
This regional venue, in the former Caldwell Theatre, presents an array of musicals and houses the original wardrobes from more than 35 Broadway productions and revivals . . . with 1.2 million pieces! The elegant Tavern at The Wick restaurant offers another opportunity for a sophisticated experience.
This 10,000-square-foot band shell with a view of the Intracoastal Waterway offers lawn seating for concerts and special events, including the 4th on Flagler and Irish Fest. On quiet days, stroll the pleasant walking path and enjoy public art.
This museum offers exhibitions, outdoor sculpture garden and programs in Mizner Park, such as musical performances, demonstrations, lectures and films, including some appropriate for the whole family — as well as youth and teen art classes at its Art School on West Palmetto Park Road.
Home of the annual South Florida Fair, this site is also a complex of Yesteryear Village, the iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre and exhibit buildings, including the Expo Center and the Agriplex. During the fair, the southern parking area serves as the midway for shows, games and concessions.
This city park features lighted softball fields, two half-court basketball courts and Ninja-Warrior-style playground.
Child-sized replicas offer an interactive glimpse of early Florida pioneer life through touch and play for a historical-based sensory learning experience.
This nonprofit two-plot parcel urban retreat, ripe for exploration and play, nurtures eco-consciousness in children with elements like a veggie garden labyrinth, fish and turtle pond, banana forest, fairy garden, sandbox, tree ladders and a chickee hut for classes, celebrations and gatherings.
This museum traces the African-American history and heritage of Palm Beach County and offers the Youth Cultural Empowerment Program, Ride & Remember Trolley Tours, special events, the Spady Living Heritage Festival and community forums.
Gather your family for a day of culture and stroll the city's downtown public and private art installations, using a list curated by the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. Also, the First Friday Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month is a night for discovering the vibrant scene on a self-guided tour of the art galleries, artist studios and cultural art centers. Maps of participating locations are available at each stop every month.
Cyclists, walkers and runners are welcome at this 20-foot-wide waterfront boardwalk, from Lake Wellington’s shore behind the Wellington Community Center to the Lake Wellington Professional Centre.
This county venue, which aims to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities in inclusive environments, features an art gallery, two art rooms, computer lab, training room, gymnasium, performance stage and Gleneagles County Club Aquatic Center. It offers recreational programs, social programs, tournaments and events.
This city park features a recreation center with programs, lighted tennis and racquetball courts, baseball field, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, lighted pitching and batting cages, gym, auditorium, kitchen, Little League field, out-of-school camps, pickleball court, playground and pool.
This 32-acre city park is home to the tri–level Science Playground with sea-themed splash pad, two nature trails, classes in the community center, 155-seat Willow Theatre, Children’s Science Explorium and the Field House with a gym.
Programs and services for youth to promote health and wellness in Palm Springs
This 8.2-acre city park is home to an outside amphitheater, fitness paths, basketball and racquetball courts and playgrounds.
This full-service public tennis facility features 14 clay courts, six hard courts and an 8,200-seat stadium just west of downtown Atlantic Avenue. It also offers an upstairs pavilion and conference room, pro shop with locker rooms, racquet stringing and a wide variety of adult and junior programs, leagues, clinics and camps.
This 1,400-square-foot public artwork, in the central plaza of Rosemary Square outdoor mall, offers a playful way to cool down in a maze of water curtains that periodically jet up to 7 feet high. Fun for children AND adults!
Cox Science Center and Aquarium and other community partners provide offerings such as home school classes, day camps, FAU NeuroExplorers, Lego robotics engineering and GEMS Club (Girls Excelling in Math and Science).
This 55-acre city park features athletic programs, tennis center with 15 courts, trails, basketball court, soccer and football fields, picnic shelters and grill, and the Pirates Cove Playground with splash play area.
This venue offers art exhibitions in three galleries and events such as Family Saturdays. It supports local artists and promotes cultural events throughout the county, featuring a great list of upcoming events on its website.