Category Archives: Parks and Recreation

One Thousand to enjoy free Turkey Dinner

One Thousand to enjoy free Turkey Dinner at 19th Annual Share a Supper in West Palm Beach 23 November 2010 500 student chefs at the Florida Culinary Institute have been working for days to bring a very special meal to the table for some 1000 guests. On November 23th area residents are invited to enjoy […]

Generous Donor Gives 116 Area Kids Free Swimming Lessons

Generous Donor Provides Swim Lessons for 116 kids The City of West Palm Beach has received a donation that will allow 116 kids to have swim lessons at no cost. The generous donation comes from local attorney David Glatthorn. We will be providing lessons to the after school participants of Gaines Park Community Center, Coleman […]

Starparty Event… Meet an Astronaut and See into Space !

City of West Palm Beach Star Party This Friday evening (August 20) the stars will be in perfect alignment for viewing and the Great Lawn of the West Palm Beach Waterfront with be filled with telescopes from Dusk through 10PM. Everyone is invited to look to the sky at the City’s Star Party hosted by […]

More than 100 Kids Volunteering at Grassy Waters Preserve

When: Wednesday, August 4, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. Where: Grassy Waters, 8264 Northlake Boulevard, WPB (details on location below) (08/03/10) More than 100 kids from across Florida, mostly 12-13 year olds, will spend their day volunteering at Grassy Waters Preserve on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The teens will be planting thousands […]

27th Annual Peanut Carnival

When: Friday, July 30, 10 AM – 2 PM Where: Gaines Park, 1501 N. Australian Ave. Join Mayor Lois Frankel and hundreds of kids as they participate in the most unique event in Palm Beach County…the 27th annual Peanut Carnival! The carnival celebrates the end of summer camp for 500 participants. The kids pay $1.00 […]

100 Local Kids Spend Spring Break Volunteering

When:  Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. Where:  Grassy Waters Preserve, 8264 Northlake Boulevard (03/16/10)  One hundred teenagers from King’s Academy will be spending part of their Spring Break planting new trees, removing invasive plants and doing other volunteer work at Grassy Waters Preserve in the City of West Palm Beach. The kids will […]

Gaines Park Multipurpose Center Grand Opening

When: Thursday, March 11, 2010, from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Where: Gaines Park, 1501 N. Australian Avenue, WPB (03/10/10) The media and the public are encouraged to attend the grand opening celebration of the new Mary V. McDonald-Wilson Center at Gaines Park this Thursday, March 11, 2010, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The park is located at 1501 […]

City Preserving Open Space by Dedicating New Public Park

The City of West Palm Beach is continuing its commitment to preserving open space and sustainability with the dedication of Gateway Park, a new 2 acre park located in the City’s downtown. Appropriately named because of its location at a main entryway to the City, Gateway Park and the public art it contains were paid […]

Free Beginning Skateboarding Classed in WPB

Where: Phipps Skate Park From: Chase Scott/West Palm Beach Public Information Officer When: Saturday November 14, 21, and 28, 2009 Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Event: Beginner Skaters The City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks and Recreation will be offering skateboarding classes for beginners between the ages of 6 and 12.  Classes […]

Free Youth Baseball Clinic at City Park

When:  Saturday, October 10, 2009, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Where:  Gaines Park, 1501 N. Australian Avenue, WPB The City of West Palm Beach will be hosting a FREE youth baseball clinic at Gaines Park, located at 1501 N.Australian Avenue, on Saturday, October 10, 2009, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The clinic is […]

Help Needed To Make Your City Clean

On Saturday, August 29, 2009 from 8:00 to 11:00 AM. join us for a morning of lake cleanup and weeding at Elders’ Cove in Dreher Park in West Palm Beach! As part of the International Coastal Cleanup under the direction of Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, we will be cleaning up the two northern lakes. […]

Grassy Waters Native Plant Sale

What:        Drought-proof your yard with native plants When:        Saturday, April 4, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Where:      Grassy Waters Preserve Everglades Pavilion, 8537 Northlake Blvd. (04/03/09)  You can make your yard more drought-tolerant, find out how to select the best Florida native plants for your home and browse beautiful landscape possibilities at the […]

West Palm Beach Battle of the Bands

Calling All Bands! The City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks and Recreation is holding a Battle of the Bands at South Olive Community Center. The event will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The deadline for band applications and demos is March 31. Band members must […]

City of West Palm Beach Kids Camp Out

The City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks and Recreation is holding an overnight camp out at Jonathan Dickinson State Park for children ages 8-12. We will depart from South Olive Community Center at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 and return at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 22. Children will be able to […]

Teens from Youth Center Producing Training Video

When:  Saturday, February 21, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Where:  937 Bradley Court; PB County Jail (02/20/09)  Students from the City’s Youth Empowerment Center are producing a training video for area law enforcement and will be conducting video shoots throughout the day on Saturday, February 21, 2009.  The teens will be shooting video […]

New Easy Access To Park/Zoo/Museum

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Access to the palm Beach Zoo and South Florida Science Museum became easier today, when Mayor Lois Frankel cut the ribbon on a new access road into Dreher park off of Southern Boulevard.  Mayor Frankel was joined by City Commissioner Molly Douglas, Dr. Terry Maple, CEO of the Palm Beach […]

Kids from Pleasant City – Have their Cake and Make it too!

Kids Take Part in Preparations for 17th Annual Share-A-Supper Thanksgiving Dinner WHO:      Kids from the Pleasant City Community Center along with Chef David Pantone and Students at the Florida Culinary Institute and Mayor Lois Frankel WHAT:    Cupcake Making Lesson – Florida Culinary Institute will be hosting kids from the Pleasant City Community Center for […]

Fun and Fairytales

When: Saturday, October 25, 2008 Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Where: South Olive Community Center The City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks and Recreation is presenting “Fun and Fairytales,” an event in which children will walk through a series of fairytale scenes, complete with costumed characters. There will also be a hayride […]

Haunted Hayride

When: Friday, October 24, 2008 Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: South Olive Community Center The City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks and Recreation is holding a Haunted Hayride at South Olive Community Center on Friday, October 24, 2008 from 7:00 – 9:30 pm.  Participants will be able to take a scary […]

City Youth Center Cutting Crime, Helping Teens

What:  Report Issued on Success of City’s Youth Empowerment Center When:  Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. Where:  Palm Beach County Commission Chambers. (04/21/08)  A report written by Florida State University evaluating the West Palm Beach Youth Empowerment Center and Palm Beach County’s Youth Violence Prevention Project will be issued at a Palm Beach […]

Popular Native Plant Sale this weekend!

What:  Drought-proof your yard with native plants When:  Saturday, April 5, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Where: Grassy Waters Preserve Everglades Pavilion, 8537 Northlake Blvd. (04/04/08)  Learn how to make your yard more drought tolerant, find out how to select the best Florida native plants for your home and browse beautiful landscape possibilities […]

City continues commitment to environment, tree planting

(Thursday, April 3, 2008)  The City of West Palm Beach is continuing its commitment to protecting the environment and beautifying the city by completing the replacement of more than 350 trees that had been damaged or destroyed by recent hurricanes. A total of 358 trees were replaced, all of which suffered damage during hurricanes Francis […]

City partners with Palm Beach Atlantic to bring life to Hillcrest area

What:  City partners with Palm Beach Atlantic to bring life to Hillcrest area. When:  Friday, April 4, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. Where:  Off Parker Avenue between Belvedere Rd. and Southern Blvd. (04/02/08)  City of West Palm Beach Mayor Lois J. Frankel and City leaders will join Palm Beach Atlantic leaders at a groundbreaking for the […]

City honored for commitment to trees, environment

(Thursday, March 13, 2008)  The National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized the City of West Palm Beach as a “Tree City USA,” honoring the City’s commitment to planting and preserving trees as part of an ongoing community forestry program.  This marks the seventeenth year the City of West Palm Beach has received this national recognition. […]

City calling all tennis lovers to watch free tournament

 The City of West Palm Beach is calling all tennis lovers to come out and enjoy the 70th annual South Florida Tennis Championships beginning Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at the South Olive Tennis Center.  The tournament runs through Saturday, February 9th.  Matches begin daily at 9:00 a.m.  Spectators are welcome to come out and watch—free […]