Address: 500 22nd Street West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Phone: (561) 804-4900
Center Supervisor: Cecil Rellford
Program Coordinators: Mildred Cain, Ella Davis
This campus includes the Community Center and gymnasium, the Youth Empowerment Center, a multi-purpose field, a park playground with wet play, tennis courts and outdoor basketball. The Center features a mural, designed by the children who participated in programming at the Center, who worked with artist R.J. Duffey to cover the exterior walls with visual art.
Blum Park and Tennis Court
Park Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
This site is across the street from the Community Center. The park has a playground with wet play area, a covered pavilion, tennis court, and a multi-purpose play field. The low stucco wall around Blum Park is decorated with more mural art accomplished by the children under the tutelage of artist R.J. Duffey. The park was named after the Walter and Adi Blum Foundation for donating over 50% of the construction costs for this park in Pleasant City.
Located adjacent to the Community Center gymnasium./p>
Youth Empowerment Center
Youth Empowerment Centers (YEC) are located at Gaines Park and Pleasant City. YECs incorporates teen specific programs for teens 12 – 19 years old. These facilities feature a multipurpose building for programs and activities, Audio Video & Recording Labs, Computer labs, playground area, gymnasium and outdoor basketball courts.
When West Palm Beach, like many urban cities nationwide, began experiencing an escalation of youth gun violence, the Citypartnered with the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission and a host of service providers to create a facility specially designed for teens. We opened the YEC in 2007, since then have enrolled over 900 area teens in educational and recreational programs including computer use, design and construction; tutoring; FCAT prep;audio/video production; substance abuse education; teen pregnancy prevention; intramural basketball and flag football; talent competitions; gang prevention; job readiness and training. We hold job fairs, offer career planning, college tours and a place tojust hang out. The center is open Monday through Saturday – with a game room that includes gymnasiums, X-Box 360, billiards, ping pong, card tables; Wii and other activities. Come check us out!