District Cancels March 16 Meeting

The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Parks District has canceled the Monday, March 16 public meeting as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus.

Residents Can Comment At District Meetings Via Email

Community members wishing to safeguard against the coronavirus can email their comments to the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Parks District and have those emails read into the record at Monday's meeting.

District Votes to Open Ocean Strand in Six Months

Commissioners approve funding for short term plan designed to open Ocean Strand park quickly, direct staff to gather input from the City and community for long-term plan.  

District Approves Sunscreen Dispenser Project

Project proposed by 13-year-old Brooke Diamond will ensure safe fun at District parks, beginning at Sugar Sand Park.

District To Launch Initial Phase of Ocean Strand Design

First phase will include cooperation with the public and City of Boca Raton officials to ensure the community receives the best possible oceanfront park.

Beach & Park District Meets with City Council

District Votes to Submit Boca National Design for City Approval

Decision to send Price/Fazio design to City for approval draws applause from packed conference room.

District Responds to Community, Passes Annual Budget

BOCA RATON, Fla. — The Boca Raton Beach and Park District approved a $39 million budget without a significant millage tax increase Tuesday evening.

District Officially Names Briann Harms Executive Director

BOCA RATON – The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District removed the “Interim” tag from Briann Harms' job title, officially promoting her to Executive Director. “Briann's dedication to the Boca Raton community and her effectiveness as the interim made this an easy decision for us,” Commission Chairperson Susan Vogelgesang said. “She stepped into the Executive Director position and met or exceeded all expectations, proving to be a tremendous asset for the Boca Raton community.”  

Swim & Racquet redo nearly done

It’s nearly a wrap for the public Swim & Racquet Center’s $5.1 million redo.  Construction sign-off is expected in the next two weeks, said Briann Harms, interim executive director, Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District.

Get ready to critique city’s recreation services

Does Boca need more playing fields? A bigger swimming pool? More kayak launches? Residents asked for that and much more at the first public feedback session for Recreation Services’ needs survey.

Now anyone can climb the Gumbo Limbo tower

Big news for nature lovers, even with mobility issues. Boca’s famous 40-foot tower at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center can be rebuilt with access for all.  An incline used at a Maryland park complies with Americans With Disabilities standards. Friends of Gumbo Limbo have pledged a $500,000 donation to help fund the project, Michele Peel said Monday. Fundraising efforts for this campaign are expected to start in the next few weeks.