Langford's Legacy Everywhere In Boca Raton

As its first Executive Director, Bob Langford guided the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District through its formative years to produce some of its greatest successes.

Lighted Public Pickleball Courts Coming To Boca

Boca Raton Beach and Park District Commissioners approved a plan to convert some of the tennis courts at Patch Reef Park into pickleball courts.

Maracore Builders To Design/Build Ocean Strand Park

District Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to accept Maracore's bid to turn Ocean Strand into a passive park by year's end. Aug. 11 meeting set for public Q&A.

Commissioners Primed To Advance Boca National Golf Project

District commissioners still focused on Boca National Golf Course development, awaiting design approval from the City before taking next step.

District Commissioners Vote To Lower Tax Rate

Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District commissioners voted on Monday to lower the millage rate for 2021, giving the local community an economic break.

RFP for Ocean Strand Phase 1

Request for Proposals for Ocean Strand Phase 1 Development The Board of Commissioners of the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District (the “District) will receive proposals until July 31, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. for the design and construction of a pedestrian accessed waterfront park on an 11-acre property located at 2300 N. Ocean Boulevard, Boca Raton, FL., 33431. The proposals will be publicly opened in the District’s office, Room 204, in the Swim and Racquet Center, 21618 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton, Florida, in the presence of District officials.  The site location of the work is 2300 N. Ocean Boulevard, (located…

District Increases Ocean Strand Funding, Sends Project To Bid

Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District commissioners increase the budget for development of Ocean Strand park, vote to issue RFP for design and construction.

June 1 District Meeting Postponed

The District's public meeting, scheduled for June 1, has been postponed.

District, FAU Extend Field Partnership Benefiting Another Generation of Soccer Players

Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District commissioners voted unanimously on Monday to approve a 10-year field leasing contract from Florida Atlantic University that allows community soccer teams to continue playing on some of South Florida's best fields.

District Approves Budget To Develop Ocean Strand

At first “virtual” Greater Boca Raton Beach and Parks District meeting, Commissioners set aside money to develop Ocean Strand into a park, pass declaration aimed at ensuring Ocean Strand remains a public park for future generations.

District To Conduct April 20 Meeting Via Zoom

Monday's Greater Boca Raton Beach and Parks District public meeting will be conducted via video conference, District creates multiple ways for the community to follow the meeting, comment.

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.


At Monday's District-City of Boca Raton joint meeting, Executive Director Harms requests expedited Boca National Golf Course approval, offers suggestions for ways the organizations can partner.

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.