The City of Boca Raton often refers to itself as a “City within a Park”. But how this all came to be presents a very compelling story of the need, foresight and cooperation between our local elected bodies.
Residents were promised four new athletic fields nearly four years ago. And elected officials have yet to deliver.
The latest tie-up, officials say: a strained relationship between the two partners charged with building the fields — the city and the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District.
BOCA RATON — Plans are moving forward for renovations to a well-known wooden passageway that has been in place for the public since 1986.
The man-made, one-quarter-mile loop at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center winds through the area's natural hardwood hammock environment and leads to the 40-foot observation tower. It has been shut down for repairs for more than a year.
Twenty members of the Swim & Racquet Club of Greater Boca Raton came to protest, but went away happy after finding all their tennis courts would probably not be closed temporarily and especially not during season.
Two decades after people built Sugar Sand Park by volunteering their time and effort, the Boca Raton Beach & Park District is moving forward with plans to improve the park, which serves the eastern Boca community.
With hundreds of hatchlings squirming in the tanks below, dignitaries from Florida Atlantic University, the city of Boca Raton and the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center celebrated an improvement in their accommodations.