Greater Boca Raton: “A City Within a Park”

Date: January 12, 2017
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.

Sugar Sand Park Playground Construction Update

Date: November 21, 2016
Playground construction update.

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.

Gumbo Limbo Boardwalks on Path to Reopening

Date: June 3, 2016
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.

No full court closures at club during season

Date: December 17, 2015
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.

The Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District has promised its Swim and Racquet Center will remain open while $2.7 million in renovations are completed at the site.

Swim & Racquet Center Improvements are Coming Soon!

Date: October 27, 2015

Sugar Sand Park to Undergo Renovations

Date: August 4, 2015
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.

An independent review of benefits and issues associated with artificial turf and natural grass.

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.