Public Invited To View Latest Possibilities For Ocean Breeze
BOCA RATON (June 8, 2022) – The Boca Raton community is invited to view the latest concepts for the development of the former Ocean Breeze golf course during a Wednesday, June 15, Public Workshop conducted at the downtown branch of the city's public library.
Following the unveiling of the concepts, community residents are encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas regarding those ideas and the project in general.
The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District workshop, hosted by engineering and landscape architect Miller Legg, is scheduled to run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Those who want to participate but are unable to attend in person can stream the workshop via Microsoft Teams at https://tinyurl.com/5hd8bc56.
“As Commissioners, we are excited for the community to see these concepts,” District Chair Erin Wright said. “And we continue to invite comments from the public, ensuring that we are creating the kind of park the community desires and deserves.”
The concepts, created by Miller Legg, incorporate ideas suggested by community members, including information gathered during a month-long public survey that began in February.
Drawing upon input from that survey, a representative from Miller Legg will present several different concepts for the Ocean Breeze golf course site – formerly Boca Teeca golf course. Based on the survey results, the concepts are likely to include proposed golf facilities, nature trails, pickleball courts and more.
The District purchased the Ocean Breeze / Boca Teeca golf course at the behest of the City of Boca Raton, which had announced its plans to sell the Boca Raton Municipal Golf Course to a real estate developer.
Acting on that request, the District purchased the land and even developed plans to build Boca National Golf Course. That happened before the City of Boca Raton took possession of the Boca Raton Country Club golf course gifted to the city. At that point plans to move forward with Boca National would have given Boca Raton two public golf courses within a few miles of each other.
For the past year District Commissioners endeavored to create a new plan that incorporates some aspects the local golf community still desires with other features that can be enjoyed by golfers and non-golfers alike.
The downtown branch of the Boca Raton library is located at 400 NW 2nd Ave in Boca Raton. The workshop will be held in the Community Room.
ABOUT THE GREATER BOCA RATON BEACH AND PARK DISTRICT: The District is committed to the acquisition and development of parks and recreation facilities. It seeks to provide entertaining and engaging leisure, educational, athletic and cultural activities to all of its residents and guests. The District owns multiple recreational facilities and/or parks in the Boca Raton area, including Sugar Sand Park, Patch Reef Park, the Swim and Racquet Center and Ocean Strand. In addition, through interlocal agreements with the City of Boca Raton, it funds the operating expenses of the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Red Reef Park, Spanish River Athletic Facilities and Mizner Bark Dog Park.
District Commissioners are working to create a new community park and facility at the site of the former Ocean Breeze golf course.