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Palm Beach County
Board of County

Mary Lou Berger

Hal R. Valeche
Vice Mayor

Paulette Burdick

Shelley Vana

Steven L. Abrams

Melissa McKinlay

Priscilla A. Taylor

County Administrator

Verdenia C. Baker

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So Much Happening at County Parks in May

There are many free and low-cost events and activities offer at Palm Beach County parks throughout the month of May. For more information about parks programs and services available through the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department, visit us online at

May 21 – 27 is National Beach Safety Week
Swim safely in the South Florida surf at 13 county-operated beach parks staffed by Palm Beach County Ocean Rescue personnel. They provide rescue, emergency medical, and drowning prevention services and programs for over three million beach patrons each year.

Waterparks open weekends and holidays
Each waterpark has a full-service concession featuring pizza, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, and more.  Affordable birthday party packages are available, too.

Solo exhibit will feature AJ Brockman
Hosted by VSA Florida-Palm Beach County, a solo exhibit featuring the unique digital artwork of AJ Brockman opens May 18. He doesn’t let spinal muscular atrophy get in the way of his art.

Space still available in youth fishing camps
…but you’ll need to reserve your space soon. Campers will receive a free rod and reel, and they’ll learn to tie knots, bait hooks, identify freshwater fish, and more.

Four-person amateur golf scramble
Join the fun on Saturday, May 19, at Okeeheelee Golf Course. This scramble will include a long drive contest, closest to the pin, and an optional cash skins game!

Whoooo Am I?
A new Eastern screech owl has taken up residence at Daggerwing Nature Center, and he needs a name. Visit the nature center before June 1 to submit a name for a chance to win a one-on-one Owl Encounter, an original owl painting by local artist Paul Cummings, and the honor of naming the owl.

Bojutsu Karate
Improve your flexibility and boost your self-confidence in this martial arts program offered at West Boynton Recreation Center.

Children’s stories are inspired by nature
Little ones can enjoy animal stories, hands-on craft activities, and a live animal encounter on Saturday morning, May 26, at Green Cay Nature Center.

Sushi & Stroll Summer Walk
Enjoy a memorable evening strolling the gardens of the Morikami Museum at your own pace. It will provide a unique, relaxing opportunity to enjoy a summer night here in South Florida.

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