City of Boca Raton January 2022 City Connection. Kid wake boarding at beach
Riding into 2022! Photo by Sylvia Torres at Red Reef Beach Park.
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Happy New Year from the City of Boca Raton
In 2022, our resolution is to make communicating with you -- our residents, visitors and business owners -- easier so that you know what's happening in your community.

Late last year, we introduced new communication opportunities to better serve our community. We hope you will sign up and stay informed all year long:

Tune In to the State of the City in February
The 2022 State of the City will premiere this February (exact date to be announced) on Facebook and YouTube, and will be followed by a Town Hall Q&A. Check back on the State of the City webpage for details as they are announced.
Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Join the City in commemorating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 17 with:

  • Unity March | 10am - MLK Jr. Memorial to Mizner Park
  • Ceremony | 11am-12pm - Mizner Park Amphitheater (East Lot)
  • Unity Carnival | 12pm-2pm - Mizner Park Amphitheater (East Lot)

Learn more on the MLK Jr. Day webpage.
Boca Raton Named a Bike Friendly Community
The City was awarded a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community Award by The League of American Bicyclists. Each year, The League assesses all 50 states. Communities, businesses, and universities are assessed through a voluntary application process, and award status lasts for four years. Learn more about the City's award at or view the City's Fall 2021 Report Card.
Coronavirus Relief Funds Available for City Residents
The City received additional Community Development Block Grant coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for City homeowners and renters who have experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19.

Applications are still being accepted and will be processed on a first come, first qualified, first served basis. Visit the Rental and Foreclosures Programs webpage for guidelines, qualifications, and to apply.
COVID-19: Testing and Vaccine/Booster Sites
As COVID-19 cases increase in our area, please take necessary precautions to stay safe and healthy. There are several local facilities offering COVID-19 testing and vaccine and booster shots, with and without appointments:

The City continues to monitor the information and messaging coming from the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State of Florida Governor's Office about COVID-19.
city improvements
Brightline Parking Garage Construction Begins
Brightline has commenced construction of the new Brightline/Downtown Library Parking Garage for its future Boca Raton station. The project is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2022. For pictures and updates visit the City's website.
City Council Chooses Artist Gregory Dirr for Recycled Material Art Project
A design concept for the City’s Recycled Material Art Project was selected at the December 14, 2021 City Council meeting. Local artist Gregory Dirr has been selected to create the artwork. Gregory’s proposed design, titled REcycled REef, will feature an oversized coral reef, with a contemporary spin. 

The project aims to educate the community about the harmful effects of pollution and plastics on marine life and inspire sustainable actions through an aesthetically pleasing artistic creation. The project is estimated to be completed by March 1, 2022. Learn more on the Art in Public Places webpage.
Holiday Sanitation Changes
Please take notice of the updated sanitation schedule for Martin Luther King Jr. Day (observed on Mon., Jan. 17) as your collection days may change:

  • City offices closed and no sanitation service Monday, Jan. 17.
  • Monday, Jan. 17 collection will be a day LATER on Tuesday, Jan. 18.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 18 collection will be a day LATER on Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Remember, sign up for Text Alerts reminders sent directly to your phone.
New fire chief Treanor
Congrats to New Fire Chief Treanor
Serving the Boca Raton Fire Rescue Department since January 1995, Chief John Treanor was promoted through the ranks and served as a Firefighter, Driver, Captain, EMS Captain, Division Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, and Deputy Fire Chief before he was appointed to Fire Chief. He is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer program and was also an Assistant Professor/Department Chair of Emergency Medical Services, training paramedics throughout the County.
Feb. 4 | 11am-2pm
Sanborn Square
March 19 | 9am-12pm
Spanish River Library
Parks and Recreation
Driving Range Now Open at Boca Raton Golf & Racquet Club
If you're looking to spend some time practicing your swing or warming up before a round of 18 -- we have good news! The driving range at the Boca Raton Golf & Racquet Club (17751 Boca Club Blvd) is now open! Check-in at the golf shop to purchase your tokens before heading to the driving range. For pricing and details, visit Boca Raton Golf & Racquet Club.
Pickleball Takes Over Boca Raton January 18-23
The Patch Reef Tennis and Pickleball Center (2000 NW 51st Street) will play host to the USA Pickleball Golden Ticket Qualifier for the 2022 Nationals from January 18-23. For tickets and to register, visit
Earn an Accredited High School Diploma and Job Training Through Career Online High School
The Boca Raton Public Library is offering scholarships to adults for Career Online High School. Adults 19 and older can earn an accredited high school diploma and certificate in their chosen career path, plus develop a resume and other tools to start or advance their careers. The fully online program provides a 24/7 online classroom, personal academic coaches and real-world training. Learn more at the Boca Library website.
Recreation Programs
Sugar Sand Park
  • Tot Time | Jan. 18 | 10am-12pm | Ages 1-4
  • Children's Science Explorium
  • Make and Take | Jan. 9 | 11:30am
  • The Willow Theatre is currently selling tickets for the Taiko Drumming concert.

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
  • January Environmental Programs - Birding, beach treasures, canoeing, kayaking, homeschool workshops and more. New programs include:
  • Citizen Science Squad | Ages 9 and up
  • Coffee with a Naturalist | Adults
  • A Walk in the Hammock | All ages

Swim Center
  • Introduction to Mah Jongg | Wednesdays | 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Canasta | Wednesdays | 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • Call 561-544-8540 for more information

Boca Raton Community Center

Boca Raton Public Library
Sustainability Corner
Volunteers Needed for Dune Restoration
10-12 hardy volunteers are needed to assist with restoring dune habitat at Red Reef Park on Saturday, January 29 from 9am-12pm. Volunteers will be cutting back and removing invasive shrubs, digging and preparing holes, and planting and watering native plants and grasses to help maintain and stabilize a natural dune ecosystem. Visit the Take Action page to learn more or call the Gumbo Limbo front desk at 561-544-8605 to register.
Make Your Christmas Tree the Gift that Keeps on Giving
Residents can drop off CLEAN holiday trees at Spanish River Athletic Park / Countess de Hoernle Park (1000 Spanish River Blvd.), from December 26, 2021 - January 16, 2022 to help beautify Gumbo Limbo Nature Center with new mulch.

The drop-off area is located at the southern end of the parking lot next to the maintenance area. Visit the Holiday Tree Recycling Webpage or call 561-393-7810 for more information. Make sure to remove all decorations including lights and tinsel from the tree.
New Year, New Career
Are you, or someone you know, interested in a career with the City? We currently have 48 full and part-time positions available for your next career move. Be a part of Boca Raton's award-winning teams that provide world-class services, parks, beaches & public safety.
View our opportunities and apply to join our team!
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