City of Boca Raton City Connection July 2022. Girl holding sparkler.
Have a fun and safe Fourth of July!
Silver Palm Park & Boat Ramp to Reopen July 1
Silver Palm Park will reopen to the public on July 1 at 7am. The renovated boat ramp area now includes a new floating dock with three dedicated boat ramp spaces (one double, one single) for use. The project also features a new fish cleaning station, fishing dock facing the intracoastal waterway, and restrooms -- all open and operational for July 1.

Pro-rated boat launch permits are currently on sale at our community centers. The permits will be for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, which runs through September 30. Visit the Wildflower / Silver Palm Park webpage for more information.
Make Your Fourth of July Fabulous with Fun & Fireworks
Celebrate your Fourth of July with the City at the Fabulous Fourth event at Countess de Hoernle Park/Spanish River Athletic Facility on Monday, July 4 from 5:30pm - 9:30pm.

This FREE event features live music, rides, kids' crafts and activities, video game trucks, food trucks and vendors (for purchase) and more! Then at 9pm, enjoy a spectacular fireworks show! Read everything you need to Know Before You Go!

FREE Parking & Shuttle Service
Free parking will be available nearby at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRiC). Complimentary shuttle service will begin at 5pm through the end of the event. Shared Ride Drop-Off is located at 4530 Technology Way.

For more details, visit the City website.
We Need Your Experience
Are you, or someone you know, looking to get involved or give back to our City? We have several volunteer board positions open this month:

  • Environmental Advisory Board
  • Historic Preservation Board
  • Library Board
  • Parks & Recreation Board
  • Permitting & Construction Board

View current openings and apply online, preferred by 5pm, Friday, July 15.
Water System Disinfection Program & Fire Hydrant Flushing Begins July 10
To maintain the City's high quality water system, Utility Services will temporarily modify the disinfection process used by the water treatment facility starting Sunday, July 10 through Sunday, July 24. Customers may notice a slight chlorine taste or odor in the tap water during this time. Fire hydrants will be flushed during this time as well. Customers may notice flowing water in streets and swales, localized lower water pressures and a slight discoloration of their tap water.

For more information on this process, please visit Utility Services or call 561-338-7310.
Know Your Drinking Water
The City's Utility Services Department recently published the 2021 Drinking Water Quality Report (posted by July 1, yearly), which provides a comprehensive summary of water quality tests required by multiple government agencies.

View the 2021 Annual Water Quality Report to learn more about your drinking water.
Having a Garage Sale? You Need a Permit
Now that summer is in full swing, here's a friendly reminder that garage sales in neighborhoods within City limits require residents to obtain a permit.

To get a permit, residents can fill out an application online. Applications will typically be approved by email within 24 hours, Monday - Friday. Homeowners must comply with the garage sale permitting regulations that can be found on the City's website. Contact Code Enforcement at 561-393-7825 or CodeCompliance@myboca.us for more information.
Economic Development News
The latest quarterly report from our Office of Economic Development is available. Read about the new EndeavorLAB partnership, recent corporate relocations, and the City's new Innovation Strategist.

View the entire Quarterly Report.
Boca Raton Fire Rescue. Picture of man with bandaged hand.
Safety Message from Fire Rescue
While fireworks are a traditional part of the July 4th celebration, every year people take potentially dangerous risks when they celebrate. Did you know... of the 11,500 fireworks injuries treated in hospital emergency departments in 2021, about 74% occurred in the month surrounding the July 4th holiday. (Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

As the holiday weekend approaches, Boca Raton Fire Rescue reminds everyone to enjoy Independence Day in a safe and responsible way!
How to Keep Your Furry Friends Safe This July 4th
While we may enjoy Fourth of July festivities, some of our furry friends may not be so keen. Here are some tips to keep in mind this coming weekend:

  • Keep your pets INSIDE your home
  • Give them a safe, comfortable place to hide
  • Use ambient noise to mask the noise, like TV or radio
  • Update their IDs and microchips (just in case!)
  • Consider staying home with them
  • Keep them busy with treats or toys
New to Boca, or Not: Preparing for Hurricane Season
Don't wait until a storm is here to be prepared. NOW is the time to check out the City's Be Prepared 2022 Hurricane Guide with important information on how to get prepared, stay safe, and stay connected, before and after a storm.

Watch the Mayor's hurricane message, and visit the City’s Hurricane Information page.
More Ways to Save and Prepare

  • Save 15% on Flood Insurance - City residents can receive additional savings on flood insurance premiums.
  • Clean & Cut - Now is the time to trim trees, clean out garages, clear debris and prepare your property.
city improvements
Rendering for NW 1st Beautification project
NW 1st Avenue Beautification Project
In conjunction with construction of the Brightline train station, gateway beautification is underway along NW 1st Ave. Improvements include new sidewalks, street lighting, benches, bike racks, landscaping, and a signalized intersection.

NW 1st Ave. is currently open to LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY. Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.
Yamato Road Paving Project
Paving Project Along Yamato Road
Lane closures along Yamato Rd. are in effect from Boca West Dr. to Military Trail for a paving project. The project will be completed prior to school opening in August 2022.

Advanced Notice: Following Yamato Rd. paving, Spanish River Blvd. will also be resurfaced from Military Trail to Broken Sound Blvd., AND from NW 6th Way to Federal Hwy.
For more information on these improvement projects, visit the Road Closures Page.
Parks Updates & Improvements
Sand Pine Park reopens on Friday, July 1. Upgrades include:

  • New restroom building
  • New pavilion
  • New field surfacing
  • New sports lighting
  • New sports court surfacing
  • New playground and fitness equipment
  • Sidewalk repairs
Wildflower Park - With Silver Palm Park reopening on July 1, work at the adjacent Wildflower Park continues with an anticipated opening in fall 2022.

Hillsboro El Rio Park North - Restroom renovation is being completed and the park is scheduled to reopen by the end of July.

Meadows Park Playground - The playground at Meadows Park is closed this summer due to renovations. It will receive new playground equipment, surfacing, new shades, fencing and a pavilion restoration, and is due to reopen in fall 2022.

For a list of other projects happening around the City, visit the Road & Municipal Projects page.
NOTE: There will be one City Council Meeting per month for July and August. The regular schedule for City Council Meetings will resume in September.



Holiday Sanitation Changes
Due to the Independence Day holiday, customers serviced by the City may have a collection day change:

City Offices Closed and NO Sanitation Service on Monday, July 4, 2022.

  • Monday, July 4 collection has been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 5.
  • Tuesday, July 5 collection has been rescheduled to Wednesday, July 6.

View the 2021-22 Holiday Sanitation Schedule and sign up for sanitation schedule change alerts at Notify Me.
Recreation and Events
July is Park and Recreation Month
Mayor Scott Singer presented a proclamation to Recreation Services Director Michael Kalvort declaring July 2022 Park and Recreation Month in Boca Raton. Recreation Services is excited to celebrate the month with YOU!

We encourage you to enjoy the City's 47 parks and facilities and share your appreciation for the City's parks and recreation professionals with the hashtag #BocaRecreation. Visit the Park and Recreation Month webpage for more information.
Recreation Highlights
Looking for your next class, program, show, event, activity or sport at one of our many parks or facilities?

Visit the Recreation Highlights page and scroll down to see everything happening in Recreation this July!
New! Take Golf Lessons at the Boca Raton Golf & Racquet Club
The Boca Raton Golf & Racquet Club will be offering on-site lessons starting July 1 for both adults and junior golfers.

Visit the Boca Raton Golf & Racquet Club webpage to sign up and learn more about NEW summer and weekday special rates.
Summer in the City Gets Mizner Amphitheater Rockin with 4 Shows this July
This July, spend your Friday nights under the stars rockin' out to awesome tunes at Mizner Park Amphitheater with "Summer in the City" Free Music Fridays.

Upcoming FREE concerts include:


Visit Summer in the City for more information.
Treat Your Dogs to Some Water Fun at Bark Beach
Cool your pup off at the beach in the morning and afternoon hours on the weekends at the Bark Beach at Spanish River Park.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 7am-9am and 5pm-sunset. Check the Bark Beach page for more information.

Or head over to Mizner Bark Dog Park daily 7am-dusk; Wednesdays 12pm-dusk.

Bon Appetit Boca
July is restaurant month, presented by the Boca Chamber. ​Bon Appetit Boca celebrates amazing culinary delights throughout the City. From July 1 through July 31, local foodies can enjoy specially priced menus from participating restaurants. 

For details and locations, visit Boca Restaurant Month.
Sustainability Corner
Sustainable Summer &
Plastic Free July
During Sustainable Summer, the City focuses on Waste Reduction. This year, the focus is on reducing waste from the fashion industry. Try recycling clothes by shopping at thrift and consignment shops. Learn more on the Take Action page.

And remember, July's theme is inspired by Plastic Free July. Learn more about reducing your plastic footprint on the Single Use Plastic Reduction webpage. Start your plastic reduction by bringing a reusable water bottle to the Fabulous Fourth event to refill at the City's mobile water station.
Check Out the June Issue of the Sustainability Matters Newsletter
Read up on sustainable issues in our City and how you can help make a difference in the latest issue of our Office of Sustainability's newsletter! This month learn:

  • How to make your summer party more sustainable
  • Energy, waste and water conservation this summer
  • Sustainable Tree Maintenance
  • Florida Race to Zero and more!
Sign up for the Office of Sustainabilty's quarterly newsletter and learn about programs, beach cleanups, tree giveaways, and more!
The City is Hiring!
Build Your Career with Us
Boca Raton's award-winning teams provide our community with world-class services, parks, beaches, utilities, public safety & more.

We're now hiring full and part-time positions for Ocean Rescue and Aquatics:

Additional opportunities with the City include:

View ALL opportunities and apply today!
Coronavirus Relief Funds Available for City Residents

Visit the Rental and Foreclosures Programs webpage for information about Coronavirus relief funds available to City homeowners and renters.
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