City of Boca Raton March 2020 City Connection. Royal Poincenia tree.
Do you recognize this Royal Poinciana tree in the Boca Square traffic circle? We'd love to see your beautiful pictures. Post them on social media with #LoveBocaRaton so we can find them!
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Spanish River Library Gearing Up for Early Voting & Election Day
The City of Boca Raton will hold its next municipal election on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 concurrently with the 2020 Presidential Preference Primary Election. Early voting for the election will begin on Saturday, March 7 through Sunday, March 15 from 10am - 6pm at the Spanish River Library (1501 NW Spanish River Blvd). Learn more...
Census 2020: Will You Be Counted?
April 1, 2020 is Census Day . The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states and U.S. territories and your response counts! Beginning in March , the public can begin responding to the 2020 Census online at (response by mail or phone are also available). Visit 2020 Census for more information.
Monitoring Coronavirus
As a large employer and a provider of public programs, services and facilities, the City is monitoring the messaging and information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from the CDC. The City is encouraging employees and residents to stay informed and take reasonable precautions, like hand washing and staying home when sick, to prevent contracting or spreading respiratory illnesses. For additional information and resources, visit
Brightline Station and Community Garden in the Works
Preliminary plans for the Boca Brightline station have been reviewed. Once a formal application has been submitted, Planning and Zoning Board and City Council public hearings can be scheduled. Plans for a temporary parking lot are being permitted. An agreement with the Junior League of Boca Raton (JLBR) for a community garden at Meadows Park will come before the City Council as a resolution in March 2020. The JLBR is working closely with Brightline/VTUSA.

For updates on the Brightline/VTUSA station and garage, visit the City's website .
City Council Approves Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in City Limits
On February 11, 2020, the Boca Raton City Council voted 3-2 to allow medical marijuana dispensaries within City limits. As required by state law, dispensaries are allowed to operate anywhere where pharmacies are permitted. In Boca Raton, dispensaries must be a minimum of 2,500 square feet and cannot be within 4,000 feet of another pharmacy or dispensary. To watch the meeting, click here.
Boating and Beach Bash
In its 12th year, the Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities is America's largest, FREE fun day for people with special needs, their families and caregivers is back in Boca Raton on Sunday, March 1 from 10am - 3pm at Spanish River Park. Learn more about the Boating and Beach Bash or register HERE.
Arts Spark Kids Fest
Bring the family out to Arts Spark Kids Fest at Sugar Sand Park on Sunday, March 1 from 11am - 4pm. Arts Spark Kids Fest is an interactive festival of the arts for kids featuring dozens of unique indoor & outdoor activities. Learn more...
Sea Turtle Day
Celebrate the 35th anniversary of Gumbo Limbo Nature Center at the Sea Turtle Day Festival on Saturday, March 7 from 9am - 4pm at Gumbo Limbo. Entry to the event and activities are FREE for all ages. Parking fees apply. Enjoy nature talks, guided walks, animal feedings, face painting, arts and crafts and more! Learn more...
Festival of the Arts BOCA Returns with A Season of Heroes
The 14th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA is back and runs through March 8. Experience music, art, authors and ideas with 11 ticketed events, including Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Film with Live Orchestra, Postmodern Jukebox and more! Learn more...
Touch a Truck
The whole family is invited to the FREE Touch a Truck event at the Spanish River Library on Saturday, March 21 from 9am - 12pm. Kids can see, touch, climb aboard and learn about our City's fascinating trucks and vehicles. Learn more...
Top Things to Do & Know
 Each month we bring you a curated list of the Top Things to Do & Know in Boca Raton. March is home to popular events at our parks and facilities like Touch a Truck , Police Shred Event , Palm Beach Vegfest and more!

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Hillsboro El Rio Park South Now Open
The City of Boca Raton opened a new waterfront park, Hillsboro El Rio South, on Saturday, February 22, 2020 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Check out a video of the day's highlights...
iSIP Projects Underway
The Innovative Sustainable Infrastructure Program (iSIP), is a multimillion dollar, long-term project for upgrading the City's aging infrastructure. The Utilities Services Department is using technology and data to evaluate, prioritize and improve critical underground areas throughout the City . Watch the video...
Brant Drive Bridge Replacement
Florida Department of Transportation is hosting a public information workshop to discuss the proposed improvements for the Brant Drive Bridge Replacement project on Tuesday, March 3 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Delray Beach Public Library 100 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Fl. Learn more...
Parks & Recreation Board Meeting at Downtown Library
The Parks and Recreation Board will meet on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 5:15-6:15pm to consider a site plan approval of Wildflower/Silver Palm Park. The meeting will be held at the Downtown Library 400 NW 2nd Avenue.
Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins March 1
Sea turtle nesting season in South Florida begins on March 1 and runs through October 31. It's important to remember to never interfere with sea turtle nesting activity or a sea turtle hatchling and to never touch a sea turtle. If you are concerned about a sea turtle or a hatchling, please call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (1-888-404-FWCC). If you are in Boca Raton, call Gumbo Limbo Nature Center's 24 hour Sea Turtle Rescue Line (561-212-8691). Learn more...
Reduce, Reuse, Refuse, Recycle
The City of Boca Raton continues to be a leader in community sustainability and environmental stewardship at the local, state and national level. Get an update from the City's Sustainability Manager, Lindsey Nieratka, about the City's projects and programs, as well as the future of sustainability in Boca Raton. Watch the video...
North Beach Restoration
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin a beach restoration project in north Boca Raton this March to repair the impacts and erosion from Hurricane Irma. 1.45 miles of Boca Raton beaches starting near Spanish River Blvd and continuing south to Red Reef Park, will receive approximately 550,000 cubic yards of sand. Beach goers may see temporary closures along parts of the beach as the project progresses. Learn more...
Learn more about these topics on our Office of Sustainability's Take Action webpage.
This March
Spring Break Dates

Palm Beach County Schools:
March 23 - 27

Florida Atlantic University: March 7-13
Lynn University: March 2 - 6
Palm Beach State: March 2 - 6

Daylight Savings

March 8 at 2am: Move clocks forward 1hr
Saturday, April 4
10am - 2pm
March 13 | 11:30-2pm
April 10 | 5:30-9pm
May 8 | 5:30-9pm
Jun 12 | 5:30-9pm
April 29, 30, May 1
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Boca Raton, FL 33432
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