July 2018
park and recreation month
This July, uncover a lifetime of discovery at PBC parks. Developed by the  National Recreation and Park Association  (NRPA), celebrate Park & Recreation Month with us by getting out to PBC parks and showing us what lifetime discoveries you've uncovered! Send us your photos or videos by email to  pbcparks@pbcgov.org  and tag them with  #pbcparks  and #DiscoverJuly  on your social media.
4th of July Celebration- Sunset Cove Amphitheater
West Boca Community Council and the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department present, the 11th Annual 4th of July Celebration Wed, July 4, 6 p.m. at Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, west of Boca Raton. This family fun event will have a kids zone, concessions on site, a welcome booth and interactive prize wheel, music by The Fabulous Fleetwoods and fireworks! FREE ADMISSION
Animal Keeper for a Day- Daggerwing Nature Center
Work behind the scenes with animal care staff and volunteers to feed diets, clean exhibits and provide enrichments to the animals at Daggerwing Nature Center Fri, July 6, 10 a.m. in Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, west of Boca Raton. Ages 8 and older, $10/participant. RSVP required.
Calligraphy: Children's Mini-Workshop- Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Learn how to write your name and some Japanese words with ink and brush, two traditional calligraphy writing implements, in this hands-on workshop Sat, July 7, 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. in the Oki Education Center at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach. For participants in grades 3rd-5th; $25/participant. RSVP required.
ArtStops: Mixed Media- VSA Florida- Palm Beach County
Create impressive works of art using a variety of materials Saturdays, July 7-28, 10 a.m. at the CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex, Lake Worth. Ages 13 and older; $50/person. This program is for all abilities. RSVP required.
Junior Lifeguard Camp- North County Aquatic Complex
Get a sneak peek into what lifeguarding is all about during junior lifeguard camp at North County Aquatic Complex, Jupiter. Session 3 is July 10-13 and Session 4 is July 24-27 , both at 10 a.m. Ages 9-14; $60/session. RSVP required.
Summer Adventure Club- Therapeutic Recreation
Join the summer adventure club for adults with developmental disabilities. Hang out with old friends or meet new friends while embarking on fun adventure-based activities. Group meets once a week. This month's session dates are July 11, 18 and 25 . Ages 18 and older; $45/session. RSVP required.
Shakespeare by the Sea XVIII presents Antony + Cleopatra- Seabreeze Amphitheater
See the timeless tale of obsession, power, love and death like never before in this original interpretation of William Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatra Thurs-Sun, July 12-15 & July 19-22, 8 p.m. at Seabreeze Amphitheater in Carlin Park, Jupiter. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. FREE ADMISSION
Night Hike- Riverbend Park
Join a naturalist on a walk and observe the change from diurnal to nocturnal in Riverbend Park, Jupiter Fri, July 13, 7 p.m. Good walking shoes and bug spray is recommended. All ages, $5/person. RSVP required.
Special Olympics County Swimming Championships- Aqua Crest Pool
Cheer on and watch as Special Olympic athletes from all over Palm Beach County compete in a variety of swimming events Sat, July 14, 8 a.m. at Aqua Crest Pool, Delray Beach. Swimming events include short events and relays. FREE to spectators.
Aquatic Programs at Gleneagles Country Club Aquatic Center
From adaptive swim lessons, aqua motion and aqua arthritis, to parent and child aquatics and family swim, learn how to swim, add moderate exercise to your daily routine and make a splash at this aquatic center located at the CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex, Lake Worth. Just looking to swim laps and relax in the pool, check out upcoming weekend pool dates as well! For program information, click here and for weekend pool dates information, click here .
Book a Summer Birthday Party at PBC Waterparks
Enjoy birthday perks like all day entry into the waterpark, a party room, food and drinks, and a birthday shirt when celebrating a birthday at Calypso Bay Waterpark in Seminole Palms Park, Royal Palm Beach or Coconut Cove Waterpark in Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, west of Boca Raton. Click here to view birthday party packages. To schedule a party, please call the waterpark of your choice. Calypso Bay Waterpark: 561-790-6160; Coconut Cove Waterpark: 561-629-8840.
Summer Swimming Celebrations- Lake Lytal Family Aquatic Center and Pioneer Park Aquatic Center
Make a splash at the Children's Services Council Summer Swimming Celebration Sat, July 14, 10 a.m. at Lake Lytal Family Aquatic Center, West Palm Beach and Sat, July 28, 10 a.m. at Pioneer Park Aquatic Center in Glades Pioneer Park, Belle Glade. Enjoy free pool admission, music, food and information from community partners such as the Drowning Prevention Coalition. FREE ADMISSION
Food Truck Invasion- Sunset Cove Amphitheater
Enjoy a great selection of food trucks during Food Truck Invasion Wed, July 18, 5-9 p.m.  at Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, west of Boca Raton. FREE ADMISSION
South Florida's Animals- Green Cay Nature Center
Join a naturalist to learn about habitats, adaptations and some of South Florida's wildlife Fri, July 20, 9 a.m. at Green Cay Nature Center, Boynton Beach. Ages 7 and older, $3/person. RSVP required.
10th Annual Summer Ocean Mile Swim- Palm Beach County Ocean Rescue
Register today to compete against other open water swimmers while being guarded by Palm Beach County's award winning ocean lifeguards Sat, July 21, 7 a.m. at R.G. Kreusler Park, Palm Beach. $25/participant. There will be no race-day registration. The event is limited to the first 300 participants.
Stardust Dance Club- Therapeutic Recreation
Stardust Dance Club is back Sat, July 21, 6 p.m. at the CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex, Lake Worth. Program goals are to increase independence, social interaction with peers, and provide respite for caregivers. Ages 18 and older, $5/participant. RSVP required.
Team Tournament Series- Osprey Point Golf Course
Register your four-person scramble team today for event #3 of the 2018 Team Tournament Series Sat, July 21 at Osprey Point Golf Course in Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, west of Boca Raton. Participation in the first two events is not mandatory to participate.
Jr. Naturalist: Reptiles- Okeeheelee Nature Center
Explore the world of reptiles during this fun, kid-friendly program Sat, July 21, 10 a.m. at Okeeheelee Nature Center in Okeeheelee Park, west of West Palm Beach. Get the chance to meet and touch some of the nature center's reptile ambassadors! Ages 8-14, $10/participant. RSVP required.
Slightly Stoopid- Sunset Cove Amphitheater
AEG Live presents: Slightly Stoopid with Stick Figure and Pepper Sun, July 22, 5:30 p.m. at Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, west of Boca Raton. Gates open at 4 p.m. Tickets are $36.50/advance (online), $40/day of show (online/phone), $50/day of show (box office).
Learn to Swim at
PBC Swimming Pools
All classes are taught by American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors. Click the aquatic facility name below for swim lesson dates, fees and information.

Aqua Crest Pool , Delray Beach

We're National Gold Medal Finalists!
Your parks and recreation department has been selected as a 2018 National Gold Medal Awards Finalist in Parks and Recreation by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

Watch our video highlighting how the PBC Parks and Recreation Department is continuing excellence in park and recreation management.