The DuBois Pioneer Home Virtual Tour – Fireside Chat series brings you short stories from relatives and friends of the DuBois family. In this episode, John Alden DuBois, the grandson of Harry and Susan DuBois, shares a story about how his grandfather came to Palm Beach County, built the home, and settled in Jupiter in the late 19th century.
In this six-part series, DuBois Pioneer Home docents present virtual tours about the historic home, located inside DuBois Park and operated by PBC Parks. Each episode briefly covers a different topic; in Episode One, docent Debbie DeLucco takes us through an overview of the layout of the home, as well as the exterior and some fun facts about the Shell Midden the home sits on.
Did you know that native lizards, Green Anoles, can change colors depending on their mood or temperature? Watch #pbcParks “Animal Encounters” to learn some more fun facts about these interesting animals!
Did you know White Tailed Deer can be spotted in some Palm Beach County Parks? Watch #pbcParks “Animal Encounters” and to find out where and learn some fun facts about these interesting animals!
On Thursday, April 11, Palm Beach County and scuba diving enthusiasts joined together for a celebration of marine life protection at Phil Foster Park under the Blue Heron Bridge in Riviera Beach.
“We were able to do this and preserve a really important part of Palm Beach County – the County has invested a lot here and we wanted to help them protect that and make this resource available for everybody,” said Dr. Thomas Reinert, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Regional Director.
The event celebrated recent changes by the FWC that prohibit the collection and possession of marine life fishery species (species collected and managed for the tropical aquarium trade) within Phil Foster Park and surrounding waters.
The changes will maintain high-quality snorkeling and diving opportunities and contribute to the conservation of species under the Blue Heron Bridge and at Phil Foster Park. The Blue Heron Bridge area is internationally recognized by scientists, scuba divers, underwater photographers, and snorkelers for its abundance of unique marine life and was named one of the 50 best dive sites in the world by PADI Sport Diver magazine and referred to as Florida’s “best shore dive” by SCUBA Diving Magazine.
The Pond Apple goes by many names, including Alligator Apple, Annona Glabra, and Monkey Apple. The tree cannot grow in dry settings, and is commonly found near ponds or other bodies of water. Check out the latest episode of “What’s that Plant?” to find out where you can spot Pond Apple in our parks!
Welcome to the eighth episode of Destination Recreation! We take you through different Palm Beach County parks and facilities in each episode – giving you a unique peek at what you can experience at our more than 110 locations throughout the County.
On this episode, we guide you through all the fun and learning that can be had at the CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex inside John Prince Park in Lake Worth. Staff at the Therapeutic Recreation Complex are committed to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families, and thereby increasing the public’s knowledge and sensitivity. The complex offers adaptive recreation programs that promote leisure and play, training and skill development, resource and referral services, community awareness and education, and more. Watch the latest episode to hear the stories of those who use the TR Complex!
A native Florida plant that typically grows along the shore, the purple-flowered Pickerelweed can be found in a number of #pbcParks. Watch this short video to learn some fun facts about the plant, including ways it helps the environment!
Did you know the Virginia Opossum is the only native marsupial in North America? Watch #pbcParks “Animal Encounters” and learn some fun facts about the Virginia Opossum!
Visit Animal Ambassador, Lizzie the Virginia Opossum, at Daggerwing Nature Center — you may also spot some of the same species around the facility, boardwalk, and in other #pbcParks.
About 120 students, along with parents and teachers, ventured to Riverbend Park on November 3rd to discover “Old Time Florida” as part of Riverbend’s Education Day, part one of the two-day Pioneer Farmstead Event.
“The idea here is for the schools to come out here and experience a little bit about what they learn in the classroom through the history program – 4th graders are targeted because there’s a big history drive on the fourth grade,” said Naturalist John Welch.
The students learned about sugar cane processing and boiling, growing citrus, cattle and other animals, general pioneer life and more. Welch says the event helps teach kids about the work pioneers did to prosper on the land, “to make them a little more appreciative of how we came to be here, what the challenge was that these people faced, what they did for us and also themselves.”
Riverbend Park is located at 9060 Indiantown Road in Jupiter and is operated by the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department. The park is open every day from sunrise to sunset.
We make the quality of life for Palm Beach County residents and visitors better by providing diverse, safe and affordable recreation services, welcoming parks, and enriching social and cultural experiences. We achieve this by promoting wellness, fostering environmental stewardship, contributing economic value, and by improving our community every day for this and future generations.
Please visit www.pbcparks.com for more leisure opportunities available through the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department.