Okeeheelee Park is a massive and very popular regional park located West of West Palm Beach. Whether you’re looking for adventure on the water, relaxation on a nature trail, or unique opportunities to stay active, this park has something for everyone!
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Volunteer Spotlight: Lorraine DiFrancisco
Lorraine DiFrancisco has been a volunteer at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens for the past four years. She serves as a general volunteer and is currently a docent-in-training at the facility.
According to DiFrancisco, being in the docent program with her fellow docents means she can give tours to school groups, clubs, and organizations. She has also been a greeter at the Yamato-kan and main museum, as well as a volunteer at annual festivals, like Oshogatsu and the Lantern Festival.
DiFrancisco’s favorite thing about volunteering at the Morikami is that it allows her “to meet and interact with people from all over the world,” she said. She loves sharing the things she has learned with others so that they can better understand and appreciate all that the Morikami has to offer.
Feature: South County Civic Center
The South County Civic Center is a 14,780 square-foot rental facility conveniently located in Delray Beach across from Morikami Park and Japanese Gardens. The Civic Center is available for your special occasions, meetings and festivities. It is ideal for conferences, trade shows, birthday parties, weddings, family reunions, banquets, anniversary parties, and meetings for HOAs, clubs, organizations, corporations and everything in between!
Bert Winters Park boating amenities now reopen after renovations
On the morning of July 25, county officials cut the ribbon to reopen Bert Winters Park’s boating area after being closed for construction since September 2017.
Major improvements include the renovation of existing boat ramps, three floating staging docks, 45 additional car/trailer parking spaces, and new ADA-compliant restroom facilities. Additional features include the enhancement of vehicular circulation, reconfiguration of existing parking spaces, storm-water management improvements, as well as associated site work and infrastructure.
Representatives of collaborating agencies, the Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), participated in the program.
“Residents are excited about utilizing the increased boater access to the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean,” said District 1 Commissioner Hal R. Valeche.
Bert Winters Park is located at 13425 Ellison Wilson Road in Juno Beach. The park is open daily from sunrise until sunset. A boat trailer parking permit is required. Annual permits may be purchased online at www.pbcparks.com. Daily permits will be available at Bert Winters Park using the onsite pay station.
Please visit www.pbcparks.com for more information about boating and other leisure opportunities available through the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department.
(Aerial photos provided by Engenuity Group)