Volunteers are the heart of the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department (PBC Parks). They supplement our existing workforce, help us reach our goals, engage with the community and raise awareness about our facilities, programs and services. In 2022, PBC Parks’ volunteers contributed over 130,000 hours at nature centers, recreation centers, golf courses, and beach and park cleanups and hosted more than 200 park and beach cleanups.Continue reading Volunteers are the Heart of PBC Parks!
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New Program Aims to Increase the Number of Lifeguards in Palm Beach County
Pools nationwide have suffered from a shortage of lifeguards and swim instructors and Palm Beach County is no exception. That’s why the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department and Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County are launching a pilot program that will allow lifeguards and water safety instructors to become certified for free.Continue reading New Program Aims to Increase the Number of Lifeguards in Palm Beach County
Earth Day at Daggerwing Nature Center
Celebrate Earth Day at this FREE, special event with a variety of activities scheduled throughout the day! Bring the family to learn easy ways to help the planet while having fun. Activities will promote awareness of environmental protection and earth conservation.Continue reading Earth Day at Daggerwing Nature Center
Animal Encounters: Eastern Box Turtles
Did you know that when Box Turtles are threatened or scared they could close their shell so tight that it is said that not even ants can get in? Watch #pbcParks “Animal Encounters” and learn fun facts about Box Turtles like Benedict, Daggerwing Nature Center’s Animal Ambassador.