On April 2, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission (Sports Commission) awarded the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department (PBC Parks) its first Sports Hall of Fame Outstanding Sports Contributor award for its contribution to transforming the Palm Beaches into a leading and diverse sports destination.Continue reading PBC Parks & Recreation Recognized as Outstanding Sports Contributor
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County and Soccer 5 USA Bring Small-Sided Soccer Complex to John Prince Park
On March 18, County officials and representatives from Soccer 5 USA commemorated the opening of a state-of-the-art small-sided soccer complex located at 2520 Lake Worth Road, between Congress Avenue and Lake Osborne Drive with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The celebration also included music, games, giveaways and soccer activities.Continue reading County and Soccer 5 USA Bring Small-Sided Soccer Complex to John Prince Park
County Officials Opened New District Park West of Boynton Beach
On Saturday, September 24, Palm Beach County officials celebrated the opening of phase I of Canyon District Park, located at 8788 Senator Joe Abruzzo Avenue, Boynton Beach.Continue reading County Officials Opened New District Park West of Boynton Beach
Palm Beach County & Orange Bowl Break Ground on Phase II of Orange Bowl Field in Belle Glade
The Orange Bowl Committee and Palm Beach County broke ground yesterday, December 14, on Phase II of Orange Bowl Field at Glades Pioneer Park in Belle Glade.
Phase I was completed in December 2019 and included a synthetic turf field and maintenance, an electronic scoreboard, an entry monument, fencing, walkways and signage. Phase II includes construction of a neighborhood center and restroom that will host a variety of educational, wellness and civic uses.
The park serves as the playing site for several teams from the Glades Youth Football League, which is a current member of the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance (OBYFA). In addition, many current and former NFL players from the area have used the field to conduct youth football camps.
“The continued renovation of Glades Pioneer Park furthers the county’s commitment to youth enrichment and sports and athletic programming and facilities,” said Commissioner Melissa McKinlay.
The Orange Bowl Committee selected Glades Pioneer Park as a recipient of a $1.5 million matching Legacy Grant for the design, permitting and construction of the Orange Bowl Field and other related amenities. The amount was matched by the Board of County Commissioners providing a total of $3 million toward the renovation project. An additional $400,000 in grant funding was received from the Quantum Foundation and the NFL Foundation to assist with the second phase of the project. “The Orange Bowl Committee is extremely proud to begin Phase II of Orange Bowl Field at Glades Pioneer Park, as part of our 5th Legacy Park Project across South Florida and 1st in Palm Beach County,” said Orange Bowl Committee President & Chair Jack Seiler. “We are happy to complete our 1st Palm Beach County park and further our legacy of building and serving community in South Florida with a fantastic new facility for all ages to enjoy. The mission of the Orange Bowl Committee since its inception in 1935 is to inspire youth, engage our community, and enhance South Florida. This building will accomplish that and much more for years to come.”
Phase II improvements will cost approximately $1.9 million and is expected to be completed in June 2022. Future plans include a new destination playground, picnic pavilion, grand entry plaza and a vehicle drop off area near the neighborhood center.