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PBC Parks Provides Inclusive Recreation Opportunities and Experiences for People with Disabilities

International Day of People with Disabilities, celebrated on December 3, promotes and increases awareness and understanding of disability issues and mobilizes support for the rights, well-being, and acceptance of people with disabilities. This year’s overarching theme is “Transformative solutions for inclusive development” in the areas of employment, reducing inequity and sports.

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Parks Offer Ways to Prevent Diabetes through Physical Activity

November is National Diabetes Month. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, over 37 million people in the United States have diabetes and over a third have prediabetes. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 is a chronic autoimmune disease that attacks the cells that make insulin. Type 2 is a metabolic disease, where the body does not respond to insulin properly, increasing blood sugar levels in the body. However, healthy changes and habits can help prevent diabetes, like spending time outdoors, exercising regularly and increasing physical activity.

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County Officials Opened New District Park West of Boynton Beach

Back row: Palm Beach County officials, staff and PBC Parks mascot, Oakly,  cutting red ribbon | Front row: Members of local youth soccer teams and children
Back row: Palm Beach County officials, staff and PBC Parks mascot, Oakly, cutting red ribbon | Front row: Members of local youth soccer teams and children

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.

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Glades Community Celebrated Phase II of Orange Bowl Field

Orange Bowl Field Phase I Grand Opening Video

On September 10, Palm Beach County in partnership with the Orange Bowl Committee officially opened the second phase of Orange Bowl Field at Glades Pioneer Park in Belle Glade.  The Orange Bowl Field is part of PBC Parks’ initiative to break down social justice barriers making parks and open spaces accessible to everyone and to be a champion of inclusiveness, fairness and social equity in the Glades Region.