Recreation Updates

Updated August 27, 2021

SILVER PALM PARK CLOSURE

Construction is set to begin at Silver Palm Park on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

For the safety of the public, during the initial stages of construction at Silver Palm Park, which will require excavations and numerous pieces of heavy equipment, the park will be completely closed to all pedestrian, vehicular and boat traffic.

Silver Palm Park will be fully closed for approximately 6 months. The contractor understands the desire and importance to have the boat ramp open as soon as possible and the city will continue to keep the residents updated on the progress of the project. Boat permits will be sold upon the reopening of the park and boat ramp.

SAND PINE PARK CLOSURE

Sand Pine Park is scheduled to close on September 20, 2021 until the early Spring/Summer of 2022. Work on the park will include the following facility upgrades:

  • New restroom building
  • New pavilion
  • New field surfacing
  • New sports lighting
  • New sport court surfacing
  • New playground and fitness equipment
  • Sidewalk repairs

Work on the project will be phased so that the Boys & Girls Club can continue operating and have space to recreate during construction. Construction timeline is subject to change depending on material deliveries, weather and unforeseen conditions.

Red Reef Snorkel Reef Project to Start

Construction of a new recreational snorkel reef at Red Reef Park is scheduled to start the week of August 30, enhancing the park’s current reef into an extended snorkeling trail from beach goers.

Currently, Red Reef Park features a snorkeling area that consists of six (6) artificial reef modules located just offshore in the southern end of the park. The new reef will add over (15) additional modules - constructed from limestone - to create the larger recreational area for snorkeling. The City’s contractor will utilize a barge and crane to place the artificial reef modules in the same vicinity just offshore.

Once colonized, the new reef is expected to attract fish species like those that currently exist in the area, including Sergeant Majory, Parrotfish, Bar Jack, Spottail Pinfish, Molly Miller and more.

The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2021.

Located at 1400 N. Ocean Blvd., Red Reef Park is a 39.7-acre ocean front park that features picnic and barbeque areas, a boardwalk, walking trails and a playground. The snorkel reef is a popular attraction for residents and visitors.

EVENT & PROGRAM UPDATES:

  • Special Events Permits are NOW being accepted! Call 561-367-7081 for more info.

Contact Information:

  • Spanish River Library: 561-393-7852
  • Downtown Library: 561-393-7852
  • Boca Raton Community Center: 561-393-7807
  • Patch Reef Park Community Center: 561-367-7035
  • Sugar Sand Park Community Center: 561-347-3900

City parks that are open, hours of operations, and activities/features available.

Park/Trail/Nature AreaType StatusHours
Alan C. Alford Golf Course at Red Reef ParkGolf Course
OPEN
7:30am - Sunset
Bark Beach at Spanish River ParkDog Beach Park
OPEN
Fri - Sun
7am - 9am &
5pm - Sunset
Blazing Star PreservePreserveOPENSunrise - Sunset
Boca Isles ParkNeighborhood ParkOPEN8am - Sunset
Boca Raton Community CenterCommunity CenterOPENMon - Fri
9am - 8pm
Sat
9am - 5pm
Boca Raton Municipal Golf CourseGolf Course OPEN

7am - Sunset
Boca Raton Tennis CenterSpecialty Use Park
OPEN
Mon - Thurs
8am - 9pm
Fri:
8am - 8pm
Sat:
8am - 3pm
Sun:
8am - 1pm 
Boca Tierra ParkNeighborhood ParkOPEN8am - Sunset
Countess DeHoernle ParkSpecialty Use ParkOPENMon - Sat
8am - 11pm
Sun
8am - 8pm
Downtown LibraryLibrary
OPEN
Mon - Thurs
9am - 8pm
Fri - Sat
9am - 5pm
Curbside
1pm - 5pm
Sunday
CLOSED
El Rio TrailPreserve/Nature TrailOPENSunrise - Sunset
Friends of the Library BookstoreBookstoreOPEN
Donations accepted Mon - Thurs, by appointment only (bookstore@BocaLibraryFriends.org)
Fri - Sat
10am - 3pm
George SnowNeighborhood ParkOPEN8am - Sunset
Gumbo Limbo Nature CenterNature Center
OPEN
Mon
12pm - 4pm
Tues - Sun
9am - 4pm
Gumbo Limbo Boardwalk
OPEN7am - Sunset
Hidden Lake ParkNeighborhood ParkOPEN

8am - Sunset
Hillsboro El Rio Park NorthSpecialty Use Park
OPEN
8am - 10pm
Hillsboro El Rio Park SouthSpecialty Use ParkOPEN8am - Sunset
Hughes ParkNeighborhood ParkCLOSED
for renovations for approximately 4 months
CLOSED
James A Rutherford Community CenterCommunity CenterOPENMon - Fri 
8am - 10pm
Sat 
8am - 5pm
Sun
10am - 5pm
Lake WymanCommunity ParkOPEN8am - Sunset
Meadows ParkSpecialty Use ParkOPENMon - Sat 
8am - 11pm
Sun 
8am - 8pm
Meadows Park PoolSpecialty Use Park
OPEN
Mon - Sat
8am - 6:45pm
Sun 
12pm - 6:45pm
Memorial Park (Park near City Hall / BRCC)Community Park
OPEN
8am - 11pm
Mizner Bark Dog ParkDog ParkOPENSun - Sat 
7am - Sunset
Wed 
12pm - Sunset
Palmetto Dune ParkNeighborhood ParkOPEN8am - Sunset
Patch Reef ParkCommunity ParkOPENMon - Sat
7:30am - 11pm
Sun
8am - 8pm
Patch Reef Park Tennis CenterSpecialty Use Park
OPEN
Mon - Thu 
7:30am - 10pm
Fri 
7:30am - 9pm
Sat
7:30am - 6pm
Sun
7:30am - 5pm
Patrick A. Lynch/Golden FigNeighborhood ParkOPEN8am - Sunset
Pine BreezeNeighborhood ParkCLOSED beginning June 1st through the summer for construction of new park amenities.8am - Sunset
Red Reef ParkBeach Park
OPEN
New snorkel reef being installed. Learn more...
8am-10pm
Guarded hours
9am - 6:30pm
Rutherford ParkSpecialty Use ParkOPEN8am - Sunset
Sanborn SquareSpecialty Use ParkOPEN8am - Sunset
Sand Pine ParkSpecialty Use ParkOPEN
Scheduled to close on September 20, 2021 for upgrades.
Learn more...
Mon - Sat
8am - 11pm
Sun 
8am - 8pm
Serenoa GladePreserve/TrailOPENSunrise - Sunset
Silver Palm ParkSpecialty Use ParkOPEN
Silver Palm Park will be fully closed beginning Tuesday, September 7, 2021 due to construction for approximately 6 months. Learn more...
24 hours a day
South Beach ParkBeach ParkOPEN8am - Sunset
Guarded hours
9am - 6:30pm
South Beach PavilionBeach ParkOPEN8am - 11pm
Spanish River LibraryLibrary
OPEN
Mon - Thurs
9am - 8pm
Fri - Sat
9am - 5pm
Curbside
1pm - 5pm
Sunday
CLOSED
Spanish River ParkBeach ParkOPEN
Restrooms #3 and #4 are closed for construction and a temporary restroom trailer is on-site.
8am - Sunset
Guarded hours
9am - 6:30pm
Sugar Sand ParkCommunity ParkOPEN

Mon - Fri
8am - 11pm
Sat - Sun
8am - 8pm
Sugar Sand Park CarouselPark FeatureOPENMon - Fri
10am - 7pm
Sat - Sun
10am - 5pm
Sugar Sand Park Children's Science ExploriumPark FeatureOPENMon - Fri
9am - 6pm
Sat - Sun
10am - 5pm
Sugar Sand Park Community CenterCommunity CenterOPENMon - Fri
8am - 10pm
Sat 
8am - 5pm
Sun
10am - 5pm
Sugar Sand Park Field HouseGymnasiumOPENMon - Sat
8am - 10pm
Sun
10am - 5pm
Swim CenterSpecialty Use ParkOPENDaily
7:30am - 5pm
(March - October)
The Racquet CenterSpecialty Use Park
OPEN
Mon - Thu 
7:30am - 10pm
Fri 
7:30am - 9pm
Sat
7:30am - 6pm
Sun 
7:30am - 5pm
Tim Huxhold Skate & Shuffleboard ParkSkate Park & Shuffleboard Courts
OPEN
M/W/F 
5pm - 9pm
Tu/Th
4pm - 9pm
Sat 
1pm - 9pm
Sun 
1pm - 6pm
University WoodlandsCommunity ParkOPENMon - Sat 
8am - 11pm
Sun 
8am - 8pm
Wildflower ParkSpecialty Use ParkCLOSED
For renovations until further notice
CLOSED
Yamato Scrub Natural AreaPreserve/TrailOPENSunrise - Sunset
Yale NewmanNeighborhood ParkOPEN8am - Sunset