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The City of Boca Raton opened its first, new waterfront park, Hillsboro El Rio South Park, on Saturday, February 22 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Following speakers from Recreation Services, the Parks and Recreation Board, and the Mayor, attendees were among the first to use the brand-new playground, basketball courts, pickleball courts and beach volleyball area. There were also food trucks, bounce houses and face painting among the fun activities.
Visit our photo gallery to see more pictures of the event.
The City of Boca Raton is opening its first, new waterfront park, Hillsboro El Rio South Park, on Saturday, February 22.
The day will start with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Hillsboro El Rio Park South at 9:30am until 10am. Following the ceremony, residents can explore and enjoy the brand-new playground, join in on a pick-up game of basketball, pickleball or volleyball, launch a kayak or paddleboard or wander the pristine grounds of the park. The celebration will also include family fun activities, food trucks and more!
The revitalized park features the following:
Development of Hillsboro El Rio Park South officially started in February 2019 after a renewed commitment was made to enhance activities along the City’s waterfront park sites as a precursor to the development and review of the Waterfront Master Plan. Located on the south side of SW 18th Street between Dixie Highway and the El Rio Canal, the 14-acre site is the newest city park. The project cost approximately $7.8 million.
To see the progress of Hillsboro El Rio Park South, view the video below.
Hillsboro El Rio Park North includes athletic fields and was opened to the public in 2002. Fire Station 8, which is situated on the northeastern section of the city-owned parcel, was dedicated in 2005.
To learn more about the event, visit Boca Raton Special Events Facebook.
To learn more about Hillsboro El Rio Park South, visit our webpage.