PBC being asked for 27 acres of park land for sports fields

PBC Commissioner Hal Valeche

Palm Beach Shores Mayor Myra Koutzen has written to County Commissioner Hal Valeche to express her support for a plan to build sports fields on 27 acres of the North County District Park.

Koutzen notes that Palm Beach Gardens wants to use some of its money from the one-cent sales tax increase to build sports fields on park land, which is located in Valeche’s district.

“As a small community with very limited public space, our residents have particular need of the types of recreational space proposed for that area of the North County District Park,” Koutzen wrote in am email to Valeche. “We are particularly appreciative that Palm Beach Gardens opens their facilities to residents of neighboring communities such as ours. This proposal would support their ability to continue to provide this access in the future.”

Kreusler Park lifeguards will use executive suites

050706-met-lwmayor-2-jpgLifeguards at Palm Beach’s Kreusler Park soon will be changing clothes inside office suites, if Palm Beach County Commissioners OK a lease.

According to a memo for the county commission’s Tuesday’s meeting, the current lifeguards’ office, break room and changing area are in disrepair and no longer meet county standards. The county has been working on a new restroom building with space for the lifeguards, but that’s been delayed while it awaits site plan approval from the Town of Palm Beach. The park is in the town but is operated by the county’s Department of Parks and Recreation 

So in the meantime, the county plans to spend $809 a month to rent space in an executive suites building right next to the park that’s owned by Symphony Workplaces. The deal is through January, with a month-by-month option after that, the memo said.