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.”

Groundbreaking July 29 for John Prince Park expansion, dog park

jp1 JP2A groundbreaking for the dog park and expansion at Palm Beach County’s John Prince Park, west of Lake Worth, is set for 9 a.m. Friday, July 29, at the park’s Mound Circle Pavilion.

In March, Palm Beach County Commissioners approved a 1-year $2.1 million project at the pavilion.  New features include the five-bay dog park as well as five gazebos, along with renovations of the existing cricket field and new landscaping and parking.