Park and Recreation Month July 2016 logo with superheroes

JULY 2016

Following is just a sampling of the many recreation programs and events taking place
at the City of Palm Beach Gardens:


Park and Recreation Month July 2016 logo

July is Park & Recreation Month

You don’t need to be bitten by a radioactive spider to discover your super powers! The City of Palm Beach Gardens is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), and all the ways parks and recreation has the power to transform our daily lives. From providing us places to get fit and stay healthy to fostering new relationships and forging a connection with nature, our close-to-home community parks and recreation facilities provide essential services and improve quality of life. Stop by the Burns Road Recreation Center during the month of July to find super powers you didn’t know you had! 

Palm Beach Gardens Summer GreenMarket at STORE logo

The Gardens Summer GreenMarket at STORE

Sundays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  |  9am – 1pm
STORE Self Storage & Wine Storage
11010 North Military Trail

Stay cool shopping under the covered breezeway from over 50 vendors selling produce, plants, flowers, breads, seafood, bakery items, cheeses, sauces, crafts, prepared food & drink items. Don’t miss the fun every Sunday. See you at the Market! More Information

A young girl running from the pool in the Gardens Splash and Dash

Gardens Splash & Dash

Register Now - It’s Coming Up Soon!! 

Sunday, July 31   |   8am
Burns Road Recreation Center

This fun swim-run event for youth born from 2002-2012 will take place on Sunday morning, July 31 at Burns Road Recreation Center. Register your little athlete online or in person by Tuesday, July 26. Res/NR Fee: $33/$42. More Information   

Four young boys wearing superman shirts

Superman Meet and Greet at 
The Gardens Summer GreenMarket at STORE

Sunday, July 31  |  9am – 1pm
STORE Self Storage & Wine Storage
11010 North Military Trail

Calling all superheroes to the Gardens GreenMarket at STORE Self Storage & Wine Storage on Sunday, July 31 to come and meet Superman! If you’re doing the Splash & Dash first, don’t worry – you’ll have plenty of time to see him afterwards since he’s at the GreenMarket from 9am-1pm. Make sure you come dressed as your favorite superhero! The Market runs every Sunday thru September 25 from 9am-1pm at 11010 N. Military Trail, PBG. More Information


GardensArt presents
“Wildlife: Above & Below”

Photography Exhibition by Ruth Petzold
Monday-Friday, through August 25  |  8am - 5pm

Our 2016 summer exhibition features the kind of photographs you might see in National Geographic. Photographer Ruth Petzold has experienced the natural beauty of all seven continents and most of the global seas and oceans. The photos from her explorations feature polar bears, penguins, leafy sea dragons, dolphins, whales, sharks, and more. More Information


For a full, detailed listing of classes, programs and events, please visit our website at

Happy Fourth of July with fireworks in the background

Special 4th of July Operating Hours

City Hall offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th and our Recreation facilities will have amended hours of operation in celebration of the holiday. Click on this link for hours of operation at each facility, and have a very safe and fun Fourth of July! 

Gardens Life Brochure

The June-August edition of the Gardens Life brochure listing summer classes, programs and events is currently available online or in print. The August-September edition will be available in mid-July. Download a copy from or pick one up at any Recreation service desk.

How do you know if you’re a resident?

Most Recreation Division programs include a resident and a non-resident fee. City residents are offered a discounted rate because their property taxes directly support our services. Many people get confused because their address will list Palm Beach Gardens as the city of residence, but they are not actually within incorporated Palm Beach Gardens. 

To be eligible for the resident fees, a participant must reside within incorporated Palm Beach Gardens and support city facilities and programs through property taxes. If you are not sure whether you are a city resident or not, check your property tax bill or visit the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser’s website. If you are a resident, your property tax bill will include a line item specifically listing the City of Palm Beach Gardens. 


A girl with a robot she made in art camp.

Summer Camps are Going Strong...

but we still have a few spaces available in some camps, and some of them start next week! Here are some Specialty Camps you might want to check out that still have space (as of right now!): 

Vocal Vibrations

Ages 7-13 | July 5-8 | 7:30am-6pm
Kids will learn to sing with impact while building performance skills. No camp on Monday, July 4.

Cultural Arts Caravan

Ages 10-16 | July 5-8 | 7:30am-6pm
A travelling camp for art lovers. No camp on Monday, July 4.

Let’s Dance

Ages 6-8 | July 25-29 | 7:30am-6pm
Ages 8-13 | July 18-22 | 7:30am-6pm
Dance your way through the day with fun musical theatre dance routines, games, jazz, ballet and tap choreography.

Itty Bitty Soccer 

Ages 4-6 | July 11-15 | 9:30-11:30am   
Have fun learning footwork, striking, passing and dribbling.

Fishing Frenzy

Ages 8-14 | July 18-22 | 9am-1pm
Fish at some of the best saltwater fishing spots in the area. Camp includes a FREE rod and reel.

Jr. Lifeguard Camp

Ages 11-14 | July 5-8 | 8am-3pm (no camp on Monday, July 4)
Participants will be introduced to the American Red Cross lifeguarding program. 

Youth Tennis Summer Camps (no camp on Monday, July 4)

Little Pros Camp - Weekly - 9-10am, ages 4 -6 
Tennis and Fitness Camp - Weekly - 9am-Noon, ages 7-16 
Intensive Fitness & Drills Camp – July 11-15, July 18-22 and August 1-5 - For highly competitive junior players ages 12-16, 9am-2pm. Call (561)775-8277 more information. 

For schedules and pricing, as well as a full listing of summer camps, please see the "Camp Gardens" web page and camp brochure.


Five little girls dancing in dance attire

Recreational Dance for 18 months-18 years

Heat up the summer with our fun dance classes in Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Ballet. Classes are held on weeknights and Saturday mornings at Burns Road Rec Center, 4404 Burns Road. Check our online listings for specific dates and times. The next session begins the week of July 11. Don’t delay and sign up today, online or in person! Pre-register to avoid cancellations. 

First & Second Level Basketball Clinics

Learn the game of basketball the right way. PBGHS Boys Basketball Coach Drew Quinn has a passion for teaching young kids the fundamentals of basketball to give them a solid foundation and understanding of the game. Clinics for ages 3-9 are held at Burns Road Rec Center, 4404 Burns Rd., on Sunday mornings, July 10-31. Res/NR Fee: $50/$63. Register online or at the Burns Road Recreation Center. 
More Information

A pregnant woman sitting on a mat in a yoga pose

Prenatal Yoga Classes

with Beth Green, certified instructor

Thursdays, July 7-August 11, 6:15-7:15pm
Lakeside Center, 10410 N. Military Trail

Learn a multi-faceted approach to exercise that encourages gentle stretching, moderate strengthening postures, relaxation techniques and focused breathing. Research suggests that prenatal yoga is safe for all trimesters of pregnancy and has many benefits for pregnant women and their babies. Benefits include improved sleep, reduced stress and anxiety, increased strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles for childbirth, and decreased back pain, nausea and shortness of breath. Resident/Non-resident Fee: $72/$90. Register online or at the Burns Road Recreation Center. 


Dance to the beat with our new Zumba instructor, Ilena Rotundo-Camilo. She is teaching this great fitness class every Thursday night from 6:30-7:30pm at Burns Road Rec Center. Res/NR Fee: $5/$6. No pre-registration required; just show up a few minutes before class. More Information on Adult Fitness/Wellness classes


 Lakeside Center, 10410 N. Military Trail
Four ladies playing a card game

Variety Game Day

Adults/Seniors Variety Game Day at Lakeside Center Fridays, 1-5pm; the building opens at 12:30pm. Play Social Bridge, Poker or bring a group of friends and play Mah Jongg, Canasta, Rummy, Rummikub, Bunko or any other game. Your first visit is free! Res/NR pro-rated annual fee: $12.50/$25 or daily admission Res/NR $3/$5. More Information on Adult/Seniors Club

Happy Feet & Hungry Minds Clothing Drive

The PBG Adult/Seniors Club is hosting a clothing drive to benefit children attending Grove Park Elementary School so that they can start off the new school year right. Donations of children's clothing items may be dropped off at Burns Road Recreation Center or the Lakeside Center. Click on this link for specific items needed.


5110 117th Court North, PBG 33418     561.775.8277

Adult 1-Day Singles

Saturday, July 9, 11:30am-3:30pm - Singles players – women, men and high-ability older juniors – Come play our popular 3-round, 8-game Pro-set ladder or compass format! Light refreshments are served between matches. Enroll online or call (561) 775-8277.

Six girls holding trophies from a tennis tournament

Junior 1-Day Singles

Saturday, July 23, 11:30am-3pm – Players ages 8-16 take the step from instruction and practice into competition. Three rounds of 8-game Pro-set format are played in ability-based groups. This is a timed event. Each round will be concluded after 45-50 minutes. Passport/Resident/Non-resident fee: $17/$19/$24 with pizza lunch included. Register online or call (561)775-8277. (NOTE: It is assumed that players can serve and rally with some consistency, and keep score.)


4404 Burns Road, PBG 33410     561.630.1100

A large group of children and adults in the pool for the World's Largest Swim Lesson.

World’s Largest Swim Lesson

On Friday, June 24, 2016, the PBG Aquatic Complex hosted the World’s Largest Swim Lesson, an event designed to spread the word world-wide that swimming lessons save lives. There were 189 participants and staff involved in this free safety talk and swim lesson. The aquatics staff invited the Marlins and Dolphins campers, The Mirasol School and Splash campers to participate in this lifesaving lesson. PBG Fire Rescue personnel from Station 3 aided the lifeguards in supervision of this event. The official numbers will be calculated by the World Waterpark Association and the results and World’s Record will be announced in mid-August. We are pleased to announce that we will continue to host this event yearly.

An instructor teaching a little boy how to swim.

Adaptive Aquatic Swim Lessons

Sponsored by Domnick Cunningham & Whalen,  swim lessons specifically designed for swimmers with disabilities ages 4 and up will be offered at the PBG Aquatic Complex. This program starts on Saturday, July 16, and will provide participants with important lifesaving skills in a fun and safe environment. Please visit our website for more details.  Register online or in person. Adaptive Aquatics Participation Form

A young girl on the Makos swim team swimming with a kickboard and flippers.

Makos Swim Team

On Saturday, July 16, 2016, the PBG Aquatic Complex will host a home swim meet at 9 am. The Makos will participate against the South County Riptide, Deerfield Beach Dolphins and Margate Motion swim teams. Come out and support our Makos at this fun event! 
More Information about the Makos


10170 Riverside Drive, PBG 33410     561.630.1130

A classroom of PreK boys and girls.

VPK Program

We currently have openings in our VPK program that runs August 15, 2016, through May 13, 2017, for the 2016-17 school year. Riverside Youth Enrichment Center is a licensed, state-of-the-art, APPLE-accredited child care facility. Register ASAP or call 630-1130 for more information.

For additional information on Riverside Youth Enrichment Center, please visit our website at or call 561.630.1130, or schedule a tour of our facility Monday – Friday from 9am–3:30pm.  License #50-51-03149.

Palm Beach Gardens Recreation logo with a sun, paint brush and basketball

Contact Us

City of Palm Beach Gardens Recreation Division
4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410    

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