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Recreation and Parks department staff

The Department operates 8 recreation centers, 30 parks, one swimming pool, the municipal beach, and hundreds of youth, adult and senior programs. Professional, dedicated staff members, along with the assistance of valuable volunteers, manage the year-round recreation programs and activities and maintain parks and open spaces for the enjoyment of people of all ages and abilities.

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Contact Us:
Boynton Beach Recreation & Parks Department
PO Box 310
Boynton Beach, FL 33425-0310
Phone: 561-742-6650

Our vision is to be a leading and well-respected, nationally accredited agency providing exceptional, widely accessible facilities and services that meet the needs and contribute to the health and well-being of the community while preserving its history and embracing its future.

We seek to lead our diverse and ever-changing neighborhoods and communities in discovering the distinctive and unique parks and open spaces and exceptional and essential recreation facilities, programs and opportunities available in Boynton Beach. Boynton Beach's Recreation and Parks Department will inspire patrons to create lifetime memories and provide healthy indoor and outdoor recreation experiences while preserving the history of the community and embracing its future. The Department will conduct its recreation programs and preserve and maintain parks, open spaces and facilities and contribute to the economic impact, environmental sustainability and social well-being of our broad community while making life fun for all citizens.

Mission Statement:
Recreation and parks enhances the quality of life and nurtures the health and well-being of our community, economy and environment. The professional staff of the Boynton Beach Recreation and Parks Department strive to meet the needs of the greater Boynton Beach area by offering high quality, diverse recreational opportunities that promote physical health, social well-being and a strong sense of community.

We Make Life Fun!

Who We Are:
The City of Boynton Beach Recreation & Parks Department maintains and operates more than 38 sites for recreational use. At the head of the Department is the Director who reports to the Assistant City Manager. The City Commission appoints a Recreation & Park Advisory Board of 7 members and 2 alternates. The Board meets monthly, providing valuable citizen input to the department's management. 

Nationally Accredited:
On  October 4, 2016, the City of Boynton Beach Recreation and Parks Department received national re-accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). This distinguished accomplishment was announced in St. Louis, MO at the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Annual Conference. 

National accreditation requires recreation and park agencies to respond to 151 standards representing elements of effective and efficient recreation and park operations. To become accredited, agencies must demonstrate their ability to meet all 37 fundamental standards and 95% of the non-fundamental standards upon re-accreditation.  The City of Boynton Beach Recreation and Parks Department is only one of 22 agencies in the state to have gone through the process and received national accreditation. Nationwide, less than 3% of park and recreation agencies are accredited; Florida leads the nation in accredited agencies and is proud to share this good news to our citizens.

Our Service Area:
The Department serves 71,000 residents of Boynton Beach, as well as thousands of county residents, seasonal residents and visitors to the city each year.