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Green Places

Natural outdoor spaces are essential to a community’s health and well-being. Green places give us many benefits including recreation, education, social interaction, therapeutic and spiritual renewal, and more. As Boynton Beach grows and develops, we continue to conserve open spaces and “green” the places where we live and work. We hope you enjoy exploring our City’s natural treasures.

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Seacrest Scrub

City parks produce significant community economic and health benefits. Boynton Beach has great outdoor spaces (including 30 parks) for people of all ages and abilities to play and grow in nature. Explore our green spaces.

 

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The Links at Boynton Beach

The Links at Boynton Beach Golf Course was designated in 2006 as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" by Audubon International. The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program is an award-winning education and certification program that helps golf courses protect the environment and preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf. To be certified, The Links had to demonstrate that they maintain a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas including Environmental Planning, Wildlife and Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management. The Links is home to more than 50 different species of birds, fish, reptiles and mammals.

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Old Dixie EcoWalk

The Old Dixie EcoWalk at Seabourn Cove, with over 50 species of Florida native plants, provides food and shelter for native butterflies, wildlife and a welcoming environment for the human species. A lush pedestrian pathway in the reforested area – about a quarter of a mile long and fifty feet wide – include carved Florida cap rock sculptures used as bases for plant identification tiles, educational interpretive panels and butterfly watering basins.  The canopy reduces the Heat Island Effect and CO2 levels, while the artistic elements provide an aesthetic quality and educational opportunities about sustainable practices.  Old Dixie EcoWalk is an active resource for organizations such as the North America Butterfly Association (NABA)   and the Florida Native Plant Society as well as for area schools and museums. It illustrates how enjoyable and necessary sustainable design is for all species.

The Public Art Green Wall titled "Mangrove Gate" by Matt Rowan, Environmental Artist and Designer and Jonathan Toner Landscape Architect is an opportunity to not only add a striking and beautiful landmark to Boynton Beach, but to also create something that echoes and amplifies these phenomena. By creating a thought provoking and constantly changing piece in clear public view, we may be able to heighten awareness of the larger environment that surrounds it.

PNC Bank, on the northeast corner of Woolbright and Federal Highway at 1520 South Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, introduced a wall screen element that wraps the south and east façade and a wall along Woolbright Road. This helps create and define the entry and ties this art from the site onto the building creating a cohesive element that responds to the site and architecture. This project was created to comply with the City’s Public Art Ordinance. The developer’s commitment to the project was so strong that they contributed over 7 times to the cost of the allocated budget.

At its core, the installation is comprised of sculpturally undulating supports that, on their own, recall the flowing “rivers of grass” in the Everglades, the churning water that shapes them, and the winds that bend their blades. As a whole, the piece engages the building as an organic growth and a reminder of the persistent interplay between man’s structures and the organic environment around them. In fact, the overall motion and gesture of the piece could even be interpreted as shaped by the passage of adjacent pedestrian and vehicular traffic.