Burns Road Recreation Center Playground


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


Santa's mailbox decorated as a gingerbread house

Santa’s Mailbox 

December 1-16
Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road
Riverside Youth Enrichment Center,
10170 Riverside Drive

Drop off your letters to Santa in our special holiday mailboxes inside the Burns Road Recreation Center and Riverside Youth Enrichment Center. Don’t forget to watch your mailbox for a reply from Santa. Note: to receive a letter back from Santa, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your child’s name on it.

More Information

Two shoppers looking at crafts at the Holiday BAzaar

33rd Annual Gardens Holiday Bazaar 

Friday, December 2  |  11am-7pm
Saturday, December 3  |  9am-4pm
Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Rd.

Don’t miss this unique shopping experience with 90 gift and craft vendors. More Information

A Christmas tree made from vegetables

The Gardens GreenMarket 
sponsored in good health by
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center

Sundays, December 4, 11, 18  | 8am-1pm
(Closed Christmas Day, December 25)
City Hall Municipal Complex, 10500 N. Military Trail

Every Sunday, shop from over 160 vendors selling the freshest of the fresh in produce, plants, flowers, bread, seafood, bakery items, cheese, sauces, crafts, prepared food & drink items and much, much more! Live music every Sunday. On December 18, there will be special holiday crafts for the kids. More Information

A lighted holiday tree with a star at the top.

Tree Lighting Festival

Wednesday, December 7  |  6-8pm
Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road

Join the City of Palm Beach Gardens for a night full of magic and fun as we light the tree, tour thru Santa’s Village along the trail filled with children’s crafts, activities, face painting and, of course, enjoying a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus. More Information 

A sculpture of two hands with a flying heart

Compassionate Friends Children’s Memorial Garden Dedication

Saturday, December 10   |  11am
Adjacent to Lakeside Center, 10410 N. Military Trail

An invitation from Compassionate Friends: "It would be our privilege and honor to have the people of Palm Beach Gardens join us for the Dedication Ceremony of Compassionate Friends Children’s Memorial Garden to not only thank the city for their gift but to also honor and remember our children who have died. Our hearts overflow with love to know that no child shall be forgotten because of this glorious city, of which we will be forever grateful." 

An acrylic painting of sealife entitled "Catch 'em Up"

GardensArt presents ‘Marine Life’ 

Acrylic Paintings by Carey Chen
December 5, 2016 – January 12, 2017
Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
City Hall Lobby, 10500 N Military Trail

A fascinating exhibit of colorful and detailed portraits of life at sea. More Information


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

Happy Holidays with a snowman

Special Recreation Holiday Hours

All supervised Recreation facilities including Burns Road Recreation Center, Aquatic Complex, Tennis Center, Lakeside Center, Riverside Youth Enrichment Center and the Skate Park will be closed on Sunday, December 25. Click on this link for a listing of other special holiday hours for each of these facilities. Have a safe and joyful holiday season!

Gift card with a red ribbon and "Recreation, Palm Beach Gardens"

Recreation Gift Cards

Give the gift of activities! Recreation Gift Cards may be purchased at the Burns Road Recreation Center and PBG Tennis Center and used for class fees, admission fees, rentals and even snacks at the Snack Shack. It’s a great gift for the holidays!

Class Registration

Starting Monday, December 12th, register online or in person for new classes and programs starting in January and February. Most classes have a minimum number of students that they need in order to run. Sign up in advance so they don’t get canceled due to low enrollment! Gardens Life Newsletter

GFWC Palm Beach Gardens Woman's Club

Wednesday, December 21

The PBG Woman's Club will celebrate the holidays on December 21st with a dinner at Paddy Mac's Restaurant. The members will be collecting books for the Hispanic Resource for young children and will also hold a Chinese Auction. For additional information contact Ronnye Sands, Membership Chairman, at 561-622-3751.
Follow on the web at www.pbgwomansclub.org


A group of boys and girls in the School's Out Day program

Holiday School’s Out Days

The kids will be out of school from Dec. 23-Jan. 6, but don’t panic! We have fun programs to keep them active and entertained. Just sign them up for one of our many School’s Out Days or holiday camps. Register online or in person. More Information


Sports R Us Camp

Week 1: December 26-30  |  Week 2: January 2-6

Your child will have a ball in these fun and instructional camps, held at Mirasol Park, for K thru 8th graders. Camp runs 7:30am-6pm (organized activities begin at 9am and end at 4:30pm). Res/NR Fee: $150/$188 per week.  A variety of sports will be covered and played; kids will be coached by former and current athletes to improve skills.

Basketball Camp

Week 1: December 26-30  |  Week 2: January 2-6

The Palm Beach Gardens Youth Athletic Association, in conjunction with Barry University Head Coach Butch Estes, will be hosting basketball camps for kids ages 5-14 from 9am-noon during both weeks of the holiday break. Campers will improve their shooting, dribbling, and passing skills, as well as their knowledge of the game in a fun and engaging atmosphere. Res/NR Fee: $100/$125 per week, or $25/$32 per day.   

PBG Predators Soccer Camp

Tuesday-Friday, January 3-6

This camp is specifically designed for soccer players, both boys and girls ages 5 to 14 years old, and will include several aspects of technical development including, passing, dribbling and shooting. Tactical games will be played every day which include small-sided world-cup tournaments and full-sided games to improve players game-decisions and conditioning. Camp runs 7:30am-6pm (organized activities begin at 9am and end at 4pm) – campers will play outdoors at Lilac Park in the morning and indoor futsal at the Burns Road Rec Center in the afternoon.  Res/NR Fee: $160/$200 for the week.

Pre-register online or in person. More Information

Seven hands of different colors in a circle with "Gardens Gives Back Community Service Experience"

Holiday Gardens Gives Back
Community Service Experience

Tue-Fri, Jan 3-6, 7:30am-6pm
This is an amazing and rewarding opportunity for teens ages 14-17 to give back to our community by volunteering their time and skills for local non-profit agencies. Participants can earn up to 24 hours of community service toward high school graduation and college applications/scholarships. Hands-on work experience and job skills are also put into practice to help build resumes and promote strong, self-motivated employees. Start and end at Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road. Res/Non-Res Fee: $148/$186. For more information, please contact Louise Jordan at (561)630-1147, ljordan@pbgfl.comRegister online or in person.


A man and three women playing pickleball

Pickleball Lessons

Learn how to play the fastest growing sport in the world! Pickleball is a great game for all ages, combining elements of badminton, tennis, and ping-pong. Participants will learn the rules, strategies, and strokes and then put their knowledge to the test in simulated games. Lessons are held at the Burns Road Recreation Center on Mondays from 8-10am.  Res/NR Fee: $5/$7 per lesson (includes admission to open Pickleball play after the lesson).  



Zumba takes the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Break a sweat with instructor Ilena Rotundo-Camilo on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:45-7:45pm.  Res/NR Fee: $5/$6 per class or $45/$56 for a 10-class pass.  

Five women working out with hand weights

Stretch & Strengthen

It’s time to Jake, rattle and roll with Coach Jake Jacobson’s highly successful training classes. The workouts benefit participants of all ages and abilities, from the gym rat to the sedentary, and the first class is FREE! Classes are on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday mornings from 8:30-9:30am and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 5:30-6:30pm.  Res/NR Fee: $7/$9 or $55/$69 for a 10-class pass.  


Join the 55 and over PBG Adult/Seniors Club for only $25 per year for residents/$50 per year non-residents. Membership includes weekly activities and some special events.

Holiday Food Drive

Benefiting children attending Grove Park Elementary School and their families

The Adult/Seniors Club is hosting this holiday food drive and is requesting that donations of non-perishable food items be dropped off at Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road and Lakeside Center, 10410 North Military Trail. Please help make someone’s holiday season a little better and brighter! Call 561-630-1100 for building operating hours.


5110 117th Court North, PBG 33418

A man and woman playing tennis

Mixed Doubles Pizza Social and Cookie Exchange

Join others for a fun, ability-based, change-partner, mixed doubles round-robin to be followed by pizza, salad and soft drinks courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Florida Realty, The Island Group.  In addition, there will be a holiday cookie exchange for those so inclined! Friday, December 2, 6:30-9pm at the Tennis Center. Please call (561) 775-8277 to enroll and then be dependable to come and play the full 2½ -hour program. More Information 

Little Mo International Tennis

Players from all over the United States and around the world assemble in Palm Beach Gardens for a major tournament of players up to age 14. See the action at PGA National, BallenIsles, Eastpointe Golf & Racquet and PBG Tennis Center on Friday, December 2 thru Tuesday, December 7, 8:30am-6pm. Match days and times will vary by site. More Information  

Youth Holiday Tennis Camps

Players, stay active over the holidays! Two sessions are available: Dec 26-30 and Jan 2-6, with two options: Little Pros (9-10:30am, ages 4-6) and Tennis & Fitness (9am-Noon, ages 7-17). More Information

An instructor teaching a young man how to play tennis

“Jamie’s Angels” Special Needs Tennis Instructional Program, Inaugural Session

Underwritten by the Frank family in memory of their daughter, Jamie Alexa, “Jamie’s Angels” is meant to turn young people with special needs into tennis players. Local teaching professionals will be joined by other volunteers in this effort. Saturday, December 17, 1-2pm will be the program’s inaugural session. 


4404 Burns Road, PBG 33410
pbgrec.com/aquatics     561.630.1100

Women in the pool participating in a water aerobics class

Water Aerobics

This class provides an exciting, high energy, low impact workout in our heated pool. Water aerobics is a great way to increase muscle strength and flexibility while alleviating pressure in the joints. All equipment is provided. Click on this link for a weekly schedule. (Class will not be held if the "feels-like" air temperature is below 60 degrees F, 30 minutes before the start of class.)  Res/Non-Res Drop-In: $4/$5; Res/Non-Res 10-Class Pass: $40/$50

Lap Swim Hours

Are you looking to stay active and improve overall health? Our 25-yard heated pool is perfect for a leisurely swim, a hard workout or water walking. A handicap lift is available for use. Res/Non-Res Quarterly lap passes: $74.20/$148.40; Res/Non-Res Daily fee: $3.50/$11.05. Visit our Aquatics web page for our full lap swim schedule. 

Private Swim Lessons & Coaching

Private lessons are offered, by appointment only, on a one-on-one basis at times that fit your schedule. Our qualified instructors make learning more enjoyable for swimmers that are beginners through advanced competitive levels. Fee is $45 Res/$80 Non-Res per 30-minute lesson or $243/$432 for a 6-lesson pass (30 mins each) with 3-month expiration. More Information


10170 Riverside Drive, PBG 33410
www.pbgrec.com/ryec     561.630.1130

Books set up on tables for the Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair 

The center will be hosting a Scholastic Book fundraiser from Monday, December 5 thru Friday, December 9. Come and shop for great holiday gifts and books. The book fair runs from 8am-5pm each day in the lobby of Riverside Youth Enrichment Center. For more information, call 561-630-1130.

Early Childhood Training

The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County will be providing in-service training at the Riverside Youth Enrichment Center on Thursday, December 22, 2016, from 6-9pm. The subject is “Literacy in the Preschool Classroom”. Parents and Early Childhood educators from other schools are welcome to attend. The training is free and educators receive 3 In-service hours. For more information, call 561-630-1130.

Contact Us

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

www.pbgrec.com      recinfo@pbgfl.com      561-630-1100

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