Get Your Play On

JULY 2017

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


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July is Park and Recreation Month

This July, the City of Palm Beach Gardens and the National Recreation and Park Association are celebrating the power of play. Play is a vital part of our mental wellbeing, physical health and personal interactions, and local parks and recreation facilities are places where all people can play and have fun. For more information, go to or search Twitter and Instagram using #PlayOnJuly.

Radishes and red peppers

Gardens Summer GreenMarket at STORE 

Sundays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  |  9am-1pm
STORE Self Storage & Wine Storage,
11010 N. Military Trail

Join us every Sunday from 9am-1pm at the Summer GreenMarket under the cool breezeway at STORE Self Storage and Wine Storage. Choose from fresh produce, flowers, handmade crafts, prepared foods, and much more. Having guests for the 4th of July holiday? This is the perfect place to pick up everything you'll need! 
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A bald eagle sitting in front of an American flag

GardensArt presents
“Wildlife”- Acrylic Paintings by Tykie Ganz

Thru August 24, 2017  |  Monday-Friday,  8am-5pm 
Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Lobby,
10500 N. Military Trail

Tykie Ganz is a local artist who is an internationally known painter and an ardent preservationist. Her works feature nature and its beautiful creatures, from birds in the Everglades to a wolf in the Alaskan wilderness.
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"Back to the Future" promotional poster

Movie Nights & Food Truck Bites 

“Back to the Future”

Friday, July 21  |  6:30pm Food Trucks; 8:15pm Movie
Veterans Plaza Amphitheater, 10500 N. Military Trail

Flashback to the 80’s with Gardens Movie Nights & Food Truck Bites, featuring the classic, “Back to the Future”. Food trucks open at 6:30pm and the complimentary movie follows at 8:15pm. Limited seating is available; blankets and lawn chairs are suggested. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved across the street to Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Rd.  
More Information or call 561-630-1100. 

A young girl and boy running together in the Splash and Dash

Gardens Splash & Dash
Registration is Now Open!

Sign your child up now to swim and run their way to the finish line in this exciting event on Sunday, September 24 at the Burns Road Recreation Complex. Registration is open to children born from 2003-2013. Res/NR Fee: $22/$28 (by Sep. 19) 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 Tuesday, 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 2017 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 or pick one up at any Recreation service desk.

Register for classes and programs online or in person. Don’t wait until the first day of class! Sign up in advance so classes don't get cancelled due to low enrollment.


Camp Gardens 2017

This year’s summer camps have been awesome so far! We still have a few spaces left in our sports, cultural arts, science and aquatic camps, as well as openings in Classic Camp and the Community Service Experience on certain weeks. Full day camps run 7:30am-6pm and half day camp hours vary. Register online or in person at any Recreation service desk. More information

Youth campers surrounding a sculpture

Cultural Arts Caravan – Spaces Still Available!

July 3-7 – starts next week! (no camp Tuesday, July 4). This “traveling” summer camp is geared for art-minded kids, ages 9-14, and features trips each day to different cultural venues in Palm Beach County. Campers will experience engaging, hands-on art projects while working with professional artists in the community. Trips will include Uptown Art in Jupiter, Delray Beach Playhouse, Lighthouse Arts Center in Tequesta and even a ‘climb’ to the top of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse! Sketching on sight at the Juno Beach Pier and Loggerhead Marine Life Center will round off the week. Transportation is provided. Please bring lunch, snacks and drinks daily. Campers will be off-site from 9:30am-4:30pm daily. Before and aftercare from 7:30am-6pm is included. The cost of the camp is $225 for residents and $282 for non-residents of Palm Beach Gardens. More Information

A girl in a dance position
Photo courtesy of Kristen Stephens Photography

Youth Dance Summer Classes

Our next session of summer recreational dance classes begins the week o July 10 and runs through August 12. We offer different levels of Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop and Jazz & Contemporary, and even a “Leaps & Bounds” class for children as young as 3. Classes take place on weekday evenings and Saturdays. Visit our website for schedules, fees and a complete description of youth recreational dance classes.


A man painting a ship on a canvas at a table

Oil Paint Along with Nancy 

Ages 18+ - Wednesday, July 19, 6:30-8:30pm – PLEASE REGISTER AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE. If you ever wanted to try oil painting but were afraid of the chemicals, try Water Mixable Oil Paints. These new oil paints are very environmentally friendly. “Paint and take” art workshops are all the rage and can be enjoyed by anyone…even if you can’t draw a stick figure! You can bring your favorite non-alcoholic beverage and a light snack, if you wish, and settle in for a couple of hours of color and wonder as you create a unique work of art. The instructor-led session is easy to follow and all supplies are provided, including canvas, paint, easel and brushes. You’ll leave with a finished painting and an experience you won’t soon forget! Resident/Non-resident Fee: $40/$50. More Information

Stay Cool while you Work Out

As it heats up outside, head indoors or to the pool to get your workout in. Indoors in the AC we have Yoga, Zumba, Barre Pilates and Stroller Power (HIIT it, In the Middle, Intense Intervals); or try Water Aerobics in the refreshing outdoor pool. Check out our Wellness programs web page.


10410 North Military Trail, PBG 33410     561.630.1120

Three women and a man playing cards.

Scrabble, Mah Jongg & Canasta

Do you want to play Scrabble, Mah Jongg and/or Canasta? Check us out at the Lakeside Center, 10410 N. Military Trail, from 1-5pm on the following days:
Mah Jongg: games and lessons on Tuesdays; games only on Wednesdays and Fridays. 
Scrabble: games on Wednesdays
Canasta: games and lessons on Thursdays 
Your first visit is free! Res/NR Pro-rated Annual Fee: $12.50/$25 or daily admission Res/NR $3/$5. More Information

Friday is Variety Game Day

Spend your Friday with us playing Social Bridge, Poker, Mah Jongg, Hand, Knee & Foot and Mexican Train Dominoes. We also offer informal Social Bridge lessons on Mondays and Fridays. For Mexican Train Dominoes classes and games, join us at Lakeside at 1pm sharp. 


5110 117th Court North, PBG 33418     561.775.8277

A group of men and women on the tennis court from the Hitting Frenzy class

4th of July Hitting Frenzy

Tuesday, July 4, 8:30-10:30am - Get a double dose of our most popular tennis fitness class! This one is not a drop-in; please call (561) 775-8277 to sign up in advance. Fees are $20/$24/$30 for PBGTC Passport Holder/PBG Resident/Non-resident.

Independence Mixed Doubles and Cook-out

Saturday, July 1, 10:45am-3pm - Join the fun! These events are growing in popularity and feature three rounds of 8-game Pro-set paired mixed doubles in ability-based groups. Trophies are awarded to main-draw winners and finalists, and to consolation winners. After play, we’ll be firing up the grill for July 4th-style hamburgers and hot dogs (plus anything else you might care to bring and throw on!). Register online or in person, Activity #232101-2D. PH/Res/NR Fees: $17/$19/$24


4404 Burns Road, PBG 33410     561.630.1100

Update on Splash Playground Renovation

Due to very unfortunate circumstances beyond our control, the Splash Playground will not be opening this summer. We are very disappointed and apologize for the inconvenience to your families. In the meantime, please enjoy our Play Pool complete with slide, diving board and rock wall and our Spray Pad, which is perfect for the little ones.

A young girl standing in front of a pool in a stars and stripes bathing suit

Splash Into the 4th

Cool off on a hot Fourth of July at the PBG Aquatic Complex on Tuesday, July 4th from 10am-4pm. Enjoy the diving board, slide and rock wall, let the little ones play in the spray play area, or swim a few laps in our lap pool. There will be music and fun activities for the kids.

Pool admission fees:
PBG Residents - $3.55/Non-residents - $11.15

Makos Swim Team 

The swim team combines stroke refinement, drills, endurance training, and fun games to improve a swimmer’s overall swimming abilities in a fun, team environment.  We compete against other teams in the South Florida Recreational Swim League. For those who are interested in the swim team, come and get evaluated by our swim coaching staff.  Please visit the Makos Swim Team web page for more details.

A swim instructor teaching a young boy swim lessons

Learn to Swim Program

The learn to swim program provides swim lessons for all levels and ages starting at 6 months old. The 3rd session of our Mon/Wed and Tue/Thu lessons will be held in the mornings and afternoons starting July 17th. Our Saturday classes include Adaptive Aquatics and Adult Beginners on July 8-29, as well as the next session of Parent and Tot lessons on July 22-August 26. For more information, please visit our website.

Contact Us

City of Palm Beach Gardens
Recreation Division
4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410      561-630-1100

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