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Boynton Beach, geographically located in the middle of Palm Beach County, is a coastal community that runs parallel to a four-mile stretch of the Intracoastal Waterway. Known as “America’s Gateway to the Gulfstream,” Boynton Beach is a full-service municipality, providing virtually every city service and quality of life opportunities for its residents and visitors. The City of Boynton Beach’s five elected officials include four district commissioners and a mayor-at-large that task the city manager they appoint, and a team of more than 14 department heads, to manage the day-to-day operations for more than 70,000 residents and thousands of visitors each year. The City’s collaborative partners, the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the Greater Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce, also assist in the success of the City.

Due to its location and year-round tropical climate, Boynton Beach possesses many natural assets that set the stage for numerous leisure, recreation and active lifestyle pursuits. The City of Boynton Beach invests a great deal of resources to ensure that residents and visitors have access to its 253 acres of municipal parks, beach and natural conservation lands. These facilities offer over 200 recreational programs, classes and events for all ages – from toddlers to seniors.

Supplementing its recreational indoor facilities are tennis and basketball courts, playgrounds, fitness centers and a pool. (Please see page 8 for a full listing of recreation and park locations, including their amenities). In addition, the City owns and manages a state-of-the-art municipal library and operates a municipal golf course, which features both an 18-hole Championship Course and 9-hole Family Course.

Boynton Beach, being closer to the Gulfstream than any other community along the Atlantic coast, boasts one of only two working full-service marinas in Palm Beach County. Owned and operated by the CRA, the Boynton Harbor Marina offers fishing and scuba diving charters, jet-ski and boat rentals and an eclectic collection of waterfront restaurants.

Upholding the belief that the City’s sensitive ecology and natural resources must be stabilized, safeguarded and maintained, in order to become recreational assets for community enjoyment, sustainability remains a top priority for the City of Boynton Beach. For more than 30 years, the City has had a full-time environmentalist on staff to ensure that its parks and natural lands are properly preserved as the City grows and develops. With this in mind, the City of Boynton Beach has committed to connecting its urban areas with its natural environment and to increasing alternative transportation options that eliminate the

need for motorized transportation through a Greenways, Blueways and Trails Mapping Project.

The City of Boynton Beach works very hard to honor and preserve its rich culture and history, with two historical landmarks on the National Registry, and five others on the local registry of historic places. Much like the environmentalist, the City employs a full-time historic preservation planner, who is responsible for protecting and preserving the City’s landmarks as the City carefully strengthens its economic growth through commerce and enterprise ventures. One of the City’s newest preservation projects is the creation of City Heritage Trails, which offers residents and visitors the opportunity to explore the City of Boynton Beach via a mobile app that features an interactive map of historic sites from the 1900s as well as other points of interest.

Art and culture is embraced by the City, which houses more than 40 works of art in public places. The City of Boynton Beach produces the world-famous International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium on a biennial basis and supports the Boynton Beach Art District’s (BBAD) many events, including monthly art walks. In addition, the City is home to popular annual and ongoing events, including PirateFest, Movies in the Park, Music on the Rocks, St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Earth Day, Holiday Parade, Boat Parade and 4th of July Fireworks over the Intracoastal Waterway.

It is easy to become accustomed to the lifestyle that the City of Boynton Beach offers, but it’s important to remember that the quality of life that exists here was created by design. The team that works hard each day to keep the City safe and fun for every resident and visitor is consistently creating, pioneering and developing cost-effective ways to improve conditions and enhance the quality of life to keep Boynton Beach a healthy, enjoyable and affordable place to live and visit.

For more information on the City of Boynton Beach, visit the city’s website at http://www.Boynton-Beach.org, or connect socially at https://www.facebook.com/boyntonbeachcity and https://twitter.com/cityofboynton.

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