November 17, 2011
- The Macaroni Kid Birthday Party Issue
- A Latte Fun
- Cartoon Cuts
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- Gymboree Play & Music
- Inspiring Giggles
- Itsy Bitsy
- Loggerhead MarineLife Center
- Mad Science
- My Gym
- Palm Beach Parties
- The Purple Slide
- Vicky's Face Painting
- Birthday Parties at Local Parks
- Tips for Throwing A Great Birthday Party
- This Week's Picks
- Family Nights at Restaurants in PBG-Jupiter
- This Week in West Palm Beach and Wellington!
When it comes to party planning, one of the most important details is choosing a location. If you are looking for a spacious venue with minimal clean-up and an inviting atmosphere, consider hosting your next birthday party at a local park. As long as weather conditions are favorable, these locations are excellent for large, cost-effective gatherings. The following are several local city and county parks that are ideal for the perfect birthday bash:
City of Palm Beach Gardens
* The Burns Road Recreation Center, located at 4404 Burns Rd., is perfect for a relaxing, indoor, air-conditioned gathering. The center has 2 gymnasiums, an auditorium, dance room, fully equipped art room, and a kitchen that will surely meet all of your party needs. Surrounded by multiple outdoor playgrounds, this facility is known as one of the city’s most popular birthday sites for children under 7. All indoor facilities have a Resident/Non-Resident fee of $50/$100 per hour, plus staffing charges.
*PGA National Park is another highly recommended children’s park and is located at the corner of Northlake Blvd. & Hiatt Drive. Your guests can enjoy a fully accessible playground, 3 lighted multi-purpose fields, a youth basketball court, and a disc golf course. There are 2 spacious picnic pavilions available for rental. All outdoor facilities have a Resident/Non-Resident fee of $25/$50 for 4 hours. All parties that utilize the outdoor facilities must submit a permit application and provide a certificate of insurance. Please note that all bounce house rentals that are brought onto park grounds must be weighted down (not staked) and there must be an attendant from the company present at all times.
With such beautiful backdrops and impressive amenities, the Gardens parks tend to fill up very quickly. Make sure you book your event well in advance. Please call 561-630-1100 for more information. For a listing of all Palm Beach Gardens parks, please visit the city’s website HERE.
Town of Jupiter
*Eco-Island Playground (formerly known as Imagination Station) is one of the town’s most popular parks for hosting birthday parties. Located within Indian Creek Park at 1795 Indian Central Blvd, this eco-friendly area features rock climbing, tube slides, eight swings, and spider netting. For more information, please call 561-746-5134.
*If you’re interested in a scenic waterfront environment, visit Sawfish Bay Park. Located at 1133 North Alternate A1A, there are 4 separate picnic shelters to choose from and a boardwalk along the waterway. Incorporate this intracoastal atmosphere into your party activities by taking advantage of the canoe/kayak launching area and fish cleaning stations.
(Please note the following: There is no grilling allowed in any of the Town of Jupiter parks. All park pavilions are acquired on a first come, first-served basis and no rental fees or registrations are necessary. Bounce houses are not allowed.)
For a listing of all Town of Jupiter parks, please click HERE.
Village of North Palm Beach
*Anchorage Park, located at 603 Anchorage Drive, features a children’s playground, 2 fishing docks, 2 youth baseball fields, and 2 tennis courts. This spacious environment includes 5 small picnic shelters, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The large gazebo picnic area is available for rent. The Resident/Non-Resident rental fee is $50/$100 for three hours. There is an additional $200 refundable security deposit required for all reservations. Cash is not accepted. All payments must be made in the form of a check. For more information, please call 561-841-3386.
*Lakeside Park is located at 805 Lakeside Drive on the Intracoastal. The park’s single picnic area is a tiki hut-style shelter and requires a reservation. A children’s playground, sand volleyball court, basketball court, and nearby beach access adds to the charm of this location. This location requires the same rental fees and security deposit that is outlined in the previous listing. For more information, please call 561-841-3386.
For a listing of all Village of North Palm Beach recreational facilities, please click HERE.
Village of Tequesta
*Constitution Park, located at 399 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, covers almost 4 acres and includes a playground and tree house for ages 5-12. There are also nearby basketball courts and a rock climbing area for additional recreational activities. A small (15-person maximum) gazebo is available for rental at the rate of $60/4 hours on weekdays and $120/4 hours on weekends. A large (30-person maximum) pavilion is available for rental at the rate of $120/4 hours on weekdays and $240/4 hours on weekends.
The following restrictions apply: Birthday parties and all other organized group gatherings require a reservation, which must be made at least 10 business days in advance. There is no grilling allowed, so come with already prepared foods, such as pizza or sandwiches. Amplifiers and other forms of DJ equipment are not allowed. Animals are also prohibited (i.e., no pony rides).
*Tequesta Park Pavilion, located at 2280 County Line Road, includes a multi-purpose field, lighted tennis courts, and a baseball field. Grilling is allowed, so feel free to barbecue! Amplifiers/DJs are also allowed, as long as you follow local noise ordinances. No motorized rides, pony rides, or amusements are permitted; however, the park does allow bounce houses in the designated gazebo area. Bounce houses require the necessary insurance and must list the Village of Tequesta as a second insurer. Proof of insurance is required prior to the reservation date. The size of bounce house may be no larger than 15’x15’.
Non-Resident rates are as follows: $60/4 hours, $90/ 8 hours, and $180/ 2 Days. For pavilion/field reservations and reduced Village of Tequesta resident rates, please call 561-768-0470.
County Parks Locations:
-Jupiter Beach Park, located at 1375 Jupiter Beach Road, provides a breathtaking view of the ocean, easy access for swimming, and a sand court for volleyball games. Their picnic areas and grills are perfect for barbecuing.
-Loggerhead Park, located at 14200 U.S. Highway 1 in Juno Beach, features a scenic nature trail and two playgrounds for children ages 2-12.
-Peanut Island, located at 6500 Peanut Island in Riviera Beach, is truly an oasis on the Intracoastal Waterway. This family-friendly atmosphere is perfect for an outdoor birthday celebration. Swimming, snorkeling, boating, and fishing are just a few of the available activities. Choose any one of the free pavilions, picnic tables, or tiki huts to organize your gathering. Call 561-845-4555 for more information.
For a full listing of all Palm Beach County parks with non-reservable picnic areas that are available at no charge from sunrise until sunset on a first-come, first-served basis, please click HERE.
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