The “Gardens North County District Park” is a $13.6 million endeavor including seven lighted multipurpose fields, playgrounds, walking trails, and a splash pad being built on 40 acres of county-owned land. A 4-acre lake, a large concession stand, restrooms, and pavilions will also be included.
The first phase of the outdoor section of the park is currently under construction on 117th Court North near Timber Trace Elementary School and the Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center, and is expected to be completed in fall of 2019.
For the second phase of the project, the city is looking for a long-term partner to build and operate an indoor sportsplex to accommodate basketball, volleyball, pickleball, gymnastics, cheerleading, wrestling, martial arts, and a wellness facility with room for yoga and spin. A rock-climbing wall and an indoor track were also discussed.
The advisory committee consists of Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach County, nine Palm Beach County municipalities, as well as the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. Palm Beach County is paying for the park with money generated by the penny sales tax increase approved by voters in November 2016.