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Jupiter, Florida’s very own DuBois Park earns the national design award for facility design! The National Association of County Parks and Recreation Officials named DuBois Park as the recipient of its 2012 “Recreation Facility Class II Award”. The park is operated by the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department has just recently completed a five year effort to redevelop the 18 acre park. The $6.2 million dollar redevelopment and renovation mission has added new features and restored older ones to pristine condition.
Dubois Park is the site of the Harry and Susan Dubois Pioneer Home. It is the second oldest house standing in Palm Beach County. The north county pioneer residence is constructed of Florida pine and had cypress shingles; they were later replaced with cedar, has attracted previously attracted a steady stream of curious history buffs. The interior walls were fastened tongue and groove, and set on a diagonal for additional strength. The dwelling was built in 1898 and is now a historic site which is part of DuBois Park. The National Register of Historical Places notes this pioneer home to have been built on an American Indian mound, a chronological and archeological treasure! Tours are expected to resume this year.
DuBois Park is located at the mouth of the Loxahatchee River and the Jupiter Inlet it features boating, swimming, fishing, snorkeling, and picnicking. The national award boasts features known to Jupiter residents about DuBois Park
- 1 acre snorkeling area and artificial reef
- Public docks for day use
- A floating water taxi landing
- Concrete boat ramp to launch non motorized water vessels
- Additional picnic areas and grills with landscaping of coconut palms