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Over the weekend, Florida officials met with Palm Beach County officials to address reopening guidelines and orders for recreational facilities, businesses, and parks. Since the discussions, The Town of Jupiter has reopened more parks and facilities including dog parks.

Other town parks and natural areas have been open for a few weeks now under previous executive orders and will continue to operate under the established safety and social distancing guidelines. The new executive order went into effect as of yesterday and more parks and recreational facilities were allowed to open following safety guidelines and social distancing.

Jupiter Parks Now Open Under the new order include:
• Cinquez Dog Park
• F.I.N.D. Park
• Park pavilions (Jupiter

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Earlier this week, Governor DeSantis announced a slow plan to reopen the state of Florida and Palm Beach County.  It was announced on Monday by the Palm Beach County Mayor and County Commissioners that some recreational facilities may reopen as of yesterday with restrictions to prevent the further spread of Covid-19.  

Yesterday, Wednesday, April 29th, many recreational facilities in Palm Beach County after being closed for the past few weeks due to Covid-19.  Many parks in Palm Beach County reopened yesterday but not all. 

Restrictions for visiting parks include:

  • Park hours limited to sunrise to sunset
  • Park is open for walking, biking, hiking, strolling, and running. Fishing, kayaking, canoeing, bike rentals, water skiing, wake
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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is currently closed to visitors but school children from across Jupiter and South Florida will have the opportunity to learn about the state’s rich natural history online.  

The online history classes will be led by the children’s book author Harvey Oyer III, Oyer will expand on the stories in his beloved The Adventures of Charlie Pierce series. Many schools in Palm Beach County use Oyer’s books as part of the history curriculum. 

The online classes are aimed for fourth graders but all are welcomed to watch the videos and use the resources. The segments include PowerPoint’s, crossword, coloring sheets, word search, biography, educational videos and more all available online. 

Download the free Jupiter Inlet

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Today, April 22nd marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.  While many people will not be exploring our great outdoors to celebrate, there are some ways you can help celebrate Earth Day and help make the planet a better place. 

Here is a list on ways to celebrate Earth Day.

1. Plant a tree or donate to a local environmental group or nature preserve.

2. Use environmentally friendly cleaning products, non-toxic cleaning products to help you with your spring cleaning. 

3. Replace your light bulbs with energy efficient ones. By replacing your light bulbs with more efficient ones can help reduce your carbon footprint by 450 pounds a year. 

4.  Stay home. Not only is it important to stay home now more than ever to reduce the spread of COVID-19,

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Two gardens in Palm Beach County are going virtual for tours and online classes and demonstrations.  The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens and the Mounts Botanical Gardens are going completely virtual for you to enjoy the peace and serenity of the gardens from the comfort of your own home. 

The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is planning the following online sessions. There will be a total of three online sessions led by Minx Boren, a master certified coach and author. Boren has teamed up with the Sculpture gardens and Zoom and will host three one-hour sessions. The sessions are free to attend and will begin at 11 am and advanced reservations are required. The classes will be on Wednesday, April 15th and Wednesday, April 22nd. To register, click here. 


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Social distancing may not be fun or easy, but it’s a necessary step we are all taking in Palm Beach County. Here are some things you can do outdoors (and by yourself) in the Palm Beaches which can make the self-imposed isolation a bit more enjoyable.

Paddle Boarding

The Palm Beaches has 125 miles of tropical waterways, so treating him to a paddle board or a kayak is a sure-fire hit. There are many places to go kayaking or paddling, including the Jupiter Inlet, Lake Worth and sections of the Intracoastal Waterway. You can rent the needed gear at places like Jupiter Outdoor Center, Kayak Lake Worth, and Blueline Surf and Paddle Co.

Explore Nature

There’s a huge selection of 85 parks in the Palm Beaches, all of which are just a drive away,

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The Wakodahatchee Wetlands is a park located in Delray Beach, Florida. The park was created on 50 acres of unused utility land and transformed into a recreation wetland open to the public with a three-quarter mile boardwalk that crosses between open water pond areas, emergent marsh areas, shallow shelves, and islands with shrubs and snags to foster nesting and roosting. The boardwalk has interpretive signage as well as gazebos with benches along the way.

The Wakodahatchee Wetlands is part of the South section of the Great Florida Birding Trail and offers many opportunities to observe birds in their natural habitats.

Wakodahatchee has a three-quarter-mile boardwalk, and along the way, you will see birds that are so used to the passing people and

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South Florida has many great biking trails for both experts and families, here are a few that you might enjoy.                              

Halpatiokee Park

Located at Halpatiokee Regional Park, this 10-mile, single-track trail is perfect for a beginning biker. The flat terrain is ideal for those looking for a mildly challenging ride through the Florida scrub.

Jonathan Dickinson

The bicycle trail at Jonathan Dickinson State Park provides a rare opportunity to glimpse endangered, threatened and unique animals, such as the bald eagle, Florida scrub-jay, alligators, Sandhill Cranes and more. Cycling Jonathan Dickinson State Park is an absolute must-do ride for everyone, and recommended for riders of all abilities.

Cypress Creek


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Jupiter has hidden waterways, beaches, and countless trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, all of which are great ways to explore the area. Here are 3 fun ways to explore Jupiter.

Carlin Park

Carlin Park is the premier location for Snorkeling 101. It prohibits boats for safe splashing; therefore, no dive flag is required. To get started, you just need to bring your gear and walk out to the reef.

The Jupiter Sound

You can kayak or paddleboard the Jupiter sound using either your own equipment or by renting a kayak or paddleboard from the Jupiter Outdoor Center. Because of the weather, now is the perfect time to explore the Jupiter Sound. When the ocean temperatures cool, manatees migrate to the warmer waters of the sound so you

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The Hobe Sound Nature Center is perfect for South Floridians looking to learn more about their local flora and fauna. The Center is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to bring environmental education and awareness to the local community.

The Nature Center

The Nature Center was opened by a Jupiter Island couple in 1973 to help educate people of all ages about Florida's fragile ecosystems and environment. It has a 30+ year partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service which allows it to conduct educational programs on-site, while the service provides and maintains the facility.

In the 80s the Center created the "Friends of the Nature Center" to help gain support and encourage people to make an effort in helping with the

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