Wildflower / Silver Palm Park Site
Update: February 25, 2020
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
THE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
City of Boca Raton, Florida hereby gives notice:
5:15 P.M. on March 3, 2020
400 NW 2nd Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida, 33432
Update: October 25, 2019
After several public outreach meetings, conceptual design reviews and suggestions by staff and City Council members, connectivity plans for the Wildflower property and Silver Palm Park are coming to fruition. At the October 21, 2019, City Council Workshop, the City’s consultant presented the most recent conceptual plans for the combined park and discussed the timeline for permitting and bidding.
Construction of the $6.8 million park project is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2020 and will include:
About the Wildflower property: 551 East Palmetto Park Road
The City of Boca Raton purchased the 2.3-acre parcel of land located at 551 East Palmetto Park Road in December 2009. The park area fronts the Intracoastal Waterway to the east and Palmetto Park Road and the Lucas Douglas Bridge over the Intracoastal to the south. The property was formerly the site of a restaurant known as the Wildflower and is generally referred to by the community as the Wildflower Property.
The property connects to NE 5th Avenue on the west and is bordered by residential property to the north and commercial property to the southwest. Palmetto Park Road is the City's main downtown east-west thoroughfare connecting the beach to I-95 and west Boca Raton.
About Silver Palm Park: 600 East Palmetto Park Road
Silver Palm Park is well known to the City's boating community. The 3.7-acre waterfront park includes two active boat launch ramps that provide direct access to Lake Boca Raton, the Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean. The park is also popular with local fisherman and has a seawall with a fish cleaning area, boat docks and seating. There are restrooms on site and a few picnic grills and tables.
The park will have new, additional parking, a new restroom location, promenade seating and additional park amenities that may include picnic areas, exercise stations and walking pathways. A direct pedestrian connection under the Palmetto Park Road Bridge will provide access to the Wildflower Property.