Wildflower / Silver Palm Park Site

Update: August 24, 2021

As part of the City’s Waterfront Master Plan, construction is set to begin at Silver Palm Park after the Labor Day holiday on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. The construction is part of a multi-million-dollar project to enhance the Wildflower/Silver Palm Park with new pedestrian restrooms, walkways, green spaces, pavilion, promenade, additional parking, a third boat ramp, and the much-anticipated connection between both parks. View the April 13, 2021 update below to see the new enhancements that will be included.

For the safety of the public and to ensure the construction is completed as quickly as possible, the park and boat ramp will be completely closed for 6 months to all pedestrian, vehicular, and boat traffic. This will obviously impact our boat permit holders. 

The contractor understands the desire and importance to have the boat ramp open as soon as possible and the City will continue to keep residents updated on the progress of the project. New boat launch and recovery permits will not be issued until the park reopens once the construction is complete. The City will review and consider pricing and fees associated with permits once we get closer to reopening.  

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we make improvements and enhancements to our waterfront parks.

Here is a list of alternative boat ramps that can be accessed by residents and non-residents:

BOYNTON BEACH

Harvey E. Oyer Jr. Park

  • 2010 N Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL
  • This park charges $1.50 for trailer parking and is free for standard vehicle parking
  • This park can be accessed by residents and non-residents

DELRAY BEACH

Knowles Park

  • 1001 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach
  • This park is free of charge and can be accessed by residents and non-residents
  • Knowles Park provides trailer parking spaces and standard vehicle parking spaces

Mangrove Park

  • 1211 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach
  • This park is free of charge and can be accessed by residents and non-residents
  • Mangrove Park provides trailer parking spaces and standard vehicle parking spaces

DEERFIELD BEACH

Pioneer Park

  • 217 N.E. 5 Ave, Deerfield Beach
  • This park charges $1 per hour for use of the park and can be accessed by residents and non-residents
  • Pioneer Park has trailer parking spaces and standard vehicle parking spaces

Update: April 13, 2021

At the City Council Workshop on April 12, 2021, Council discussed the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) Agreement with staff regarding the construction of the Wildflower/Silver Palm site. As proposed by staff, Council made recommendations to reduce the costs associated with the agreement. 

The approval of the GMP Agreement with the Contractor is tentatively scheduled for the first City Council meeting in May. Construction will commence in early summer 2021.

The seawall at Wildflower Park is estimated to be completed in October 2021.

Amenities to be included:

WILDFLOWER PARK
SILVER PALM PARK
Parking (50 spaces)Parking (vehicle and trailer)
Pedestrian promenadePedestrian promenade
Grand stairs seatingPedestrian path
Pavilion/restroomPedestrian plaza and seatwalls
Event lawnShade sails and seating
Interactive water featureNew restroom
Entry plazaExisting boat ramp
Seating areaNew boat ramp
Park connector (under the bridge)Boat washing station
SeatwallsGrass trailer parking

Fish cleaning station


Wildflower Park Renderings
Silver Palm Park Renderings

Update: January 29, 2021

Construction of the sea wall at Wildflower Park has begun and is estimated to take nine months. The Park will remain closed until all construction and renovations are complete. A project timeline will be forthcoming. 

Update: December 7, 2020

The Wildflower Park will close to the public at the beginning of January 2021 when construction of the sea wall begins.

The City entered into an agreement with Cone and Graham, Inc. for the construction of the seawall at Wildflower Park. Construction is scheduled to commence in January 2021.

On December 8, the City Council approved the contract with Burkhardt Construction Inc., for the overall construction of the Wildflower Park and Silver Palm Park Project.

Council directed staff to explore additional options with the City’s consultant EDSA for artistic pieces. These options will be presented at an upcoming council meeting.

Update: September 29, 2020

The City of Boca Raton's Wildflower / Silver Palm Park is in full swing. 

The City will start the park renovations with the construction of a new seawall at Wildflower Park.

  • City went out to bid in Summer 2020.
  • City Council approved the recommendation for award for the Seawall Construction Contractor on September 9, 2020.
  • Anticipated construction commencement in late 2020.

Additionally, the City issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Construction Manager at Risk Contractors for the construction of the overall Wildflower / Silver Palm Park site.

  • RFP closed on August 18, 2020.
  • Recommendation forward for the Construction Manager at Risk Contractor is scheduled for Fall 2020.
  • Early 2021 construction commencement.

Update: October 25, 2019

Construction of the park project is scheduled to begin in Early 2021 and will include:

  • Pedestrian walkwaysUpdated Wildflower and Silver Palm Park Site Plan Opens in new window
  • Terraced steps/seating
  • Event lawn
  • Interactive art/play/water features
  • Event pavilion with a plaza
  • Event Promenade
  • Picnic pavilions
  • Additional parking
  • Enhanced landscaping
  • Plans for future dockage
  • Connection to Silver Palm Park under Palmetto Park Road bridge

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.

New Wildflower Park Site Plan Approval Opens in new windowReference Photos for Wildflower Park features including art and splash playground

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.

Updated Silver Palm Park Site Plan Opens in new window

reference photos for park showing fishing, picnic, walkway and shading