Palm Beach Country Estates Park

At the request of residents, South Indian River Water Control District staff prepared a Minor and Insubstantial Plan Amendment to the 13th Plan of Improvements to allow the District to provide maintenance of the Margaret Berman Memorial Park in Palm Beach Country Estates, which was approved by the Board of Supervisors in Feb. 2011. The Board also established a yearly maintenance budget for the park.

 

 

Park site plan

 

 

Margaret Berman Park pavilionIn the early 2014, Palm Beach Country Estates residents requested that the District seek the authority to construct the other planned improvements that had been approved by Palm Beach County. After determining that the District did have the ability to construct the improvements, the Board of Supervisors approved the construction of one large and two small covered pavilions, a racquetball court and a half basketball court at an estimated project cost of $295,765, to be assessed to Palm Beach Country Estates landowners at an estimated $45 per year for five years.

 

The construction of the three pavilions, and racquetball and basketball courts were completed the summer of 2015 and are now available for use. The Donald Ross Landowners Association has also raised money for the playground equipment, benches and proposed fitness equipment along the walking trail, through the use of engraved bricks for the walkways. For information on donations and ordering bricks for the final section of walkway (order must be received by Nov. 23, 2015), please visit www.twistypinesplayground.org.

 

Basketball court

A number of community events have been held in the park, including the annual Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween and the annual Sandhill Crane Walk/Run. This year's Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, Nov. 28 and features 5K and 10K races. The races will begin and end at the park. Visit www.twistypinesplayground.org for race registration information and a map of the race course. Sponsorships are available and volunteers are needed along the race route. For more information contact Lucia Kamaras at lubenites2@gmail.com.

 

The park is open sunrise to sunset. For a complete list of park rules, click here.