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Boca Raton Recreation Services Department

The Mission of the Boca Raton Recreation Services Department is to enrich the life of each resident and to contribute to the enhancement of Boca Raton as a community by providing exceptional recreational, educational and municipal programs, facilities and sites in a fiscally responsible manner.

We are dedicated to making our facilities, programs and resources relevant, attractive and affordably accessible to the development of community and human resources essentially unique to the present and future quality of life in Boca Raton.

The City of Boca Raton is a coastal community located in southeast Palm Beach County, Florida. As of 2016, the City has a resident population of 89,462 with a median age of 47.8 years, median household income of $70,350 across 38,603 households within its 22 square mile City limits.

As of 2016 the City of Boca Raton also includes 13,274 businesses with 121,996 employees in the industries of service, finance, retail and manufacturing.

The Recreation Services Department serves an estimated 5 million visitors per year and has an operating budget of over $55 million annually. The needs of the City continue to change with a projected 2021 population 94,419 across 40,588 households and a median age increase to 49.5. There are nearly 2,000 acres of parks, beachfront, medians, and trails held and maintained through both the City of Boca Raton and in partnership with a special taxing district, the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District (BPD), founded in 1974.

Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District

Since its inception more than four decades ago, following a special act of the Florida Legislature in 1974, the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District has remained committed to providing its residents with an active lifestyle by virtue of the most pristine public beaches and extraordinary parks in all of South Florida.

The District comprises a vibrant landscape encompassing the southeastern corner of Palm Beach County, east of the Florida Turnpike and south of Clint Moore Road, including all of the City of Boca Raton. The success of the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District is a culmination of outstanding leadership, innovative resources and, most importantly, community involvement.

The Team

PROS Consulting, INC.

Since the firm was established in 1995, PROS has completed more than 900 projects in over 47 states and numerous projects internationally in six countries.

Management consulting and planning services offered by PROS span the full spectrum of planning needs for public agencies, and are grouped into the following practice areas:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Master Planning
  • Operations, Maintenance and Organizational Development
  • Financial Planning and Management
  • Feasibility Studies and Business Planning
  • Marketing and Branding
  • Web Design and Development
  • Customer Service Training

The project will be led by Neelay Bhatt and supported by Brayton McClure and Phil Parnin from the PROS Team.

Barth Associates, LLC

Barth Associates, LLC was founded to help communities “harness the power” of their parks and recreation system to become more resilient and sustainable.

Our Services Include
  • Facilitation
  • Strategic planning
  • Parks and recreation system planning
  • Park master planning
  • Greenway and trail master planning
  • Natural resource management planning
  • Implementation planning
  • Public involvement
ETC Leisure Vision

The ability to Effectively Listen & Involve Citizens and Clients has given ETC Institute a reputation as one of the premier public policy market research firms in the country. ETC Institute’s services focus on involving citizens, users, and stakeholders in the decision making process and developing creative and sustainable funding strategies.

Core services of the firm involve conducting statistically valid phone and mail/phone services and related market research. They have conducted more than 600 surveys for parks and recreation systems in 46 states across the Country for a wide variety of projects including parks and recreation master plans, strategic plans and feasibility studies.

Established in 1992, ETC Institute helped secure funding for more than $2 billion of parks and recreation projects. PROS Consulting and ETC Institute have teamed on more than 300 similar parks and recreation projects