Congress Avenue Barrier Free Park

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Congress Avenue Barrier Free Park
3111 S. congress Avenue
Boynton Beach, FL 33436
561) 742-6640
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The Tennis Center and  Barrier Free Park were built by the city of Boynton Beach in multiple phases and the project has yet to be completed. There are 17 Har-Tru and four composite courts. Adjacent to the tennis courts and the Pro-Shop are canopy areas with tables and chairs. The west side of the property backs up to a lake and in the center of the property is a small pond. There are wetlands on the property planted with native vegetation. Between the Tennis Center and the lake is the new barrier free (accessible) playground and park.  There are signs asking for donations to complete the rest of the play equipment and build a small recreation center.

 Amenities currently include three play areas for people with differing abilities, a picnic pavilion, restroom, picnic areas, a water play splash pad, trails, public art, and native landscaping.  There are beautiful meandering walkways throughout the park connecting several play areas, a picnic pavilion and a large open field. Two shade sails have been installed over the spider web climbing structure and the Sway Fun boat ride for fun all day long! The Swamp splash pad is just across the bridge in the center of the park with spraying cattails, a frog mister and large alligator heads that peer out of the ground and squirt water to cool you off!  

New in February of 2015, the city of Boynton Beach will be adding a "Fit Zone" between the playground and the tennis court.  It will be comprised of machines for people of varying abilities to exercise. Please supervise children near the machines and do not allow them to play on them.  Fitness Zones® are easy to use, accessible outdoor gyms designed to promote general health within a park experience, creating a supportive social context for getting fit. Using only a gravity and resistance weight system, Fitness Zones® require no electricity and employ their user’s body weight to engage different muscle groups.   The Fitness Zone® at Barrier Free Park will include 17 pieces of exercise equipment, five of which are wheelchair accessible, and will provide our community an exciting alternative to indoor gyms.

Open Sunrise to sunset, lighted facilities are open to 9pm. Court Reservations: (561) 742-6575.  Call the city to reserve the Pavilion at the park.  The park can be accessed from the Public Television (WXEL) parking lot on Congress Avenue or by turning down the road closer to the tennis center and parking there.   Donations of any kind are welcome.  Please contact the Boynton Foundation.

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