The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 10, 1968 · Page 106
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 106

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H 4 Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 10, 1968 vWfew extends for a mile along Lake Okeechobee. The park has 40 camp sites with water and electricity, a marina and boat docking facilities. WEEKENDS ARE HOLIDAYS Campers and boaters come for miles to enjoy the modern and complete facilities of Pahokee State Park, which Becoming Center For Recreation aim. li-'., 1 7 11 V Dike where tourists, as well as area residents, may catch a look of the lake, or take advantage of the shaded areas for fishing or picnicking. There is a small community park In South Bay, which affords a Softball field, picnic area and small structure that may be used for preparing food. The municipality operates two swimming pools In Belle Glade during the summer months and McDonald park, located at the intersection of State Road 80 and Ave. E, is also available for picnics and meetings. Pahokee has a municipal park where there are several tennis courts, a little league baseball and softball diamond, and a small park area near the Loula V. York Memorial Library on Bacom Point Road. camps. Here, visitors may observe the fishermen leave, return with their catches and prepare them for marketing. A new boat ramp and park area has been constructed at South Bay. The access is off Highway 27 and the park has been named in honor of a local produce and sugar cane official, Billy Rogers. Moving north, or west as you prefer, Is the Lake Harbor Park and recreation area that is now under construction mainly through the efforts of County Commissioner E. W. (Bud) Weaver, who resides in that community. When It Is completed, there will be a baseball diamond, fishing pond, picnic area and boat ramp on the lake. As the motorist travels toward Clewlston, a number of' rock paths dot the Hoover BOYS' BLISS Sun, water and, and Scott Oliver, 946 Green Street, with luck, good fishing fill many A quiet canal in Dreher Park is the enjoyable hours for 13-year-olds setting. William Smith, left, 939 Mcintosh, Back To Nature Parks Have Wide Appeal On the northend of the park, there are picnic tables, a bathing beach and playground equipment has been provided for visitors without cost. There is a charge for overnight guests at both the Belle Glade Marina and State Park. John Stretch, recreational director for the FCD, explains the entire lake shore Is dotted with prime bass, spec and blue gill fishing "holes" that annually draw thousands of fishermen. In Canal Point, the county has provided a community center that has a modern building, plus a large athletic field where games may be played, or other type events held. North of Canal Point to the Martin County line there are several accesses to the Hoover Dike and the Lake Front. South of Pahokee is Rardin Park, named for a former county commissioner Paul Rardin, Canal Point, where there are a number of concrete picnic shelters, toilet facilities and a road leading to the lake across the dike. In this area there are a number of commercial catfish By IZ NACHMAN BELLE GLADE - Lake Okeechobee, the second largest fresh water lake located solely within the continental limits of the United States, forms the nucleus for recreation in western Palm Beach County. Covering more than 700 square miles, the "big lake" as It is generally termed, has afforded fishermen, hunters, boaters, bathers and photographers both amateur and professional a wide variety of subjects. Within recent years, through the cooperation of the U.S. Corps of Engineers, the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District, Florida State Park Authority, Palm Beach and adjoining county commissions and the municipalities around the lake have expanded the recreational facilities. The Corps has planned a number of camp sites to be developed in cooperation with the FCD, that have as yet to be developed. shelter, barbecue pits, ball diamonds, nature trails, the Women's Garden Club and a zoo. The nature trails are planted with tropical plants palm trees, shrubs, vines and there . For those in the Palm Beach area desiring outdoor activity, there are three major parks in the area. Dreher Park, a city park lo- - cated adjacent to 1-95, fea-tures large picnic areas, a WEST PALM BEACHES COMPLETE MEN'S COMPLETE Chambers Are Ready To Help Wi fVt mm (SUtt Photo by I' rula Hermann) are many shady walks. According to John Van Epp, superintendent of parks, Dreher is "a nice place to come to look at nature." The zoo has a primate area with about 14 monkeys, and also has an elephant, ocelot, bobcat, raccoons, coati, a kangaroo, a tapir, goats, sheep, piglets and various birds. Large groups wishing to use the shelter in the picnic area can get permits from the director of recreation. John Prince Memorial Park In Lake Worth consists of 665.9 acres of land around 275 acres of fresh water Lake Osborne. The park has ten miles of shoreline, ten miles of paved roads, three miles of paved pedestrian walks and three boat ramps. The park has facilities for boating, water skiing, camping and picnicking. It also has a driving range, a plane rental service and a boat rental service. John Prince Memorial Park is the largest park in the county park system and Is located between Lantana Road and Lake Worth Road. Jonathan Dickinson State Park, located 20 miles north of West Palm Beach on U.S. 1, is on the Loxahatchee River. The park, named for a Quaker who was shipwrecked In the area, has 10,000 acres with several camp areas (a total of 250 camp sites), several miles of nature trails, boat docks, ramps, bicycle rental, boat rental, picnic areas and swimming in the river. STANDARD FUEL : g.wear Within the past two years, the local government, working closely with the port committee of the chamber of commerce, has added 30 acres to the Belle Glade Marina. That facility now has more than 40 acres where campsites have been provided for approximately 600 visitors. Each site has fresh city water and a number of the locations are equipped with electricity. On one "finger" of the addition, there is a site that has been dedicated for the use of boy and girl scout troops. Modern restroom facilities have been provided, boat ramps and a pavilion that Is available for picnics, meetings or dances. It may be rented for a small fee. In 1967, the Pahokee State Park was completed. It Is located inside the city limits and extends for a mile along the lakefront. The state-operated facility has 40 camp sites with water and electricity on the south end of the area. The middle portion, which includes the marina and boat docking facilities, is presently being leased to an individual by the city. It is, "May I have a city map?" Next question? "Where is a good place to stay?" After that? "What Is there to do here?" Other questions will include schools, housing and taxes. The chambers readily supply the information and make the tourists feel at home. "Friendliness" is the big word at the chambers' offices . . . friendliness and a smile of welcome. Information about the various towns may be had by contacting the following chambers: Belle Glade, 9 E. Canal Street, South, Mrs. Violet Fel-sing, secretary. Greater Boca Raton, 2151 N. Federal Highway, Edgar C. Register, executive manager. 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Box 817, Jupiter, Mrs. Anna Mi-near, manager. Lake Worth, Civic Center Building, Col. Robert A. Harris, executive manager. Lantana, P.O. Box 3696, Mrs. Jane Hubbard, executive secretary. Northern Palm Beach County, 3601 Broadway, Riviera Beach, Mrs. Joyce Bouchlas, executive secretary. Pahokee, 115 E. Main Street, Mrs. Lillian Padgtt, executive secretary. Palm Beach, 293 S. Lake Drive, Mrs. Lillian Tharin, executive vice president. Greater West Palm Beach, 501 N. Flagler Drive, Charles G. Hays, executive vice By HY WHITE "Have you a motel that will take in a monkey?" That is the question that Charles G. hays, executive vice president of the Greater West Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, heard over the telephone from a woman in Cincinnati, Ohio. Sensing that she was about to become a tourist of South Florida, Hays got busy, investigated and found a motel that would take in a monkey. He got the message to the woman and she did become a tourist . . . with a monkey. 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