The Boynton Beach CRA oversaw the completion of a 1.4 acre boulevard extension and waterfront promenade just north of the expanding downtown and marina district. Bordering the Intracoastal Waterway and adjacent to a natural mangrove preserve, the promenade opened to the public in April 2006, providing an area for visitors to enjoy scenic walking trails, a seating area with shade structures, and a new waterfront venue for special events. Strategically planned by the CRA and City Commission, the 3-year, $13 million project helps preserve the City’s heritage and charm and is serving as a catalyst for new investment and development in the surrounding area such as Marina Village, Promenade, and the Boynton Harbor Marina. In October 2006, the Florida Redevelopment Association honored the boulevard extension and promenade project with its 2006 Roy F. Kenzie Award in the capital projects & beautification category, recognizing its innovative approach, positive impact on the community and applicability to other Florida communities.
This 12 acre park is located to the east of to St. Mark’s Catholic Church and school in a mangrove hammock area adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway. The park is connected by at least three tidal inlets along the western boarder. It is a great place to see a variety of animals, including birds, raccoons and manatees.