PLANTING THEIR FUTURE
As part of the City of Delray Beach’s campaign to plant 10,000 trees by 2025, volunteers planted 75 trees around the borders of Merritt Park. More and more students are coming out to see friends, get dirty and just be outside during this weird time. The teens joined retirees, local business owners and the Youth Tree Team to plant South Florida slash pine, live oaks, Simpson’s stoppers, and gumbo limbos. Merritt Park is located in a neighborhood with some of the lowest tree canopy coverage in the City, so its neighbors will benefit from these trees cooling and cleaning the air they breathe.
DELRAY BEACH IS A SMALL CITY ON FLORIDA’S SOUTHEAST COAST. THE PINEAPPLE GROVE ARTS DISTRICT IS DOTTED WITH PUBLIC ART AND GALLERIES. NEARBY, CORNELL ART MUSEUM DISPLAYS CONTEMPORARY WORKS. THE LAKESIDE MORIKAMI MUSEUM AND JAPANESE GARDENS OFFERS TEA CEREMONIES, CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOPS AND SERENE OUTDOOR SPACES. WAKODAHATCHEE WETLANDS IS A PARK FEATURING A RAISED BOARDWALK WITH VIEWS OF BIRDS, TURTLES AND ALLIGATORS.
Merritt Park has two lighted softball fields, 2 half-court basketball courts, brand new ninja-warrior style playground, and restrooms. Reservations for athletic fields can be made by calling Tom Kwiatek at (561) 243-7250 extension 5240 or [email protected] or visit the Permit and Rental page to print a Permit Application.