The Lake Park Community Affairs Department consists of three people and provides the special events and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors of all ages. To create a positive image for the Town, the Community Affairs Department is responsible for the marketing( , promotion and public relations of Lake Park.
The department not only implements numerous on-going holiday events such as: the Christmas in Dixie Pageant, the Easter Egg Hunt, various Concerts in the Park, the summer fireworks festival and the fully-coordinated 8-week Summer Camp, but it also has created the Thanksgiving Basket Drive, The November Founder's Day Fireworks Festival, the Lake Park Toys For Tots Collection and distribution of gifts, a county-wide 5K Run throughout Lake Park, a Holiday Tree-lighting Festival and the New Years Eve Celebration. It was the Community Affairs Department that started the tradition of presenting a Fireworks Festival the week before the 4th of July. To limit competition and generate great support and attendance for the event, the early event has become a great amenity to the Town of Lake Park.
Through the purchase of a 29-passenger shuttle bus, the three department members are also directly involved with all bus trips, including scheduling and driving to sporting events, cultural events, amusement parks, school's out trip for kids and destinations throughout the entire state of Florida. In between events and bus trips, the Community Affairs Department processes all town rental facilities for outside use, organizes Little League Baseball, tackle football, youth basketball and oversees the classes of karate, bridge, tap dance, gymnastics, aerobics, etc... In addition to other Town events throughout the year, the department is directly responsible for the coordination, editing and publishing of the Kelsey City Star,the town's monthly newspaper.
The department doubled its budget with the receipt of more than $200,000 in grant money from the State of Florida and Palm Beach County for the renovation of the Sixth Street Ballfields. Basketball courts, a playground and a football/soccer field are being constructed through the spring/summer of '99. Another $130,000 in grant money from the State of Florida will enable a new playground and picnic facilities to be built along the Intracoastal in Kelsey Park.
Seniors Slim Trim
Daisy Girl Scouts
Seniors Tap Dance Class
Tennis Leagues & Teams
Children's Dance & Gymnastics
Little League Baseball
Youth Tackle Football
Youth Basketball League
*Some trips are repeated throughout the year due to their high demand.
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