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  • How much is the room rental at the Community Center and Pompey Park?

    Room rental rates depend on the size of the room. A one-way room is $30.00, two-way room is $60.00, and three-way room is $90.00 (plus tax) for the first 3 hours. Additional hours are $20.00 per hour plus tax. A supervisor's fee of $30.00 per hour is charged if rental is not during scheduled center hours. To print out an application or for more information visit our Permit and Rental Page or call Lawanda Jackson, Community Center at (561) 243-7250 or Deirdra Thomas, Pompey Park at (561) 243-7356.

  • Are dogs permitted on the beach or in any city park?

    Dogs and other pets are prohibited in all city parks, including the Municipal Beach and Atlantic Dunes Park. The exception to this is the use of the sidewalk of A1A. Please use a "doggie bag", located at various locations along the side walk to help keep the area clean. Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation has designated a Dog Park located in Lake Ida Park.

  • What are the hours of operation for the Community Center?

    The Community Center is open Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and is closed on Sunday.

  • May I reserve the whole park for a function?

    The pavilions at the following parks are available to rent; Atlantic Dunes, Barwick, Bexley, Eagle, Lakeview, Mike Machek Boy Scout Park, Orchard View Park, Pine Grove and Veterans Park.  Also, the Gazebo at Veterans Park is available to rent.  However, the rest of the park is open to the public.

    For rental information or to print out an application please visit our Permit and Rental Page or contact Lynda Wieland at (561) 243-7001 x5007 or WielandL@Mydelraybeach.com.

  • If I reserve the pavilion, what do I do if there are people already there for the time I have reserved it?

    Copies of the permit go to our Parks Maintenance Dept., Park Rangers and Police Dept. Bring a copy of the permit with you the day of your function. Show the other people your permit and if they refuse to leave, notify the Supervisor on Duty (if applicable) OR go into the Fire Station or Community Center and call the Police Department at (561) 243-7800.

  • May I have a night time event at any park?

    No. All parks close at dusk.

  • May I set up chairs and/or a tent on the grass at Veterans Park?

    Chairs, yes; tent, no. The poles of the tent may damage irrigation heads.

  • If I reserve the gazebo at Veterans Park, does this include the building near the gazebo?

    No. You would need to contact Abby Murrell, the center supervisor at (561) 243-7350 or email Abby at at murrell@mydelraybeach.com, to see if the center is available for the same date.

  • Where is the Municipal Marina located?

    The Marina's address is 159 Marine Way, located west of the Intracoastal just south of the Atlantic Avenue Bridge.

  • How do I go about getting a slip at the Marina?

    You need to fill out an application, or it can be faxed, mailed or emailed. Please contact Priscilla Patrick Patrick@mydelraybeach.com, (561) 243-7250 extension 7255.

    The monthly or daily rate for dockage includes water and electricity, restroom and shower facilities, a coin operated washer/dryer and a free ice machine. Daily rentals are available at $60.00 per day plus tax.

    Please call  for annual rates or any other questions.

  • Does the Municipal Marina have a pump out station? What about a fuel pump?

    The Marina does have a coin operated (quarters) pump out station located at the north end of the Marina. It costs $2.50 per 3 minutes. The marina does not have a fuel pump.

  • Do we have any children's activities?

    Parks and Recreation offers an Out of School Program which includes After School, Holiday Camps, and Summer Camp. Please check the Programs and Activities Page for additional current programs or classes available for children.

  • How can I register my child for the Out of School Program?

    Registration is ongoing, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st Ave.

    Parents are required to bring to registration:

    • The application
    • Proof of residency
    • Photograph showing head shot of child (approximately 1.5"x1.5")
    • Copy of birth certificate for all children entering kindergarten
    • Registration fee of $25.00 (cash, check made payable to The City of Delray Beach, Visa or MasterCard)
    • Monthly fee for August.

    The program is open to Elementary School children 5 years old to 12 years old.

    Visit the Out of School Program for additional information or contact Tonya Smith at (561) 243-7250 extension 7159 or smithtc@mydelraybeach.com.

  • What youth and/or adult sports activities are offered by the city?

    The city offers youth Basketball, Softball, T-Ball, Baseball, Football, Swim Team, Track & Field, and Cheerleading.

    For more information on Basketball contact Tom Kwiatek at (561) 243-7070 or email Tom at kwiatek@mydelraybeach.com.

    For information on football, softball, t-ball, baseball, track and field and cheerleading, contact Rashod Smith, at (561) 243-7356.

    For information on Swim Team, contact Pompey Park Pool at (561) 243-7358.

  • Where do I register my child(ren) for soccer or little league baseball?

    • Delray Beach Soccer Club (561) 272-2500
    • Delray Beach National Little League (561) 272-2110
    • Delray Beach American Little League (561) 703-4791
  • How do I rent an athletic field?

    For Pompey Park Athletic Field reservations, contact Pompey Park at (561) 243-7356.

    All other Athletic field rentals are handled by Tom Kwiatek at (561) 243-7070 or you can email Tom at kwiatek@mydelraybeach.com.

    To print out an application or for more information visit our Permit and Rental Page.

  • How do I find out more information on Beach Parking Permits?

    Beach Parking Permits can be used at Sandoway Park, Anchor Park, Atlantic Dunes Park and Ingraham Park parking lots. Both Delray Beach residents and non-residents can purchase a permit. Parking lots are open from 8:00 am to dusk. Permits can be purchased by visiting the Utility Billing Cashier (561) 243-7000 located in City Hall or visit the Beach Parking Permits Page for additional information.

  • Are picnics and barbecue grills allowed on the beach? Are grills allowed in a park?

    Picnics are permitted on the beach, however glass containers, alcoholic beverages and barbecue grills/fires are prohibited on the beach. When using a grill in a city park you must have a fire extinguisher nearby.

  • Can I have a wedding on the Beach?

    Yes, you can have a wedding on the beach, however you are not allowed to set up any chairs, tents, arches, tables, etc. The wedding must be between the hours of 8:00 am and sunset, with no more than 25 in attendance and you will have to contend with the beach being open to the public.

    For more information contact Lynda Wieland at (561) 243-7250 extension 7252 or  wieland@mydelraybeach.com .

  • How do I find out more information on boat storage along the beach?

    Boat storage on the beach is permitted for sixty resident's sailboats less than twenty feet in length to be launched from shore, i.e., Hobie Cat, Prindle, Nacra, Sunfish, etc. Permits and additional information can be obtained by calling Gerard Smith at (561) 243-7358.

  • How many public beaches are within Delray City Limits?

    There are two public beaches located in Delray Beach: the Municipal Beach, centered at Atlantic Avenue, and Atlantic Dunes Park.

  • Is fishing allowed on the beach?

    Fishing is prohibited in the lifeguard supervised areas of the beach open for public use.

  • Is nudity allowed at the beach?

    Nudity and/or partial nudity, topless sunbathing, is prohibited.

  • What is a man-o-war and is it dangerous?

    A man-o-war is a type of jelly fish that produces a painful sting on contact. This can last anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes. The sting may produce swelling, redness, and trace the outline of the tentacle where it contacts the skin. Allergic reactions are possible but not likely and includes difficulty breathing, dizziness, and extreme pain. If you experience a man-o-war sting, please do not hesitate to contact a lifeguard on duty.

  • What is sea lice and is it dangerous?

    Sea lice is the larvae stage of the Linuke Jelly Fish. Sea lice season generally runs from mid April to mid July. Sea lice stings can cause an uncomfortable itchy rash with some individuals, which can last several days. Some side effects/symptoms of sea lice include fever and nausea. Contact your pharmacist (or doctor) for over-the-counter anti-itch remedies.

  • How do you rent a cabana or beach umbrella?

    Locate a vacant cabana or chair and sit down. The Oceanside Beach Services person on duty will approach you with rental information. The beach is fully set up at 9:00 am so there is no need for a reservation. They accept all major credit cards and cash. (561) 840-3373, email info@beachservice.com.

  • What is the best method for removing tar from my feet or body?

    Tar can be removed by using any oil-based sun tan lotion or baby oil.

  • What's the telephone number of Aqua Crest Pool?

    The phone number for Aqua Crest Pool is (561) 278-7104. It is located Seacrest Blvd. just south of Gulfstream Blvd. and is a Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department facility.

  • Who do I speak to about having trees trimmed?

    Our Parks Maintenance Division can be reached Monday through Friday, before 3:00 pm at (561) 243-7260.

  • Where am I allowed to have a ball game, play Frisbee, or fly a kite on the beach?

    Ball games, Frisbees and kites are allowed in the recreation areas at the northern and southern ends of the municipal beach. These areas are marked by large signs.