Activities & Resources
Sugar Sand Park455in Boca Raton, FL 33486
about Sugar Sand Park:
The park's celebrated tri-level Science Playground lets kids climb, run and play in a creative atmosphere featuring a water play area and hands-on activities inspired by scientific principles. Be forewarned: The playground closes at the first sign of inclement weather.
The gymnasium is located at the west end of the park between the Inline Roller Hockey rink and the Community Center. It not only hosts several sports, tournaments and special events throughout the year, but it also offers regular classes and activities for people of all ages to enjoy. It is also open to the public several times a week. Call 561.347.3950 for details.
The Children's Science Explorium provides a hands-on exploration of science. The exhibits challenge school age children and enhance their understanding of how physical science impacts everyday living. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
There are two nature trails. The Sand Pine Nature Trail, located near the Science Playground, leads through parts of the endangered Florida Scrub. The Slash Pine Nature Trail, located behind the Community Center, winds through a piece of Florida's Scrubby Pine Flatwoods.
The 155-seat Willow Theater is located within the community center and offers many different live entertainment programs, including concerts, plays, puppet shows, musicals, dance, and story telling. Consult the schedule for details.
The facilities include four Little League fields and two high school fields. Lighted batting cages are located adjacent to the ball fields.
A carousel, opened in late 2005, costs $1 per ride.
Science programs are held after school and on weekends during the school year. Science camps run June through August. Check the website for schedule details.
Pavilions are available for rental. Family-sized pavilions feature 10 picnic tables, and 2 large charcoal grills. Smaller pavilions are also available.