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Celebrate Park And Recreation Month In Delray Beach With Free Community Events

July 1, 2015 — Parks play a huge role in our day-to-day lives. They’re our picnic spots, exercise routes, sports venues and possibly even the setting for our fireworks this weekend.

July is Park and Recreation Month, and Delray Beach is celebrating with a series of fun-filled events. 

This year, the Park and Recreation Month theme is the 1980s. Check out what's on the agenda for the month: 

Break Dance and '80s Costume Contest

July 7 at 2:30 p.m. at the “505” Teen Center and Hobbit Skate Park

The costume contest will start at 2:30 p.m., and participants must be dressed in '80s clothing. The break dancing contest will start at 3 p.m., and contestants will be given one minute to dance. The entire event is free.

Parks and Recreation Night at the Ballpark

July 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Robert P. Miller Park

Watch the Delray Lightning take on the West Palm Beach Sharks. The game is free, and there will be giveaways and prizes between innings.

Music on the Intracoastal

July 11 at 12 p.m. at Veterans Park

Enjoy live reggae music by Army Gideon, featuring Anbesa Tafari. Just don’t forget to bring your blankets and chairs to this free event.

Pickleball Open House and Demonstration/Lessons

July 18 at 1 p.m. at the Delray Beach Community Center

Pickleball is a combination of ping-pong, tennis and badminton. Come out and learn how to play this fun and family-friendly game.

Sports and Splash

July 25 at 9 a.m. at Pompey Park Pool

Join in on aquatic games, including water basketball and underwater hockey, at this family-friendly event. Participants will have to pay the daily park admission fee to attend. Seniors (55 and older) and children (ages 6 – 17) are $2 plus tax, adults are $3 plus tax, and children under 6 are free with adult admission.