Golf is a favorite pastime in South Florida and Boca Raton has many options for the golf enthusiast. Click here to read more about our great courses.
Anglers and fly fisherman alike can take advantage of a wide variety of sport fishing. The second-largest freshwater lake in the U.S., Lake Okeechobee, is a great place to hook a bass. For saltwater fishing, take a charter or drift boat, or just stake our your territory. You don't need a license is you're fishing from land, a pier, a bridge, or if you are over 65. For freshwater fishing, see the section on licenses and taxes. Loxahatchee Recreation Area is a great location for fishing.
Local bicycle clubs:
The Boca Raton Bicycle Club serves over 350 members. For more information, please contact 561.391.6109 or visit www.bocaratonbicycleclub.com.
The Boca Raton Road Runners & Walkers Club: Contact - 561-289-4884
Shelters and Community Room Rental
Covered picnic shelters and rooms are available for a small fee. Contact the Recreation Services Department at 561.393.7815 for Spanish River Park and J.A. Rutherford. For Patch Reek Park call 561.997.0791 and for Sugar Sand call 561.347.3900.
Everyone has the opportunity to enjoy a day at the courts in Boca Raton.
Boca Raton Tennis Center
271 NW Boca Raton Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL
Delray Beach Tennis Center
30 NW 1st Ave.
Delray Beach, FL
Evert Tennis Academy
10334 Diego Drive South
Boca Raton, FL
Patch Reef Tennis Center
2000 Yamato Road
Boca Raton, FL
- The Swim & Racquet Center
21626 St. Andrews Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL
999 East Camino Real
Boca Raton Bridge Hotel
Come enjoy the beautiful waterways of South Florida on one of our waverunners or boats. We have 3 seater Yamaha XL700 waverunners for rent as wll as a FourWinns 23' Deckboat, a 23" Center Console Maki and a 15' Nouvarania for your enjoyment. Call 561.361.1077 or visit us on the WEB at www.oceanextreme.net for more information.
Ocean Rescue Beach Patrol
3939 N. Ocean Blvd.
Lifeguards protect three section of the 2.4 miles of city public beach from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily. These include: South Beach Park and Pavilion, Red Reef and Spanish River Parks. Surfing is permitted in designated areas, but scuba diving is not allowed at any of the city's public beaches or by access through city parks. Snorkeling may be enjoyed in Red Reef Park.
Meadows Park Pool
1300 N.W. Eighth Street
The heated pool is 25 yards by 25 yards, equipped with two one-meter diving boards, a chair lift for the disabled and complete bathhouse and restroom facilities. Programs include "Learn to Swim" courses for ages infant through adult, lifeguarding, master's swim team and recreational swim team. Special events include an Easter egg dive and fun days on al major holidays. All courses are taught by American Red Cross-certified instructors. For more information on fees, lessons or hours of operation, call 561.393.7851.
If you are the in mood to cheer your favorite team or player on, South Florida offers you the perfect venue. Whether it is the Lipton Championships, the Miami Grand Prix or a Miami Heat game, South Florida will bring out the sports fanatic in you!
Cheer on the 1997 and 2003 World Champion Marlins! The major league regular season runs from April to October. Teams enjoy spring training in sunny South Florida. Visit these teams during spring training: L.A. Dodgers, Vero Beach, 561/569-4900, New York Mets, Port St. Lucie, , St. Louis Cardinals, Jupiter, (Roger Dean Stadium), 561.775.1818, Florida Marlins, Jupiter (Roger Dean Stadium), 561.775.1818, Baltimore Orioles, Fort Lauderdale.
The Miami Heat play their home games at American Airlines Arena every October through March. Call 1.786.777.4200 for more information. The Miami Hurricanes play their home games at the Ryder Center in Miami. Call 1.800.GO.CANES for ticket information. The Miami Tropics play their home games at Nova Southeastern Gymnasium in Fort Lauderdale , every November through March. Call 1.305.395.6655 for more information or visit www.miamitropics.com. The Palm Beach Imperials play their home games at Florida Atlantic University Gymnasium in Boca Raton , every November through March. Call 1.561.208.1110 for more information or visit www.palmbeachimperials.com.
Cheer on those fins! The Miami Dolphins play at Dolphin Stadium, just 40 minutes south on Florida 's Turnpike. For more information on season or group tickets, call 888-FINS-TIX. Dolphin Stadium also hosts the FedEx Orange Bowl, including the National Championship game in 2009.
Be a part of the Pack. You don't want to miss one exciting minute of the Florida Panthers. The Panthers play at BankAtlantic Center, but practice at nearby Incredible Ice Arena in Coral Springs.
Florida Atlantic University Athletics
Come support your Hometown Team in Boca Raton the FAU Owls. FAU plays its home football games at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on Commercial Blvd. one mile west of I-95. FAU plays its home basketball games at the newly renovated Burrow Arena on campus; which is one mile east of I-95 on Glades Rd. All of the Owls other sports are played on campus in Boca Raton. For tickets or more information call 1-866-FAU-OWLS or logon to http://www.fausports.com/!
If you like pari-mutuel waging, Palm Beach County is home to the Palm Beach Kennel Club, the state’s premier greyhound racing venue and simulcast wagering facility. Built in 1932, PBKC is owned by the Rooney Family, who also own the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers.
Boca offers easy access to Gulf Stream Park, home of the $500,000 Florida Derby and the Breeder's Cup, as well as Calder Racetrack and Pompano Race Track.
21001 N.W. 27th Avenue
(May to January)
Gulf Stream Park
U.S. Highway 1
Pompano Harness Race Track
1800 Race Track Road
Pompano Beach, Florida
Called the world's fastest ball game, this ancient Basque sport moves at more than 185 miles per hour. The words mean "merry festival," and it is all that and more! Enjoy wagering and dining day and night.
Royal Palm Polo Sports Complex
18000 Jog Road
Boca Raton, Florida
The oldest existing club in South Florida, Boca Raton's Royal Palm Polo Club is known as the sport's winter capital. The world's top polo players compete here on Sundays during the season, January-April. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Royal Palm Polo Club also hosts the $100,000 International Gold Cup Tournament.
For those who prefer excitement with a little roar, Palm Beach County’s two most-visited tourist attractions should do the trick. Thrill-seekers can get an authentic taste of drag racing at Moroso Motorsports Park in Palm Beach Gardens (561.622.1400), while those who prefer the roar of animals can visit Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee (561.793.1084).