At long last, Royal Palm Beach Commons Park celebrates its grand opening this weekend with a slew of festivities designed to herald in the new park as the beacon for village celebrations for years to come. It hasn’t come easily or quickly, but finally Royal Palm Beach will see the fruits of its labors, and we encourage residents to get out, see the park and use it — after all, it was built for you. The new 160-acre park is the largest in Royal Palm Beach, built for families, children, events and more. It has a 10-acre Great Lawn, a sporting center, banquet gardens, pavilions, an interactive fountain, playground and more.
The festivities kick off Friday evening at 5 p.m. with a Food Truck Invasion — more than 20 gourmet chefs looking to give you the night off. Meanwhile, children can enjoy the Kids Fun Zone, offering up carnival rides, slides and interactive games. There will also be an arts and crafts show. Then, at 7:30 p.m., families can cuddle up on the lawn and watch a movie. Bring lawn chairs and blankets!
Saturday morning begins with a 5k run/walk to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, starting at 7:30 a.m. Kids will have their own run/walk starting at 9 a.m. At 11 a.m., the food trucks, craft show and Kids Fun Zone return, and the Royal Palm Auto Mall stage will have plenty of local talent beginning at 1 p.m. Residents can also enjoy volleyball and corn hole tournaments, kayak and paddle boat races and golfing. At 9:30 p.m. the evening will explode with a Zambelli fireworks show.
To wrap things up, Sunday morning will start at 10 a.m. with a green market full of local produce and goodies. Residents can sneak a peek at beautiful classic cars throughout the day, and enjoy the music before activities wrap up at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Children should bring their swimsuits and enjoy the interactive fountain, while moms and dads can enjoy a cold brew in the Banquet Garden.
Whether you make it out for just one day or the entire weekend, we know it will mean a lot to see families and children put the park to good use. So come out, grab some food, have some fun and enjoy. For more information, visit www.royalpalmbeach.com.