The beautiful John D. MacArthur Beach State Park on the northern end of Singer Island is a great place to enjoy nature at any time. There's a beach, fishing pier, walking trails, nature center with cool animals and more. On top of that, the "Friends" of the park often host super fun events like concerts and family-fun days as well as educational events like beach clean ups and different guest speaker series. Here's what's planned so far in October:
Saturday, October 13th- Beach Cleanup 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
About: "Ocean trash can entrap and strangle ocean wildlife including endangered sea turtles. Please join us to preserve our water ways. Community service hours will be provided for school aged participants."
Wednesday, October 17th- Cruisin' Food Fest 12-4 p.m.
About: "Join us for a day of cool cars, live music by Memory Lane, giveaways and Food Truck Invasion! This month NPB Fire Department will demonstrate the “Jaws of Life” with a car donated by Palm Beach Brake and kids can climb in and see various service vehicles with Touch A Truck. Cruisin’ Food Fest will be held the second Saturday of each month – don’t miss out!"
Saturday, October 20th- Citizen Science Marine Debris 9-11 a.m.
About: "Come be a scientist at MacArthur Beach State Park, where you and your family can learn about the marine debris issue that our planet is facing, help clean the beach of marine debris then weigh and calculate your results. It’s a great way to spend the morning with your family and making a difference in the world! Mention this program to the Ranger at the front gate for free entry into the Park, then follow the signs to the Nature Center and the new Marine Debris Station."
Sunday, October 21st- Birding at MacArthur Beach 12:30-1:30 p.m.
About: "Bird lovers can join a Ranger-led educational walk identifying the many species of birds that make their home in our Park. Participants should bring binoculars or rent them in the Gift Shop. Reservations recommended, program is free with Park admission."
Sunday, October 21st- Bluegrass Music "Untold Riches" 1-3 p.m.
About: "Just sit back and enjoy some foot-stompin’ and hand-clappin’ bluegrass music in Palm Beach County’s most beautiful setting."
Saturday, October 27th- Butterfly Walk 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
About: "Join us on a walking tour through one of South Florida’s last remaining hardwood hammocks. There will be several species of butterflies to observe and identify as you learn which plants attract these winged wonders to your backyard. Reservations required, visitors should bring binoculars or rent them in the Gift Shop."
-For more information about any of these events call 561-624-6952.