Introduction to Lake Park, Florida
Lake Park, Florida, in Palm Beach county, is 5 miles N of West Palm Beach, Florida (center to center) and 71 miles N of Miami, Florida. The town, which is included in the West Palm Beach - Boca Raton metropolitan area, had 8,721 residents as of the 2000 census.
Lake Park History
The town of Lake Park, formerly known as Kelsey City, was Florida’s first zoned municipality. It was planned and designed by John Charles and Frederick Jr of Olmsted Brothers, and Dr. John Nolan of Boston from Massachusetts. In 1927, the Lake Park Town Hall was constructed. It was also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It survived the hurricane of 1928, during which it provided shelter to some of the towns residents.
Lake Park and nearby Attractions
- Norton Museum of Art
- Savannas Preserve State Park
- South Florida Science Museum
- Saint Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park
- Burt Reynolds and Friends Museum
- John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
Things To Do In Lake Park
Visitors may plan day-trips to places such as the John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, the Juno Beach Park, Rapids Water Park, and the Journeys Inn Lake Park, all of which offer ample recreational opportunities. Local museums include the South Florida Science Museum, the Burt Reynolds and Friends Museum, the Hibel Museum of Art, and the Schoolhouse Children's Museum; these musuems provide interesting insights into the history of the community. Ocean Mall is a popular shopping center in the town. Local churches iclude First Baptist Church of Lake Park and the Church of the Nazarene of Lake Park.
Lake Park Transportation
Palm Beach International Airport is the closest major international airport.
Lake Park Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Palm Beach Community College, Broward Community College, and Keiser College.