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The Pioneer Park Aquatic Center in Belle Glade
By Nicholas Jurkowski

Also known as “Muck City” (because of the nutrient rich, mucky soil that surrounds it) Belle Glade is a small city in Palm Beach County, located on the shores of Lake Okeechobee. Roughly half the sugarcane in the nation is produced in the mucky fields surrounding Belle Glade, and their high school football team is widely respected as one of the best in the nation (Glades Central High School has more football players in the NFL than any other city in Florida). While historically there hasn’t been that much to do in town (other than play football, apparently), recently a wide variety of activities available to the fun-seeker in the Belle Glade area have come about. The Belle Glade Marina and Campground offers a wide variety of bass-catching opportunities, and is within walking distance of an 18-hole public golf course (as is most of Florida). The Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail provides a very nice look at the 4th largest lake entirely within the United States.

One of the most entertaining developments in recent Belle Glade History is the opening of the Pioneer Park Aquatic Center. On September 9th, this mini-waterpark opened with great pomp and fanfare (in the standard Florida form, with a DJ and a pool party), and has been an oasis to the denizens of Palm Beach County since. The park offers 3 different water slides, dumping “fun-buckets” that soak the unwary, and a cascading waterfall (as well as the curiously named “funbrellas,” which offer shelter). Pioneer Park Aquatic Center is shaping up to be one of the area’s best attractions, and it is open until October 29th.

Whether or not you live in the Belle Glade area, Pioneer Park Aquatic Center is a great destination, particularly for kids. It would make a fantastic place for a birthday party, particularly when used in tandem with a luxury vehicle from Millenium Limo. It would be quite a thrill for the little tykes to ride in a limousine, and you wouldn’t have to worry about driving them all while they were attempting to kill each other. Belle Glade’s water park awaits your presence.

Nick Jurkowski is a senior editor for http://www.MilleniumLimo.com The essays above can be found on his night life blog, The Urban Adventure, updated daily and available via RSS.

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