shelby-lowe_judy-davis_web.jpgRIVIERA BEACH — To mark the commencement of the Riviera Beach Community Boating Program (CBP), which was approved by the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency in November, and is being provided by the Florida Fishing Academy, Riviera Beach residents and officials on Feb. 18 celebrated the first annual “Marina Day.”

The activities at Bicentennial Park, 300 E. 13th St., included kayaking, water rescue demonstrations, tours of the Riviera Beach Police Department boat and other local agency vessels), free food, boat rides to Peanut Island, face painting and other family friendly activities.

The CBP will provide access to water sports (kayaking, sailing, boating, fishing and other activities) and water amenities, as well as life skills to Riviera Beach youth ages 8-18 (students must be pre-enrolled and be Riviera Beach Residents).

The first class was held Jan. 7th. Instruction will be provided via weekly classes and summer camps, while monthly community events (“Marina Day”) will serve to both advertise the CBP and promote the city marina and other water amenities to the greater community. 

Students must be pre-enrolled to attend the Community Boating Program, while the monthly “Riviera Beach Marina Day” celebrations are free and open to the entire community.

For more information about the program or to enroll your child, call 561-844-3408 or visit


WATER FESTIVITIES: Riviera Beach Councilman Shelby Lowe and Councilwoman Judy Davis are
proponents of the city’s Community Boating Program that was celebrated with the first annual ‘Marina Day’ at the city’s  Municipal Marina on Feb. 18.