Saturday, July 1, 2017

Press Release.

Boat ramp closings in Bryant Park and our 16th Annual Great American Raft Race.*

For more information contact Ben Kerr, the City’s Communications Specialist, call 561-586-1631; email:

Lake Worth, Florida — The 16th Annual Great American Raft Race will take place in Bryant Park as part of the City of Lake Worth 4th of July celebrations. This year’s theme is “Under the Big Top”.
     The race is preceded by a parade of competitors down Lake Avenue to Bryant Park starting at 11:30 am. The race itself starts at 1:00 pm. The Great American Raft Race is organized by the Neighborhood Association Presidents’ Council and is an opportunity for local groups to take part in friendly competition and celebrate life in the quirky City by the Sea.
     Please note that in order to accommodate the race the City will be closing down the Bryant Park boat ramps on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 9:00 pm and will reopen them on Monday, July 4, 2017 at 10:00 p.m.

Located in central Palm Beach County, Lake Worth is a dynamic, multi-cultural city with an individualistic style. People are drawn to the city by its acceptance of different cultures and lifestyles, historic districts, hip downtown and colorful arts district.

*Please Note: Due to the reckless and irresponsible news reporting last year by the local beat reporter from the Post — and from other local news media as well — the press and news media IS BANNED from this year’s Raft Race.
     However, following the Raft Race everyone from the press and media is welcome to our July 4th activities here in the City of Lake Worth following the race. That would be around 2:00. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.