Thursday, January 10, 2019

Come have fun in Lake Worth Beach: A family-fun car show at the Casino.

The Road Rascals car show is the second Thursday of the month from 6:00–9:00. Below is more information and photos from a recent show at the Lake Worth Casino and Beach Complex.

But first. . .

There is good news to report.

The prospect of constructing a new lap swimming pool at the Lake Worth Beach is dead. It will never happen. The rancor and debate is over. Time to move on to more pressing issues.

We’ve recently learned of a new aquatic facility being constructed by the County just about ten minutes from Lake Worth Beach City Hall. That’s not to say a small splash park will not be added to the Beach Complex or some other type of small water feature.

So when you go to the car show tonight imagine. See visions of that open space next to the Casino. Close your eyes and envision.

But park the car first!

Imagine a long line of dump trucks hauling that decrepit pool building away. Imagine the condemned pool broken up, put to use as infill somewhere, the hole filled in with sand and done.

As it is now at this monthly car show the road in front of the Casino is closed to make room for this event.

Now imagine that open space to the south of the Lake Worth Casino and Beach Complex where a condemned pool used to be. Think of all the things that space at the Beach can be used for?

An outside movie theater, skate park, additional parking and more ADA spaces, shuffleboard or regulation Pickleball courts, a area with sand for horseshoes and volleyball and exercise classes, a splash park with cabana pool, or maybe even just an open space for public events? The ideas are limitless.

So whilst you’re pondering those questions. . .

Here are are few photos from a car show at the Lake Worth Beach:

The view to the east.

Click on images to enlarge:

The view to the west.

[Note: The road is closed for this event.]

“Hey. Look at that! Why is the engine in the rear?”

Some cars lined up. . .

The American flag flying full mast. . .

Note the “U.S. Marines” license plate.

 The next generation. . .

And two more. . .

What other ideas do you have for a more functional Casino at the Beach? Be creative! And maybe ask a Millennial or a young adult for ideas too.

Hope to see a big crowd tonight!