With award season underway, we want to take a moment to thank one of our partners for making it possible for productions to find the right backdrop to tell their stories. Under the direction of Eric Call, PBC operates over 100 parks and recreation facilities and was recently recognized with the 2018 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park & Recreation Management, the equivalent of an Academy Award for parks and recreation. Eric Call commented that “[The county] established a wonderful partnership with the Film Commission years ago with many of our park properties serving as settings for filmmakers, photographers and artists.”
Okeeheelee Park Landscape
One of the largest parks with 1700 acres, OKEEHEELEE PARK offers equestrian facilities, canoe launch and trails to the south of Forest Hill Blvd. To the north, there are 27 holes of golf, tennis, soft ball, volleyball, a ninja-style water park, interactive nature center, BMX track, disc golf, dog park, competition ski lake and a cable line water ski under construction. The park is one of the County’s crown jewels.
Scene from "Circle in the Sand"
The county’s beach parks are unique with a rock outcrop found at CORAL COVE PARK in Tequesta. Nature has provided the fascinating Anastasia rock formation which gives us the raised rock setting at the edge of the water. The formation had a starring role in Circle in the Sand, which was entered in the Sugar Sand Park’s Shriek Week Kids’ Spooky Film Festival.
SOUTH INLET PARK is the County’s southernmost beach and is historically significant with the portico from the old Cloisters Hotel onsite as the functional Eshelman Pavilion. The gothic style arches make for an ethereal magic hour setting while the compact isolated proximity makes it perfect for productions like Baywatch and big brands such as Michael Kors.