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Top 5 Ways to Practice Positive Mental Health

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 4:41pm

The busy season in South Florida is winding down and summer is on the horizon, so it’s no coincidence to us that Mental Health Awareness Month is in May.

It’s easy to get stuck in a routine with a schedule full of work, school, family and other personal commitments without ever taking a moment for a little R&R. Whether you prefer hitting the gym, getting pampered or simply being one with nature, take some time this month to take that much-needed mental break, right here in Downtown Delray Beach!

Here’s five top ways to unplug and practice positive mental health and wellness in #DowntownDelrayBeach!

  1. Get active

Set up a nice playlist, plug in your headphones and get moving! Taking a walk, run or bike ride along the beach is an easy way to increase your energy and revitalize your mind and body. If you’re looking for more structure, there’s always the option of hitting a gym or fitness studio and lucky for you, we’ve got plenty of options. Barre Envy, PurLife, Ride Delray and Slash Fitness are just a few places in Downtown Delray where you can work up a sweat and release the stress.

  1. Enjoy Nature

There’s nothing like the great outdoors and we’ve got the options to prove it! If the waves are calling your name, then Delray Beach is where you need to be. What’s better than swaying palm trees, the feel of the sand beneath your feet and sound of crashing waves to help you relax. We also have plenty of parks throughout Delray Beach, perfect spots for you to take a few moments to yourself. Veteran’s Park also provides a serene environment with a perfect view of the intracoastal waterway. Bring a blanket and book or word puzzle to stimulate your mind or set up an impromptu yoga session.

  1. Perfecting the swing  

​If you’re feeling competitive, then participating in sports is a great way to get the adrenaline going. The Delray Beach Tennis Center is friendly enough to make you feel at home, with courts large enough to make you feel like you’re playing alongside the greats. Play a casual game among friends or take a lesson from one of their instructors. If quiet precision is your style, then playing a round at Putt’n Around is exactly what you need. So, grab a snack and hit the course.

  1. Mind, Body & Soul

What better way to release the stress than to fine-tune your body? Enhancing your health and overall wellbeing is the most important way to practice positive mental health. Whether it’s a trip to Foot Haven Reflexology Bar or Acupuncture Zen, you’ll walk away anxiety-free and ready to take on the world!

  1. Be A Tourist

Sometimes if you need a refresher, a Delray Beach staycation provides the perfect mental getaway. Here in Downtown Delray Beach, we’ve got everything you need including hotels, restaurants, art galleries and museums. Put on your tourist cap and explore this village by the sea. Need some inspiration? Stop by our brand-new Visitor Information Center & grab some guidebooks while talking to our knowledgeable staff about all the hidden treasures you can experience in Downtown Delray Beach.

Atlantic Crossing Officially Breaks Ground

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:21pm

On Thursday, May 10, city partners, community members along with the media attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Atlantic Crossing, the new project which will span two full city blocks and will include 82 condos, 261 apartments, 83,000 square feet of office space and 76,000 square feet of shops and restaurant, accompanied by an underground parking garage.

 

The project, which is expected to have a five year buildout, will start with construction on the underground parking garage which is estimated to take 15 months to complete. Atlantic Crossing is the largest private investment in the City ($300 million) and is projected to bring 600 permanent jobs.

 

 

Sidewalk Along US1 (S.E. 5th Avenue) to Close

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 2:54pm

The sidewalk along US1 (SE 5th Avenue) will be closed beginning Monday, May 21, 2018 and is scheduled to reopen in November 2018. This closure is in order to facilitate the finishing of the storefront frontage and building façade for the 4th and 5th Delray (iPic project), currently under construction.

DDA Newsletter - Summer 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 9:24am
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Laura Simon Named To International Downtown Association Council

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 12:56pm

 

Delray Beach, FL (April 2, 2018)…Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority(DDA) Executive Director Laura Simon has been selected to serve on the International Downtown Association (IDA) Nighttime Economy Council.  She will work with five other members representing Downtown Orlando, Jacksonville, Lower Eastside NYC, Denver and Winnipeg, to create best practices for developing a nighttime economy for established, growing and emerging Downtown urban districts. Ms. Simon has worked for the Delray Beach DDA since 2010, and was promoted to Executive Director in 2015.

About the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority mission is to stimulate, enhance and sustain the economic vitality of Downtown Delray Beach and the quality of life enjoyed by locals and visitors.  For more information, please visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com or phone 561.243.1077.