Extraordinary Spaces @Phipps Ocean Park

Thanks to the generosity of friends like you, the Preservation Foundation will be delighted to welcome the residents of Palm Beach to the grand opening of Phipps Ocean Park in 2025.

Together, we will celebrate the transformation of this long-underutilized space into an extraordinary public landscape that fully realizes the Phipps family’s vision for their 1948 gift: a beautiful public beach and oceanfront park where people can play, learn, and celebrate the unique scenic quality of Palm Beach.

The Palm Beach Post, 1948
The Palm Beach Post, 1948

Entrance to park


The revitalized park will immerse visitors in a landscape of native Florida plants and numerous recreational areas, teach new generations to understand the past, and encourage the Palm Beach community to protect the places that make our town special.

A key component of this project will be the relocation of the Little Red Schoolhouse, Southeast Florida’s first schoolhouse and the oldest landmark in Palm Beach, to a higher elevation near the dune, where it will be protected from frequent flooding and high winds. This relocation will ensure that the schoolchildren of Palm Beach County have continuous access to the Preservation Foundation’s living history program, which takes fourth graders back in time to receive an 1890s education for a day and experience what it would have been like to study in a one-room wooden schoolhouse. 

The Schoolhouse will be adjacent to the brand-new Coastal Restoration Center, a nursery and propagation facility for native plants that will support healthy beach dune ecosystems within the park and throughout the town.

Little Red Schoolhouse
Little Red Schoolhouse 


Coastal Restoration Center
Coastal Restoration Center


We need your help to complete the $30 million Extraordinary Spaces @Phipps Ocean Park campaign and fully realize the Phipps family’s vision for this Palm Beach treasure — a public beach and park extending from the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway, with 1,200 feet of oceanfront. 


Your gift to Extraordinary Spaces @Phipps Ocean Park is very much appreciated. 

Please contact Director of Advancement Lauren Clyman at lclyman@palmbeachpreservation.org to discuss naming opportunities.


Click here to review the project booklet above and join us in supporting this historic project.



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