By Steve Plunkett

    The sale of the Ocean Breeze golf course to the public and the addition of more sports fields at De Hoernle Park have official blessings from the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District and the City Council.
    Meeting together for the first time in 21 months, council members told district commissioners they support negotiating with Lennar Inc. to buy the golf course, which is inside city limits and surrounded by the Boca Teeca condominium complex.
    “This is a deal that the city and the district will not pass up,” Beach & Park District Commission Chairman Robert Rollins said.
    The two boards also agreed to move forward on building more grass fields at city-owned De Hoernle. The district will pay all construction and maintenance costs.
    But at the council’s regular meeting following the joint session, Council member Jeremy Rodgers said he wanted to replace one of the proposed soccer-sized sports fields with four beach volleyball courts with a shelter and restroom. Council member Scott Singer said the park also needs a lighted pickleball court.
    The two boards will meet again April 24 to decide how much to offer Lennar for its golf course.

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