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Lake Clarke Shores: An Agricultural Past

Lake Clarke ShoresLake Clarke Shores, Florida, was established in 1940, and officially became a town until 1957. Located just south of the Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) in South Florida, Lake Clarke Shores sits between West Palm Beach and Lake Worth.

With a rich history of pineapple farming, Lake Clarke Shores became northern Florida's link to fresh pineapples. John Clarke, the son of a Palm Beach pioneer, chose 5 acres of land in Lake Clarke Shores to build his pineapple farm and packing house. Some time later, agriculture gave way to the arrival of a new railroad. When the new railroad was expanded to include Key West, it became more cost effective for pineapples or "pinas" grown in Cuba to imported from Key West.

Lake Clarke Shores has several recreational areas that are open to the public, such as the Town Hall Park and Playground, the Heart Trail, and the Pine Tree Park. If you are looking for exercising opportunities, Lake Clarke Shores offers numerous exercise stations, as well as tennis courts. Lake Clarke Shores also rents the garden club, a boat ramp, and a spacious pavilion for parties, events, and weddings. 

Information courtesy of lwchamber.com.

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