Year after year, Lake Worth and its neighbors to the west — Greenacres, Palm Springs and large unincorporated neighborhoods — are passed over as progress lifts Palm Beach County’s other major regions. When corporations move into the county, they usually look north to Palm Beach Gardens or south to the Boca Raton area. High-status retailers looking to expand — Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, H&M — scarcely give the Lake Worth area a passing glance.
So it’s not surprising that community leaders and local business interests are pushing so hard for two professional baseball teams to bring their spring training operations to John Prince Park, the sprawling 728-acre county park west of Lake Worth. Many see the proposal as the best bet in decades to spark revitalization along the Lake Worth corridor.
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