Loxahatchee Groves was incorporated November 1, 2006, as the 38th municipality in Palm Beach County. Although Loxahatchee Groves did not incorporate until 2006, the area has been settled since 1917. Billing itself as “Florida’s Last Frontier”, Loxahatchee Groves was primarily incorporated to better protect the area from encroaching urbanization as nearby cities continued to develop and to preserve the area’s rural character. The town derives its name from the Loxahatchee River; “Loxahatchee” is from the Seminole words lowchow (turtle) and hatchee (river), thus translating to “river of turtles”. Loxahatchee Groves is bounded on the east by Royal Palm Beach, on the south by Wellington, and on the west and north by The Acreage. Loxahatchee Groves includes the following parks and recreational areas: Loxahatchee Groves Park, Hot Shots Paintball, Sunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort as well as numerous riding trails for local equestrians. Additionally, Lion Country Safari is located just west of the town’s boundaries. Lion Country Safari features a drive-through safari park & an amusement park.