The temperate Florida climate facilitates any number of recreational activities. With an annual average temperature of 72 degrees and an average of 361 days of sunshine a year, residents of Pinellas County live in a virtual outdoor paradise. Whether organized or not, indoors or out, a host of fun, competitive physical activities keep Pinellas Park’s residents and visitors fit and entertained year-round.

Public and private facilities abound for many sports, including baseball, softball, basketball, golf, soccer, football, swimming, racquetball, tennis, fishing and jogging. Pinellas County boasts an impressive 102 parks on 2,400 acres, including a seven-mile downtown waterfront.

The Ronald P. Forbes Recreation Center in Pinellas Park offers an indoor, air conditioned facility with a gymnasium, fitness room, game room, multi-purpose room with a kitchen, as well as numerous outdoor facilities including racquetball courts, baseball diamonds and an equestrian trail. The Broderick Park Recreation Center offers a similar indoor facility with outdoor tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, a jogging trail, and BankShot basketball. Both centers offer a variety of programs and camps for children and adults.

When you’re not frolicking in one of the area’s numerous pristine beaches, take a dip in Pinellas Park’s Skyview Pool, which features a junior Olympic sized swimming pool and a Pollywog Pond, a special water play area for children.

The Senior Citizens Center in Pinellas Park offers a wide range of facilities and activities, including an exercise room, billiards, bingo arts and crafts, dances and parties. Outdoor shuffleboard is offered in a covered facility.

For those who prefer to exercise their minds, the Pinellas Park Public Library encompasses 31,000 square feet and boasts a collection of 124,000 books and materials. A variety of programs are available for children, teens and adults, and personal computers are available for public use. A teen lounge and large meeting room are home to special community events and programs.

Five beaches, a number of trails, water parks, playgrounds and large picnic areas round out Pinellas Park’s and the Gateway area’s options for fun and recreation. With so much to do, it’s easy to understand why this area is esteemed as one of the finest places to live along the Suncoast!

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