Thursday, August 31, 2006

Parks and Rec Things of Interest

Two New Recreation Centers to Open in East Tampa - Join Mayor Iorio and members of Tampa City Council on Saturday, September 23, for the opening of two new recreation centers. At 9 a.m. the new Activity Center at Highland Pines Park, located at 4505 E. 21st Avenue, will open followed by the opening of the new community center at Cyrus Greene Park at 10:30 a.m. Cyrus Green Park is located at 2101 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

This is good news. This will might relieve the pressure on some of the Seminole Heights Parks

Dog Park Temporarily Closes for Improvements - The dog park at Palma Ceia Park, located at 2200 S. Marti Street, will be temporarily closed for sod installation and establishment until Tuesday, September 12, 2006. The playground and other areas of the park will remain open. For additional information, please contact the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department at (813) 274-8615.

So does that mean the Giddens Dog Park has sod in its future? Of course that would also mean irrigation.

Accepting Nominations for the Class of 2007 Mayor's Youth Corps - The Mayor's Youth Corps is currently accepting nominations and applications for the class of 2007. The Mayor's Youth Corps provides young people with a voice, helps them be more involved in decisions that affect their lives, and strives to advance their participation in society and civic life. The Mayor's Youth Corps takes a service-oriented grassroots approach, with teens developing and participating in community service projects and meeting one-on-one with the mayor.

Nominations for the Mayor's Youth Corps will be accepted from each of the public and private high schools located within the city limits of Tampa. Applications are available in the Guidance Office at each school and are due by October 13, 2006. Members of the Youth Corps Advisory Committee, which includes current Youth Corps members, will review the applications and conduct interviews for acceptance into the program. Youth Corps activities include team building, leadership development, community service, open forums with the mayor, and the production of a monthly youth-focused television show, From the Corps, which airs on CTTV, Channel 15. For additional information, please contact Rebecca Heimstead, Youth Corps & Volunteer Coordinator at (813) 274-5909 or email .

Get you Seminole Heights civic activist started early!


mightbemike said...

Speaking of parks. When the hell is our fountain going to be finished? Has this project just been abandoned? Have we (once again) been left holding the bag? This is what we have so far: pavement, garbage dumpster, cheap broken fencing, sidewalks to nowhere, cement doughnut and a sign that says that the project would be finished 2 years ago. In the meantime Spam Iorio is attending a sod-laying ceremony in Palma Ceia. I don't know about you, but I am becoming increasingly irritated about the leader's incompetence. Are we really going to have to march in front of town hall??? Does anyone have any answers????

Anonymous said...

There is a town hall meeting coming up.

Anonymous said...

I believe the Mayor's town hall meeting is Tuesday Sept 12th form 6 - 8 at the church at the interstate and Hillsborough. Might be perfect timing to ask about the "land that time forgot".

Holly watch out for those sleestacks!