Parks in Treasure Island, Florida

Parks in Treasure Island, Florida
When St. Petersburg, Florida, experienced a boom early in the last century, weekend travelers went to Treasure Island. The first hotel was built in 1915, and other hotels were built soon after. To generate interest in the new tourist destination, land owners planted wooden chests on their land and dug them up--proclaiming treasure was found. There are nine parks in the Treasure Island Park System, a plan by the city's government to make sure each neighborhood had a park within walking distance.

Treasure Island Community Center and Downtown Park

The Treasure Island Community Center and Downtown Park has a large community center with a main hall and garden room available for rent. The park includes green space, a fitness course a community bulletin board and a picnic pavilion.

Treasure Island Community Center
1 Park Place
Treasure Island, FL 33706

Treasure Bay Golf, Tennis and Park

Open everyday from 8 am to 9 p.m., this park overlooks Boca Ciega Bay and includes a nine-hole, par-3 golf course, 10 tennis courts (eight clay, two asphalt), a sand volleyball court; a regulation-size basketball court, a horseshoe pit and two shuffleboard courts. The facilities also include a playground, picnic pavilions, open green space and a clubhouse.

Recreation Department - Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis
Phil Girardi, Facilty Director and Tennis Pro
Gary Metzger, Golf Pro
10315 Paradise Boulevard
Treasure Island, FL 33706

Sunset Beach Pavilion

A beautiful park right on the beach, the Sunset Beach Pavilion has a large playground, vending machines, showers, a beach wheelchair and a shaded, open-air picnic area. There is fee-based parking, and the facilities are available for rent. The park is described by visitors as an ideal place for a wedding. Wi-Fi is also available.

Treasure Island beaches are quite wide, so the walk between parking and the ocean can be lengthy.

Sunset Beach Pavilion
8000 West Gulf Boulevard
Treasure Island, FL 33706

Article Written By Michelle Hogan

Michelle Hogan is a writer and the author of 13 books including the 2005 bestselling memoir, "Without a Net: Middle Class and Homeless (With Kids) in America." Hogan studied English at American University and has been writing professionally since 1998. Her work has appeared in "The New York Times," "Redbook," "Family Circle" and many other publications.

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