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Forbes Rec Center

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  1. Air Hockey
  2. Arts & Crafts Room
  3. Basket Ball Court - 1 full or 2 half court
  4. Billiards Table
  5. Elliptical Trainer
  6. Gymnasium
  7. Kitchen
  8. Ping Pong
  9. Playground
  10. Raquetball Court (Outdoor)
  11. Strength Equipment
  12. Treadmills
  13. X-Box One


Ronald P. Forbes career with the city began in April 1960, as a police officer. After reaching the rank of Lieutenant, he transferred to City Administration as the City's Finance Director in 1971. His responsibilities over the next few years included Acting City Manager and Assistant City Manager/Administrative Services Director and Community Development Administrator. In 1982, Mr. Forbes returned to the Police Department as Police Chief, where he remained until his appointment to the City Manager position in April 1984.

Mr. Forbes provided more that 35 years of progress for the City of Pinellas Park in terms of professionalism, public improvements and quality service to the residents. Under his leadership the City strived to improve the drainage, streets, and recreation facilities, as well as using computers to automate city functions.

Established in 1996, the Forbes Recreation Center is located within the Helen Howarth Park adjacent to Senior Field and the Helen Howarth Racquetball Courts and near the Pinellas Park Equestrian Center and Little League Baseball Fields.


Facility Amenities include:
  • Gymnasium with 1 full basketball court or 2 half-courts
  • Fitness Room with treadmills, an elliptical trainer, and select strength equipment
  • Arts & Crafts Room
  • Game Room outfitted with Xbox One video game systems, ping pong, billiards tables, and air hockey.
  • Multipurpose Room with kitchen
  • Open playground area
  • Outdoor racquetball courts
  • Rooms available for rental

More Information

For more information about Forbes Recreation Center programs, please call (727) 369-5684.