Ronald P. Forbes Recreation Center

6401 94th Ave. N • Pinellas Park, FL 33782 • Tel (727) 541-0882 • Fax (727) 547-8108

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Hours of Operation: 

  • Mon-Fri: 8:30am-9pm*
  • Sat: 8:30am-Noon 
  • Sun and Holidays: Closed
  • *Center opens at 7:30am on Pinellas County Schools professional development days and selected holidays.
 

History

 

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.

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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.

Forbes Recreation Center Programs include Pre-K Fun Time, a play-school program for preschoolers and their parents, held Monday and Wednesday mornings.  Enrollment begins in the Spring for Themed Summer Camp open to children age 6-12.  Camp includes field trips, arts and crafts, special events, indoor and outdoor play and more!  Participants receive a lunch and snack daily through the Federal School Food Program.

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Gymnasium Amenities include:

  • Full basketball court or (2) half-courts  (Youth leagues offered here.)
  • Volleyball
  • Pickleball
  • Scoreboard
  • Bleachers
  • Space available for rentals, click here.

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Fitness Center (renovated in 2011/2012) Amenities include:Forbes

  • Treadmills
  • Elliptical trainer
  • Targeted weight training
  • Fitness Passes available, click here.

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Arts & Crafts Room Amenities include:

  • Open Rec activities & Summer Camp activities
  • Classroom space
  • Space available for rentals, click here.Forbes

Multi-Purpose Room Amenities include: (Picture coming soon.)

  • Kitchen
  • Open Rec activities & Summer Camp activities
  • Big-screen TV
  • Space available for rentals, click here.

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Game Room Amernities include:

  • Video games
  • Foosball
  • (2) Billiard tables
  • Ping-Pong table
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In addition, a wide variety of programs and classes for all ages are available through contracted providers for nominal fees.  These include Zumba, Dance, Martial Arts, Yoga, and Gymnastics.

For more information about Forbes Recreation Center programs, please call (727) 541-0882 or see our monthly calendars by clicking on Calendars and Events.

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