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Dr. Mel J. Dinsmore Park

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Dr. Mel J. Dinsmore and his wife Gilda moved to Pinellas Park in 1947. Dr. Dinsmore served in the Seabees Division of the Navy from 1942-1945 and is a graduate from Palmer Chiropractic School in Davenport, IA.

His passion for community service in Pinellas Park was evident by his association with the Chamber of Commerce, Boys Club, Girls Club, the VFW, Wyoming Antelope Club, teen dances and the historical society. On June 23rd, 1966, he was honored with a certificate for originating and organizing the city-wide "Cleanup Day."

Dr. Dinsmore served on the City Council and then served as Mayor from 1964-1974.