To preserve, protect, maintain and enhance the city's parklands and recreational facilities and engage people in leisure activities that contribute to their quality of life.
The general public may rent Azalea Recreation Center, parkland & shelters and athletic fields.
Azalea Recreation Center is located in northwest St. Petersburg in the Tyrone area. It is unique because it offers both adult and child fee classes, as well as classes to meet the needs of participants with disabilities through our Therapeutic Recreation programming. The facility has multiple rooms available for rental - an auditorium, dance room and piano room. The center is overseen by the Office on Aging since 1999 and is located within 35 acres of Azalea parkland are the center, seasonal soccer fields, baseball fields, tennis courts, handball court, an outdoor basketball court, disc golf course, playground and picnic areas.
In May 2001 Azalea Center's expansion included "Poetic Enviroment." Artist Richard Medlock seeks to make public art which humanizes our environment and enriches the community experience. Its intent "is to foster peaceful states of mind for the viewer-participant as they approach the entrance or as they view it from the lobby of the Azalea Center Building."
2001, dedicates new expansion and landscaped art project “Poetic Justice”
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