Seminole Florida

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Seminole is one of 24 communities within Pinellas County, 24 miles west of Tampa, 12 miles northwest of St. Petersburg, and 8 miles south of Clearwater. The City of Seminole is a unique community characterized by a small, hometown atmosphere within a greater metropolitan area. It is a growing city that is currently home to about 17 thousand people. The City of Seminole was incorporated in 1970 and over the past thirty years, various unincorporated communities in the region have slowly been annexed into it, increasing the population and the tax base. The City continues to spend a large amount on renovation of the facilities within it.

The first five years saw the development of the city’s first recreation facility, Eight Horseshoe Courts, lake and a City Hall. The city grew over the next ten years by annexation of adjacent neighborhoods and built a post office and city library. A former church and property around it were converted into a modern recreational complex.

Seminole hired Vicki L. Murphy, the first female fire chief in Pinellas County and only the seventh woman in the country to be a paid fire chief. St Petersburg College Seminole Campus is located in the city and the City and St. Petersburg Junior College have built a $6.8 million joint use library, on the school's Seminole campus.

Just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Seminole, the city boasts of a diverse economy, a variety of recreational programs and parks, state-of-the-art library, an excellent public education system, and newly developed SPC Campus. The growing community has taken care to maintain a warm and friendly hometown atmosphere. Greater Seminole is popular with retirees but the number of younger people and families are growing. Seminole has been awarded a Tree City designation.

Seminole City Park offers many activities for the family. This community park includes a three picnic shelters with charcoal grills, a beautiful “state of the art” band shell, and three playground areas compete with play equipment for all ages. Located near Mear Lake, it provides access to the Pinellas Trail. Seminole City Park is a passive park setting hidden from the hustle and bustle city life and helps preserve a sense of community, a respect nature, and good health. City Park hosts a number of community special events through the year. This includes the annual Music in the Park, and Movies under the Stars series. Holiday events include a Red, White and Blues 4th of July Festival, annual Mayor's Tree Lighting Ceremony and Family Winterfest, Family Camp in the Park, and an Earth Day celebration.

The Seminole Blossom Lake Park is lovely neighborhood park located on the Pinellas Trail. It offers many activities for the families in the Blossom Lake and Gem Village neighborhoods. Blossom Lake Park has a number of small gazebos with charcoal grills, a fishing lake, two playground areas compete with play equipment for all ages, two horseshoe pits, basketball court, a 1/3 mile fitness trail with fitness stations, a multi-purpose ball field, and access to the Pinellas Trail.

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