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Talk of skate park, dog park on agenda

By JOANNE B. WALKER

© St. Petersburg Times, published March 26, 2000


The fate of the city's only skate park and a new dog park are being decided at a 7:30 p.m. meeting Tuesday at Coquina Key Clubhouse, 3850 Pompano Drive SE. The skate park was installed a year ago. Dell Holmes, the city's parks director, will explain a dog park -- where canines can run and play unleashed -- and show successful examples in Sarasota.

Newly elected officers are Gary Hocevar, president; Bob Funari, vice president; Nan Whelan, secretary; and Deena Wagner, treasurer.

RIVIERA BAY: "Active" describes this neighborhood, a leader in the effort last year to open the Friendship Trail. Volunteers now are busy redesigning the Rio Vista Bridge.

"Instead of the city coming to us, we go to the city," said new president Madeline Newcomb. "We really do have a wonderful neighborhood of engineers."

Project discussion is on tap for Tuesday's 7:30 p.m. meeting at St. James United Methodist Church, 845 87th Ave. N.

Another venture regards children. The association is matching the cost of lime green signs alerting drivers that children are playing. The metal sandwich board signs are taken in and out of yards according to play activity.

GREATER WOODLAWN: Mike Palozzi is returning for another term as president if he is confirmed by residents at Tuesday's 7:30 p.m. meeting at Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, 2612 12th St. N. Joining him will be Cathy Wilson, vice president; Peggy Roberts, treasurer; and eight directors. Neighborhood surveys that went to 600 residents are still being accepted.

EUCLID HEIGHTS: A representative of the Pinellas County Urban League will be a guest Tuesday at 7 p.m. at First Alliance Church, 5000 Tenth St. N. He'll conduct a community bridge-building workshop and discuss youth violence.

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