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 Pinellas Pioneer Settlement is a non-profit, volunteer organization whose mission is to authentically recreate the life styles of Pinellas County pioneers through the relocation or recreation of period buildings and education about the skills, crafts, and social customs of early settlers. Located adjacent to Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, the Settlement is a living history museum experience where visitors can observe and take part in the skills, crafts and social customs of late 19th century life in west central Florida.
What you'll see: the Brantley Building (1888), Endicott House (1898), the Blacksmith shop, Saw Mill, Sugar Cane Shed, Print Shop and Pole Barn. These buildings have been the backdrop of Civil War enactments, music festivals, antique engine shows and family fun game days and other period themed events.
In addition, Pioneer Day Camps are offered several times a year and through the summer for children ages seven through thirteen. Campers experience a time when family, friendship and integrity were as important as food, water and shelter. Activities are adapted from the Association of Experiential Education to foster team building, leadership and self esteem.