Clymer Park and Beach Boulevard
Clymer Park, Beach Blvd. Parkway, Catherine A. Hickman Theater, Multi-Purpose Senior Center and the Public Library
This 7.5 acre complex runs north to south down Beach Boulevard,
from Clymer Park to the Gulfport Public Library (Gulfport Boulevard to 28th Avenue South)
Clymer Park has been a focal point in the community for many years. It is the first park you see as you enter Beach Boulevard off of Gulfport Boulevard. With 2 small boardwalks, brick walkways, large flowerbeds and a pavilion, this serene park has become a favorite setting for many outdoor weddings.
· 1.5 acres
· Wheelchair ramps
· Exterior lighting
· Natural landscaping complimented by extensive botanical architecture
Beach Boulevard Parkway
These 3 acres of open green space and are bordered by large mature oaks.
Catherine A. Hickman Theater
The Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport opened in December 2000 and is located at 5501 27 th Avenue South (enter off of 26 th Avenue). It is a 181 fixed seat theater that offers excellent acoustics and easy viewing for everyone in the audience. The theater provides live entertainment and films to the community in an intimate setting. With approximately 40 feet between the front of the stage and the last row in the audience, it serves as a great location to enjoy many different types of cultural events. The theater is available for rent. It is an ideal location for a recital, concert, fundraiser, seminar or even a film festival. For more information, visit the Theater web page.
Multi-Purpose Senior Center
The Gulfport Senior Center, located at 5501 27 th Avenue South, is a full service center for area seniors. Not only are there seminars, clubs, health screenings, and recreational opportunities; the Center provides several unique offerings. For information on activities/programs see the monthly newsletter on the Community Services main web page.
· South county location for weekday nutritional lunch program
· Reassurance Program
· Gulfport Extended Minibus Service, GEMS
· Social Services
Gulfport Public Library
Located at 5501 28 th Avenue South, the Gulfport Public Library is a full-service public library with books, audiotapes, videotapes, compact disks, and periodicals. Personal computers are also available for public use. Through a generous donation from a Gulfport Library patron, our library offers a full selection of large print books. One of the unique features of the Gulfport Library is its collection of Russian literature. Donated by many in the Gulfport community, this collection has been catalogued and can now be shared among the other libraries in Pinellas County. The Gulfport Library is part of both the Pinellas Public Library Consortium and the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. That association allows our patrons to have ready access to materials at a number of area libraries. Just ask and often the materials will be brought to the Gulfport Library for your use. View library activities/programs in the monthly newsletter on the Community Services main web page or log on at http://www.tblc.org/gpl/