The City's Parks and Recreation Department offers several facilities that are available for rent. The City's facilities are popular for wedding receptions, family reunions and corporate beach outings.
You can find out more information by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department at (727) 547-4575 Ext. 221
Beaches and Parking
The City of Treasure Island has hundreds of parking spots up-and-down our 3.5-mile beach. Please navigate to the City’s Parking page for more information. Meanwhile, here are some “shore” things to remember when out enjoying our beaches.
• Please, leave only footprints. Dispose of all trash properly.
• No pets, glass bottles, campfires, grills, or beer kegs on the beach.
While the city does allow adult consumption of alcohol on our beaches, there is a section of Sunset Beach that does not allow the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages. This rule is codified in Ordinance 2019-16 passed in December 2019.
- Area: 99th Ave. beach access south to 85th Ave. beach access (the City has signage on the beach marking the exact bounds of the area)
- When: the ban is in place the first weekend in February through the last weekend in September
- Time: during this February-September period, alcohol cannot be consumed on this section of beach between 8:00am – 4:00 pm on all Saturdays and Sundays
- Holidays: the ban is also in place on Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day
Handicap Beach Access
The City of Treasure Island has an ADA beach access mat called a MobiMat, which is the first of its kind in Pinellas County. The mat was installed at Gulf Front Park, 10400 Gulf Boulevard, the busiest beach access location in Treasure Island.
The MobiMat RecPath is a removable access pathway made out of recycled materials. It extends approximately 400 ft. towards the gulf and is 6.5 ft. wide. It provides improved accessibility for those with mobility impairments and for pedestrians and users of strollers and beach carts.
Bathrooms and outdoor showers are located at:
• Sunset Beach Pavilion - 8000 West Gulf Boulevard in Sunset Beach
• Gulf Front Park - 10400 Gulf Boulevard
• City of St. Petersburg Municipal Beach - 11200 Gulf Boulevard
While most local species of sea-life are very shy and tend to avoid people, one of these that you should be familiar with is the stingray. A stingray is a flat, bottom-feeding fish that lives and breeds in our warm shallow waters from April through October. Stingrays are not normally an aggressive fish, but they will defend themselves if they feel that they are threatened, such as being stepped on. Stingrays have a stinger in their tails that they use to sting their attacker, usually in the ankle or foot.
Just like when you go visiting friends, it's always better to let them know that you are coming. The best way to do this with stingrays is to do what we like to call the Stingray Shuffle. By shuffling (or sliding) your feet slowly through the sand you will warn the stingrays to your presence and to move out of your way.
What to do if you get stung?
Since the protein on the stinger is very similar to that of a bee sting, some people may develop a severe allergic reaction and must seek immediate medical assistance. For most others, if you get stung, soak the area in hot water to help breakdown the toxins to help relieve the pain.
Parks & Trails
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