Recreational Activities for Children, Parks and Fishing


Meadowlawn Park Playground

On Friday, December 21st the Meadowlawn Park Playground was reopened.

The Playground which was vandalized in May of 2012 was replaced with new equipment and ground covering. At 9:00 A.M. on December 21st the re-dedication took place.

In attendance were Mayor Foster, Councilmember Jim Kennedy, Sherry McBee(Director of Parks and Recreation), Lloyd Thomas (Facility System Manager), Phil Whitehouse (Manager, Athletic Operations), Clarence Scott (Leisure and Community Services Administrator), Susan Ajoc (Director of Community Services) and several other Parks and Recreation folks. Channel 35, St. Pete TV, filmed the event including the ribbon cutting ceremony. Channel 13 was in attendance and did a broadcast on the 6 P.M. news.

Meadowlawn Park

Photo of Meadowlawn Park

If you have any questions regarding the playground do not hesitate to call Marlene Murray, President 727 527-0366 or attend the next Association meeting.

Youth Baseball and Softball

There is active youth baseball and softball in the area. For more information click here.


Girl Scout Troop 218 meets at Hope Lutheran Church in Meadowlawn.

Other Girl Scout Troops are active in the area. For more information click here.

Boy Scout Troops and Cub Scout Packs are active in the area. For more information click here.

Meadowlawn Children's Playground

Located in Meadowlawn Park on Viking Lake, generations of children have enjoyed this playground. The park is located on the East side of 14th Street North between 73rd Avenue and 75th Avenue North.

Click Here for a very cute photo of children playing on the old swing set and brief newspaper article about the playground from the St. Petersburg Independent in 1967.  Anyone know these kids?

Lynch Elementary Community Playground

Located at 1901 71st Ave. N.


There are six lakes in Meadowlawn: Lake Laguna (Meadowlawn Lake #1), Lynch Lake, Mastry Lake, Meadowlawn Lake #2 , Meadowlawn Lake #3 and Viking Lake.
Lake Laguna, Lynch Lake and Viking Lake are controlled by the tides. The lakes feed into Turner Creek, a canal, that runs along 77th Avenue North and flows into Riviera Bay.

Fishing in our Neighborhood Lakes

Lynch Lake, Mastry Lake and Viking Lake are opened to shoreline fishing from Memorial Day to Labor Day, (For more information click here.). The lakes are usually stocked with bass, bream, catfish and Nile perch.

Lynch Lake - 70th Avenue and 18th Street North
Mastry Lake - 64th Avenue and 14th Street North
Viking Lake - 75th Avenue and 14th Street North (Meadowlawn Park)

For more information, call the St. Petersburg Parks Department at (727) 893-7335.