Kate Jackson Community Center
Building Design Sponsor
The Kate Jackson Community Center, a project of the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department, provides recreational spaces, as well as facilities for the existing park, located within the Historic Hyde Park neighborhood in Tampa. The building design was created by architect firm Cooper Johnson Smith, commissioned by the F.E. Lykes Foundation, and was based on Kate Jackson's original residence, reflecting the history and architectural heritage of the neighborhood.
Roy Jenkins Pool
"...The renovation was paid for with community improvement tax money and $500,000 from the Davis Islands Park Improvement Fund. The park improvement money came from the $1 million received in 2005 from Tampa General Hospital to appease residents when the city leased nearly a half-acre of waterfront property for a hospital parking garage. The Davis Islands Civic Association raised another $11,000 from private donors, including $5,000 from the F.E. Lykes Foundation... " Amy Scherzer, Tampa Bay Times