Indian Rocks Beach pocket park opens

A brief ceremony June 13 officially opened Indian Rocks Beach’s pocket park at the intersection of Walsingham Road and Gulf Boulevard. Some of the dignitaries present were City Manager Gregg Mims, with microphone, and, from left, Commissioners Phil Hanna and Nick Palomba, Mayor Cookie Kennedy, Bets Driscoll, Joe McCall, and former Commissioner Jim Labadie. The property, purchased in 2011, was improved using Penny for Pinellas funds, while Action 2000, the IRB Homeowners Association and private individuals provided additional funding.