Helen S. Howarth Park & Equestrian Trail

Within two city blocks of Southern Star Stables you can access horse riding trails at Helen Howarth Park.

The trails are neat, clean, horse friendly and open

everyday from Sun-Up to Sun-Down and maintained

by the City of Pinellas Park.


About Helen S. Howard Community Park

  •     12 lighted racquetball courts
  •     2/3 mile paved nature trail
  •     3 lighted little league ball fields & batting cage
  •     7 picnic pavilions with picnic tables
  •     A two-story scorekeeper/concession stand
  •     Equestrian Trail
  •     Obstacle Course Arena
  •     Pinellas Park Equestrian Center
  •     Playground
  •     The Charlie Brush Senior Baseball field
  •     Volleyball
  •     Walking Nature Trail


 Helen Howarth served the people of Pinellas Park for three decades. She kept Pinellas Park residents warm in the winter filling their furnaces with oil even when some couldn't pay. Helen owned Park Oil Company, drove trucks, cleaned stoves and took orders and was known to many of the town's children as Granny Good for providing food, bundles of clothing and other gifts on doorsteps to express her concern for children in need.

For many years she ran the dances for children at the city's old youth center in the auditorium and paid for the kids, band and anything else that went with it. She initiated the building of a historical museum and was a founder of St. Stefano's Greek Orthodox Church in 1965. The people of Pinellas Park learned what Helen Howarth really was. She talked straight, talked loud with disdained euphemism.

Helen Howarth is a symbol of our town, a personification of an era of life in Pinellas Park.