Islands Updates

  • Name That Park Bench contest
    BY AMY SCHERZER, DICA Correspondent As you jog, stroll or bike, please stop to enjoy three park benches purchased by the Davis Islands Civic Association. The first two green benches were installed under shady Grand Oak trees, one on S. Davis Blvd, just past Marmora Avenue, and one at Sea Plane Basin Park overlooking Tampa
  • Bite Sized Bits of Davis Islands History
    Odds and Ends of Davis Islands History by Rodney Kite-Powell Curator, Tampa Bay History Center I thought I’d open up the New Year with a series of bite-sized bits of Davis Islands history – items that by themselves do not necessarily warrant a full article, or topics where information is scarce, but are interesting none
  • Davis Islands, Then and Now – The Bridge, The Mirasol and The Tennis Courts
    Davis Islands, Then and Now – The Davis Islands Bridge, the Mirasol and the Davis Islands Tennis Courts by Rodney Kite-Powell Another in an occasional series… The bridge to Davis Islands. The Mirasol Hotel. The tennis courts at the Davis Islands Country Club. Few locations are (or were, in the case of the tennis courts)
  • Tampa General and Peter O. Knight Airport – Then and Now
    Davis Islands, Then and Now – Tampa General Hospital and Peter O. Knight Airport by Rodney Kite-Powell Another in an occasional series… Of all the businesses and institutions that make up the Davis Islands community, two stand out due to their large size and larger contributions to the economy of the Islands in particular and
  • Davis Islands Swimming Pool
    The Davis Islands Swimming Pool by Rodney Kite-Powell Curator, Tampa Bay History Center Tucked behind an apartment complex on Davis Boulevard and Bosphorous Avenue, across from the Marjorie Park Yacht Basin and Hudson Manor, sits one of the original amenities designed for residents and visitors of Davis Islands. Constructed in 1929 and originally known simply