Laura and Barbara, the Lakewood ‘welcome ladies,’ delivering their baskets of goodies to new residents. If you know of a newcomer, pass it on so they can get a visit!
In May 1952, a group of 43 people in south St. Petersburg decided to band together to promote the general welfare of Lakewood Estates. The incorporation papers were filed on May 6, 1952. At that time because of the sparseness of the population from Lake Maggiore south to Pinellas Point, the boundaries of the association were much larger than they are today. The boundaries extended from 45th Avenue South to the water between 4th and 31st Streets South. The extended areas were dropped as they became more populated and formed their own associations to meet issues particular to their areas.
By 1960, Lakewood Estates along with 17 other neighborhood association became charter members of the Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA).
In December 1995, the Lakewood Estates Crime Watch program was reactivated by a new crime watch patrol of volunteers who cruise the neighborhood in marked cars with cellular phones to report any suspicious activity and code violations. Lakewood Estates enjoys one of the lowest crime rates in the City.
Our Associations hosts many neighborhood gatherings and activities: Some examples are:
Annual Lakewood Estates Pet Fair
This event features formal photography of pets/owners, police K-9 demonstration, Birds of Boyd Hill up close and personal, face painting, picnic and so much more.
About our Association
The association is bounded by Lake Maggiore on the north, 54th Avenue on the south, Martin Luther King Street aka 9th Street on the east, and 31st Street on the west.
The association meets very other month, in January, March, May, September and November, usually on the 3rd Wednesday.
The Association’s mission revolves around property and community in Lakewood Estates. The group strives to maintain our way of life, the neighborly, almost woodsy atmosphere of quiet streets around a well-kept golf course, and our property values. To this end the Civic Association focuses primarily on zoning, both within and on our borders, and beautification, while the Neighborhood Watch addresses crime, code violations, and the safety of our residents.