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Updated: 02/10/2022 - 07:19 am
With continuing cases rates decreasing and the increased capability of private pharmacies, healthcare providers and home testing kits available to now meet the demand for COVID-19 testing, the City of Tampa will be closing our Al Lopez and Al Barnes…
Updated: 02/09/2022 - 05:32 pm
Those who need a COVID-19 test can visit the public testing sites at Al Lopez Park or the West Tampa Community Resource Center. No appointment is needed. 

More information: tampa.gov/COVID-19
Updated: 12/29/2021 - 01:44 pm
The City of Tampa, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health, will reopen the COVID-19 testing site at Al Lopez Park in West Tampa due to the increasing demand for tests.  The Al Lopez Testing Site will reopen…
Updated: 12/13/2021 - 03:56 pm
Catholic Charities officially opens permanent “Tampa Hope” on Monday  Catholic Charities, in partnership with the City of Tampa, is opening a new homeless resource program called Tampa Hope, providing safe, secure, and permanent…
Updated: 11/08/2021 - 03:41 pm
The City of Tampa has partnered with local advertising agency, ChappellRoberts, to launch a new “Choose Your Mask” COVID-19 safety awareness campaign. The campaign was designed in a “choose your own adventure style” with a series of graphics that…
Updated: 10/05/2021 - 10:13 am
Now through December 2021, City of Tampa and Hillsborough County staff will be available to provide residents with one-on-one application assistance for critical rental and utilities relief. City of Tampa and Hillsborough County have received…
Updated: 09/11/2021 - 10:18 am
In an effort to effectively serve more residents and increase local vaccination rates, the City of Tampa has expanded the operational hours of the Lee Davis Community Center COVID-19 Vaccination site. Starting Monday, September 13, 2021, the site…
Updated: 09/07/2021 - 09:28 am
Due to high demand for COVID-19 testing, the City of Tampa has opened an additional drive thru testing site at Al Barnes Park. Both PCR and Rapid Antigen tests are available. No appointment is required but residents are…
Updated: 05/21/2021 - 11:17 am
In an effort to make it more convenient for parents to get their eligible children vaccinated, the City of Tampa will be hosting COVID-19 vaccine pop-ups at several of its Parks and Recreation facilities this summer. Parents who have young teens…
Updated: 05/18/2021 - 04:39 pm
WHAT: The Florida Aquarium is providing complimentary tickets to individuals ages 12 and older who receive a vaccination from AdventHealth during the 'Ticket to Outside' campaign.
WHEN: May 19, 2021 from 11 a.m…
Updated: 05/03/2021 - 06:55 pm
"The best decisions are made by local authorities who are closest to the unique health and welfare needs of our communities. We will continue to follow CDC guidelines and encourage all of our residents to get vaccinated so that we can safely return…
Updated: 02/16/2021 - 03:21 pm
“We have worked with Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, EventFest and other community stakeholders to try and determine a safe way to host up to a half of a million scallywags along the Gasparilla invasion and parade routes. Alas, there was no secret…
Updated: 02/15/2021 - 04:56 pm
Around 250 health heroes at Tampa General Hospital are receiving a warm meal from the Columbia Restaurant Group this week as part of a joint Super Bowl bet between Tampa Mayor Jane Castor and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas.  Per Super Bowl…
Updated: 02/03/2021 - 10:14 am
The City of Tampa has enlisted the help of local WWE Super Star and community advocate, Titus O’Neil, to stress the importance of wearing a mask.  In a series of video PSA’s Titus confronts individuals spotted not wearing masks, reminding them to…
Updated: 01/19/2021 - 05:31 pm
The City of Tampa will ring the clock tower bells at Old City Hall and light up Old City Hall and downtown bridges red, white, and blue as part of a national moment of unity to memorialize the lives lost to COVID-19 in cities and towns across the…
Updated: 12/23/2020 - 12:42 pm
Mayor Castor is proud to announce her support for the Safe & Sound initiative founded by local small business owners who are committed to operating their businesses safely by following CDC guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Safe &…
Updated: 12/17/2020 - 08:50 am
To support COVID-19 safety within the local business community, the City of Tampa will distribute face coverings to businesses starting today, December 17, through Sunday, December 20 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Barksdale Active Older Adult Center…
Updated: 12/17/2020 - 08:07 am
City of Tampa Mayor Jane Castor will be joined by City of St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners Chair Pat Kemp, Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners Chair Pat Gerard and City of Clearwater…
Updated: 12/15/2020 - 04:37 pm
As the state of Florida surpasses 20,000 deaths, the City of Tampa will ring the bell of Old City Hall 20 times at sundown on Wednesday (around 5:37 p.m.), December 16th and will light up the City of Tampa blue in support of frontline workers and to…
Updated: 12/07/2020 - 02:56 pm
The City of Tampa has partnered with local advertising agency, ChappellRoberts, to launch a new “Choose Your Mask” COVID-19 safety awareness campaign. The campaign was designed in a “choose your own adventure style” with a series of graphics that…
Updated: 12/07/2020 - 08:10 am
As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise across our state and community, the City of Tampa is taking additional measures to remind the public to practice COVID-19 safety. Variable Message Boards have been activated on major roadways across the City,…
Updated: 12/02/2020 - 11:27 am
In an effort to further prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of Tampa will again distribute 355,000 FREE face coverings at four Parks & Recreation locations. Residents can pick up 2 face coverings per person; no ID is required.From Thursday…
Updated: 11/30/2020 - 06:12 am
Mayor Jane Castor has issued an updated executive order to allow for the Administration to move critical City business forward while protecting the health of the public. Council Chair Luis Viera has also issued a memo to members of City Council,…
Updated: 11/30/2020 - 06:12 am
The City of Tampa utility departments—consisting of Solid Waste, Wastewater, and the Water Departments—fully appreciate the role we play in ensuring the continued public health of our customers. Ensuring the safety of our customers and employees is…
Updated: 11/30/2020 - 06:12 am
City of Tampa to Launch Tampa Recovery Hotline for Social Recovery and Business Relief in the face of COVID-19Tampa, Florida (March 18, 2020)--The City of Tampa is launching a new Tampa Recovery Hotline to keep residents informed on the latest…
Updated: 11/30/2020 - 06:12 am
In an effort to prioritize public safety and prevent the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Jane Castor has issued any executive order making it mandatory to use face coverings for all individuals in the City of Tampa while indoors and unable to maintain 6ft…
Updated: 11/04/2020 - 08:07 am
In an effort to practice safe social-distancing we will be holding a media availability via Facebook Live at 4:30 pm today to discuss recent COVID rates.WHO: Mayor Jane Castor and Charles Lockwood, MD, Dean of the USF Health Morsani…
Updated: 10/29/2020 - 11:56 am
For the continued support of local business recovery and emphasis on the health benefits of outdoor activity, the City of Tampa has again extended its Lift Up Local Economic Recovery Plan program to now continue throughout the duration of the City…
Updated: 09/11/2020 - 10:51 am
Starting Monday, September 14, the Tampa Parks and Recreation Department will reopen the following:Athletic fields: all organized field use is coordinated through our Athletics Office and can be reached by emailing TampaAthleticsOffice@tampagov.net …
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:18 am
With classrooms at the University of Tampa empty due to COVID-19, Assistant Professor of Art, Graphic Design, Christina Singer, challenged her students to use their digital design skills to create PSA’s for the Tampa community. “In the same way that…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:18 am
As a part of the City’s #HappyAtHomeTPA campaign, Tampa Parks and Recreation is launching a series of online family-friendly videos, activities, and resources to keep Tampa residents occupied and entertained as they practice social distancing.  “We…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:18 am
In support of the City of Tampa #HappyAtHomeTPA campaign the Tampa Parks and Recreation Department wants to give you a number of resources that make it easy (and fun!)  for you and your family while at home, the #HappyAtHomeTPA with TPR webpage. We…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:18 am
Tampa City Council Chairman Luis Viera has called for an Emergency Special Call meeting of Tampa City Council on March 31, 2020 at 11 a.m. to receive a briefing from Mayor Jane Castor’s Administration on the actions taken in response to the COVID-19…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:18 am
 13 city park trails are scheduled to open on May 4 Residents will soon have more options for outdoor recreation and exercise.  The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department plans to open 13 park trails beginning Monday, May 4 at sunrise.…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:18 am
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020Time: 10 a.m.Location: Communications Media Technology (Virtual/Remote)The purpose of this Virtual Special Call Meeting is to discuss and resolve to resume regularly…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:18 am
Beginning Saturday, June 13, the Parks and Recreation Department is opening additional outdoor amenities and recreation facilities. Basketball CourtsVolleyball CourtsShelters, limited to 50Seasonal Pool locations:Copeland Pool, 11001 N 15th St,…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:18 am
In response to Mayor Jane Castor’s Mayoral Order #1 issued pursuant to City of Tampa Executive Order 2020-02 and as we continue to monitor and take action against COVID-19, beginning at sunset today, all City of Tampa beaches will be closed, until…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:18 am
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve, the City of Tampa is working closely with local, state, and federal agencies to prevent the spread of respiratory disease throughout the community.Today, the City of Tampa launched a…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:18 am
In an effort to keep all residents informed on coronavirus, the City of Tampa is using its full tool belt of communication tools to effectively reach audiences of all ages. In addition to Facebook, Twitter & a new COVID-19 web platform, the City…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:18 am
Tampa Parks and Recreation’s Davis Islands Boat Ramp improvement project is coming to a close and is set to be completed on May 8. The renovations included the replacement of the docks with concrete floating docks, a kayak launch was added, a…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:01 am
Out of an abundance of caution, the City of Tampa has postponed the 2020 Mayor’s River O’Green Fest scheduled for this Saturday, March 14. This decision was made after a meeting with the Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group, which met earlier…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:01 am
The City of Tampa has launched a face covering fashion competition, encouraging residents to embrace face coverings as an essential, yet fashionable addition to any wardrobe. Whether decorated at home or purchased from a local business, custom face…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:01 am
Out of an abundance of caution, several events in the City of Tampa have been canceled or postponed. The City of Tampa has postponed the 2020 Mayor’s River O’Green Fest scheduled for this Saturday, March 14. "We take our responsibility to protect…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:01 am
Tampa’s Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management will celebrate becoming the second City in the nation to own and operate its own waste-to-energy (WTE) facility on July 22, 2020 at 9 am at 107 N 34th St., 33605. The city-owned…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:01 am
As our community faces unprecedented challenges, the City of Tampa is offering critical financial support to those hit hardest by the COVID-19 crisis.  Today, Mayor Jane Castor announced details of the City’s new One Tampa: Relief Now, Rise Together…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:01 am
The Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management is dedicated to providing safe, critical solid waste collection service to our customers. The health and safety of our employees and our 85,000, residential and commercial customers…
Updated: 07/22/2020 - 09:38 am
The verdict is in! Mayor Jane Castor and her partner, Ana Cruz, have selected the winners of the #FaceTheFactsTPA fashion competition.The PSA competition challenged the community to show how they embrace face coverings as an “essential, yet…
Updated: 07/15/2020 - 09:19 am
In an effort to practice safe social-distancing we will be holding a media availability via Facebook Live at 4:30 pm today. WHO: Mayor Jane Castor and Maryann Ferenc,WHAT: Facebook Live Update on…
Updated: 07/10/2020 - 03:52 am
As part of the City of Tampa’s: Relief Now, Rise Together efforts, the City of Tampa plans to help approximately 400 small businesses (100 per council district) that previously didn’t qualify for aid. While businesses must be located in the…
Updated: 07/02/2020 - 09:54 am
In an effort to improve communication accessibility while supporting the use of face coverings, the City of Tampa has purchased clear face masks for staff members who engage in frequent, direct contact with the community.Individuals with hearing…