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The second annual Memorial Park Cemetery Clean-Up will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 18.Volunteers — more than 75 have registered — will be cleaning headstones, distributing flags, and picking up trash. The Parks and Recreation…
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The Tampa Convention Center is one step away from defending its title of Best Convention Center in the Southeast U.S., after advancing to the finalist round in the 2024 Stella Awards. The center was among a limited number of nominees that received…
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Don't be alarmed if you hear explosions, simulated gunfire, and low-flying helicopters on Wednesday, May 8, near the Tampa Convention Center, as U.S. Special Operations Command hosts a thrilling capabilities demonstration from 12 P.M. to 1 P.M. …
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The City of Tampa Mayor's Asian American Pacific Islander Advisory Council proudly presents Tampa's first-ever Asian Film Series on Sunday, May 19th, 2024. The event is being held at Tampa Theatre in celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander…
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Routine driving patterns in Downtown Tampa are going to be impacted by an upcoming construction project.Starting Monday, May 13th, 2024, E. Jackson Street, between Tampa Street and Franklin Street, will be reduced to one eastbound lane as crews…
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Don't be alarmed if you hear explosions, simulated gunfire, and low-flying helicopters on Wednesday, May 8, near the Tampa Convention Center, as U.S. Special Operations Command hosts a thrilling capabilities demonstration from 12 P.M. to 1 P.M.The…
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A City of Tampa Solid Waste Driver is being recognized for going above and beyond his job duties to help a mother find her toddler who had wandered away from home.David Llanos was awarded the Life Changer Award by Mayor Jane Castor and the City of…
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TAMPA, Fla. (April 30, 2024) --  One hundred and seventy-five years after Tampa's incorporation, the city is undergoing the biggest infrastructure overhaul in its history. From massive stormwater improvement…
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Tampa is buzzing with anticipation before Game 1 of the Playoffs. To ignite the fervor among fans, the City of Tampa, in partnership with the Lightning, will host a banner drop on Friday outside Old City Hall. The public, along with members of the…
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Event Season Rolls On Heads up, Tampa! We have yet another jam-packed weekend ahead, filled with parades, performances, and the predictable volumes of traffic that come along with them. Drivers should be prepared for congestion, detours, and…
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Drone footage of the area where the West River area will see the Riverwalk expanded. This area covers Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park to I-275. See the full map below.The City of Tampa is taking the next step in the West River District BUILD Grant…
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In the ongoing effort to enhance Tampa’s urban tree canopy, the City of Tampa is excited to host the third annual Mayor Jane’s Tree Giveaway tomorrow, when 500 free trees will be distributed to community members.  Tampa residents will receive up to…
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City officials, Skanska representatives, and dozens of passionate community members will attend the ceremonial groundbreaking for the transformation of Fair Oaks Park. The $34.7-million project, approved by Tampa City Council last month, will be…
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Tampa Convention Center is proud to announce that it has been nominated for Best Convention Center (Regional – Southeast U.S.) in the prestigious Stella Awards for the second year in a row. The center won the gold medal, the top…
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For the first time in the Tampa Water Department's history, a construction team has been formed as a proactive approach to combat soaring construction costs. As the city works to complete critical infrastructure work, the new Engineering…
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Faced with an ongoing rain deficit, Tampa is kicking off “Water Conservation Month” with a community fair aimed at reducing customers’ water use. The Tampa Water Department’s water conservation and outreach team will host a water conservation…
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Mayor Jane Castor today announced the coming departure of our Administrator of Development and Economic Opportunity, Nicole Travis. Travis, who has been in the leadership role since January 2022, will transition to start her own consulting firm…
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With April showers on the horizon, and just months away from hurricane season, the City of Tampa is grateful to learn U.S. Representative Kathy Castor (FL-14) has secured nearly a million dollars in federal funding to go toward a South Tampa…
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The City of Tampa is announcing stricter rules surrounding the use of shared eScooters/eBikes (micro mobility vehicles) citywide.  Starting on April 1st, riders MUST park their shared e-vehicles in city-approved docking stations…
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A snapshot of Tampa's evolving and growing economy is now available at the click of a button. The City of Tampa has launched its first interactive online tool where stakeholders can view the general economic environment of the region in real-time.…
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The Parks and Recreation Department, in the process of hiring seasonal lifeguards for the summer, is putting its Rookie School Pre-Test on display -- and opening the pool to members of the media who want to put their swimming skills to the test to…
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As housing affordability remains a top issue for residents and those hoping to move to the area, the City of Tampa is taking major steps to address long-term housing development and preservation. With historic levels of investment from the City of…
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Tampa Bay Airfest 2024 soars into MacDill Air Force Base this weekend, bringing with it extreme thrills and extreme traffic. Upwards of 150,000 visitors are expected to attend the free two day-event taking place Friday and Saturday, March 29-30.…
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Vila Brothers Park in Tampa will soon honor a community advocate and champion of West Tampa with the official naming of its dog park.
 
The naming of the "Sandra de Diego Sanchez Dog Park," lead by Tampa City Council Chairman Guido…
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Street Renaming Ceremony to Honor James "Jim" Urbanski, Former President of Tampa Tribune The City of Tampa is pleased to announce a special event honoring the…
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In its latest effort to update the vital infrastructure that keeps Tampa healthy and safe, the Department of Wastewater is proud to announce the completion of a new facility at the City’s treatment plant that will save money and improve efficiency.…
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With more than 34 million pounds of recyclables collected every year in the City of Tampa, the Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management will be celebrating Global Recycling Day with a myth-busting campaign and a sneak peek of…
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In observance of the Spring Holiday, the City of Tampa offices will be closed on Friday, March 29, 2024.  The revised collection schedule is as follows:  Residential Customers who normally receive service on Friday will not…
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The new Tampa Trash and Recycling App is available in both the Apple App Store and Google Play.    The City of Tampa's Solid Waste Department has launched a new Trash and Recycling App in an effort to make it easier for residents to stay…
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As students with Hillsborough County Public Schools head into Spring Break the week of March 11-15, Tampa Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Tampa Police Department, is kicking off the start of extended hours for the Stay & Play…
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The City of Tampa will hold its 27th Annual Women’s History Month Celebration on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. The event will be held at the Tampa Bay History Center, located at 801 Water Street. The celebration is free and open to the…
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Everybody get your roll on! As we celebrate Florida Bike Month, gear up and join the City of Tampa on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, for the exciting re-launch of the popular eBike Voucher Program!  The kick-off event will include a hands-on eBike-Rodeo…
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"Lights on Tampa," a program of the City of Tampa, Division of Arts & Cultural Affairs, was presented as a self-guided tour of the new & existing works of public art in the downtown core. Music, dance, and other cultural programming took…
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The City of Tampa is taking an important step to maintain its world-class tree canopy while making important infrastructure improvements to the community. The City is expanding the Neighborhoods Design-Build Project to include a pilot program that…
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Senior Day in the Park is set for Friday, March 1, when more than 400 local seniors and 40 vendors will gather in MacFarlane Park for an event that promotes healthy living. The event is free and open to the public. The David Barksdale Active Adult…
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As the Tampa Bay region continues to experience drier-than-normal weather conditions, the once-a-week watering restrictions have been extended. The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) is extending the restrictions in place for…
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Tampa Fire Rescue unveiled a significant milestone in the city's commitment to public safety on Monday: the roll-out of eight new vehicles being added to its fleet. The three fire engines, three rescue vehicles, and two ambulance buses, or "…
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Tampa Fire Rescue will unveil its newly completed fire training tower constructed of modified shipping containers on Monday, September 18. PURPOSE: Grand unveiling of the newly constructed firefighter training tower which will be…
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Will Promote and Broaden Economic Cooperation & Cultural Exchanges Tampa Mayor Jane Castor and Édouard Philippe, Mayor of Le Havre and former French Prime Minister, will reaffirm the Sister City Agreement between their two cities on the 30th…
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One of the newest inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame is a Tampa native. Fred McGriff, an original player on the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, will be honored on Friday with a proclamation declaring September 22 as “Fred McGriff Day” in the City of…
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The City of Tampa is dishing out a recipe for small food businesses to thrive through its Bridges to Business program. Local food entrepreneurs who are hungry for opportunity are invited to attend an upcoming session to learn more. The Bridges to…
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The City of Tampa has appointed Abbye Feeley as Director of the Development & Growth Management Department (previously known as the Planning & Development Department). In this role, Feeley will provide oversight for the following divisions…
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Tampa Fire Rescue is proud to announce the addition of multiple new, state-of-the-art emergency response vehicles being added to its fleet. This significant upgrade includes three new fire engines, three new rescue cars, and two new Ambu-buses, all…
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The Tampa Convention Center is anticipating increased traffic Saturday, February 17 through Monday, February 19 from the Gasparilla Volleyball Kickoff. This event is expected to bring an estimated 10,000 athletes and spectators to Downtown Tampa. It…
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The City of Tampa Black History Committee, Inc. (COTBHC) is inviting the community to recognize and honor the contributions of African Americans to Tampa’s past, present, and future at the 36th Annual City of Tampa Black History Celebration. On…
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The City of Tampa will be cutting the ribbon on the new dog park at Henry and Ola park. The 10,600-square-foot dog park is the 17th in the City. Construction on the $150,000 project began late last year. In addition to fencing and irrigation, a…
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TAMPA, FLA. (February 5, 2024) - The Tampa Convention Center is anticipating heavy traffic on the morning of Wednesday, February 7, 2024, due to two events. There will be increased traffic related to Build Expo and the Hillsborough Regional Science…
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Bayshore Boulevard Landscaping
Set for Largest Replanting in Six Years
Bayshore Boulevard landscaping will get its largest replanting since 2018, beginning today and running for up to two weeks.
 
Bayshore’s landscaping…
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Bead Reuse Program a Gasparilla Treasure With sustainability in mind, Tampa’s Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management is urging all Gasparilla pirates to take all unwanted beads to designated collection sites in order to…
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With the Key to the City now on the minds of the pirates of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, city staff across departments are working hard to prepare for their imminent invasion. From public safety, to clean up, it has been 'all hands hoay' the past…