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WHAT: Mayor Jane Castor will officially cut the ribbon on the new Freedom Playground expansion at MacFarlane Park. WHERE: Macfarlane Park, 1700 North MacDill Avenue, Tampa WHEN: February 24, 2021 at 4 p.m. DETAILS:  A new playground expansion…
Updated: 02/24/2021 - 01:02 pm
To help fans avoid traffic and move quickly around the Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe’s campus, the City of Tampa, Tampa Downtown Partnership, Armature Works, and CW’s Gin Joint have teamed up to provide the FREE Super Bowl Shuttle. The…
Updated: 02/03/2021 - 05:52 pm
Beginning on Saturday, January 30 at 2 pm, Interbay Pool located at 4321 W. Estrella Street will be closing for maintenance and painting. We expect the improvement will take about a month and we anticipate reopening the pool by Monday, March 1. For…
Updated: 01/29/2021 - 11:55 am
The City of Tampa Parks & Recreation Department has partnered with the non-profit Positive Coaching Alliance - Tampa Bay (PCA) to provide staff with industry-leading training opportunities. The two organizations share similar goals of teaching…
Updated: 01/21/2021 - 01:05 pm
With Super Bowl 55, just around the corner, the NFL Experience will soon be underway. In partnership with the Tampa Bay Host Committee, preparations for the NFL Experience will be starting soon. Beginning on Monday, January 11, all tennis,…
Updated: 01/11/2021 - 01:00 pm
The City plans to close its “business only” distribution site on December 10. The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department distributed (295,248 bottles of water and 498,479 face coverings) to businesses and non-profit organizations who took…
Updated: 12/10/2020 - 11:14 am
Businesses and non-profit organizations operating in Tampa city limits now can pick up bulk quantities of bottled water and masks from a dedicated “business only” site. The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department added the additional site to…
Updated: 12/09/2020 - 12:18 pm
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: 12/02/2020 - 11:27 am
The City of Tampa will honor the International Day of Persons with Disabilities at Freedom Playground of MacFarlane Park. Freedom Playground is Tampa's first boundless playground where children of all abilities can play side by side. The boundless…
Updated: 12/02/2020 - 04:41 am
The Tampa Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a tree lighting ceremony -- Illuminate East Tampa, on Wednesday, December 2 at 6:00 pm. The Robert L. Cole Sr. Community Lake at 1798 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., has three trees on a…
Updated: 12/02/2020 - 03:50 am
The City of Tampa and Tampa Downtown Partnership are excited to announce a new signature event to name an official beverage of Tampa. Crafting Tampa’s Cocktail will take place on center ice of Winter Village from 6-8pm December 1st, inviting local…
Updated: 11/27/2020 - 05:05 am
City of Tampa Parks have reopened today but are asking residents to use caution as there are areas that have a lot of storm debris. Crews are actively working to clean up the parks as quickly as possible. Residents should also use caution when…
Updated: 11/12/2020 - 05:51 am
The City of Tampa received four (4) Planning & Design Awards, presented at the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission’s 38th Annual Planning & Design Awards virtual event. The awards program is a well-respected tradition that…
Updated: 10/28/2020 - 06:52 am
Who: Mayor Jane Castor;  Interim Parks & Recreation Director; Sherisha Hills, and other Departmental Team MembersWhat: Tampa resident, Lydia Mones will celebrate turning 100 years old on Wednesday, October 21st.  Lydia is a member of the Loretta…
Updated: 10/21/2020 - 04:26 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 Brian Auld of the Tampa Bay RaysWHAT: Facebook Live Update on the Rays' postseason run.WHERE: www.…
Updated: 10/14/2020 - 06:05 am
To celebrate an exciting Stanley Cup matchup, Mayor Jane Castor is sending a gift basket full of Tampa treasures to City of Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson. At the start of the Stanley Cup Finals, Mayor Castor and Mayor Johnson made a bet that whichever…
Updated: 10/08/2020 - 10:59 am
Mayor Jane Castor and Neighborhood and Community Affairs Administrator Ocea Wynn, selected Sherisha Hills to serve as the interim director of Tampa’s Parks and Recreation Department. Hills is a current City employee who worked for several years as a…
Updated: 10/01/2020 - 09:02 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 [email protected] …
Updated: 09/11/2020 - 10:51 am
Mayor Jane Castor announced details of the City’s plans to expand and redevelop Fair Oaks park in East Tampa using community input. Through a series of meetings, Tampa Parks & Rec has gathered recommendations from the community on ways to…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:05 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: 11/30/2020 - 06:12 am