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The Tampa Parks and Recreation Department is extending the Summer Kickoff Camp to run through June 19.The safety of all participants continues to be the highest priority and want to take a cautious approach when it comes to increasing our capacities…
Updated: 06/06/2020 - 08:11 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
Update: 8/16/2021 - Sandbag distribution has ended.   As Tropical Depression Fred approaches our region, the City of Tampa is making sandbags available to the public starting August 13th at 1 pm.  Sandbags will be available from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.…
Updated: 08/16/2021 - 09:04 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
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
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: 09/11/2021 - 10:18 am
This spring break, March 13th – March 21st, select recreation centers around the City of Tampa will hold extended hours. These extended hours will provide teens with free Rec Cards, which allows access to selected recreation centers, different…
Updated: 03/10/2020 - 12:44 pm
The Tampa Parks and Recreation Department started the summer on June 1, with a Summer Kickoff Camp at eight locations. They are ready to begin Recreate, Educate, Create (R.E.C.) Summer Camp on Monday, June 22. The R.E.C. Summer Camp program…
Updated: 06/11/2020 - 06:41 am
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
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
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
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
The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. Therefore, the Tampa Parks and Recreation Department will be closing all facilities and pools effective close of business today, March 14. In addition, all scheduled programs,…
Updated: 03/14/2020 - 10:10 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
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
In response to the Safe At Home Order issued by the Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group and as we continue to monitor and take action against COVID-19, beginning Friday, March 27 at 10 pm, all City of Tampa park and park facilities will be…
Updated: 03/26/2020 - 11:46 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
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
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
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