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Updated: 10/28/2021 - 11:42 am
The City of Tampa is showing its support for afterschool programs by proclaiming Oct. 28 "Lights On Afterschool Day". Lights on Afterschool is a national event being celebrated this year on October 28, 2021, when local leaders and community…
Updated: 09/27/2021 - 11:34 am
The Tampa Parks and Recreation Department has been awarded the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. This highlights the Tampa Parks and Recreation Department's commitment to public safety, keeping kids safe and…
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: 08/16/2021 - 09:04 am
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: 07/06/2021 - 09:19 am
As Tropical Storm Elsa approaches our region, the City of Tampa is activating its Citizen Information Center Hotline to help residents get prepared. Tampa's Emergency Hotline will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6 to answer questions…
Updated: 07/01/2021 - 04:23 pm
Mayor Jane Castor’s Boom by the Bay is back and bigger than ever with more locations, more fireworks, and more fun for the whole family along Tampa’s beautiful waterfront. The free community event invites neighbors from across the city to celebrate…
Updated: 06/07/2021 - 09:33 am
Public Engagement Launch The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department is developing a comprehensive Master Plan to help guide the progress of our park facilities over the next ten to twenty years. Public engagement is a critical part of this…
Updated: 05/27/2021 - 09:56 am
Resilient Tampa, a roadmap towards a stronger and more equitable future, created despite the COVID-19 pandemic, builds upon the city’s assets and strengths to address the most urgent shocks and stresses facing Tampa.  Mayor Jane Castor and the City…
Updated: 05/17/2021 - 12:20 pm
The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is pleased to announce the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department as a finalist for the 2021…
Updated: 04/30/2021 - 10:14 am
City of Tampa employees are joining hands with Davis Islands Garden Club members to plant a Silver Buttonwood (conocarpus erectus var. sericeus) in celebration of Arbor Day. The Garden Club ceremony highlights Davis Islands' tree canopy and the City…
Updated: 03/17/2021 - 01:53 pm
WHAT: Mayor Jane Castor will officially cut the ribbon on the new expansion at the Williams Park Center Expansion. WHEN: March 17, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. WHERE: Williams Park, 4362 East Osborne Avenue, Tampa DETAILS:  Community members are joining…
Updated: 03/02/2021 - 05:47 pm
WHAT:  Mayor Jane Castor will officially cut the ribbon on the new expansion at the New Tampa Community Recreation Center. WHERE:  New Tampa Recreation Center, 17302 Commerce Park Boulevard, Tampa WHEN:  March 3, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. DETAILS: The…
Updated: 02/24/2021 - 01:02 pm
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: 02/03/2021 - 05:52 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: 01/29/2021 - 11:55 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: 01/21/2021 - 01:05 pm
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: 01/11/2021 - 01:00 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: 12/10/2020 - 11:14 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: 12/09/2020 - 12:18 pm
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: 12/02/2020 - 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…