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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: 06/07/2021 - 09:33 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: 05/27/2021 - 09:56 am
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: 05/17/2021 - 12:20 pm
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: 04/30/2021 - 10:14 am
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: 03/17/2021 - 01:53 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: 03/02/2021 - 05:47 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: 02/24/2021 - 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