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When School is Out, Parks and Rec is in!


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PURPOSE: Tampa's Parks and Recreation Department's After School and Out of School programs serve nearly 2,000 students every school year. Applications for upcoming holiday breaks and school closures are opening up and the program is ready to serve more students.

SPEAKERS: Nina Acevedo, Tampa Parks & Recreation Site Supervisor, who was enrolled in the programs as a student and now turned it into a career, will be available for media interviews about the impact these programs make in the lives of Tampa children and their families.

DATE: Thursday, October 12, 2023

TIME: 3:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Kate Jackson Community Center, 821 South Rome Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606


 
Media outlets planning to attend are asked to
RSVP to Jessica Serre
(813) 450-5225
Jessica.Serre@tampagov.net



With holiday school closures just around the corner, the City of Tampa's Parks and Recreation Department is reminding parents of its After School and Out of School programming to help working parents who need reliable and safe childcare. 

During the 2022-2023 school year, approximately 1,800 students were enrolled in our programs during 23 no school days at recreation centers across the city. They are an affordable option that provide opportunities for children to develop relationships with friends and mentors, and learn through various sports, crafts, and other social activities. 

"We are proud to consistently provide a safe space for children in our community," said Mayor Jane Castor. "Our Out of School Program provides peace of mind for our hardworking parents and gives children access to activities where they can make new friends and learn new skills."

Several of our counselors attended our programming when they were school-aged students and believe in the value these programs bring to the lives of our children. 

After School and Out of School programs follow the Hillsborough County School Board calendar and an active Rec Card is required to register a child. Fall Break Camp registration will open on October 23. Please click here to apply. The next school closure is Monday, October 16. Registration is still open.
 
Out of School Days & Break Week Camps

Fall Break, November 20-22, 2023 • (Registration opens on October 23, 2023). 

Winter Break, December 26-29, 2023 & January 2-5, 2024 • (Registration opens on November 27, 2023). 

 Spring Break, March 11-15 • (Registration opens on February 12, 2024). 

 
Out of School Days 

October 16, 2023 • (Registration opened on September 18, 2023). 
February 16, 2024 • (Registration opens on January 16, 2024). 
March 4, 2024 • (Registration opens on February 5, 2024). 

Fall Youth Programming Season Dates 

Developmental Youth Sports (Ages 8 and under) 

  • Short Shooters • September 5, 2023 – October 17, 2023 
  • Flag Football • November 7, 2023 – December 12, 2023 
  • T-Ball • January 16, 2024 – February 13, 2023 


Afterschool Intramural Sports 

  • Flag Football • September 5, 2023 – November 11, 2023 
  • Street Hockey • November 27, 2023 – February 1, 2024 
  • Girls Flag Football • February 5, 2024 – April 8, 2024 
  • Kickball • April 8, 2024 – May 24, 2024 


Youth Athletics 

  • Basketball • December 9, 2023 – February 17, 2024 
  • Soccer • March 2, 2024 – May 25, 2024 
  • Girls Softball • March 25, 2024 – May 24, 2024