Cypress Point Beach

Tampa Parks and Recreation Releases Summer Camp Information

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As part of the Mayor’s Lift Up Local initiative, the Tampa Parks and Recreation Department will begin this summer with a two-week Summer Kickoff Camp Program free of charge. This camp program will run June 1 to June 12, Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, at eight sites with limited registration. This program will be open to City of Tampa residents only.


Residents will register for lottery enrollment between Tuesday, May 26, 9:00 am through Wednesday, May 27, 11:59 pm. Summer Kickoff Camp will be for ages 5 (must have completed kindergarten) to 12. Instructions on how to register for the lottery will be made available on the Parks and Recreation website at

Summer Kickoff Camp will be held at the following locations:

  • Copeland Center, 11001 N 15th St, 33612
  • Dr. MLK Complex, 2200 N Oregon Ave, 33607
  • Forest Hills Center, 724 W 109th St, 33612
  • Jackson Heights Center, 3310 E Lake Ave, 33610
  • Loretta Ingraham Center, 1615 N Hubert Ave, 33607
  • Police Athletic League, 1924 W Diana St, 33604
  • Port Tampa Center, 4702 W McCoy St, 33616
  • Springhill Center, 1000 E Eskimo Ave, 33607

The Tampa Parks and Recreation Department is following CDC, local, and state health department guidelines. For the safety of participants and staff, new policies and procedures have been established to keep facilities properly sanitized, to ensure social distancing among children, and will be screening participants before entry.

In addition, the Parks and Recreation Department will have their traditional Recreate, Educate, Create (R.E.C.) Summer Camp starting on June 15. This program will operate Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, for ages 5 (must have completed kindergarten) to 12, and will include additional camp locations. Registration for R.E.C. Summer Camp will be limited and will take place starting on June 8 at 6:00 pm. More details will be released at a later date.

For more information on these programs and safety measures being taken, you can visit the Parks and Recreation Frequently Asked Questions and select the “COVID” category on or call the Summer Hotline at 813-274-3345.