We carry out many projects to improve park facilities, promote public safety, and enhance the aesthetics of the park facilities for the overall enjoyment of all our residents. The Department's Planning, Design, and Natural Resources Team is responsible for park planning, parkland acquisition, park master planning, design, and construction oversight for the development of new - or renovation of existing - neighborhood, community and regional parks, greenways and trails, and open space throughout the City.
We itemize the replacement and repair of park facilities and amenities through a Capital Improvement Program (CIP), a prioritized list of infrastructure improvements that guides long-term investment and rehabilitation throughout the park system.
The CIP is a short-range schedule of public improvement projects (such as parks) to occur over five years and includes project descriptions, costs, and sources of funding. Park projects are funded through the city general fund, bonds, and grants.
Park Improvement Proposal
The purpose of the proposal is to provide community organizations or individuals who wish to contribute to the design and construction of improvements within the City of Tampa's parks and recreation facilities. The Parks Improvement Proposal Form allows an organization or individual the means to submit a project proposal for review by the staff.
The organization’s representative should first discuss the proposed project with a Parks and Recreation staff member. Please contact the Superintendent of Planning and Design, Brad Suder at 813-274-5141. The level of detail required will vary according to the type and scope of the project. The proposal must include appropriate plans and details. Please allow 30 days for processing.
Please see Park Improvement Proposal for more information.