August 2010 TampaGov News

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Maps and Directions

Map and locate, nearby Public Schools and Libraries, Fire Stations, Hospitals, and other points of interest for a specific City of Tampa address, as well as other address characteristics. Limited information is available for Hillsborough County addresses (outside of city limits).

ADA Information for City Council Meetings

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Florida Statute, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in City Council meetings should contact the Office of the City Clerk at (813) 274-8397 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the date of the meeting.

First Look at Tampa's Redevelopment

From Downtown to Drew Park, redevelopment activity is helping to make Tampa's neighborhoods more attractive, safe, convenient, environmentally healthy and economically strong. Join host Cathy Unruh for a fresh and exciting look at the new vitality being infused into our redevelopment communities. Watch

Free Open Swim Times Extended to Monday, September 6, 2010

The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department has extended the free swim program sponsored by the Yogesh M. and Bella Y. Patel Foundation through Labor Day weekend. More...

Online Registration for After School Programs Opens August 9 for City Residents

Online Registration opens 6 p.m. on Monday, August 9 and closes noon on Tuesday, August 10.

The program is free, however, residents must have a current Rec Card, parks and recreation household account and an email address to register online.  More...




Bring the FIFA World Cup to the United States - The Game is IN TAMPA -


Show your Support for the USA World Cup Bid

Sign the petition to bring the FIFA World Cup to Tampa. To vote for Tampa Bay as the World Cup host in 2018 or 2022, text TAMPABAY to 22442 (message and data rates apply). You can also sign the online petition.

An Experience for Everyone...

As the nation’s 54th largest city, Tampa offers a unique and exciting experience for everyone. A visit to our ever-growing downtown area, or the exciting Channelside and Ybor entertainment districts, will provide you with plenty to see and do. Whether you choose to relax at an outdoor cafe, stroll along the Riverwalk or unwind at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park it will be evident how much we have put into ensuring a safe and enjoyable environment.

We have exciting nightlife, a diverse selection of great restaurants and some of the state’s best attractions, including the Florida Aquarium, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, and Lowry Park Zoo. Of particular note is new Tampa Bay History Center and the recently opened Tampa Museum of Art, both are state of the art facilities honoring our community’s history, heritage, and commitment to the arts.


Two New City Council Members

Curtis Stokes is now the City Council member for District 3 (At-Large) and Yvonne Yolie Capin is the City Council member for District 4.

Children interacting with Penguin

A Cool Way to Sea Life

The Florida Aquarium is a three-story, glass domed aquarium featuring exhibits related to Florida's ecosystem and aquatic habitats. Highlights include: the Florida Wetlands Gallery, which displays a cypress swamp, mangrove roots and a river with otters; the Florida Bays and beaches Gallery, which contains freshwater and saltwater displays; the Coral Reefs Gallery, which showcases many fish and colorful reefs; and plants and animals native to Florida (including alligators). Sharks, rays, and other sea creatures from the Gulf of Mexico can also be viewed at the aquarium.




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