Parks and Recreation - General

We recommend doing a park search and selecting your criteria. This will provide you a list of what you might be looking for.
If you or your family is new to the Tampa Parks and Recreation Department, you must first visit one of our facilities to create an account. Don't forget to bring the following with you:
A refund request must be received 30 days prior to scheduled date of use, except for illness or family emergencies, in which case proof must be provided, and the request must be received within 7 days following absence. Refunds are subject to a $15 processing fee.
All of our sites, including our main office, accept cash, check, money order, and credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover).
A RecCard is an annual pass required to participate in most programs and activities offered by the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department.
Currently we allow established households to purchase or renew:Annual RecCards, Family and IndividualAnnual or Monthly Joe Abrahams MembershipsAnnual or Seasonal Lap Swim Passes
Parents with any youth under 18 years of age are required to bring in the child's birth certificate (or other valid government ID) in order to verify their age.
In order to establish your family as a household in our system, we require two forms of address identification, one being your valid government issued ID and the other is usually a utility bill.