Parks And Recreation

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Santa Calling is Back!

Santa Calling

We have made special arrangements to have Santa telephone children, preschool through second grade, from his headquarters at the North Pole. Calls will take place on December 6 and 7 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. This is a free service.

If you are interested in having your child receive a call from Santa, please fill out a Santa Calling form for each child. Completed forms should be faxed to (813) 274-5749.

Please do not submit forms for children who are not in the required school grade.

A Little About Us

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Our highest priority is to meet the Mayor's goal of advancing the quality of life in Tampa's neighborhoods by delivering consistent services; maintaining the safety and appearance of city parks and recreation facilities; and instilling community pride.

As a nationally accredited agency, we offer a diverse range of programming for all members of the community while maintaining and operating over 3,500 acres of park land, with more than 170 parks, 23 community centers, 14 aquatic facilities, and over 60 miles of multi-purpose trails.

Our parks and facilities feature amenities to suit all interests including athletic fields and courts; arts, performance and event spaces; fitness and wellness opportunities; marine and waterfront areas; natural and open spaces; playgrounds and picnic shelters; just to name a few. Locate a park or facility near you!