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October 22, 2014 - 11:30am

Southbound N Himes Ave is closed btwn Gray St and North B St

TAMPA, FL (October 21, 2014) – Both southbound lanes on North Himes Avenue are closed between West Gray and West North B streets while the Tampa Water Department repairs a water main leak.  Barricades and signs are located in the area to assist with traffic flow. Please use caution when traveling in the area. 
 
The repair work is expected to be completed by 5:00 p.m. tomorrow.  Restoration is expected to be completed with a return to routine traffic patterns by 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 27, weather conditions permitting.  
 

The staff and crews of the Tampa Water Department appreciate everyone's patience during this time.

October 17, 2014 - 3:45pm

Proposed Tampa Riverwalk Specialty Center

The City of Tampa is always encouraging new efforts to activate the Tampa Riverwalk and by extension the downtown community, from providing free wireless internet to dyeing the river green for St. Patrick's Day. As part of that, the City of Tampa would like to designate the Tampa Riverwalk as a Specialty Center. By designating the area a Specialty Center, patrons of establishments immediately adjacent to the Riverwalk, like Ulele or the Sail Pavilion, will be able to take alcoholic beverages purchased at those businesses and walk along the Riverwalk with their beverage.

There will be operating restrictions in place to ensure that the Riverwalk continues to be a family friendly environment. The Tampa Police Department has looked at best practices in other communities, and is comfortable that the designation is appropriate and does not interfere with the enforcement of rules and laws already existing.

To review the complete Specialty Center Ordinance and a map depicting the area in the ordinance, please visit tampagov.net/Riverwalk.

Tampa City Council will consider whether to move forward and establish the Specialty Center on Thursday, November 6, 2014. Please consider attending the meeting, which is held at 9 a.m. at Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Boulevard, to make your voice as a downtown resident heard. If you have any questions or concerns about the initiative, please email us at publicaffairs@tampagov.net or call (813) 274-7439. You may also email us your comments to be shared with Tampa City Council if you cannot attend the meeting.

October 17, 2014 - 10:15am

Spooktacular 5K Run - Saturday, Oct. 25 - Cotanchobee Park

Children's Across Borders 5K

October 17, 2014 - 9:45am

Monster Bed Race - Saturday, Oct. 25 - Ybor City

bed race

October 17, 2014 - 9:30am

Pops in the Park - Sunday, Oct 19 at River Tower Park

Mark your calendars! Join us for Pops in the Park on Sunday evening (October 19) in River Tower Park. Enjoy music performed by the The Florida Orchestra in one of Tampa's most picturesque parks, tucked right off the Hillsborough River. (And, it's free!)

Concert starts 7 p.m. and the park is located at 401 E Bird St.

Pops in the Park - River Tower Park

October 17, 2014 - 9:00am

Screen on the Green Movies in the Park

Screen on the Green movie flyer

October 17, 2014 - 8:45am

Tampa Clips Beer & Film Tour

New Belgium Clip Film Fest Flyer

October 17, 2014 - 8:45am

City of Tampa Partners with Tampa BayCycle to Host Free Bike Safety Classes

As the launch of Coast Bike Share approaches, the City of Tampa is partnering with the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Tampa BayCycle campaign, Tampa’s SPOKESpeople for all things cycling, to provide free bike safety classes for residents in local recreation centers and parks. 

Tampa BayCycle will hold ten classes in November, with additional classes to be added throughout the city in the coming months. As part of each class, a certified instructor will walk participants through the basic “Top 10” tips of bike safety in an informal classroom style setting. Each participant will also leave with important safety gear such as a helmet, light set, or vest. 

A list of scheduled classes is below. All classes last one hour, are free and open to the public, and begin at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 

  • Tuesday, Nov. 4 – Hillsborough Community College, Ybor Campus (Ybor Room, 2112 N 15th St., Ybor City) (Begins at noon)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 4 -  Hillsborough Community College, Ybor Campus (Ybor Room, 2112 N 15th St., Ybor City) (Begins at 6 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 5 -  Pour House (1208 E. Kennedy Blvd. #112, Channel District)
  • Thursday, Nov. 6 – Don Vincente de Ybor Historic Inn (1915 Avenida Republica De Cuba, Ybor City)
  • Monday, Nov. 10 - Kate Jackson Community Center (821 S. Rome Ave., Hyde Park)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 12 - Kahwa Coffee Café (400 N Ashley Dr., Downtown) (Begins at noon)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 12 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Complex (2200 N. Oregon Ave., West Tampa)
  • Monday, Nov. 17 - Desoto Park Playground Activity Complex (2617 Corrine St., Palmetto Beach)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 18 - Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex (59 Columbia Dr., Davis Islands)
  • Thursday, Nov. 20 - Duckweed Urban Grocery (803 N. Tampa St., Downtown)

 Please RSVP to attend and reserve your spot today by visiting tampabaycycle.com. To request a free bike safety class for your neighborhood association or organization, please visit tampabaycycle.com/events.

 A copy of the flyer is available for download at tampagov.net.

October 16, 2014 - 2:30pm

City of Tampa Partners with Tampa BayCycle to Host Free Bike Safety Classes

As the launch of Coast Bike Share approaches, the City of Tampa is partnering with the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Tampa BayCycle campaign, Tampa’s SPOKESpeople for all things cycling, to provide free bike safety classes for residents in local recreation centers and parks.

Tampa BayCycle will hold ten classes in November, with additional classes to be added throughout the city in the coming months. As part of each class, a certified instructor will walk participants through the basic “Top 10” tips of bike safety in an informal classroom style setting. Each participant will also leave with important safety gear such as a helmet, light set, or vest.

A list of scheduled classes is below. All classes last one hour, are free and open to the public, and begin at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 4 – Hillsborough Community College, Ybor Campus (Ybor Room, 2112 N 15th St., Ybor City) (Begins at noon)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 4 - Hillsborough Community College, Ybor Campus (Ybor Room, 2112 N 15th St., Ybor City) (Begins at 6 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 5 - Pour House (1208 E. Kennedy Blvd. #112, Channel District)
  • Thursday, Nov. 6 – Don Vincente de Ybor Historic Inn (1915 Avenida Republica De Cuba, Ybor City)
  • Monday, Nov. 10 - Kate Jackson Community Center (821 S. Rome Ave., Hyde Park)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 12 - Kahwa Coffee Café (400 N Ashley Dr., Downtown) (Begins at noon)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 12 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Complex (2200 N. Oregon Ave., West Tampa)
  • Monday, Nov. 17 - Desoto Park Playground Activity Complex (2617 Corrine St., Palmetto Beach)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 18 - Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex (59 Columbia Dr., Davis Islands)
  • Thursday, Nov. 20 - Duckweed Urban Grocery (803 N. Tampa St., Downtown)

Please RSVP to attend and reserve your spot today by visiting tampabaycycle.com. To request a free bike safety class for your neighborhood association or organization, please visit tampabaycycle.com/events.

A copy of the flyer is available for download at tampagov.net.

For additional information, please contact: 
Ali Glisson, Public Affairs Director
(813) 274-8262
ali.glisson@tampagov.net

October 16, 2014 - 1:30pm

Ebola Outbreak Information

The City of Tampa continues to meet with the Florida Department of Health, regional hospitals and key community partners in an effort to formulate a viable community strategy for managing the Ebola Outbreak of 2014.  For those seeking additional information on the Ebola Virus, the Tampa Office of Emergency Management website has been updated to provide information from the Florida Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Go to All About Ebola on TampaGov.net 

Please see "We Can Keep Communities Safe" shared by the Florida Department of Health.  If you have any questions, please contact the City of Tampa Emergency Management Coordiator, Chauncia Willis