The City of Tampa wants your thoughts, as a comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan process begins

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The City of Tampa and the Tampa Parks and Recreation Department are soliciting proposals from qualified consultants to provide planning services in the development of a comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan, providing direction and priorities required to meet the city’s parks and recreation needs of our residents well into the future. This visioning process has not been done in over 30 years.

To begin this process a series of eight public input meetings are scheduled throughout the City of Tampa to provide ample opportunities for residents to discuss their vision for the City, as it relates to the future of parks and recreation facilities and programs. This outreach will provide the opportunity to engage our communities across Tampa. Comments will be recorded at the meetings and provided to the consulting firm selected to complete the master plan. This community input will be invaluable to the consultant as they move forward with the master plan process in 2020.

The public input meeting dates and locations are as follows:

Thursday, November 7, 2019: Kid Mason Community Center - 6pm

1101 N Jefferson St. 33602

Tuesday, November 12, 2019: David M Barksdale Center - 6pm

1801 N. Lincoln Ave., 33607

Monday, November 18th - Freedom High School - 6 pm

17410 Commerce Park Blvd., 33647

Tuesday, November 19, 2019: Cyrus Greene Community Center - 6pm

2101 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, 33610

Thursday, November 21, 2019: Kate Jackson Community Center - 6pm

821 S Rome Ave., 33606

Tuesday, December 3, 2019: Lloyd Copeland Park Community Center - 6pm

11001 N 15th St., 33612

Thursday, December 5, 2019: Wayne Papy Athletic Complex - 6pm

6925 N Florida Ave., 33604


A survey will be added to the Parks and Recreation Website, to provide an opportunity for feedback by those who cannot attend one of the meetings.


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this public hearing or meeting should contact the City of Tampa’s ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the proceeding.  The ADA Coordinator may be contacted via phone at 813-274-3964, email at, or by submitting an ADA - Accommodations Request form available online at

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