Parks & Natural Areas

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From our beautiful sunsets and tropical weather to our ever-expanding recreational opportunities, Tampa has become one of the most diverse cities in the Southeast. Tampa is less a place and more a feeling that can only be experienced, not explained.

Our highest priority is to meet the Mayor's goal of delivering consistent services; maintaining the safety and appearance of city parks and recreation facilities; and instilling community pride. We manage over 3,540 acres of parkland, 185 parks, 71 playgrounds, 26 recreation centers, 9 dog parks, 3 skate parks, Majorie Park Marina, and over 300 miles of trails.

Park Improvement Proposal

The purpose of the proposal is to provide community organizations or individuals who wish to contribute for the design and construction of improvements within the City of Tampa's parks and recreation facilities. The Parks Improvement Proposal Form allows an organization or individual the means to submit a project proposal for review by the staff.

The organization’s representative should first discuss the proposed project with a Parks and Recreation staff member. Please contact the Superintendent of Planning and Design, Brad Suder at 813-274-5141. The level of detail required will vary according to the type and scope of the project. The proposal must include appropriate plans and details. Please allow 30 days for processing.

Please see Park Improvement Proposal for more information.