Participants benefit from recreational activities in innumerable ways. More than just being FUN, research has proven that people live longer, healthier lives when they engage in activities outside the home.

The Parks and Recreation Athletics division provides a wide variety of enjoyable recreation activities and opportunities to the residents and visitors of Tampa. This section is comprised of the following areas of interest: general recreation, individual sports, senior adult activities, social recreation, team leagues, and youth development.

Programming varies from facility to facility, but the total delivery system is a modern comprehensive effort that offers something for everyone, as well as services to special interest groups.

The Tampa Parks and Recreation Athletics program incorporates staff led, contractor led, upcoming and special youth sports co-sponsored group programs.