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Autism Friendly Tampa

As part of Mayor Buckhorn’s initiative, we have partnered with C.A.R.D (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities) at the University of South Florida to provide autism and related disabilities friendly experiences at our sites. Visit our Inclusive Programs page for more information.

2017/2018 After School Activities Program (ASAP)

Registration for ASAP is underway. For more information on our after school program we invite you to visit our ASAP page.

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!

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