Parks And Recreation

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World's Largest Swim Lesson

World's Largest Swim Lesson 2017Join us for the world's largest swim lesson where we try to beat last year's number for the world's largest swim lesson. On Thursday, June 22, all of our City of Tampa pools will be hosting this worldwide event. Fatal drowning remains the second-leading cause of unintentional, injury-related death for children. Help make a difference and save a child's life. This is a free event. Registration begins at 9:30 am. Event begins at 10 am.

2017/2018 After School Activities Program (ASAP)

Registration Update - The following sites are full (no enrollments or waitlist available): Desoto, Forest Hills, Friendship, Kate Jackson, Loretta Ingraham. Waitlist is available at Benito, and Cyrus Greene.

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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