Parks & Natural Areas
Whether new to the area or just visiting you will immediately notice the large variety of amenities we have to offer. 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 while maintaining a small town atmosphere. Tampa is less a place and more a feeling that can only be experienced, not explained.
Since our modest beginning the recreational possibilities of Tampa have been unlimited, and a priority in our community. 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, nine dog parks, three skate parks, Majorie Park Marina, and over 300 miles of trails.