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Several Pool lanes at North Shore Aquatic Complex with swimmers swimming
Overlooking the dock rails at the lake at Walter Fuller Park
Looking down a white dock into the bay
The covered North Shore Exercise Zone with citizens using the equipment

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  • Summer Food Program Extended through Aug. 21

    The City of St. Petersburg's Summer Food Program has been extended through Friday, August 21.

    The St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department, in partnership with the Summer BreakSpot, provides free meals to children 18 years and under at several locations throughout St. Petersburg during the summer break.

  • Healthy St. Pete's Fit City 5K is Going Virtual!

    Healthy St. Pete is excited to announce the 4th Annual Fit City! This year's Glow in the Park themed race is going virtual. Be sure to wear your favorite glow products or costume while participating to help us "Shine a Light on Health" in the Sunshine City!

    Click here to register!

    Race Information: Early bird registration is $20 from August 1 - 8. Registration is $25 from August 9 - October 10 at 11:59 p.m.

    ➜ REGISTER BEFORE SEPTEMBER 21 to receive a cotton race T-shirt, race bib, medal and Glow Kit mailed to your home or available for pick up on October 2. (Pick up location TBA).

    ➜ Limited number of scholarships are available. Contact Christie Bruner, #HealthyStPete Community Engagement Supervisor, at 727-892-5994 or for more details.

    ➜Proceeds from Fit City will support #HealthyStPete's Healthy Kids Program, which provides free virtual fitness, fun activities, and play packs during out-of-school time.

    The MISSION of Healthy St. Pete is to build a culture of health in our city by making the healthy choice the easy choice through a collaborative community effort.

  • St. Pete Before & After School Program

    Registeration for our Before & After School Program for Elementary and Middle School Students begins Wednesday, July 29. For more information:

  • JWB's Read Strong

    The READ STRONG song and video encourages kids to read or to visit the myON website where Pinellas children have access to thousands of free digital books at their fingertips. There is also a Summer Reading Challenge where kids can win cool prizes on myON’s website:

    The project is a collaboration between JWB, myON, ReadStrong Pinellas (R’Club Child Care), and Tampa Bay Rap Artist Corey Thornton, who uses catchy beats and memorable lyrics to inspire, motivate, and educate our next generation through music. Promoting summer learning/summer reading is one strategy of the Early Readers, Future Leaders: Pinellas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, led by JWB and supported by dozens of Pinellas County partners. For reading tips and other children’s literacy resources, visit To learn more about the Pinellas Grade-Level Reading Campaign, visit

  • Juvenile Welfare Board (JWB) Resources:

  • #StPeteConnects

    We are making recreation and wellness programming accessible online! You can now connect with us and the Healthy St. Pete team virtually for healthy tips, fitness workouts, family activities and more, on Facebook and on Instagram.

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Healthy St. Pete

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Healthy St. Pete is a citywide community engagement and empowerment initiative that will help our community EAT, PLAY, SHOP and LIVE healthier.

National Accreditation

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St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation earns accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

The Sun Shines Here!

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St. Petersburg will be a city of opportunity where the sun shines on all who come to live, work and play. We will be an innovative, creative and competitive community that honors our past while pursuing our future.