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NEWLY UPDATED PARKS & REC CONNECT SITE NOW LIVE!

The St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce that the updated recreation management software system, Parks & Rec Connect, is now live.


PARKS & RECREATION BINGO

Did you know that the first Friday in March, starting at sundown, until Saturday at sundown, is National Day of Unplugging? During this 24-hour period, we challenge you to unplug and explore the Sunshine City's parks using our parks and recreation bingo card and discover some of St. Pete's hidden gems located throughout the city.


NEW PARKS & REC CONNECT SITE COMING SOON!

The St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce the launch of an updated recreation management software system. Many exciting changes will start taking place in the months to come. This updated software system will include a completely redesigned Parks & Rec Connect site that will provide online registration and payments fo ractivities and camps with no additional convenience fees.

Raptor at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

2021 GREEN THUMB FESTIVAL IS CANCELED

Due to the continued uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of St. Petersburg’s Parks & Recreation Department has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Green Thumb Festival. We look forward to the opportunity of hosting the festival next year. Please keep following our website at www.stpeteparksrec.org and social media sites for upcoming information on the City’s Arbor Day celebration.


Raptor at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

RAPTOR FEST @ HOME

One of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve's largest event, Raptor Fest is going virtual this year. St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department and the Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve are excited to present a new event-- Raptor Fest @ Home.


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FREE DRIVE-IN MOVIE SERIES

TASCO is hosting a FREE drive-in movie series at Crescent Lake Park. Spots are limited; first come, first served. Click here to learn more about the event.Events adhere to local ordinances and CDC guidelines.

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SPOTS AVAILABLE IN OUR BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Did you know middle school students can attend our After School Program for FREE? Spots are available in our Elementary and Middle School Before & After School Program.

Participants can play, learn and explore at our recreation through fun activities, including arts & crafts, sports, homework assistance and more. Registration in ongoing.


8 FREE FITNESS CLASSES A MONTH

Healthy St. Pete has teamed up with local fitness professinoals to offer eight FREE fitness classes a month at parks around St. Pete as part of the Get Fit St. Pete program.

Highlights

  • NEW PARKS & REC CONNECT SITE COMING SOON!
    The St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce the launch of an updated recreation management software system. Many exciting changes will start taking place in the months to come. This updated software system will include a completely redesigned Parks & Rec Connect site that will provide online registration and payments fo ractivities and camps with no additional convenience fees.
  • HEALTH GUIDELINES
    Health guidelines and requirements for our facilities and events have been implemented for the safety of our patrons and staff.