Parks and Recreation

To preserve, protect, maintain and enhance the city's parklands and recreational facilities and engage people in leisure activities that contribute to their quality of life.

Sunshine Center


330 5th St. N. • St. Petersburg, Florida • 33701


(727) 893-7101


Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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The general public may rent the Sunshine Center, parkland & shelters and athletic fields.

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About The Center

The Sunshine Center is a nationally accredited multi-service center where seniors gather for support, socialization, fitness and/or other services provided for older people. The resources and activities available at this center help many older people remain a vital part of their communities. The center provides a welcoming environment for all seniors in the community interested in taking part in the group atmosphere.

Sunshine Center’s Mission

We celebrate aging by partnering with our community to provide creative programming, advocacy and resources that promote vitality, independence and wellness for adults ages 55 or better.


  • Commission on Aging
  • Neighborly Care Network Meals on Wheels
  • Neighborly Congregate Dining
  • Gulfcoast Jewish Family and Community Services
  • AARP Senior Community Service Employment
  • Lion’s Club Eye Clinic Referral
  • Kids & Kubs ¾ Century Softball Club
  • Community Law Program
  • Seniors Versus Crime
  • SPIFFS – St. Petersburg International Folk Fair Society


  • Community Meetings (CONA, Neighborhood Associations etc)
  • Volunteer Program
  • Friends of the Sunshine Center – call 821-2323
  • Sponsorships
  • Donations & Planned Giving


  • Information & Referral
  • Notary Service
  • Fee Waiver Program
  • Telephone Collection & Distribution
  • SHINE – Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Room Rentals - WiFi now available for some rentals

Events & Activities

  • Health & Wellness Fairs
  • Elves for Elders
  • Congregate Dining
  • Consumer awareness seminars
  • Computer workshops - special internet access
  • Indoor activities include - playing cards or other games, creating crafts, dances
  • Outings to lunch, concerts or overnight trips are arranged
  • Senior Hall of Fame
  • Mirror Lake Complex
  • Shuffleboard
  • Lawn bowling
  • Chess Club

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