Education and recreation services help people with illnesses, disabilities and other conditions to develop and use their leisure in ways that will enhance their health, functional abilities, independence and quality of life. The Therapeutic Recreation Division coordinates programs at various St. Petersburg locations and are supervised by Nationally Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS).
St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation provides accessible programming and reasonable accommodations for people of all abilities. Participation in classes at your neighborhood recreation center is encouraged. Assistance is available for individuals interested in participating in classes offered at any St. Petersburg recreation center. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Through our programs we strive to:
Educate on the constructive use of leisure
Alleviate stress and anxiety
Introduce recreation & cultural opportunities
Develop self esteem through recreation participation
Provide emotional & social support
Adapt activities to ensure success of participants
Art activities help to develop several skills, such as fine motor skills and social skills, and help participants expand their knowledge in different art focused areas. We offer four activities focused in the arts and help participants to explore new challenges, expand their knowledge and develop new skills:
Sports provides an opportunity for participants to enchance their physcial fitness while developing new skills through the encouragement of stafff. Participants will interact with peers through various sports while developing their motor skills. They will also expereince low impact activities that blend motor and cognitive skills in a fun and social setting. We offer a variety of sports and fitness activities:
Through several social and community activities, participants will learn about social interaction involved in playing games and when taking trips with others. With the help of division staff, participants are able to experience dancing, play games with others and enjoy social activities with their peers. We offer a variety of opportunities to particpants:
Community Education Trips
Gladden Park Dances
Camp Redbird Reunion and Therapeutic Recreation Family Picnic
Therapeutic Recreation's Camp Redbird summer playcamp consists of three separate programs for youth, teen and adult participants. Reasonable accommodations are assessed and made on an individual and case by case basis.
For more information about Camp Redbird, contact the Therapeutic Recreation Division at 727-893-7899.