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Interested in taking a class or lesson?

Would you like to learn how to paint? Or are you interested in taking tennis lessons? Or are you looking for a class to help you stay active?

Our centers and parks offer hundreds of classes and sports lessons for people of all ages and abilities. Classes are specifically designed to meet the increasing needs of the active St. Petersburg community. Each recreation center offers a variety of unique programs for youth, teens, adults and seniors of all abilities. To view the classes and programs schedule for a center near you, visit the center directory page.

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Adult & Senior Programs


Through adult and senior programming, we enrich the lives of our citizens through education, fitness, entertainment and activities that increase quality of life. Five of our recreational centers offer programs and services with a focus in adult and senior recreation that provide a fun, social and active environment that meets the needs of the community.

Adult & Senior Classes

Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Participants

Education and recreation services help people with illnesses, disabilities and other conditions to develop and use recreational activities 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).

Click here for more information about class offerings.

Youth Programs

Tasco Teens

We offer a wide variety of class, programs and events to elementary school and middle school students in the community. Youth have several options to stay active while out of school, including our seasonal camps and classes offered a recreation centers throughout the city.

We know teens! Teen Arts, Sports, and Cultural Opportunities (TASCO) provides fun, interactive programs to keep teens active and learning. The program also offers volunteer and job opportunities for teens in grades 6 through 12. Click here to find out more!


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The Parks & Recreation Department offers innovative programs, implements health promoting policies, and provides facilities that increase public access and promote health equity. The department plays an essential role in enhancing the city’s physical and social environments that influence health outcomes for all residents.

Wellness Classes

Healthy St. Pete, is a division of the Parks & Recreation Department. The mission of Healthy St. Pete is to build a culture of health in the city by making the healthy choice the easy choice through a collaborative community effort ensuring everyone has the opportunity to Eat, Shop, Live and Play Healthy!