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Frank Pierce Recreation Center

Teen Room:

Hours of operation

7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Gym Schedule

  • Basketball
  • Adult | 18 years old & up
  • Monday - Friday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Teen Open Gym | 12 years old & up
  • Friday
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Playground Open to the Public

  • School Days:
  • Dawn to 2:00 pm
  • 5:30 pm to Dusk

  • School's Out Days:
  • 5:30 pm to Dusk

  • Weekends:
  • Dawn to Dusk

Teen Room Hours

  • Every third Saturday of the month
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Open for video and board games.

Teen Room Hours of Operation

7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Campus Amenities

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Frank W. Pierce Recreation Center
Bartlett Park
Bartlett Park Sports Complex
Bartlett Park Exercise Zone

Rental Information

Center Activities

The center offers classes for all ages. First class is free! Check out the center's activities and try something new:

Activities for all ages:

Class Schedules
Event Calendar

Activity Day Time Details
Keep Pinellas Beautiful Park Clean-Up First Saturday of each month 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join Keep Pinellas Beautiful volunteers in a Bartlett Park neighborhood cleanup.
Harbordale Neighborhood Association Meeting Every third Tuesday of the month 6:30 PM For those residing in the Harbordale neighborhood, this is an opportunity to advocate for your neighborhood. Meetings are held at Frank Pierce Recreation Center.

Youth & Teen Programs

Our Youth & Teen Programs provide out of school opportunities for participants in Kindergarten through 8th grade to play,learn, and explore through interactive activities, field trips, and more! Check out our calendar of upcoming activities that you can register for:

Register for Teen Activities
School's Out Days

Seasonal Camps

Ongoing Teen Activities:

Activity Day Time Details
Before & After School Program Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM & 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Must be enrolled in our Before & After School Program to participate. We provide transportation for the following middle schools: Lealman Innovation Academy, Bay Point, James B. Sanderlin, John Hopkins, Mt. Moriah, and Thurgood Marshall. First come, first served.
Academic Tutoring Monday - Thursday 7:15 AM - 9 AM & 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM Any student needing tutoring can take advantage of the on-site teachers to get help with school work.
Teen Council Meeting Every second & fourth Monday of the month 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Want to be involved in picking our events and activities? Join us in the Teen Room.
Etiquette/Dance Monday - Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Note: On School’s Out Days, breakfast and lunch are NOT provided. Please pack an unrefrigerated lunch or register for a lunch option if available. Snack is provided during the school year. Breakfast and lunch are provided during Summer Camp.

About the Center

Frank Pierce Recreation Center is located in Bartlett Park, a 133-acre greenspace with Salt Creek - a shoreline fishing location and the adjacent St. Petersburg Tennis Center. Frank Pierce Recreation Center has a long standing tradition of youth activities: camps, sporting facilities and playground equipment as well as classes and activities for all ages.

History of the Center

A native of Augusta, Georgia, Frank Pierce completed his primary and secondary education in Georgia. He received his bachelor of science from South Carolina State University and a master of science from New York University.

Pierce came to St. Petersburg in 1957 as one of the original faculty members at Gibbs Junior College. He was head of the science department, coach of the basketball team and director of student activities. When integration brought the merger of Gibbs and Saint Petersburg Junior College, he went to the college’s Clearwater campus to teach biology.

The list of his civic activities is a long one. He has been cochairman of the Community Alliance, chairman of Pinellas Opportunity Council and the Urban Development Corporation. He was a member of Pinellas County Charter Commission, St. Petersburg Planning Commission, Pinellas County Transportation Authority and the Chamber of Commerce Education Committee. He was vice president and board member of United Way, a board member of the NAACP, Community Services Council and Dean Mohr Plaza. He was a district leader of the Pinellas Democratic Party, a president of the Community Democratic Club, an arbitrator for the Citizens Dispute Settlement Program, chairman of the Trustee Board of Bethel Metropolitan Baptist Church and a life member and past president of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

He made two unsuccessful campaigns for the Pinellas County School Board and worked for many Democratic candidates from Franklin Roosevelt to Jimmy Carter. His legacy of valuable contributions to his community will forever live on.

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