Leverage community resources to increase access to recreational facilities and programs.   

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Target: Leverage community resources to increase access to recreational facilities and programs.   

The City of Tallahassee currently operates six community recreation centers, two neighborhood service centers, a teen center, an arts and crafts facility, a senior center, a gymnastics facility, 99 playgrounds, 86 athletic fields, 55 tennis/pickleball courts, and 11 pools. In addition to maintaining an extensive network of parks, trails, and recreational facilities, the City frequently works with community partners to expand program offerings based on the ever-changing needs of the community. The City offers a wide array of daily activities for youth and adults including arts and crafts classes, fitness classes, organized playground programs, and specialty programs for seniors and citizens with disabilities.

Currently, the City maintains 95 senior center partnerships and works with several non-profit organizations to complement its programming. For instance, in 2022, the City provided a spring break camp in partnership with the Friends of Our Parks Foundation’s Jesse Correia Memorial Fund, family and youth fitness with Kinesthetic Konnections, girls mentoring program through S.I.S.T.E.R.S., gardening activities with Capital City Garden Club, and theater and stage programs through Young Actors Theater, to name a few partners. The availability of and access to affordable recreational facilities and programs plays an important role in promoting good public health and social engagement among Tallahassee residents. The City will continue to increase access to recreational activities by leveraging existing community resources, expanding the City’s network of community partners, and working with our neighborhoods and other entities to improve community outreach, enhance marketing efforts, and modify service delivery when needed.

Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs. Last updated: December 2023.