Parks & Recreation Dashboard

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Activities & Recreation

Our department is responsible for organizing and administering a comprehensive assortment of recreation programs including the Stay and Play teen program, Creative Arts Theatre, After School and Summer Camps, tennis lessons, swim lessons, competitive and recreational gymnastics and dance, and fitness classes. We also offer youth and adult athletic leagues, aquatics programs, and special events for all ages.


We are proud to manage 80 playgrounds, 12 outdoor pools, 8 indoor gymnasiums, 3 event centers, 3 skate parks, 2 gymnastics and dance centers, 2 sports complexes, athletic fields, trails, tennis courts, a Teen Center, a world-class Boathouse, and the Tampa Riverwalk.

Total Enrollments by Season and Year

Throughout the year we offer a variety of programs for different age groups. Although the summer season is the shortest it is typically the busiest as we accommodate to provide families a place to send their kids during the summer months.


Our average goal is to have a 90% registration rate for all our recreational programs.


Total After School Enrollments by School Year

The After School program offered through Parks and Recreation provides an after care program for parents once school is done for the day. Because this program overlaps two seasons it is monitored separately than the rest of our recreation programming options.


Our average goal is to have a 95% registration rate for each of our after school program locations.

Trees - Urban Forestry

There are 3 Parks and Recreation programs involved in the planting of street and park trees.

The Tree-Mendous Tampa program utilizes Tree Trust funds to plant street trees requested by homeowners. The Planning and Design team utilizes Tree Trust funds and Capital Improvement funds for park plantings and street beautification projects. The Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful volunteer group uses donations and volunteers for planting projects and memorial tree plantings in parks.


Includes Tree-Mendous tree program, Planning and Design projects and Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful projects.



Total Tree-Mendous Planted by Common Name

The Tree-Mendous Tampa program allows homeowners to choose the tree species that they would like planted in the right-of-way. Tree selection is influenced by the Arbor Day Foundation – “Right tree, Right place” program to avoid utility conflicts. However, residents with room for large canopy trees often choose to go with smaller, ornamental species. This reduces the overall Economic, Environmental and Social benefits associated with Urban Forest Canopies.