Parks and Recreation

To preserve, protect, maintain and enhance the city's parklands and recreational facilities and engage people in leisure activities that contribute to their quality of life.

Bay Vista Recreation Center


7000 4th St. S. • St. Petersburg, Florida • 33705


(727) 893-7124


Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm • Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:30 pm • Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Rental Information

The general public may rent
Bay Vista Recreation Center, parkland & shelters.

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Bay Vista Park

  • Large and Small Shelters
  • Observation Pier
  • Boat Ramp & Kayak Rack
  • Playground
  • Scenic View / Tampa Bay

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About The Center

Bay Vista Recreation Center is nestled at the Southeast tip of St. Petersburg with a scenic view of Tampa Bay and the iconic Skyway Bridge. The 5 acre Bay Vista Park is covered with shady trees and offers a playground, multiple covered pavilions, kayak rack and two boat ramps to satisfy your outdoor needs. The recreation center focuses on adult programming and also offers classes for all ages. Learn a new art or craft through one of our many classes, such as stained glass, watercolor or pottery. If indoor exercise programs are what you are interested in, attend Caribbean aerobics, karate, yoga or one of our many other exercise classes. Connect with others in the community and attend a day trip coordinated through the center. Plan your next event in our 1500 square foot rentable room and kitchen combined for up to 100 people. Whether it's indoor or outdoor, Bay Vista has it all. Remember us when it comes to your next celebration, graduation, family reunion, wedding or reception. Reasonable rates.

Special info

Bay Vista was originally a private club know as the Bee Line Children's Playground. In 1960 it was renamed Bay Vista Community Center. The faciltiy was rebuilt and relocated to the current location taking advantage of the beautiful view of Tampa Bay, a perfect location for events.

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