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.

City Beautiful Commission

Our mission is to assist and promote the beautification of St. Petersburg.

About the City Beautiful Commission

  • Formed in 1961 as an adjunct commission
  • Assists with enforcement of city statutes
  • Suggests ordinances to City Council
  • With guidance from Parks and Recreation, maintains the Gizella Kopsick Arboretum - Palms and Cycads
  • Supervises the Gift Tree Program and Paving the Future Brick Program
  • Presents the annual City Beautification Awards Program.

City Beautiful Awards

View City Beautiful Awards Slideshow and Winner's Photos

Beautification Awards

The City of St. Petersburg is currently taking nominations for 2015 City Beautification Awards.

City Beautification Award


Home of the Year Award


Gift Tree Program


Gizella Kopsick

The Paving the Future Brick Program is currently on hold due to finding a new brick engraver and policy review. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Median Sponsorship


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