The Aquatics Division offers several classes and programs for all ages and skill levels, including Swim Lessons for children and adults, aquatic fitness classes, Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Training classes, and much more!
For more information on aquatics classes, visit Parks & Rec Connect.
Advenutre awaits at our nature programs and classes! Boyd Hill Nature Preserve offers an array of nature and educational programs at Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center and the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement that are great for all ages.
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve also offers seasonal nature camps while Pinellas County schools are out on break.
For more information about nature programs and classes and to see what's available, visit Parks & Rec Connect.
Office on Aging
The Office on Aging acts as an advocate on behalf of elders as well as an educational resource to the aging network. The Office on Aging also oversees operations of two multiservice centers and centers that offer adult programs. For more information on adult and senior programs, visit the Adult and Seniors Program page or Parks & Rec Connect for a listing of classes available near you.
Education and recreation services help people with illnesses, disabilities and other conditions to develop and use recreational activities in ways that will enhance their health, functional abilities, independence and quality of life. The Therapeutic Recreation Division coordinates programs at various St. Petersburg locations and are supervised by Nationally Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS).
We know teens! Teen Arts, Sports, and Cultural Opportunities (TASCO) provides fun, interactive programs to keep teens active and learning. The program also offers volunteer and job opportunities for teens in grades 6 through 12. Click here to find out more!
Communities Putting Prevention to Work Grant – A Federal award funded by the Prevention and Public Health Fund, administered by the Pinellas County Health Department - provides comprehensive prevention and wellness initiatives for City of St. Petersburg employees and the community.
Healthy St. Pete, a city initiative started by the Deputy Mayor and City Administrator, Dr. Kanika Tomalin, and a division of the St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department, works to create a culture of health in St. Pete by providing free and affordable programs and services that help the community LIVE, SHOP, EAT & PLAY Healthy!