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.

Parks & Beaches

Our parks offer ideal outdoor venues for family picnics,
special events, fitness activities and gatherings.



Rental Information

The application for facility use must be received in the Parks and Recreation Department at least 15 business days prior to the event.

Organizers of large events which are open to the general public are encouraged to apply at least 30 business days prior to the event.


About Our Parks

  • 2,400 acres of parkland
  • over 150 parks
  • nature preserves
  • fitness trails
  • 77 playground areas
  • 6 dog parks
  • 2 skate parks
  • over 100 picnic areas
  • 2 disc golf courses
  • 77 athletic fields
  • 21 boat ramps
  • 5 beaches
  • 13 regulation baseball fields
  • 76 tennis courts
  • 11 softball fields
  • 18 youth baseball fields
  • 33 football/soccer fields
  • 30 basketball courts
  • 9 volleyball courts
  • 1 Jai-Alai court
  • 1 sprayground
  • Pinellas BlueWay trails


Save our Shore Coastal Clean-Up

Spring • Third Saturday in April
Fall • Third Saturday in September

Help clean our coastal shoreline. Volunteer alone, with your neighborhood, church, civic or social group.

Green Thumb
Festival

April 26 & 27, 2014

Walter Fuller Park 7891 26th Avenue N. St. Petersburg, FL 33710

Featuring Children's Plant Fair,
the Garden Club of St. Petersburg Flower Show, Exhibits, free mulch,
soil and water diagnostic clinic, entertainment, food and more.

Gizella Kopsick Arboretum

Relax and Learn

The arboretum allows visitors to study and enjoy many exotic and native Florida palms and cycads in one convenient setting. There are more than 500 palms and cycads representing some 150 species from around the world.

Boat Ramp Locations & Hours

Open 24 Hours
Daily:

Open till 11pm nightly and 30 minutes before sunrise daily:

Some uses of city parks require a permit.
Operators of commercial vessels: a permit is needed before using certain designated public wharves.

Shoreline Fishing

Year-Round Fishing
Open 8am to 8pm Daily at Designated Lakes

Shoreline Fishing Locations

Shoreline Fishing

During the summer from Memorial Day through Labor Day the lakes are usually stocked with bass, bream, catfish and Nile perch. At other times of the year, fishing is during park hours: from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.

City Beautiful Commission

The mission of the City Beautiful Commission is to assist and promote the beautification of St. Petersburg.

A 2011 City Beautiful Award Recipient
400 Beach Drive

Ways to Give

Help keep St. Petersburg Parks beautiful... ways you can help or commemorate a loved one.

Mother nature could use a little help. Volunteer Applications.

Connect with Nature Get Outdoors