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.

Partnerships

Parks and Recreation has excellent ongoing relationships with a variety of counterpart and complementary agencies in the community that exist on many different levels and cover a wide variety of specific topics.  Some of these cooperative efforts are strategic and planning based, while others are programming in nature.  Some of our most well known:

  • Pinellas County School Board
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  • Florida Department of Transportation
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  • Coordinated Child Care
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  • Juvenile Welfare Board
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  • The Pinellas County Health Department
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  • The Committee to Advocate for Persons with Impairments
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  • 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares
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  • Area Agency on Aging
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Parks and Recreation is party to a variety of cooperative agreements with various organizations throughout the city.  Some of the most extensive and ongoing agreements with Pinellas County School Board include:

  • Ongoing Joint Use Agreement for mutual use of facilities
  • A transportation agreement for recreation programs for use of school busses for field trips
  • And a variety of land use agreements involving construction of playgrounds and sports facilities on land owned by either party and made available for both school and public use

In addition, there are agreements with 24 different youth sports organizations involving field use and concession and storage facilities. Due to a shortage of undeveloped land, some of the more unique recent agreements involve the City’s purchase and installation of playground equipment on church property, with such equipment also being made available for public use.

 

F.R.P.A.

St. Petersburg is a proud member of the Florida Recreation and Park Association. It Starts in Parks is a campaign to spread awareness about the Parks and Recreation profession and its role in our community.