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.

Penny for Pinellas

The Penny for Pinellas tax is a one percent sales tax surcharge on taxable commodities sold in Pinellas County. It was first approved by voters in 1989 and went into effect in February 1990. A third extension of the Penny for Pinellas tax was passed by voters in March 2007. This extension is for another ten-year period, from February 1, 2010 to January 31, 2020. It is estimated that $62 million will be received from the Penny for Pinellas tax for leisure facilities over this ten-year period.

Pinellas County voters will be asked to consider extending the Penny for Pinellas tax when they go to the polls on November 7, 2017.