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.
The City of St. Petersburg offers a wide variety of sports facilities. If you wish to rent a facility, many are available at competitive prices. Additionally, the Parks and Recreation Department offers classes and leagues in structured and fun settings. Come join your neighbors in a fun, social setting while staying active and physically fit.
All participants must show their Driver License or State ID, complete a Hold Harmless Agreement, and have their picture taken at the front office the first time in attendance and subsequently every September. Additionally, all participants must sign in at the front desk when in attendance.
Campbell Park: Monday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Childs Park: Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Frank Pierce: Monday-Thursday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm • Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gladden Park: Monday-Wednesday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm • Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
J.W. Cate: Monday- Friday 9:30 am -2:00pm
Lake Vista; Monday-Thursday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Roberts: Monday-Friday 9:30am - 12:30pm • Friday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Walter Fuller:Monday-Friday 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Wildwood: Monday-Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm • Wednesday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Willis S. Johns: Monday-Thursday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm • Friday 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
The following St. Petersburg parks have outdoor basketball courts:
Operates with golf rules with disc instead of ball and club.
First come - first served. Open 30 minutes before sunrise and 30 minutes after sunset.
The mission of the City of St. Petersburg Golf Courses is to provide outstanding golf courses, programs, and practice facilities to the residents and visitors of St. Petersburg. Tee off today!
Jai Alia is a fast paced sport involving a ball bounced off a walled space.
Petanque – (pronounced “pay-tonk”) One of Europe’s most popular outdoor games, is a cousin of both American horseshoes, lawn bowling and Italian ‘bocce’ ball. The aim is to toss, or roll a number of hollow steel balls as close as possible to a small wooden target ball. Players take turns and the team that ends up nearest to the target ball when all balls are played, wins.
Our petanque court is located in the Northwest corner of South Straub Park.
Pickleball – The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is similar to a tennis net, but is mounted two inches lower. The game is played with a hard paddle and a polymer smaller version of a wiffle ball.
Pickleball is similar to tennis, but with differences. A pickleball ball typically moves at one-third of the average speed of a tennis ball and the court is just under one-third of the total area of a tennis court.
Originally invented as a backyard pastime, pickleball is now an organized sport represented by national and international governing bodies.
Friday Night Shuffle at 7 p.m. All ages. Free lessons and play.
Gladden Park Shuffleboard Courts
Bring your own equipment and enjoy free play.
Open from dawn to 11pm, except during rain.
Fossil Park Skate Park
Precast concrete skate park. 6 ft. BMX mini ramp, 3 ft. high quarter pipes, 4 ft. quarter high pipes and various grind rails, banks and platforms designed for a wide range of ages and skill levels.
Lake Vista Skate Park
Plaza-style skate course. 8,400 square feet, variety of steps and rails for skaters of all ages and abilities, concrete reinforced edges to accommodate BMX bike riders.
Skaters and bikers register at either park location. Parent or guardian signature required for anyone under 18. A consent form must be completed. ADVANTAGE Membership required. Skaters under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Helmets are mandatory and other protective gear is recommended.
The following St. Petersburg parks have outdoor tennis courts:
Coquina Key Park
Crescent Lake Park
Lake Vista Park
North Shore Park