Teen Arts, Sports, and Cultural Opportunities

TASCO teen sites have a dedicated full-time teen staff supervisor, free middle school camp, teen room, organized sports leagues, trips and activities specifically geared towards teens and promote positive youth leadership within our communities and throughout life.


Level Up
Premier gaming spot

"Level Up" is the premier gaming spot for teens in middle and high school. Teens will be able to converse, share, and explore the gaming culture. Teens will learn, unite and play in an enjoyable atmosphere.

TASCO will provide a safe and welcoming environment where gamers of all backgrounds can participate in various gaming experiences such as, video games, board games, free use of the TASCO center for technology computer lab, chill lounge, and can participate in prize giveaways throughout the night.

Main Activities of Event

  • Free Play of various game systems including Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo series, PC, etc.
  • Outings to local arcades and gamer themed events
  • Retro game systems where teens will be introduced to older systems
  • Tournaments including prizes for winners
  • Chill lounge, a movie will be showing on inflatable screen on the baseball field throughout the night
  • Various supply of board games, including RPG style games


TASCO offers small and large events throughout the year. Check out the calendar of all of our upcoming events.

Hire Us
DJ Service

TASCO offers professional dance lighting and DJ services for teens in grades 6-12.

Hire us for your next birthday, graduation, or holiday party. We play all the hottest hits from all genres.

Valentine Semi-Formal

If you are a middle school student looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day then we've got the event for YOU!

Come celebrate Valentine's Day with TASCO, Saturday, February 14, 2015, as we host our annual Valentine's Semiformal Dance at J.W. Cate Recreation Center from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. This annual sellout event is for teens in grades 6 through 9 with last year’s total surpassing 500 teenagers in attendance. There will be free giveaways, live performers, music videos, dance contests, and much more. Activities include: DJ playing all the latest hits, glitter tattoos, live entertainment on the main stage, photo booth, video games, $100 best dressed contest for male and female, and much more. Tickets are only $10, which include dinner, and are limited; get them fast at the TASCO office, 1320 5th Street N., any St. Petersburg recreation center, or at the door, if available. The dress code is semiformal, no shorts or jeans. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us at (727) 892-5060. Participant or Parent Information.


Showcase of Achievement
Youth Showcase

$25,000 Awarded in Cash and Prizes in 8 Categories?

The 5th annual Mayor’s Youth Showcase of Achievement will award 8 middle and 8 high school students. Categories range from Academic Achievement to Overcoming Adversity to Performing Arts.

The Deadline for completed nomination packet must be postmarked no later than April 24, 2015 at 5 p.m.

The Showcase of Achievement Award Ceremony will be held on May 13, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at beautiful The Mahaffey Theater in Downtown St. Petersburg. Nominees will receive two free tickets to attend.

Valentine Semi-Formal

Beat the summer heat and come hang out with TASCO this summer. We offer 7 different events at various locations over the summer, 3 of which are open to the public.

The 3 events are:
Middle and high school teens! Kick off your summer with TASCO Teen Programs. Our first summer extreme event is Catalina Marketing’s Game Extravaganza on Thursday, June 11 at the Historic Coliseum, 535 4th Avenue N., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with hundreds of teens in attendance. Inflatable games, video games, bungee jumping, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, air brush tattoos, live DJ performances and make your own music DVD. The cost is $5 per participant.

Middle school and high school teens! Beat the heat with the inaugural Teen Fest on Thursday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Spa Beach Park, 615 2nd Ave. NE. Features include Battle of the Teen Bands, two 20 foot waterslides, bungee bounce, volleyball tournament, water joust, flag football tournament, vendors and much more. Bring your towel, sunscreen and swim suit. Concessions sold. Cost $5 per participant.

Middle school and high school teens! Get down and dirty with all your friends at TASCO Teen Mud Wars, Thursday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Spa Beach Park, 615 2nd Ave. NE, downtown on the Pier approach. Teens battle it out for a top spot in the dirtiest mud competition in the U.S. Bring a team consisting of 10 competing players and two alternates or join a team when you arrive. Teams compete for $500 and trophies. Activities include tug-of-war, obstacle course, eliminator, mud football to name a few. Bring change of clothes, towel and sunscreen. Concessions sold. The cost is $5 per participant.


Showcase of Achievement

TASCO and S.W.A.T. (Students Working Against Tobacco) team up every year to pull off one of the biggest beach bashes around.

Spring break fun isn't over yet! On April 11, 2015 TASCO Teen Programs and S.W.A.T. (Students Working Against Tobacco) hosts our 16th annual S.W.A.T. Sandblast. This event is held at Spa Beach 615 2nd ave NE, St. Petersburg. Registrations begins at 10 a.m. The event runs from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The event is free and open to any teenager in grades 6-12. Teens can participate in our 4-on-4 volleyball tournament, bungee bounce, water joust, foam arena, 80 foot Zip line, flag football tournament, two 25 ft. water slides, live performances, DJ, and prizes. Call 892-5060 for more information.

Field of Screams
Field of

TASCO Field of Screams was, once again, voted #1 scare in Tampa Bay last year.

Teens and adults don't miss the10th annual TASCO Field of Screams Quarantine. Event days are: Thursday through Sunday, October 29 – 31 & November 1, 2015. Hours of operation are 7 p.m. to midnight at Boyd Hill Environmental Studies Area, 2900 31st Street South. You will be challenged to navigate through the dark woods, make it out of the village, break out of the decontamination tent, escape the safe house and flee to safety. Participants are exposed to darkness, loud noises, bright lights, wooded trails, and intense scare zones. Not suitable for children; parental discretion is advised. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the gate; subject to availability. For more details call (727) 892-5060.

Valentine Semi-Formal