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.


Valentine Semi-Formal

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

Middle and high school teens, kick off your summer with TASCO Teen Programs! Our first summer extreme event is the Game Extravaganza on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the historic Coliseum, 535 4th Ave. N., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with hundreds of teens in attendance. Inflatable games, video games, bungee jumping, 3 vs. 3 basketball tournament, air brush tattoos, live DJ performances and Silent Disco. The cost is $5 per participant.

Middle school and high school teens, get down and dirty with all your friends at TASCO Teen Mud Wars on Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lake Vista Park 1401 62nd Ave. S. 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. There must be a minimum of four (4) females to play each event. Teams compete for $500 and trophies. Activities include tug-of-war, obstacle course, eliminator and mud football to name a few. Bring a change of clothes, towel and sunscreen. Concessions will be sold. The cost is $5 per participant.

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.

Da Burg

Scrubbin' Da Burg is an annual community service project where TASCO middle school camp sites from the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department unite in an effort to beautify St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department partners with the Cohort of Champions, the St. Petersburg N-Team, City of St. Petersburg Neighborhood Services, St. Petersburg Police Department, St. Petersburg Fire Rescue and Pinellas County Schools to identify projects. This event includes approximately 800 TASCO middle school summer camp participants. Teens spread across the community to paint houses and other structures, wash fire trucks, spread mulch, pickup trash, clean, dust, clear debris, landscape and more.

For the culmination of a Scrubbin' Da' Burg project, teens come together at the St. Petersburg Coliseum for lunch and to enjoy a slideshow of the projects they have completed, as well as for an awards ceremony and proclamation announcement addressed by the Mayor of St. Petersburg and attended by other City of St. Petersburg dignitaries. This wonderful event provides the teens with a great sense of pride, ownership and community involvement.

SWAT Sandblast

TASCO Teen Programs and S.W.A.T. host our 19th Annual S.W.A.T. Sandblast on Saturday, May 5th 2018, at N Shore Dr NE & 10th Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

The event runs from 10 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and is free and open to teenagers in grades 6-12. Teens can participate in beach games, bungee bounce, water joust, foam arena, flag football, two twenty-five foot waterslides, live performances, DJ, prizes, and more. Call 892-5060 for more information.

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.
  • Retro game systems where teens will be introduced to older systems
  • Tournaments including prizes for winners
  • Various supply of board games, including RPG style games

Field of

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

Teens and adults, you won’t want to miss the 12th Annual TASCO Field of Screams featuring “Carnival of Chaos”! This year’s event will be the largest and best of them all. You will be challenged to escape the Fun House, navigate through the dark woods, break out of the big top, and flee the Midway to safety!

The event is being held Friday through Sunday, October 27–29 with a special encore on Halloween Night Tuesday, October 31. Hours of operation are 7 p.m. to midnight at Boyd Hill Environmental Studies Area, 2900 31st Street South. Presale tickets are only $10. They may be purchased at any City of St Petersburg recreation center, TASCO office at 1320 5th Street North, or online . The price will include the “No Way Out” maze.

Presale tickets are subject to availability. You must present your receipt and a current photo I.D. to staff at the event to collect your event ticket. Tickets are nonrefundable. A convenience fee is added to all online ticket sales. Limited tickets may be available at the gate for $15 starting at 6:00 p.m.

Participants are exposed to darkness, loud noises, bright lights, wooded trails, and intense scare zones. This event is not suitable for young children, parental discretion is advised.

Please call 727-892-5060 for more information.


What are you doing this Valentine’s Day? Come hang with TASCO as we host our 13th Annual Valentine’s Semiformal at J.W. Cate Recreation Center, 5801 22nd Avenue North, on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 7-11 p.m. Teens, in grades six to nine, party while a DJ spins the hottest new songs, including live entertainment on the main stage. Don’t miss out on the photo booth, video games, $100 best dressed contest for girls and guys and much more all evening.

The $10 admission includes dinner. Dress code is semiformal. No shorts or jeans permitted. The school with the most attendance wins a free field day provided by TASCO. Come hang with your friends and represent your school. The event always sells out fast, so don’t wait. Tickets are available at the TASCO office, 1320 Fifth Street North, at your local recreation center and at the door, if available.

Youth Showcase
Showcase of Achievement

The Mayor’s Youth Showcase of Achievement will award over $25,000 in cash and prizes to middle and high school students. 48 different students in middle and high school will be awarded in eight different categories ranging from Academic Achievement to Overcoming Adversity to Performing Arts. The deadline for the completed nomination packet must be postmarked no later than April 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

The Showcase of Achievement Award Ceremony will be held on May 17, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Mahaffey Theater in Downtown St. Petersburg. All nominees will receive two free tickets to attend the night of the show.