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.
Thomas 'Jet' Jackson Recreation Center is home to our youth in the Wildwood Community. We offer before school, after school, and camps focusing on core values: Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Achievement, Teamwork and Self Discipline. Our TASCO Teen programs are one of the best programs in the nation for teens who want to stay focused on fun, learning and a bright future. If you are planning a special event of your own, why not have it at Thomas 'Jet' Jackson Recreation Center. We have a kitchen, multi-purpose room, gymnasium, and outdoor picnic shelters to suit your needs.
Originally built in 1960 as the Wildwood Community Center and rebuilt in 2001 as the Wildwood Recreation Center, the new Thomas "Jet" Jackson Recreation Center is dedicated to a longtime city staff member and respected community leader.
Thomas Jackson, or "Jet" as he is known, is commonly referred to as a pillar of the community. From his early days teaching new generations of St. Petersburg residents to swim, through his 50 plus year career with the City of St. Petersburg, Jet has stood out as an outstanding community servant. But the real measure of Jet's impact in the community does not come solely from his City employment. Jet's life in St. Petersburg has been about service to the larger public and serves as a role model for others. Jet has always been there when the community came to call. Whether it was a child or family who needed support, a grief stricken neighbor or community member that needed a strong shoulder, or a community occurrence that required his calm influence and intercession, Jet has been there.
Welcome to Thomas 'Jet' Jackson Recreation Center, one of 16 city Centers providing youth, teen and adult programs to keep you active and promote a healthy lifestyle.
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