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.


Benefits of Leisure

Taking part in regular recreational activity enhances well-being, reduces stress, uplifts mood and overall physical wellness. Studies show having parks and recreation facilities in convenient proximity to home, school and work have many health benefits including lower systolic blood pressure, lower body mass index, fewer doctor visits, lower stress levels, balanced mood, less depression and increased daily healthy activity. In addition, regular activity enhances quality of life and improves self-esteem, feelings of satisfaction and mental health.

Wellness Programs

Communities Putting Prevention to Work Grant – A Federal award funded by the Prevention and Public Health Fund, administered by the Pinellas County Health Department. The program provides comprehensive prevention and wellness initiatives for City of St. Petersburg employees and the community.

Fitness Centers

Exercise Zones

Classes & Programs

Each Parks and Recreation facility offers classes and programs specifically designed to meet the increasing needs of their active members. To view the programs and class schedule for each facility please visit the centers directory page.