The Aquatics Division offers several classes and programs for all ages and skill levels, including Swim Lessons for children and adults, aquatic fitness classes, Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Training classes, and much more!
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Our centers and parks offer hundreds of classes and sports lessons for people of all ages and abilities. Classes are specifically designed to meet the increasing needs of the active St. Petersburg community. Each recreation center offers a variety of unique programs for youth, teens, adults and seniors of all abilities. To view the classes and programs schedule for a center near you, visit the center directory page.
Advenutre awaits at our nature programs and classes! Boyd Hill Nature Preserve offers an array of nature and educational programs at Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center and the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement that are great for all ages.
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve also offers seasonal nature camps while Pinellas County schools are out on break.
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Through adult and senior programming, we enrich the lives of our citizens through education, fitness, entertainment and activities that increase quality of life. Five of our recreational centers offer programs and services with a focus in adult and senior recreation that provide a fun, social and active environment that meets the needs of the community.
Education and recreation services help people with illnesses, disabilities and other conditions to develop and use recreational activities in ways that will enhance their health, functional abilities, independence and quality of life. The Therapeutic Recreation Division coordinates programs at various St. Petersburg locations and are supervised by Nationally Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS).
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We offer a wide variety of class, programs and events to elementary school and middle school students in the community. Youth have several options to stay active while out of school, including our seasonal camps and classes offered a recreation centers throughout the city.
We know teens! Teen Arts, Sports, and Cultural Opportunities (TASCO) provides fun, interactive programs to keep teens active and learning. The program also offers volunteer and job opportunities for teens in grades 6 through 12. Click here to find out more!
Communities Putting Prevention to Work Grant – A Federal award funded by the Prevention and Public Health Fund, administered by the Pinellas County Health Department - provides comprehensive prevention and wellness initiatives for City of St. Petersburg employees and the community.
Healthy St. Pete, a city initiative started by the Deputy Mayor and City Administrator, Dr. Kanika Tomalin, and a division of the St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department, works to create a culture of health in St. Pete by providing free and affordable programs and services that help the community LIVE, SHOP, EAT & PLAY Healthy!