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City Beautiful Commission

The mission of the City Beautiful Commission is to assist and promote the beautification of St. Petersburg. Formed in 1961 as an adjunct commission, the commission assists with enforcing city statutes, suggesting ordinances to City Council, guiding the Parks and Recreation Department in maintaining the Gizella Kopsick Arboretum - Palm and Cycads, supervising the Gift Tree Program and Paving the Future Brick Program and presenting the annual City Beautification Awards Program.

GIFT TREE PROGRAM: Honor somoeone special to you by planting a tree in their behalf.


Learn more about the Gift Tree Program!
Link is a PDF

Complete Form to Gift a Tree

Gizella Kopsick Arboretum -
Palms and Cycads

Relax and Learn

The arboretum allows visitors to study and enjoy many exotic and native Florida palms and cycads in one convenient setting. There are more than 500 palms and cycads representing some 150 species from around the world.