Parks & Recreation

                  


Responsibilities


Parks and Recreation, a division of Leisure Services, prides itself on maintaining the highest levels of service with regard to leisure-based programs and facilities. You can find out when the upcoming events are on the Leisure Services Calendar.

Overall, nearly 75 full-time, part-time, and seasonal personnel of the department manage over 300 acres of land throughout the city, including two community recreation centers, three athletic complexes, three district parks, 16 neighborhood parks, three tennis facilities, five swimming pools and two nature preserves.

In 2020, a wheelchair accessible baseball field located on the grounds of Lewis Elementary School was constructed which allows all youth, regardless of abilities, to enjoy America's past time.

Within the Parks and Recreation Division, a highly motivated and creative staff provides a wide variety of programs, events, and activities for all ages, abilities and interests. 

A customer gets a treat at the Focus CafeFocus Cafe

The Family Recreation Complex also hosts Focus Cafe, a snack bar style eatery run by the Focus Academy, a free, public charter school with an innovative program in special needs education. The Cafe sells coffee, cold drinks including smoothies and juices, as well as ice cream, muffins, candy and other snacks. Current hours are M-F from noon to 2:30pm.

Proceeds benefit Focus Academy.

Halloween PumpkinFall Festival

The City of Temple Terrace Division of Parks and Recreation, with support from Joanne Kelley, Realtor with Hamlin & Associates, presents the Temple Terrace Fall Festival.

Saturday, October 30 from 6:30 - 9pm 

Family Complex Soccer Field #1 6610 Whiteway Drive

813.506.6600 

Price: FREE! 

Activities include - Trunk or Treat; Haunted Walk; DJ and Dancing; Carnival Games; Food Trucks; Family Photo Area; Kids Arts and Crafts, plus a Costume Contest at 8:30pm

Masks Required in City Buildings

All staff and members of the public entering City buildings including City Hall, the Family Recreation Complex, Public Works, Omar K Lightfoot Center and the Public Library are required to have their temperatures checked and to wear a mask. City facilities will be cleaned and sanitized regularly to further mitigate any spread of the virus. All are encouraged to wash hands frequently and avail themselves to hand sanitizer from dispensers placed throughout the buildings. Social distancing is encouraged. Individuals who are experiencing symptoms of the virus are requested to stay home.

Family Recreation Complex hours: 

  • Mon. - Fri., 6am - 8pm
  • Sat and Sun, 8am - 4pm

Swimming Pools

  • Mon. - Fri., 9am - 7pm
  • Sat. and Sun., 10am - 3:30pm

Tennis Courts

 Same as Family Complex hours, Maximum 4 per court. Closes 10 minutes prior to Facility closing.

Due to cautions regarding COVID-19, the public must comply with the following rules while using this City facility:

  • Face coverings are required inside the building
  • All minors 13 and younger must be accompanied by parent or caregiver at all times 
  • Sanitize/wash hands before and after use of this facility
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • No loitering
  • Guest Policy: 
    • Guests must bring a valid ID at the time of registration
    • Guests must be accompanied by an adult member at all times. 
    • Maximum of 5 guests per family membership and 2 guests allowed per individual membership per day.
    • Guest Fees: $10 Adult / $8 per child (17 and under).

Use of this facility is at your own risk. Hours of operation may change with little notice.