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Recreation Division Mission Statement

The Tarpon Springs Recreation Division is committed to providing citizens with a wide variety of recreational opportunities supported by our parks, personnel and facilities. Our goal is to deliver superior programs and services that meet the needs of the community in a cost-effective manner.

 

 

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NEWS

WE ARE LOOKING FOR INSTRUCTORS!  TSRD is looking for qualified instructors to teach a variety of specialty camps.  If you are interested in a fun working environment and a great way to earn some extra income, please contact Duffy Smith, or call us at 942-5628.  We are currently searching for instructors qualified in primary care (babysitting), cooking/baking and photography.

 

 

NEW WEIGHT WATCHERS TIME!  Weight Watchers will be meeting at an earlier time on Saturdays, starting March 1st.  The weekly weigh-in will be at 8am and the weekly meeting will follow immediately after, at 8:30am.

 

 

ZUMBA TIME CHANGE!  Zumba will NOT meet on Thursdays in the months of March & April.  Thursday classes will resume in May.  Tuesday classes will be held at their usual times.

 

 

CHEERLEADING CANCELLATION:  Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are no longer offering CHEERLEADING on Friday evenings at Craig Park.  We do hope to resume this program in the fall.  For more information, please call us at 942-5628.

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities!

Thanks to all of our volunteers, instructors, officials, supporters, staff, fellow City workers and everyone who helps make TSRD a success!  The Tarpon Springs Recreation Division has numerous volunteer opportunities throughout the year.  We welcome all the help we can get and appreciate all of your efforts.  We honor all our volunteers each year with a luncheon and gifts in May.  If you would like to volunteer for a specific event or receive more information on the opportunities we can provide, please call us at 942-5628, or email us at info@TSRDonline.com.

 

 

 

 

GENERAL INFO

Activity Card Information

In reading the descriptions for our programs, you will notice that there are two prices for classes. The first price is the amount a Tarpon Springs Resident or non-resident who has purchased a Recreation Card pays. The second price is the amount a non-resident without a Recreation Card pays.  Participants in outdoor organized activities (Youth Football, Youth Soccer, Little League, etc.), any gymnasium programs and all tennis court users must have a valid Activity Card.

To obtain an Activity Card, visit the Recreation Office located at 400 S. Walton Avenue.    Activity cards are photo IDs, thus all family members obtaining a card must be present.  Non-Resident Activity Cards cost $55.00 for an individual, or $70 for a family, per year, for access to all facilities.  Resident Activity Cards cost $5.00 for an individual, or $15.00 for a family, per year, for access to all facilities.  One-Day Guest Cards are available for $5.00.  All card holders are exempt from the non-resident program fees.  Activity Cards may be renewed no earlier than the month in which it expires.  Duplicates of valid cards may be purchased for $5.00.

Inter-Local Recreation Agreement

This agreement allows Tarpon Springs residents & city employees with a valid activity card to utilize the programs and facilities of Dunedin, Safety Harbor and Oldsmar at those cities' resident rates.  You must show them proof of your valid activity card with expiration.  Currently, this only appears on your receipt.  See us and we’ll gladly print one out for you.  To see what they have to offer, click on their names above to go to their websites.

 The agreement also allows residents & city employees of Dunedin, Oldsmar and Safety Harbor  to utilize TSRD's services, as well.  These people will need to provide documentation to either Recreation staff or Recreation instructors, that shows possession of an active resident card in their home city.  Documentation must show an expiration date.  Any documentation provided to our instructors will be forwarded to our offices, and will not be returned. 

 Services that are excluded from the agreement are camps, facility rentals, marina slip fees, boat launch fees, golf course greens fees and driving range fees.

 

 

Registration Information

IN PERSON: Registration for classes may be done at the Community Center Recreation Office, 400 South Walton Avenue. Hours of operation are 8am to 8pm, Monday through Thursday, and 8am to 6pm on Fridays, Saturdays, 9am-2pm.  Credit cards, checks and cash are accepted at this facility.

AT CLASS: Registrations may be made at the first class of each session. All instructors can accept payment by checks made payable to the City of Tarpon Springs.

 

Liability Waivers

All participants enrolled in Recreation Division programs must have a signed liability waiver on file with the Recreation Division. Parents or legal guargians of minor participants must sign the liability waiver on behalf of their child or ward.

 

These forms may be obtained at the Community Center, from the instructors, and here Youth Liability     Adult Liability.

 

Refund Policy

You may try out your first class at no charge, pending instructor approval. After that, all classes must be paid in full. The Recreation Division does not issue refunds.

 

Facility Rentals

Need a place to hold your party or meeting? From small groups to large gatherings, we have a room that will suit your needs. The Craft Room will comfortably hold groups up to 25. The Social Room can acommodate groups of 50 and offers a large screen television for multi-media presentations.  The Main Hall is perfect for larger groups, with a stage, sound system and a capacity of 134.  Click here for more details.

 

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

Our Parks & Recreation Advisory Board is made up of Tarpon Springs citizens who are actively involved in making the City's parks and recreation services second to none.  The volunteer board meets at the Tarpon Springs Community Center on the second Monday of the month at 4:30pm.  The current members are  Christopher DiFiores, Rex Wilkinson, Celia Dubey, James Maurer, Raymond Ward and John Bank. 

 

Activity Guide

Our semi-annual Activity Guide describes our ongoing programs. It is available at City Hall, the Tarpon Springs Library, the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce, our offices in the Community Center and Gymnasium, and by clicking HERE. Call us and we will mail one to your home.  Our Activity Guide is published in February and August each year. It is produced in-house by Recreation Division staff and printed by Blackdog Advertising in Miami, Florida.

 

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