Mayor's Safe Summer

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Neighborhood Safety Seal
This initiative supports Mayor Welch's Pillar for Progress: Neighborhood Health & Safety. Learn more about Mayor Welch's five Pillars for Progress and six Principles for Accountable and Responsive Government at

Let's Have A Safe Summer, St. Pete

All children in St. Pete deserve to feel safe all Summer long.

As a Pillar for Progress - Neighborhood Health & Safety - is at the foundation of our mission when it comes to St. Pete's youth.

Lisa Wheeler-Bowman, the City of St. Petersburg's Community Impact and Safety Liaison, defines a Safe Summer as one where residents in the community take the initiative to be active in neighborhood projects and programs. St. Pete residents are encouraged to be vigilant and to take care of the people that may live around them.

Summer Events

The Summer of 2024 will welcome new programs and events for youth in St. Pete:

Safe Summer Fridays

Every other Friday from June 14-August 9 at Lake Vista Recreation Center (1401 62nd Ave. S)
6:30-10:30 p.m.
The events are for the St. Pete's youth ages 12 to 16 and will provide a safe space for young teens to enjoy an open gym, movie night, and refreshments hosted by the recreation center. Upon arriving, the guardians of the participants will need to sign a waiver for the teens to gain access to the evening event.

Safe Summer Friday Dates:

  • June 14
  • June 28
  • July 1
  • July 26
  • August 9

Additional Programs You Need to Know About

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  • Care For Teens
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  • Care For Middle Schoolers
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  • No School Days Help
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  • Learn To Golf
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  • Play A Sport
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  • Visit A Rec Center
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