St. Pete Extra! June 2021

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ARE YOU VACCINATED YET?
We are in the final stretch in the Race to Safe. Help St. Pete finish strong by getting your COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can. Individuals as young as 12 years old can get vaccinated free of charge. Vaccines are available at public health sites, pharmacies, medical providers and more all over St. Pete.
 
Find more information and vaccine locations at StPeteRacetoSafe.com.
 
SOMETHING BIG IS HAPPENING!
Don't miss a chance to help us mold the future of St. Pete! Take a look at the proposals and tell us how you see yourself using the Trop Site in the future.
 
Visit immersive showrooms at the following locations:
  • North Library (861 70th Ave. N.)
  • Mirror Lake Library (280 5th St. N.)
  • JW Cate Rec Center (5801 22nd Ave. N.)
  • Enoch Davis Rec Center (1111 18th Ave. S.)
  • Thomas Jet Jackson Rec Center (1000 28th St. S.)
  • South Community Library (2300 Roy Hanna Dr. S.)
  • Gladden Park Rec Center (3901 30th Ave. N.)
  • Campbell Park Rec Center (601 14th St S)
Visit stpete.org/trop for more info!
 
FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR HOMELESS SERVICE AGENCIES
Social service agencies that provide homeless services and/or homeless prevention services are invited to apply to take advantage of up to $50,000 in Social Action Funding grants from the City of St. Petersburg.
 
Applications will be open May 19-July 5 and can be found at stpete.org/socialactionfunding.
 
Priority will be given to agencies that provide services for:
  • Homeless families with minor or dependent children
  • Unaccompanied youth
  • Individuals (who are most vulnerable)
  • Chronically homeless individuals and Veterans
  • Victims of domestic violence
Find eligibility, the application and more information at stpete.org/socialactionfunding

GIVE YOUR LAWN A SUMMER VACATION
Increased rainfall in the summer months can cause nutrients from fertilizer to reach water bodies and lead to environmental issues like algae blooms, fish kills and water quality problems.
 
To prevent this, the citywide fertilizer ban will be in effect June 1 - September 30. Do without fertilizer over the summer to help keep our waterways healthy.
 
More at stpete.org/fertilizer
 
GIVING BACK MADE EASY
The Utility Assistance Program allows you to make easy, automatic charitable donations through your utility bill. You can make a one-time contribution or commit to monthly donations for any amount. Collected funds are distributed through a network of social service agencies to help St. Pete families in need.
 
Learn more and sign up to donate at stpete.org/utilityassistance
 
BE READY BEFORE THE STORM
Hurricane season begins June 1. Make sure your household has an evacuation plan and is signed up for Alert St. Pete for real-time messages. Stay safe out there, St. Pete!
 
Learn more at StPetePrepares.com or pinellascounty.org/emergency

MOVIN' ON UP
St. Petersburg's Housing Plan offers many solutions for housing affordability in St. Pete. Find one that might work for you, like the Purchase Assistance Program, which provides down payment assistance to first-time homebuyers purchasing a new or existing single-family home. Eligibility requirements apply.
 
Learn more at stpete.org/PurchaseAssistance
 
WATER YOU WAITING FOR?
Grab those goggles and learn to swim this summer. Registration for swim lessons for swimmers 6 months and up is now open. Lessons are offered at St. Pete pools during 4 sessions starting in June and July. Registration is $39 per session with fee assistance available for those eligible.
 
Learn more & find registration info at stpeteparksrec.org/swimlessons
 
SUMMER READING IS BACK!
A virtual Summer Reading returns June 12-July 31 with reading challenges, take-home activities and chances to win prizes.
 
This year will have programming for both kids and kids at heart, from early literacy to adults.
 
Learn more & join the fun at splibraries.org
 
8 FREE FITNESS CLASSES A MONTH
Healthy St. Pete has teamed up with local fitness professionals in St. Pete to offer eight free fitness classes a month at parks throughout the city as part of Healthy St. Pete's Get Fit St. Pete programs.
 
TUESDAY CLASSES
6-7 p.m.
SATURDAY CLASSES
9-10 a.m.
Aqua Fit
1st Tuesday
Walter Fuller Pool
Yoga in the Park
1st Saturday
Crescent Lake Park
Pickleball 101
2nd Tuesday
Coquina Key Park
Trail Fun Fun
2nd Saturday
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Tai Chi
3rd Tuesday
Northwest Park
Fun Fitness Book Camp
3rd Saturday
St. Pete Pier
Exercise Zone Workout
4th Tuesday
Campbell Park
Neighborhood Walk
4th Saturday
Become a Neighborhood Wellness Champion

For more information, visit HealthyStPeteFL.com/get-fit