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Quick Fix for Minor Flooding

When an official warning is declared, the City makes sand, shovels and bags available to St. Pete residents. 

Sandbag Pickup Locations

St. Pete residents may pick up a maximum of 10 sandbags per household. Staff will be on hand to assist seniors and others who may be unable to fill and load their own sandbags. Residents must provide proof of residence (such as a driver's license) to receive sandbags.


Sandbags are available to city residents throughout the year during non-emergency times at the following location. This location will close during a declared emergency.  

  • Pavement and Traffic Operations Building, 1744 9th Ave. N. 

Only During Storm Conditions

Following a declaration of a tropical storm or hurricane warning, sandbags will be issued at the following locations. These locations may open earlier depending on direction and/or tidal conditions. These locations are not open year-round.

Self-Service Locations
Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

  • Lake Vista Tennis Court Parking Lot – 12th St. S. & 60th Ave. S.
  • Lakewood Sports Complex Parking Lot – 2001 Country Club Way S.
  • Grandview Park Parking Lot – 3734-3814 6th St. S.
  • Childs Park Pool Parking Lot – 1227 43rd St. S.
  • Campbell Park Shelter Area Parking Lot – 1360 5th Ave. S. (Adjacent to Interstate 175)
  • Azalea Athletic Fields Parking Lot – 1600 72nd St. N.
  • Walter Fuller Soccer Field Parking Lot – 2800 75th St. N.
  • Garden Club of St. Petersburg – 500 Sunset Dr. So. 

Full-Service Locations
Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

  • Northeast Park – 955 62nd Ave. NE.
  • Lake Maggiore Shelter Area – 3601 Dr Martin Luther King Jr. St. S. 
  • Northwest Swimming Pool Parking Lot – 2331 60th St. N.

Sandbag Distribution Updates

Check the City’s Twitter (@stpetefl) and Facebook (/stpetefl) accounts for real-time sandbag location information. 

More information about flooding can be found on the flooding page. More information about how to prepare for a hurricane can be found on the hurricane center page.