The Greater Childs Park Area Strategic Planning Initiative process
began in September 2006. The phased planning approach used to
develop the Greater Childs Park Strategic Plan was integrated into a well
orchestrated public involvement effort at the beginning of the process
which then continued providing a public forum throughout the life of the
project. The purpose of the community driven planning process was to
provide a forum for continued dialogue between the City, area residents
and the consultants concerning program development and direction. The
attached document details the results of this process which lead to to preparation of the Greater Childs Park Strategic Plan
Anchored in The Childs Park Neighborhood and other neighborhoods throughout Greater St. Petersburg, the Y believes that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our community.
We are located on Florida's west coast along the Gulf of Mexico and are a part of the Tampa Bay area. Our award-winning district is the seventh-largest in the state and the 24th-largest in the nation. We are the largest employer in Pinellas County with 17,000 staff who serve more than 104,000 pre-K through 12th-grade students.
Since 1962, pTEC has offered students first-rate career and technical education at our two campuses ??? Clearwater and St. Petersburg ??? and at extension and clinical locations. pTEC???s emphasis is on postsecondary education focusing on over 40 exciting career areas and about 60 programs.
pTEC also offers continuing education courses and commercial training services through our Industry Services Department. Approximately 12,000 students per year attend pTEC for full-time career programs, apprenticeship programs, continuing education courses or commercial training classes for industry.
Childs Park Recreation Center has a long tradition in the South St. Petersburg area for providing classes, youth and teen programs and a place to have social events. Our before and afterschool and summer camps focus on St. Pete Values, a set of values at the core of all of our programs for elementary through middle school youth. Take advantage of our new fitness center, dance room and kitchen facilities. If you are planning a baby shower, anniversary, wedding, corporate gathering, family reunion or any social event, you will find Childs Park Recreation Center and park is a great place to start.