Palm Bay Parks and Recreation is a Nationally Accredited Parks Department in a field of over 5000 agencies. The Parks and Recreation Department maintains all recreation facilities as well as parks and athletic fields.
The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for organizing and running civic and cultural events throughout the year, including: the Palm Bay Independence Day Celebration, Fall Fest, Turkey Creek 5k Trail Run, and The Health First Palm Bay Hospital Holiday Light Parade to name a few.
The Tony Rosa and Ted Whitlock Community Centers offer a range of classes for all age groups and fitness levels. In addition to classes, the Recreation staff hosts tournaments and cultural events, and runs a series of monthly activities including: Movies in the Park and First Friday by the Bay.
The focus of the Parks & Recreation Department is to provide City residents with positive recreational experiences.
The City of Palm Bay was named a 2017 Playful City USA by the Kaboom! Foundation. This is the tenth year in a row that Palm Bay has been recognized for its commitment to playability for all children.