Parks & Recreation

Contact Us

Vince Gizzi
Director of Parks & Recreation
VGizzi@DunedinFL.Net
727-812-4531


Parks & Recreation Department
1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, FL 34698
Phone: 727-812-4530
Fax: 727-812-4547
Email: DunedinRecreation@DunedinFL.net

Browse our Parks & Rec Magazine for your complete guide to all programs, events, parks, facilities, and services.

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About Parks & Recreation

The Dunedin Parks & Recreation Department is dedicated to improving the quality of life for our residents and visitors. We are proud to provide 29 parks and over 350 acres of green space dedicated to public use for hiking, biking, playing and picnicking. We also offer family-friendly events and a wide array of recreational classes and programs for all ages and abilities to help improve your physical, mental and social well-being.

Mission

To create comprehensive opportunities to Play, Restore and Explore.

Vision

To be the ultimate resource to enrich lives, protect nature and strengthen the fabric of our community.

Values
  • Accommodating
  • Dedicated
  • Inclusive
  • Integrity
  • Professional
Strategic Plan

The purpose of the Parks & Recreation Strategic Plan(PDF, 11MB) is to better identify and meet existing demands for facilities and services, while also planning for future demands associated with Dunedin's population over the next ten years.

Volunteer
Special Events & Programs

If you, your teenager, or a special interest/non-profit group are interested in volunteering for various holiday events, programs, or administrative work, we would love to hear from you! This is a great opportunity to volunteer with friends, fulfill service hours, and be a part of fun, traditional community events. If you or your group are interested in volunteering, please check out the available Volunteer Opportunities. If you have any questions, you can reach out to us by phone at 727-812-4530 or email.

Senior Center

The Hale Senior Activity Center, located at 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin FL, is also seeking volunteers to help with office work, answering phones and other administrative duties. Please call 727-298-3299 or email us.

 

Join Our Team
We're Hiring!

View our current Job Opportunities and apply online. A variety of Dunedin jobs are open, including Recreation Leaders, Parks Maintenance Workers, and Lifeguards. 

 

 

 

Parks & Recreation Committees

The Dunedin Parks & Recreation Department oversees the following City Advisory Committees. Click on the Committees below to find out more about each of the their purpose, goals, and meeting schedules. For a full list of City of Dunedin Boards & Committees, or if you are interested in becoming a member, visit www.DunedinGov.com/committees or call the City Clerk's Office at 727-298-3035.

 

Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee

This Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Parks & Recreation Department and the City Commission. Members provide their insight and understanding of the desires and needs of the community as it relates to programs, services and facilities, as well as assisting in developing long-range master plans to adequately serve the residents and visitors of Dunedin.

Meeting Information:
  •  1st Wednesday of every month
  •  4:00 pm
  •  Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Rd., Dunedin FL
  •  Meetings are open to the public

If you are interested in becoming a committee member, or wish to view the full list of all City of Dunedin Committees, please visitwww.DunedinGov.com/committees or contact the City Clerk's Office at 727-298-3035.

 

Causeway & Coastal Waterways Advisory Committee

This Committee monitors and reviews issues regarding the Dunedin Causeway and the coastal waterways of Dunedin.

Meeting Information:
  •  2nd Tuesday of every month
  •  8:00 am
  •  Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Rd., Dunedin FL
  •  Meetings are open to the public

If you are interested in becoming a committee member, or wish to view the full list of all City of Dunedin Committees, please visit www.DunedinGov.com/committees or contact the City Clerk's Office at 727-298-3035. 

Committee on Aging

This Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the City Commission regarding the well-being of the current senior adult population. 

Meeting Information:
  •  4th Monday of every month
  •  9:00 am
  •  Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave, Dunedin FL 34698
  •  Meetings are open to the public

If you are interested in becoming a committee member, or wish to view the full list of all City of Dunedin Committees, please visit www.DunedinGov.com/committees or contact the City Clerk's Office at 727-298-3035. 

 

Friends of the Hammock

The Friends of the Hammock (FOTH) is a non-profit group created in 1995 to help provide support for educational, beautification, management and charitable programs associated with Hammock Park. If you would like to help support the park through events, habitat restoration, education, and more, please visit www.HammockPark.org.

 

Hammock Advisory Committee

This Committee helps analyze environmental and ecological conditions in Hammock Park and makes recommendations to protect and preserve it as a unique remnant of the original hammock forest.

Meeting Information:
  •  2nd Monday of every month
  •  6:30 pm
  •  Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Rd., Dunedin FL
  •  Meetings are open to the public

If you are interested in becoming a committee member, or wish to view the full list of all City of Dunedin Committees, please visit www.DunedinGov.com/committees or contact the City Clerk's Office at 727-298-3035. 

 

Marina Advisory Committee

This Committee assists in the operation of the Marina as a self-sufficient enterprise.

Meeting Information:
  •  3rd Monday of every month
  •  5:15 pm
  •  Dunedin City Hall, 737 Louden Ave, Dunedin FL 34698
  •  Meetings are open to the public

If you are interested in becoming a committee member, or wish to view the full list of all City of Dunedin Committees, please visit www.DunedinGov.com/committees or contact the City Clerk's Office at 727-298-3035. 

U.S. Military Veterans Advisory Committee

The Committee alerts the City Commission and the community of the changing needs of the Veteran population such as effective integration of those who have served. The Committee helps promote programs and services which contribute to the quality of life for the Veterans in Dunedin.

The U.S. Military Veterans Advisory Committee sponsors a Veteran Owned/Friendly Business Recognition program for businesses in Dunedin. Once approved, businesses will receive a recognition decal to display in their window.  

Meeting Information:
  •  1st Wednesday of every other month
  •  10:00 am
  •  Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Rd., Dunedin FL
  •  Meetings are open to the public

If you are interested in becoming a committee member, or wish to view the full list of all City of Dunedin Committees, please visit www.DunedinGov.com/committees or contact the City Clerk's Office at 727-298-3035. 

 

 

 

 

Youth Advisory Committee

This Committee addresses issues affecting youth and teens of our community and provides an opportunity to enhance the leadership skills and civic involvement among Dunedin’s youth.

Meeting Information:
  •  3rd Thursday of every month
  •  6:30 pm
  •  MLK, Jr. Recreation Center,550 Laura Ln., Dunedin FL 34698
  •  Meetings are open to the public

If you are interested in becoming a committee member, or wish to view the full list of all City of Dunedin Committees, please visit www.DunedinGov.com/committees or contact the City Clerk's Office at 727-298-3035. 

 

 

 

Become a Sponsor

Invest In Your Community Today!

Event Sponsorship Opportunities - Be Involved & Be Seen!

The Dunedin Parks & Recreation Department invites you to be a part of our annual events and invest in your community today. Dunedin is known for our family-friendly events which are open to the public and held throughout the year at various city parks and recreation centers. We are an experienced and motivated group who regularly attracts a great deal of attention and attendees. The Sponsorship Packet includes unique opportunities and customized levels designed to affordably reach local residents, area visitors and potential customers for your business or organization. The sponsorship levels are customized to various levels, giving you more promotional flexibility and ability to maximize your exposure. Your sponsorship will help ensure the success of these events and allows you to be a part of your community today!

Download the Sponsorship Packet(PDF, 13MB) for a complete list of sponsorship levels, fees and application. Types of events available to sponsor include holidays, fitness & wellness, outdoor concerts and other family events.

Dunedin for Youth Scholarship Fund

The George J. Koutsourais Dunedin for Youth Scholarship Fund was established in memory of former Mayor/Commissioner Manual G. Koutsourais' son through a resolution by the Dunedin City Commission. The purpose of the Scholarship Fund is to generate contributions and donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations to be used towards providing financial assistance to young children and teens of Dunedin whose families could not afford to register them for summer camps and other recreational programs.

Dunedin for Youth Scholars Brochure(PDF, 1MB)

The Dunedin for Youth Scholarship Fund helps children build:

  • Teamwork & Life Skills
  • Self Confidence & Responsibility
  • Healthy Lifestyles & Perseverance
  • Friendships

If you would like to make a contribution and "help today's youth become tomorrow's leaders," please contact us at 727-812-4530.