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Celebrate a Lifetime of Discoveries with Parks and Recreation this July

City of Port St. Lucie

Make a lifetime of discovery this July during National Parks and Recreation Month. The City of Port St. Lucie is celebrating all month with a few free and fun activities suited for all ages.

The City of Port St. Lucie Parks & Recreation Department is celebrating Parks and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), by inviting you to explore A Lifetime of Discovery at your local parks and recreation facilities. Playgrounds, rec centers, sports leagues and summer camps are just a few of the things that come to mind when we think of parks and rec. Parks and recreation is so much more than that. During Parks and Recreation Month, discover all the ways parks and recreation can improve quality-of-life, senior programs; innovative health and wellness opportunities; and community celebrations.  Try one of our Recreation programs at any of our facilities, Minsky Gymnasium, Civic Center or the Community Center for FREE during the month of July.


Get Your Park On

This fun event sends you on a scavenger hunt around a few of the City’s many parks. Residents who visit six out of 10 parks in one week are eligible to receive a prize. The pilot program is running from June 4 to August 10, 2018. Learn more.


What: Get Your Park On

When: All summer long from June 4 to August 10, 2018

Where: Various parks throughout the City


2018 FreedomFest

Break out your red, white and blue and celebrate the U.S.A. on July 4 at FreedomFest, the City of Port St. Lucie’s most popular, free special event of the year. And those who want a front-row seat for the fireworks, along with a fun indoor experience, can purchase tickets now for a special VIP party.

This year’s event features Caribbean Chillers, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band, arts & craft vendors, food & drinks for purchase and a fireworks display beginning at 9:00 p.m. The VIP Party is held in the Emerald Ball room where residents can escape the Florida heat, enjoy a buffet and watch the fireworks for the best seats in the house. Learn more.

What: 2018 FreedomFest

When: July 4, 2018 from 4 to 10 pm

Where: Port St. Lucie Civic Center Village Square, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie, FL

Tickets and Information: FreedomFest is free and open to the public. Space is limited at the VIP party, so visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets now. The cost is $35 for adults, $12 for children ages 4-12, toddlers 3 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the Civic Center box office or online at

Play Ball

Pitch, Run & Play – The City of Port St. Lucie, in partnership with the St. Lucie Mets and the Treasure Coast Sports Commission, are encouraging residents and their children to get outside and play ball.  This event is free and open to the public. The event will include children activities, live music and giveaways, a Pitch & Run contest and an autograph signing session with St. Lucie Mets athletes prior to the game. Participants will also have a chance to parade around the field before the first pitch.

Stay for the game and invite your friends for free admission to help the City “Break the Attendance Record” at the game.

What: Play Ball

When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Where: First Data Field, 525 NW Peacock Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL

Tickets and Information: Free tickets will be given to any child who participates in the event.  For more information call (772) 878-2277.

NRPA encourages people that support parks and recreation to share why they think it’s important to explore and discover all the City of Port St. Lucie Parks & Recreation Department has to offer with the hashtag #DiscoverJuly.


To learn more about Parks and Recreation Month, visit




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