Emanuel P. Johnson Recreation Center

After School Programs Summer Recreation Programs Fitness Room

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Location and Hours


5855 S. 78th St.
Tampa, FL 33619


Center Hours:

  • Mon.- Fri. -9 AM to 9 PM
  • Sat. - 8 AM to 5 PM
  • Sun. - Closed


(813) 671-7700

Entrance Fee

Rec Center: Free

Fitness Center: $10 per month


Class and activity schedules


Recreation programs

Additional information

  • The Emanuel P. Johnson recreation center shares the location with the Larry Sanders Progress Village Sports Complex
  • The sports complex is a 120 acre facility with batting cages, four baseball fields, and two football fields, including one with artificial sports turf
  • This facility has meeting room rentals


  • After School Programs
  • Basketball Court
  • Fitness Classes
  • Fitness Room
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Room Rental
  • Summer Recreation Programs
  • Volleyball