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. - 11 AM to 9 PM
  • Sat. - 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Sun. - Closed


(813) 671-7700

Entrance Fee

Rec Center: Free

Fitness Center: $10 per month


Class and activity schedule

Activity Name Description Age group Start Date Days & Times Cost
Badminton A racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. 18+ Ongoing Mon. from 6 to 8:30 PM Free
 Basketball Shoot some hoops or join a pick-up game. 18+ Ongoing Weds. From 6:15 to 8:30 PM Free
Family Basketball Fun for the family. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All ages Ongoing Sat. from Noon to 1:30 PM Free
Martial Arts Self-defense classes offered to beginners, intermediate and adults that teaches discipline, strength training and helps to develop confidence. There are three times to choose from. For more information, email Matthew Laping or call him at (727) 421-7319.
5-14; 15 and up Ongoing Tues. from 6:15 to 6:45 PM
6:45 to 7:30 PM
7:30 to 8:15 PM
Pickleball Pickleball is a racquet sport combining elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. 18+ Ongoing Tues.,Weds. & Thurs. from 11 AM to 1:45 PM
Thurs. from 6 to 8:30 PM
Sat. from 9 AM to Noon
Volleyball Get your heart rate up as you spike the ball 18+ Ongoing Tues. from 6 to 8:30 PM Free
Weight Room Self-paced using weights and exercise equipment 16+ Ongoing Mon. - Thurs. from 11 AM to 8:30 PM
Fri. from 1 to 8:30 PM
Sat from 9 AM to 1:30 PM

Recreation programs

Additional information

  • The Emanual 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