Per the City’s Code of Ordinances, Chapter 96.20 (C): "No person shall dig or remove and sand, whether submerged or not, or any soil, rock, stones, trees, shrubs, or plants, down timber, other wood materials, or make any excavation to tool, equipment, blasting, or other means or agency."
Can my neighbor or friend register my child for a program?
In the event that a parent or guardian is unable to register their child(ren) for a class or program, our policy allows that a parent or guardian to designate one other adult to register the child(ren) on the parent or guardian’s behalf. The adult who is designated by the parent or guardian for registration purposes may also register their own child(ren) for classes or programs. However, only a parent or guardian is permitted to sign the required waiver for their child(ren) before the class or program begins.
Do you have a senior center?
The Parks & Recreation Department does not have a senior center, however, we do offer many classes and programs for seniors. We offer online registration or you can come into the Community Center, Civic Center or Minsky Gym to enroll. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, let us know and, if we can’t accommodate, you can always contact the Council on Aging at 772-336-8606 to see whether they offer your choice of recreational programming.
Does the City have any campgrounds?
Yes, the City offers primitive and rustic tent camp sites and RV sites at McCarty Ranch Preserve. Visit the McCarty Ranch Preserve webpage for additional details on camping, fishing, boating, hiking, bike trails, horseback riding, disc golf and for reservations.
Does the City have any public docks or boat launches?
Yes, the City has currently three locations that you can use to launch you boat:
Oak Hammock Park, (Does not have River access)
Veterans Park @ Rivergate, (offers 2 boat launch areas and is open 24 hours and has direct River and Ocean access)
C-24 Canal Park, (offers 2 boat launch areas with direct River and Ocean access, open 7 a.m. until sunset)
Does the City have anywhere that I can hold a garage sale?
To become one of our recognized mobile food vendors, please contact Joe Carter, Operations Supervisor at 772-878-2277.
How do I become a food vendor for City of Port St. Lucie Special Events?
Food vendors must pre-register. All food vendors must be approved by Special Events staff and are chosen by entry date and food items. Please register promptly on the registration date and time. You can register at the Community Center, Civic Center, Minsky Gym or register online using a valid user ID and password. If you have done business prior with the City of Port St. Lucie, Parks & Recreation, Ex: registered for classes, rented a park, gym membership, or rented the Community Center you will already have a user Id. Please call the Community Center at 772-878-2277 for assistance.
If I have a membership at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center fitness center, can I go to the Community Center fitness center?
Yes, both fitness centers are operated by the City of Port St. Lucie Parks & Recreation Department and your membership at one is good at both.
If I see a safety concern, who can I call to report the concern?
Any and all safety concerns can be reported to any Parks staff member. In the event that staff is unavailable, call Community Center Guest Services at 772-878-2277. All emergencies should be called into 911.
If I sign for a membership at one of the fitness centers, will someone show me how to use the machines?
Yes, we offer a complimentary orientation to each new member.
Is overnight parking permitted in City parks?
Overnight parking is prohibited where park curfew applies, unless otherwise posted.
Is smoking prohibited in parks?
Smoking is prohibited in parks except for designated smoking areas (e-cigarettes included).
Once I am registered as an arts and craft vendor for a City of Port St Lucie Special Event, how do I receive set-up instructions?
Set up instructions will be emailed to you prior to the event. Please be sure we have a valid email address on file.
What are the hours of operation for Neighborhood, Open space, and Community Parks?
Neighborhood, Nature Trails, Bike Trails, and Open Space Parks open at 8 a.m. daily and close at dusk.
Community Parks open at 8 a.m. and close at 10 p.m.
What do I do if I become injured at a Park?
Notify staff of the injury or sports league to create an incident report, or,
Call 911 for emergency help and documentation of incident, or
Call the Community Center Help Desk at 772-878-2277.
What is the difference between Chair Yoga and SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch?
In Chair Yoga, the participants do all the stretching and breathing exercises while remaining seated in a chair. In SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, the participants go through similar breathing and stretching exercises from both a seated and standing position, utilizing the chair for balance where needed.
What is your refund policy for program?
All refunds request will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Requests must be submitted in writing within 30 days of the first class meeting date for a program that meets more than once.
Where can adults register to play adult softball?
Interested participants can call Minsky Gym at 772-344-4142.
All adult softball games are played at Sandhill Crane Park, located at 2355 S.E. Scenic Park Drive, PSL, FL 34952
Where can I get a free basketball court pass or replace a lost court pass?
Bring your valid driver’s license to any of the following locations:
The City of Port St Lucie has three locations where you may sign-up and pay “in-person” for programs/activities:
PSL Community Center, 2195 S.E. Airoso Blvd. (across from City Hall)
Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Pl. (near the corner of U.S. 1 and Walton Rd.)
Minsky Gym, 750 S.W. Darwin Blvd. (in Whispering Pines Park, approx. ½ mile SE of Port St Lucie Blvd.
While in a City park and attending a sporting event, i.e., baseball, a foul ball shatters the windshield of my vehicle. Does the City pay for this damage?
No, the cost to replace/repair your vehicle falls solely upon you as the vehicle owner. The City is not responsible for the damage.
Why are City sports fields closed during certain times of the year?
The Parks & Recreation Department has designated periods of time throughout the year to close sports turf playing fields which have been established as a “downtime” period. During “downtime,” sports fields at specified intervals will undergo routine maintenance, regrowth, repairs, and/or improvements. Each “downtime” period has been set not to exceed 28 days unless turf conditions warrant extended periods of time for turf recovery. All sports fields will be closed no more than three time periods per year. Reservations during any downtime period will not be permitted.