Tampa Heights has been chosen for a KaBOOM playground! It will be located behind the Youth and Community Center located at Palm Ave. and Lamar Ave. next to I-275. The playground will be for the entire community. Designing and planning are moving fast! The playground will be built on March 2, 2013. For more information visit: http://www.kaboom.org
The City has chosen the owner of Columbia Restaurant to develop the Waterworks Building into Ciao's which will be a seafood restaurant, chophouse and oyster bar with an outdoor cafe overlooking the river. The proposal calls for $2 million to be pumped into the waterworks building. For more information, click here.
Tampa Heights Home Tour Stay tuned for more details for 2013.
Tampa Heights Banner
your beautiful Tampa Heights banner!!!! They have been hanging proudly
through out the neighborhood. They will be sold at each Civic Association
Meeting. The price is $20 cash or check (checks made out to Tampa Heights
The design of the flag is to the
left. These flags will be quite large. Look for these flags hanging proudly
on homes around Tampa Heights.
(Click Image to Enlarge)
Safety & Law Enforcement
Our local community officers
are: Officer Lippold (A cycle) contact info:
Officers Ward and Gonzales (B cycle) contact info:
Cell: 310-0552 and 309-0981
Neighborhood Affairs Liaison: Rebecca Jones:
Our Crime Prevention Team Officer Duran:
Police Department Non-Emergency Phone Number:
813-231-6130. And don't forget in an emergency or if you see a crime in
progress call 911.
Contact City Government
The City of Tampa’s Neighborhood and
Community Relations Office is available to help you navigate your way
through city government. With over 34 departments and nearly 5,000
employees, the task of determining which department to call first is
sometimes overwhelming for residents. Our office is available to help
connect you to the appropriate city department; provide contact information;
or input your question, concern or suggestion directly into Tampa’s on-line
Customer Service Center. We can be reached at (813) 274-7835, and I
encourage you to call. Please be sure to also visit our website www.tampagov.net/neighborhoods to learn more about your neighborhood.
*** Recent THCA NEWS***
The community continues to rehab the old Baptist Church into our Youth
Development and Community Center! Every Saturday- hard at work!
Upcoming Tampa Heights Civic Association Meetings
General Meeting Dates:
All Tampa Heights residents are welcome to attend. General Meetings in Jan - Oct are held on the 4th Thursday of the month. In Nov & Dec the general meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month. The Board Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Location:Old Trolley Barn at " The Heights", 1910 N. Ola Ave. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m.
The Waterworks Park is finally going to get a complete makeover. Thanks to the City of Tampa allocating $5M for the park's renovation, Waterworks is about to become of the premier parks in Tampa. Waterworks Park will become the northern terminus of the Riverwalk which also recently received funding to complete the entire stretch down to Channelside. Click on the image below for a more detailed view.
Tampa Heights Community Garden
Yoga in the Garden takes place regularly on Sunday at 9:30am (check their facebook page for schedule) - bring your a mat, towel, blanket and some water. Yoga is to be followed by a community work day.
The community garden (located at 605 E. Frances Ave) is up and running with 25 individual plots and 2 communal plots.
New plots will be available for the spring planting so reserve yours as soon as possible because there are a limited number.
Lee's Grocery is now serving pizza and has a wide selection of craft beers so stop by at the corner of Central Ave. & E. Frances between 11:30 am and 9:00 pm which are their normal hours.
300 East just opened and they sells decor with their shop located at the corner of Columbus and Morgan.
Community Center Coming Soon
The renovation of the Tampa Heights Community Center is currently underway. Every Saturday morning, community volunteers have been chipping away from 9am - 12pm- please join if you have a chance. The Community Center will be a focus for the neighborhood - a place for gatherings, meetings, classes, or anything else we can imagine. Lumber and monetary donations are currently being accepted - go to http://www.thjca.org for more information.
For the most updated news about the Riverwalk project that
will connect Channelside to Tampa Heights, click on this website: