St. Pete Extra: How to make the most out of being a resident of the Sunshine City

St. Pete Extra: How to make the most out of being a resident of the Sunshine City

A mural on the side of a store in St. Pete
Photo courtesy City of St. Pete

Each month, the City of St. Petersburg releases a newsletter called St. Pete Extra that shares updates on new programs, exciting upcoming events, important local news, and a wealth of insider secrets on the Sunshine City. Inside this monthly update, we always find great nuggets that we can use to making living in St. Pete better and more fun for ourselves, our neighbors, our families, and our friends.

With their permission, we are going to share some of each month’s highlights in this space, which are chock full of good info. For example: did you know you get a discount on ParkMobile parking just for being a resident? We’ll start there. Check out their website for the full list, and subscribe there to have it delivered to your inbox every month.

Locals can drop the ParkMobile transaction fee

Pro Tip: St. Pete residents can waive the $0.35 transaction fee on parking sessions in the ParkMobile app. Here’s how to start saving:

Submit 2 out of 3 of the following documents referencing a St. Pete address to [email protected]

  1. Valid photo ID
  2. Valid vehicle registration
  3. Valid proof of residency

More info here:

Lime bikes have arrived in St. Pete

Dust off that helmet because brand new downtown bike share bikes are here! The City has partnered with Lime to bring you their smooth, eco-friendly, and comfortable Gen4 e-bike!


Details at

Get fit for free, courtesy of the City

Whatever fit looks like to you, St. Pete has programming to help you reach your goals with Get Fit St. Pete. Join us on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for free group workouts. Current classes include Cardio Kickboxing, Pickleball 101, Tai Chi, Yoga, Kayaking Adventure, Water Aerobics, and more.

Details at

Get financial help for repairing your home

Got a leaky roof? Electrical hazards? Need a wheelchair ramp? The Housing Rehabilitation Assistance Program could help! Residents needing rehabilitation to their homes for safety or accessibility can apply for funding from the City. Property must be located with the city limits Eligibility requirements apply.

Learn more at

Small businesses in South St. Pete are eligible for up to $10K in grants

Eligible businesses in the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) can apply for funding of up to $10,000. Applications are open Tuesday, May 9 through Wednesday, May 31 – or until maximum program numbers are met.

Find more information at

The Mayor is coming to you for input

St. Pete is bringing City Hall to your community! Figuratively, of course. This is your opportunity to meet with Mayor Welch and members of City leadership to get your questions answered and concerns addressed. The next tour stop will be at Willis S. John Rec Center on June 14, 5:30 – 8 p.m. Join us!

More info and full tour schedule at

See the full St. Pete Extra here, with additional info on grants available for local artists, a family wellness festival this weekend, summer camps for city youth, and the latest drinking water quality report.


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