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

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

People in Vinoy Park by the water

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: you can now park at Tropicana Field on days when the Rays don’t have a home game. Check out their website for the full list, and subscribe there to have it delivered to your inbox every month.


Utility rates are about to change

Utility billing rates and charges for water, wastewater, reclaimed water, stormwater, and sanitation will change on Oct. 1, 2023, upon City Council approval.

Stay updated at

Carefest makes its return

CareFest is finally here! CareFest is a community outreach program that helps homeowners in need with minor home repairs, yard work, and painting through in-kind donations and volunteers. As a City of Compassion, St. Pete knows that once our own needs are met, we must look to the needs of others.


Find more information and ways to participate at

Find brush and recycling drop-offs citywide

Got brush? The City of St. Petersburg has 5 brush site locations where you can drop off yard waste, and even recyclables. Find locations and more info at, excellent information to have as we enter the stormy season.

Or you can request a Special Pickup from the curb. More info at

You can now use ParkMobile at The Trop

The Tampa Bay Rays parking lots at Tropicana Field are open to the public during non-game or event times. Spots can be paid for through the ParkMobile app.

For more information on the Rays parking facilities, visit

Business owners: check out Supplier Diversity Day

Join us at the first annual Supplier Diversity Day! This new event is dedicated to connecting small, minority-owned, and women-owned businesses with local opportunities. You don’t want to miss this one!

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