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July 4 Holiday Schedule

Note that the City will observe the Independence Day holiday on Friday, July 3. City offices will not be staffed and there will be no residential trash or recycling pickup. Collection will resume on your next regularly scheduled day. The Library and the Rec Complex also will be closed July 3 and 4.

Red, White and Blue Independence Day Yard Decorating Contest

Click here for a list of addresses that have registered to participate in the Red, White and Blue Yard Decorating Contest. Official judging will take place today through Saturday. Residents are encouraged to enjoy a "reverse Independence Day parade" and drive, walk or bike to the houses in their neighborhood. Winners will be announced at the July 7 City Council meeting. Enjoy the 4th all! 🇺🇸 

Coronavirus Updates

Face Coverings

The Hillsborough County Emergency Policy group enacted an order to require face coverings in all County businesses, including those in Temple Terrace, beginning at 5pm, June 24. The County has provided the City with face coverings to disperse to residents who need them. The masks are available in packs of five for pick-up in front of the Temple Terrace Public Library, 202 Bullard Parkway, M-F between 10am and 4pm until supplies are depleted. One pack per person please. Please call 813.506.6406 if you need assistance.

A limited supply of masks are available to the Temple Terrace business community. For more information, email gpauley@templeterrace.com. 


The City of Temple Terrace has resumed its complimentary recycling program for residents in the following manner:


Residents should put paper products ONLY in their green bins and place curbside on their regular recycling pick-up day. Bins containing materials other than paper products will not be serviced.


Beginning on July 6, the City will provide strategically placed receptacles around the City in which residents may deposit metals and plastic goods to be collected for recycling. 


The City is discontinuing separated glass recycling. Residents should place glass items into their regular garbage, which is taken to a Waste-to-Energy plant for incineration.

Click here for more information about the City’s revised Recycling program.


The Temple Terrace Public Library reopened. New, temporary hours are M-F, from 10 am - 4 pm. For more information on precautions being taken at this facility due to the Coronavirus, click here.

Family Recreation Complex

The Family Recreation Complex has reopened. New, temporary hours are M-F, from 8 am - 7 pm (Pool hours:  9 am - 6 pm) and Saturday from 8am - 4pm (Pool hours:  10am - 3pm). (PLEASE NOTE THE HOLIDAY HOURS ABOVE.) Call 813.506.6600 for a schedule of classes and more info or pick up a flier at the Rec Complex. Due to cautions regarding COVID-19, the public must comply with the following rules while using this City facility:

  • Entry restricted to members only
  • Building capacity is limited, as is usage of pool, tennis and basketball courts (members must provide their own balls/equipment)
  • Use of face coverings is mandatory when entering and exiting the facility, moving about the building, registering for activities at the Customer Service Desk, or observing classes or activities. Face coverings will not be required while exercising, swimming or participating in programs or activities as long as social distancing protocols are being followed.
  • Lap lanes can be reserved by calling 813.506.6615
  • Tennis courts can be reserved by calling 813.506.6600
  • All minors 17 and younger must be accompanied by parent or caregiver at all times 
  • Practice 6 ft social distancing at all times
  • Sanitize/wash hands before and after use of this facility
  • Water fountains will be unavailable
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • No loitering

Fitness Center 

Information about precautions taken in the Fitness Center due to the Coronavirus can be found here.

Other City Facilities

Omar K Lightfoot Center, Public Works and City Hall remain closed to the public. Staff are available to answer questions via phone or email between 8am and 5pm. View phone directory.

Previous announcements regarding the City’s response to COVID-19 and other information are available here.

Other Local Updates


COVID-19 testing is being offered by Hillsborough County at Raymond James Stadium and three Community Resource Centers in east Tampa, Plant City and SouthShore. Persons wishing to schedule an appointment for a free test can call 813.272.5900 weekdays between 8 am and 5 pm. The call center will provide a confirmation number for the testing and further instructions. Pre-screening is not required. Neither insurance nor a doctor’s note is needed to be tested. Bring a photo ID with name and date of birth to your appointment.  Learn more about the virus and ways to protect yourself.

Outdoor Seating Regulations Relaxed at City Restaurants

To assist local restaurant owners and operators in their recovery efforts, the City of Temple Terrace will temporarily suspend outdoor seating regulations and allow restaurants to set up outdoor tables and chairs to boost seating capacity while adhering to social distancing requirements. The outdoor seating would not count toward the 25% maximum building occupancy so restaurant owners and operators would be able to serve a greater number of patrons while complying with the Governor’s Order and CDC social distancing guidelines. Read a letter from City Manager Charles Stephenson for details.

Recommended COVID Resources:  

Business Resources

Governor’s Executive Order

In other news...

close up of a 2020 census form2020 CENSUS  –  More than 61% of the households in the US have responded. In Temple Terrace, our response rate is slightly higher than the national average at nearly 63%. There’s still time to shape the future for our community. Complete the Census now online, by phone or by mail. For more info, go to 2020Census.gov.  Learn more about the Census, why your response is important, as well as other information about confidentiality.