City of Vero Beach

"Where the Tropics Begin"

Recreation Department

Rob Slezak, Director

Physical Address
2266 14th Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32960

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 1389
Vero Beach, FL 32961-1389
Phone:  772-567-2144
Fax:       772-778-6515
E-Mail:  recreate@covb.org


The mission of the Recreation Department is to provide, publicize, maintain, schedule and operate city recreation facilities and programs for the use of residents and visitors of all age groups, in accordance with a fee schedule set by City Council. The Department is to provide trained, certified water safety personnel at city beaches and aquatic facilities; to maintain playgrounds; and to provide funds to maintain city parks.


The Department is to administer the City of Vero Beach Recreation Department and staff including budgeting, staffing, requisitioning and the administration of trained, certified water safety personnel at city beaches and aquatic facilities.


The Department is to provide a Citywide Recreation Program Delivery System utilizing city recreation staff and facilities.


The Department is to provide ADA accessibility to users of recreation facilities and recreation programs.

The Vero Beach Recreation Department encourages and welcomes everyone to participate in the programs made available by the Recreation Department.  We will make every effort to accommodate special needs within the framework of the activities.  Financial assistance is available.  All programs and activities listed on this web site are open to all residents of Indian River County, regardless of location.  For the convenience of beach-goers, a specially-designed wheelchair is available for use at South Beach Park.  For more information, call the Recreation Department at 567-2144 or Leisure Square at 770-6500.

Please note:  No refunds will be made.  Credits will be given to apply to next session activity or department activity

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