33 free sunscreen dispensers are now across Tampa Bay

Posted at 6:44 AM, Apr 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-14 06:44:29-04

The city of Tampa now has free sunscreen dispensers across 33 public pools and splash pads for anyone to use. 

Last May, city council members expressed interest in the idea after a non-profit organization brought forth the idea. 

The Melanoma Foundation of New Englandworked with the city of Tampa with a donation of more than a dozen dispensers since the end of the year. 

The bright yellow battery automated dispenser would have SPF 30 sunscreen. 

However, the city's park department or sponsors will have to pay for the sunscreen for the dispensers.

On average each dispenser goes through two boxes a year, at $200 each. 

Some of the dispensers are a little harder to spot than others, like at Water Works Park's splash pad. You can find the free sunscreen attached to a wall at a distance. 

However, others are visible from a distance. 

The free sunscreen is to help offer sun safety awareness as well as prevention efforts to visitors too. 

Melanoma is growing at an epidemic rate with an estimated three percent in cases annually. The foundation points out that an estimated 63,000 cases of melanoma will be diagnosed yearly. 

The Melanoma Foundation of New England is still looking for dispenser sponsors, for more information, click here. 

Here are the 33 locations:

  1. POOLS
  • Bobby Hicks Pool: 4201 W Mango Ave, 33616
  • Copeland Pool: 11001 N 15th St., 33612
  • Cuscaden Pool: 2900 N 15th St., 33605
  • Cyrus Greene Pool: 2101 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, 33603
  • Danny Del Rio Pool: 10105 N Boulevard, 33603
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pool: 2200 N Oregon Ave. 33607
  • Interbay Pool: 4321 Estrella Ave. 33629
  • Loretta Ingraham Pool: 1611 N. Hubert Ave. 33607
  • Roy Jenkins Pool: 154 Columbia Dr. 33606
  • Spicola Family Pool: 2615 E Corrina St. 33605
  • Sulphur Springs Pool: 701 E Bird St. 33604
  • Williams Park Pool: 4362 E. Osborne Ave. 33610
  • Anderson Park: 821 S Rome Ave 33606
  • Ballast Point Park: 5300 Interbay Blvd. 33611
  • Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park: 601 Old Water St. 33602
  • Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park Mist: 600 N Ashley Dr. 33602
  • Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park Louver: 600 N Ashley Dr. 33602
  • Giddens Park: 5202 N 12th St. 33603
  • Perry Harvey Sr. Park: 1201 N Orange St. 33602
  • Springhill Park: 1000 E Eskimo Ave 33604
  • Water Works Park: 1710 N Highland Ave. 33602