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Pads and tampons are now free of charge in many county-owned buildings

A machine in a bathroom says tampons are free of charge.
Alejandro Santiago
WFSU Public Media

Free pads and tampons are now available in public restrooms throughout Leon County. That comes as part of an effort to combat “period poverty.”

The supplies can be found in women’s and gender-neutral bathrooms in the county’s libraries, parks, county owned buildings and at the health department.

County facilities that are offering free menstrual products include:

  • Leon County Courthouse, 301 S. Monroe Street
  • Leon County Government Annex Building, 1st Floor, 315 S. Calhoun Street
  • Leon County Human Services & Community Partnerships, 615 Paul Russell Road


  • LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Library, 200 W. Park Avenue
  • Dr. B.L. Perry, Jr. Branch Library, 2817 S. Adams Street
  • Eastside Branch Library, 1583 Pedrick Road
  • Lake Jackson Branch Library, 3840-300 N. Monroe Street
  • Northeast Branch Library, 5513 Thomasville Road
  • Woodville Branch Library, 8000 Old Woodville Road
  • Jane G. Sauls Fort Braden Branch Library, 16327 Blountstown Highway

Parks and Greenways

  • J Lee Vause Park, 6024 Old Bainbridge Road
  • Daniel B. Chaires Community Park, 4768 Chaires Cross Road
  • Canopy Oaks Community Park, 3250 Point View Drive
  • J. Lewis Hall Sr. Park, 1492 J. Lewis Hall Sr. Lane
  • Miccosukee Community Park, 15011 Cromartie Road
  • Fort Braden Community Park, 15100 Blountstown Highway
  • Pedrick Pond Park, 5701 Mahan Dr
  • Fred George Greenway Park, 3043 Capital Circle NW
  • Apalachee Regional Park, 7300 Apalachee Parkway

Community Centers

  • Fort Braden Community Center, 16387 Blountstown Highway
  • Dorothy Cooper Spence Community Center, 4768 Chaires Cross Road
  • Miccosukee Community Center, 13887 Moccasin Gap Road
  • Bradfordville Community Center, 6808 Beech Ridge Trail

Florida Department of Health Buildings

  • Florida Department of Health in Leon County Roberts & Stevens Clinic, 1515 Old Bainbridge Road
  • Florida Department of Health in Leon County, 2965 Municipal Way
  • Florida Department of Health in Leon County, 872 W. Orange Avenue
  • The Molar Express – Florida Department of Health in Leon County, 912 Railroad Avenue
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Regan McCarthy is the Assistant News Director for WFSU Public Media. Before coming to Tallahassee, Regan graduated with honors from Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. She worked for several years for NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, Ind., where she covered local and state government and produced feature and community stories.

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