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30290-I-0133 City of Lakeland’s Monthly Newsletter July 2013 IN THIS ISSUE CITY OF LAKELAND PARKS & RECREATION: WE PROVIDE EXPERIENCES. July is the official recognition month for Parks & Recreation programs around the country. The City of Lakeland’s Park and Recreation Storm Season is Here Are You Prepared? Department strives to engage citizen interaction in attractive public spaces to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors in our community. Great public spaces are created to provide infrastructure venues where people gather for entertainment, sports, and culture. Public spaces are also created to preserve natural resources that provide exploratory opportunities for residents in native habitats. A connection between public spaces and native habitats encourage socialization and provides wellness opportunities for the enjoyment of participants and proactively encourages a healthy livable community. The City of Lakeland Department of Parks and Recreation is comprised of five divisions; parks, recreation, libraries, Water Restrictions In Place For Polk County cemeteries and Cleveland Heights Golf Club. The Department manages over 1,450 acres of open space in the City. Currently, we maintain 730 acres of land to accommodate sporting activities such as tennis, golf, football, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, skating and playgrounds. The Parks Department also oversees land that provides access to natural resources in scenic, commemorative, or urban parks distributed widely throughout our community including the botanical Hollis Garden. The City has scenic parks that are situated on 11 different lakes including Lake Parker and Lake Hollingsworth. The recreation division manages three separate community centers; Kelly Recreation Complex, Simpson Park Recreation Center and the Lake Mirror Complex. The division is also responsible for three aquatic areas Gandy Pool, Simpson Pool and the Barnett Family Park Play Meet Julie Adams: Assistant Recreation Supervisor Fountain. Programming at these centers caters to all ages by offering tennis, pickle-ball, swimming, dancing, ballet, after school tutoring, basketball, piano, bridge, martial arts, quilting, arts & crafts and exercise classes. The Parks Department also oversees Cleveland Heights Golf Club, a 27-hole public golf course with full dining (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and lounge service. The course is open seven days a week with a full pro shop. THE MISSION OF THE LAKELAND Neighborhood Spotlight: Swannanoa/Glen Echo PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT Miriam Plaza. The three public libraries circulate over one million books, e-books, videos, and IS TO PROMOTE AND ENHANCE city from the main office which is located at the Oak Hill Cemetery, the largest perpetual care THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL CITIZENS OF LAKELAND BY PROVIDING SUPERIOR SERVICE 228 S. Massachusetts Ave Lakeland, FL 33801 863.834.6000 The library division has three facilities; the Main Library, located on Lake Morton; The Larry Jackson Branch, on Modest & North Florida Avenue; and the E-Library, located in the Lake AND OPPORTUNITIES IN RECREATION, LIBRARY, CEMETERY AND PARK EXPERIENCES. periodicals annually to youth and adults. The Cemetery division manages six cemeteries in the facility in Polk County. All park and recreation facilities and venues are available for event rentals as well as public use. Please call 863.834.6035 for additional information about your parks and recreational activities and be sure to check out the Park & Recreation website So, go out and explore your park facilities as this great nation recognizes all Parks and Recreation facilities during the month of July.

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