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If you currently use the City’s Recreation Facilities, and want to register for classes online, grab your scan card and let’s get started. Go to and select the tab for the type of programming you would like to register for. (Classes are organized by start date.) Select the name of the class to get more detailed information. Once you have chosen the class you are interested in, select “Register” at the far right of the row. If you have not used the online registration before, a user name and a password must be set up. Once that is done you can log in. On the next screen check the box to agree to the terms including the 2.8% fee. Continue to the next screen. If you have a scan card for the participant enrolling in the class/program enter the number on the back. (Note: You must use the scan card for the person participating in the class. Each individual has their own scan card; therefore, a parent cannot use their scan card to register their child for a class.) If you don’t have a scan card, you can enter your information into the yellow fields for the participant. Now, you can either proceed to checkout or add additional registrations. Feel free to call 863.834.3284 if you have questions or problems with online regsitration.



it’s not the Established in 1983, Kelly Recreation Complex has been providing recreation opportunities to the community of Lakeland for over 25 years. This facility houses an expansive cardio theatre, multilevel fitness area, several classrooms, as well as a 12,000 square foot gymnasium. For those seeking outdoor recreation, eight lighted tennis courts are also available. This spacious facility provides the residents of Lakeland access to a diverse selection of recreation activities. Registration at the Kelly Recreation Complex is required for all activities and classes. Due to limited enrollment, pre-registration and pre-payment is recommended and sometimes required for classes. All fees must be paid by cash or check only. **Online registration is available for most classes check page 4-5 for details**

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri • 6am-10pm Sat • 8am-6pm Sun • 11am-5pm


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**Gymnasium will close 30 minutes before the facility’s scheduled closing time.**



fitness rooms & gymnasium

*Fees are for fitness and gymnasium activities ONLY, class fees are separate. Fees: $3 per Visit • $40 per 20-Visit Gym & Fitness Room Pass (Purchasing a pass saves you money!) Guests: Out-of-City $4 • Out-of-State $5 All guests must check in upon entering the Kelly Recreation Complex and sign a waiver of liability to participate. Weekend Pass (5pm Fri - 5pm Sun) $20 per 16-Visit Gym & Fitness Room Pass User Check-in: All users must check in before being permitted to use the fitness areas and gymnasium. New users will be required to register in the participant program and will be issued an identification tag. Lost ID tags are subject to a $1 replacement fee.


(Ongoing Activities and Classes) *All instructor-led activity and class fees are set by each individual instructor. In addition, the admission fee paid for activities and classes does not include access to the cardio room, weight rooms or any other ongoing activities. This access may be gained by paying a separate fee.

Ab/Body Sculpting A non-cardio training, toning & strengthening workout for you early risers that want to get a jump-start on the busy day ahead without the intimidating setting of a weight room. This class utilizes hand weights, body resistance and high repetitions. Ab/Sculpting is termed multileveled because you choose the weight of dumbbells used. Aerobics Room TUES | THURS • 6-6:45am TUES • 5:40pm – 6:30pm SAT • 8-9am $3 per class or $30 per 16-visit pass Amy “AJ” Jackson

­ — Boot Camp by Jennifer Burn calories and fat while building strength and endurance. Combines upbeat tempo variations and a variety of moves to motivating music. Aerobics Room MON • 5:30-6:30pm $5 per class Jennifer Lewis, NASM certified trainer

­ — Boxing for Life A high-impact cardio-fight fitness program. Participants can burn between 600 and 800 calories per class. It incorporates fight routines, free weights, resistance training, and cardio into a high-energy motivational hour! Participants only need to wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes, boxing gloves and hand weights are provided. Everyone is welcome and this is perfect for all; young, old, experienced, and beginners!

Aerobics Room TUES • 6:30-7:30pm THURS | FRI • 5:30-6:30pm SAT • 9:15-10:15am $6 per class Paul Thomas, Jane Waters-Thomas, Melissa Borchers

— Muscle Confusion You’re up! You’re down! You’re movin’ all around! Come learn how muscle confusion training can kick your fitness out of the doldrums. Bring your own workout mat If you like. We have everything you need. Aerobics Room MON • 6:30-7:30pm (No Class: 1/14 • 1/21) $5 per class Leah Powell

— Senior Shape Up Low impact exercise especially designed for adults/seniors. Emphasis on several areas: stability and developing core strength; create upper body strength and coordination while improving your cardiovascular strength; improve your balance and strength skills with balance-challenging exercises and moves. Weights/dynabands are provided. If you are looking to develop your “mind-body soul,” then this is the class for you. Aerobics Room MON | WED | FRI • 8:30-9:30am TUES | THURS • 9-10am $3 per class | $35 per 16-visit pass Rosie Oxford

The minimum age requirement is 15 years old. Participants 12-14 years of age may work out if accompanied by a parent or guardian, 18 years old and up. Anyone under the age of 12 cannot use the fitness rooms due to insurance requirements. All participants are encouraged to consult a physician before beginning any exercise program. Co-Ed Cardio Room: Work out in our cardio room featuring Cardio Theatre and Precor & Track Master machines such as cross trainers, upright & recumbent bikes, steppers, treadmills, rowers and more! The theatre consists of 8 flat screen televisions on different stations for your entertainment. Standard 3.5 mm headphones are required for the audio. Participants may bring their own headphones or purchase a pair for $8 at the front desk. Co-Ed Weight Room: Top quality Magnum weight machines, including leg extension, leg sled, cablecross over, biceps, chest press, free-weight stations, and more.

Strength Express A small-group strength conditioning class based on slow-method, high-intensity, strength-training principles; utilizing barbells, dumbbells, dynabands and motivating MUSIC! Movements are performed in such a way to ensure maximum safety while at the same time providing sufficient intensity for optimum results within minimum time. Aerobics Room Sun • 3:35-4:20pm $4 per class Lou Gardner ­­—

Tai Chi Chuan Rejuvenate and unwind while working on your breathing and flexibility, all while toning up. Creative Movement Room Tues | Thurs • 8:30-9:30am (Advanced) 9:30-10:30am (Beginners) $4 per class Rudy Abel

­ — Yoga – Active Yoga balances, harmonizes, purifies, and strengthens the body, mind, and soul. This Yoga style builds strength, increases flexibility and promotes inner peace. These exercises blend breathing and movement in accessible and enjoyable routines. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Activity Room Wed • 6:30-7:30pm $5 per class Marsha Nelson

— Lumba/Cardio Dance Lou Gardner was well known for her “Aerobic Dancing” program from 1980 thru 1991…and now she’s back at it and it’s even better! You will be amazed how much fun it is to accomplish all sorts of cool dance steps and combos. Dance to your favorite oldies as well as some of the HOTTEST new music! Whether you’re an experienced dancer or you think you have two left feet, you need to give this class a try. You will not be disappointed! All dance steps and combinations are designed to accomodate anyone who wishes to avoid “impact” movements- You may choose to “stay grounded” or feel free to add as much intensity as you like. Creative Movement Room Sun • 2:30-3:30pm $4 per class Lou Gardner

8 404 IMPERIAL BLVD • 863.834.3284

Zumba Zumba is a Latin inspired dance/fitness program that blends Red Hot international music and contagious steps into a “fitness party” that is a ton of fun. This class helps burn calories while not feeling like you are exercising. It’s just fun! No dance experience necessary. Steps are easy, so anyone can follow along. This is a great class for men, women, and children. If you want to have fun and lose pounds come join us! Creative Movement Room Tues | Thurs • 5:30-6:30pm $5 per class Susan Staton •

— Pickleball A fun game that’s played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34” at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fastpaced, competitive game for experienced players. New players are always welcome. Indoor and outdoor courts available. Gymnasium Mon | Tues | Thurs • 9am-12pm $1 per participant

— Walking Club CALL FOR SCHEDULING Walk in the air-conditioned comfort of the Kelly Recreation Basketball Gymnasium while visiting with friends and neighbors. Basketball Gym Weekdays • 6-8am No Charge

— Pilates Pilates strengthens core postural muscles of the abdominals and lower back, as well as the chest, upper back, shoulders, and glutes. Focused and controlled exercises create long, lean, and flexible muscles. Activity Room Thur • 5:30-6:30pm $5 per class Nicole Dalia

Insanity By Mike Insanity is a intense, cardio-based conditioning program for your whole body that will raise the level of your workout exponentially. Aerobic Room Wed • 6:30-7:30pm $5 per class Mike Franklin











Ab/Body Sculpting


(T,TH) 6-6:45am (T) 5:40-6:30pm (Sat) 8-9am

$3 $30 • 16 visits

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Boot Camp by Jennifer

Jennifer Lewis

(M) 5:30-6:30pm


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Boxing for Life

Jane Waters, Paul Thomas, Melissa Borchers

(T) 6:30-7:30pm (TH,F) 5:30-6:30pm (Sat) 9:15-10:15am


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Muscle Confusion

Leah Powell

(M) 6:30-7:30pm


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Senior Shape-Up

Rosie Oxford

(M,W,F) 8:30-9:30am (T,TH) 9-10am

$3 $35 • 16 visits

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Strength Express

Lou Gardner

(Sun) 3:30-4:15pm


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Lumba / Cardio Dance

Lou Gardner

(Sat) 9-10am (Sun) 2:30-3:30pm


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Tai Chi Chuan

Rudy Abel

(T) 8:30-9:30am (TH) 9:30-10:30am


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Marsha Nelson

(W) 6:30-7:30pm


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Susan Staton


(T,TH) 5:30-6:30pm


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(M,T,TH) 9am-12pm


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Walking Club

(M-F) 6-8am


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Nicole Dalia

(Th) 5:30-6:30pm


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Insanity by Mike

Mike Franklin

(W) 6:30-7:30pm


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Mary Dague


Beginner • 7-8pm Intermediate • 8-9pm


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Belly Dance Day Classes

Sandi Silverman


Beginner • 9-10am Intermediate • 10-11am


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Belly Dance Night Classes

Sandi Silverman


Beginner • 6:45-7:45pm Intermediate • 7:45-8:45pm Advanced • 8:15-9:15pm


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Belly Dance Pro Invitation Only

Sandi Silverman




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$1 per class

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Line Dance


Line Dance (Intermediate)

Ethel Ewing



$1 per class

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Senior Line Dance

Nancy Donlon, Avis Burdy, Suyuan Mi



$1 per class

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New York Salsa

Eddie Benitez


Beginner • 7-8pm Intermediate • 8-9pm


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New York Salsa for Couples

Eddie Benitez


Salsa for Couples • 8-9pm


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Modern Bachata

Eddie Benitez


Modern Bachata • 7-8pm


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Hawaiian Hula Dance

Donna Gum


Intermediate • 6-7pm Beginner • 7:15-8:15pm


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Senior Ballroom

Gerald Eaton



$4 per class

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adult dance classes Ballroom – Latin – Swing Dance

Belly Dancing

Ballroom dancing is hot!!! Couples or singles are invited. Everyone dances! Pre-registration is highly recommended. Beginner Learn to dance the basic steps of the popular ballroom dances: Smooth and romantic dances: Waltz, Tango and Foxtrot and Sassy Latin rhythms: Salsa, Cha Cha, Rumba and the All-American Jitterbuggin’ Swing. Intermediate This class is for those that completed the beginner’s course and are ready for more variety and confidence in their dancing. Creative Movement Room Tues (16 weeks) • Jan 8 - Apr 23 7-8pm Beginners 8-9pm Intermediate/Advanced $64 per person Mary Dague • 863-683-6314 Online registration available

By Appointment For adults that choose not to participate in the group classes. These classes involve the use of finger cymbals, veils and costuming not provided by the instructor. Belly dancers have the opportunity to exhibit their talent at various performances. Sandi teaches with a great deal of energy and patience. She makes dancing fun and easy to learn. Mon (6 weeks) • Jan 7 - Feb 11 11am-2pm (1 hour slots) $250 per session Sandi Silverman

— Belly Dance – Day Classes Beginner – Intermediate Use of Finger cymbals, veils, and costuming are included in these lessons of ancient mystical dance. Belly dancers have the opportunity to exhibit their talent at various performances. Creative Movement Room Mon (12 weeks) • Jan 7 - Mar 25 9-10am Beginner 10-11am Intermediate $72 per person Sandi Silverman Online registration available

— Belly Dance – Evening Classes Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced - Pro Use of finger cymbals, veils, and costuming are included in these lessons of ancient mystical dance. Belly dancers have the opportunity to exhibit their talent at various performances. Creative Movement Room Wed (12 weeks) Jan 9 - Mar 27 • Apr 10 - Jun 26 5:45-6:45pm (Invitation Only) Pro 6:45-7:45pm Beginner 7:45-8:45pm Intermediate 8:15-9:15pm Advanced $72 per session Sandi Silverman Online Registration Available

— Line Dance Choreographed dances set to music. No partner necessary, but some experience required. Creative Movement Room Wed • 10-11am $1 per class

— Line Dance - Intermediate Choreographed dances set to music. No partner necessary, but some experience required. Creative Movement Room Fri • 10am-12pm $1 per day Ethel Ewing

— Senior Line Dance Social line dance designed especially for seniors for fun and exercise. Creative Movement Room Fri • 2-4pm $1 per class Nancy Donlon, Avis Burdy and Suyuan Mi

— New York Salsa on 1 Intro & Beginners Level 1 A saucy dance that’s fun to do. Learn the foundation of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and Guajira. Students will work on the basic steps, turns, and beginner partner work. No partner necessary. Creative Movement Room Mon (6 weeks) • 6:45-7:45pm $48 per session/time slot Eddie Benitez Online registration available


Modern Bachata and New York Salsa on 1 For Couples Intro & Level 1 Creative Movement Room Thurs (6 Weeks) • Jan 10 - May 23 7-8pm - Modern Bachata 8-9pm - NY Salsa on 1 for couples $48 per person/time slot Eddie Benitez Online registration available

— Hawaiian Hula Dance Class Hula dancing is a beautiful and graceful form of dance. Learn the many foot movements along with the hand motions to tell the story of your dance. Must complete between three to five 6 week sessions before advancing to the intermediate class. In the intermediate class students will learn dances using the Hawaiian Implements: Uli Uli, Ipu, Pu’ili. Beginner and intermediate students will have the opportunity to perform throughout the Lakeland area. Activity Room Tues 6-7pm - Intermediate 7:15-8:15pm - Beginner $5 per class Donna Gum Online registration available

— Senior Ballroom Dance Classes A few basic dances you can learn include but not limited to: Two-Step, Fox Trot, Jitterbug, Tango, Cha Cha, Waltz, Rumba Creative Movement Room Mon • 2-4pm $4 per class Gerald Eaton


activities Quilting for Adults - All Levels

For the beginner to the advanced quilter. The instructor will have a planned sample quilt for beginners or more advanced projects are available. Students may bring in their own project or get help working on a project already in progress. A list of supplies will be given at the first class. **Must sign up for one or both time slots**. Arts and Crafts Room Tues (7 weeks) Jan 22 - Mar 5 • Apr 4 - May 14 1-3pm or 7-9pm $50 per session/time slot Robin Morelli Online registration available

— American Sewing Guild The American Sewing Guild is a non-profit organization dedicated to people who believe sewing is a rewarding and creative activity. The Guild welcomes members of all skill levels. Come learn new skills and network with others who share an interest in sewing. The opportunity to contribute to community service sewing projects is our common thread. Please call for information before you come. 2nd Mon • 10am Robin Morelli (863) 838-6411

— Old Time Comedy and Drama Players It is everything comedy to drama vaudeville, Saturday Night Live, to dramatic monologues. Improv, cold reading, character analysis, tips in auditioning. Use your mind body and voice to become a comedy icon. Activity Room Mon (4 weeks) • 5:45-6:45 pm Jan 7 - Jan 28 • Ages 19+ including seniors Feb 11 - Mar 4 • Grades 2-5 Mar 18 - Apr 8 • Grades 6-12 $12 per session Chris Lenamon Online registration available

Guitar for Beginners You think you want to give it a try? Come on -- In 6 weeks you will be strumming chords, reading music and playing songs. If you have tried playing the guitar and are confused, then this is the class for you! Youth Welcome Sat (6 weeks) • 11am-12pm Jan 5 - Feb 9 Feb 16 - Mar 23 Mar 30 - May 4 $76 per session Jay Nerove (863) 514-0417 Call the instructor for scheduling for intermediate or advanced classes Online registration available

— Bridge and AA Game Club Playing Bridge sharpens the mind! It has been proven to slow down the onset of Alzheimers. Beginners welcome Call Frank for more information at (239)404-6852. Duplicate Bridge Activity Room Sun • 1pm $5 per session Frank Murphy


Learn to Draw- Japan Anime Club Ages 10 and up Learn basic and advanced techniques in drawing Anime style. Polish your skills and learn new ones. Make your characters pop. Must possess some drawing skills and desire to grow them. Bring a sketchbook, drawing pad, loose leaf paper, a 3 ring binder (any size) and something to draw with. Arts and Crafts Room Fri (5 weeks) • 6-8pm Jan 4 - Feb 1 • Feb 15 - Mar 15 Mar 29 - Apr 26 • May 10 - Jun 7 $75 per student Anwar Wilkerson Online registration available

— Oil, Acrylic, or Pastel Beginner and Intermediate Have fun learning to use oil, acrylic, or pastel…Your choice. Beginners will start with small still life projects and Intermediate painters will be coached to expand their abilities. Arts & Crafts Room Thurs (8 weeks) • 6-9pm Jan 17 - Mar 7 $145 per session Supplies additional (list at registration) Toni Treverton • 863.646.1535 Online registration available

— Watercolor- Beginner & Intermediate Beginners will learn to use watercolors to their fullest by learning all of the tricks and techniques that professionals use. Intermediate painters will work on projects to expand their knowledge of the medium and its potential. Arts & Crafts Room Thurs (8 weeks) • 10am-1pm Jan 17 - Mar 7 $140 per session Supplies additional (list at registration) Toni Treverton • 863.646.1535 Online registration available


martial arts

These programs will increase self-esteem, boost confidence, refine coordination and teach respect for self and others. The opportunity to compete and progress through graduated belt ranks will be provided with each individual style.

Judo: Kodokan Imperial Dragon Judo Club

Shorin-Bushido Karate and Ki-Shin-Kai Aikido

Martial Arts Room Mon | Thurs • Ongoing 6-7:30pm • Ages 5-15 7:30-9pm • Ages 16+ $40 per month Frank Phillips | Philip Beytell

Ages 14 and Up The Shorin-Bushido dojo is a new martial arts school focusing on classical Karate and Aikido. Emphasis will be placed on self defense and traditional Japanese/Okinawan training methods, as well as the cultural and spiritual philosophy that shaped those arts. All participants interested in improving their health, well-being and broadening their horizons are welcome. The instructor, Butch Bonner has 30 years experience in martial arts. For more information, please visit: www. Martial Arts Room Tues (Karate) • 6:30-8:30pm Aerobic Room Thurs (Aikido) • 6:45-8:45pm $6 per class or $40 per month Butch Bonner

— Karate for Kids Traditional Karate with emphasis on selfesteem, respect, confidence and physical fitness. Competition team training available. Martial Arts Room Mon | Wed • Ongoing 4:30-5pm • Ages 4-5 5:05-5:55pm • Ages 6-12 $50 per month (4-5 yrs) $75 per month (6-12 yrs) Angela Boatright

— Karate for Teens and Adults Ages 13 and Up Personal development through the study of Wado-Ryu Karate. Perfection of character through mental thoughness, physical fitness and self-defense. Instructors have over 40 years combined experience teaching and competing worldwide. Activity Room Mon | Thurs • 7-8:30pm $10 per class or $50 per month Angela Boatright | Jay Boatright

— Brazilian Jiu Jitzu Martial Arts Room Sat • 11am-12:30pm | Sun • 3-4:30pm $10 per class or $60 per month Roger Kessler


— Bujinkan of Central Florida Ages 13 and Up A complete martial art with no emphasis on tournaments, sports techniques, or artificial rules. It focuses on reality training for today’s situations. This class uses relaxed natural body movement, not relying on speed or strength to resolve a conflict. Isaac has 20 years of martial arts experience. Martial Arts Room Wed | Fri • 6-8:30pm $10 per class or $40 per month Isaac McKeithen

— Hapkido Hapkido is a dynamic and also ecletic Korean martial art. It is a form of self-defense that employs join locks, techniques of other martial arts, as well as kicks, punches and striking attacks. Arts & Crafts Room Wed • 6:30-8:30pm $6 per class or $20 per month John Wilkerson

NICOLE youth programs DALIA meet our newest instructor

Nicole Dalia received her BFA in Ballet and Modern Dance at The Boston




went on to dance with numerous New York City based Ballet and Modern dance companies, touring both nationally and internationally. Companies include`v Elisa Monte Dance, Randy James Dance Works, Ballet for Young Audiences, and Metropolitan Repertory Ballet. Nicole also has been a ballet teacher the last 7 years for the prestigious







New York City.


Pre-Ballet Dance Play (Ages 3-5)

Open Ballet

Teaching creative play and socialization through dance movements, the child learns poise and balance through stretching and breathing. Dancers learn direction, grace, poise, tempo, how to work as a group Also they learn isolation, focusing on one part of the body. These can be simple movements to an adult, but a small child can have difficulty putting coordination, rhythm, and tempo all together. Creative Movement Room Mon • 12:15-12:45pm | 1-1:30pm Jan 7 - Feb 11 Feb 25 - Apr 1 Apr 8 - May 13 Tuesdays • 11-11:30am | 1-1:30pm Jan 8 - Feb 12th Feb 26 - Apr 2 Apr 9 - May 14 Wednesday • 11:30am-12pm Jan 9th Feb 13 Feb 27 - April 3 Apr 10 - May 15 Thursday 11-11:30am Jan 10 - Feb 14 Feb 28 - Apr 4 Apr 11 - May 16 No Class Friday, Mar 29 Recital • Sat, May 18 • 2pm $30 per session Rosie Oxford Online registration available

Creative Movement Room Sat (5 Weeks) Dec 1-Jan 12 Jan 19-Feb 16 Mar 2-Mar 30 9-10am (Ages 7-14) | 10-11am (Ages 15+) $50 per session Nicole Dalia

— Ballet (Ages 4 - 7) Creative Movement Room Wed (6 weeks) • 5-5:30pm Jan 9 - Feb 13 Feb 27 - Apr 10 Apr 24 - May 29 No Class: Mar 27 $30 per session Lea Chamberlain Online registration available

— Patrick Patriots Twirling Corps Ages 5 and Up Instruction from the basics through to competition. Twirling; preparation for High School tryouts also! March in parades, perform at civic events, and prepare for competitions. Both group and individual routines! Email: for more information. Aerobics Room Wed 3:30-4:30pm Beginner 4:30-5:30pm Intermediate 5:30-6:30pm Advanced (by Invitation Only) No Class: Spring Break $30 per month Barbara Patrick Online registration available

— Hip Hop Activity Room Sat (6 weeks) Dec 8-Jan 26 | Feb 2-Mar 23 9-10am • Ages 8-12 10-11am • Ages 13-18 12-1pm • Advanced Class Participation Determined by Students Abilities $30 per session Brian Win


BIG DEAL PASS | 40 VISITS FOR $60* Available exclusively at the Open House

*Only $1.50 per visit. Offer valid February 18, 2011 from 9 am - 1 pm ONLY. Limit one per person. Any person with existing visits from a previous Big Deal Pass will be unable to purchase a new Big Deal Pass.

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1000 E. EDGEWOOD DR • 863.834.2374

The Beerman Family Tennis Complex, located at Edgewood Park, has 18 lighted hard surface tennis courts and two three-wall racquetball courts. Edgewood Park also has an ADA Accessible playground area, Common Ground. The complex is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. Saturday and Sunday the courts will close at the same time as Common Ground Playground. Usually this will be 6 p.m. during the winter months and 8 p.m. during the Summer months. Call for Pro Shop hours 863-834-2374, Fax Number 863-413-2373.

Daily Per Hour Fees Mon-Fri •$6 per court No Charge • Mon-Fri, before 5 p.m. | Sat-Sun ALL DAY

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri • 8am-10pm Sat & Sun • 8am-6pm







tennis group instruction Tiny Tots, Junior & Adult Group Clinics

Group lessons are offered for both beginner and intermediate juniors (ages 8-18) and adult (ages 19 and up) tennis players. The beginner class teaches fundamentals, while the intermediate class focuses on skill improvement. The classes are no larger than 12 participants and begin the first Tuesday of each month. Pre-registration is required. Registration can be done at the Pro shop, Kelly Recreation Complex, or online at

Tues-Thurs Jan 8-24 | Feb 5-21 | Mar 5-21 | Apr 2-18 4-5pm • Tiny Tots Beginners (Ages 5-7) 4-5 pm • Junior Beginners 5-6pm • Junior Intermediates 7-8pm • Adult Beginners & Intermediates $30 per clinic Ray Schick **PLEASE BRING A NEW CAN OF TENNIS BALLS**

tennis leagues Adults 19 and Over

Tennis is the sport for a lifetime of fun and fitness. Come join our leagues for all abilities. The Polk County Tennis Association League consists of 12 tennis facilities and clubs in Polk County. For information on leagues, please call Dave Beerman at 834-2374. Ladies • Tues-Thurs • 9am-12pm | Wed • 7-9:30pm Men’s • Tues-Thurs • 7-9:30pm Mixed Doubles • Mon • 7-9:30pm Singles • Tues • 6-7:30pm | 7:30-10pm Organizational meeting: League Play (Adults) • Sep-Dec | Jan-May | Jun-Aug Jan 8 • 7pm

tennis tournaments Lakeland Winter Sectional Jr. Tournament

Jan 5-7 16 and under Girls & Boys Divisions Call 863-834-2374 for more information Deadline: Dec 15th ­—

Bayre Lay Memorial Jr. Tournament Feb 9-11 10-18 Girls & Boys Divisions Call 863-834-2374 for more information Deadline: Feb 5th

Polk Senior Games Tournament Feb 25 - Mar 1 Age 50 and over (Mixed Doubles, Singles & Doubles) Call 863-533-0055 for more information Deadline: Feb 6th ­—

Linder Jr. Super Series

Mar 9-12 10-18 Girls & Boys Divisions Deadline: Mar 4th



1104 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AVE • 863.834.3350

The Coleman-Bush Building is a recently renovated and redesigned, multi-purpose facility with attractive amenities including several rooms serving as rental space, meeting rooms, classrooms, and a dance studio. This building is a fitting location for a wide range of events including weddings, receptions, reunions and many other types of gatherings. Also, many educational and recreational classes are offered and we are always looking to expand our class offerings. If you or someone you know is interested in instruction of a class, please contact the facility! Just a reminder - registration for all classes and activities is required; pre-registration is highly recommended and encouraged. All fees must be paid by cash or check only.

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri • 8am-5pm (Classes and Meetings After 5pm) Sat & Sun • Open for Scheduled Events Only Neighborhood Services: Housing Rehab/Code Enforcement: 863.834.3360 NAACP: 863.682.8879



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Tutoring (Grades K-8) 4-5:30pm

Tutoring (Grades K-8) 4-5:30pm

Tutoring (Grades K-8) 4-5:30pm

Piano (Ages 7+) 5:30-7pm

Piano (Ages 6+) 5-6:30pm

Zumba 5:45-6:45pm

Ballet 1 - Beginning (Ages 4-9) 5:30-6:15pm

Zumba - Toning 5:45-6:45pm Praise Dance 6:30-7:30pm

Tap 2 (Ages 9+) On Stage 5:30-6:15pm Tae Kwon Do (Ages 5+) 5:45-6:45pm

Ballet 3 - Advanced (Ages 9+) 6:15-7pm Tap 1 (Ages 5-10) On Stage 6:15-7:15pm Street Jazz 2 (Ages 9+) 7-7:45pm Teen Tap (Ages 12+) On Stage 7-7:45pm

MONTHLY MEETINGS @ COLEMAN-BUSH Paul A Diggs Colored Women, Inc. Coleman-Bush Boosters Webster Neighborhood

3rd Tues • 6:30-8:30pm 4th Tues • 5:30-7pm 1st & 3rd Wed • 10:30am-12pm 2nd Thurs • 7-9pm

NAACP Youth NAACP G. Leggett Faith In Action (Seniors)

2nd & 4th Thurs • 6-7pm 2nd & 4th Thurs • 7-9pm 3rd Thurs • 7-9pm 4th Thurs • 10:30am-12pm

tutoring & piano After School Tutoring

Tutoring is provided to K - 8th graders by certified PCSB teachers. Participants receive help in Reading, Mathematics, Language Arts, and Computer Skills. Help with homework is also provided. Tues-Thurs • 4-5:30pm Tues - Grades K-2 | Wed - Grades 3-5 | Thurs - Grades 6-8 Bernice & Morris Chestang/Brenda Lucas Fall Tutoring Semester to mirror Polk County School Board Calendar ­—

Piano/Keyboard Classes

Students will engage in hands-on activities on the keyboard of the piano and in theory explorations; learn new piano/keyboard techniques; and play classical, popular, and religious songs. Wed • 5:30-7pm • Ages 7+ | Thurs • 5-6:30pm • Ages 6+ $25 per month Fofi Panagiotorus | Debra Williams


dance Zumba

Praise Dance Classes

Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music and contagious steps to form a “fitness-party” that is a ton of fun and calorieburning, too! The steps are easy to follow and modified so that anyone at any fitness level can follow along. This class is great for men, women, and children too. Tues |Wed • 5:45-6:45pm • All Ages $5 per class Mariana Molero Free Toning Class - 1st Tuesday per month

Promotes education of biblical principles for dance. Students will be given technical training at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Students will also be instructed in colors, flags and streamers along with liturgical and prophetic movement. Dress code: Black tights, pink or white t-shirt, loose pants or shorts, ballet shoes Mon • 6:30-7:30pm • Ages 5+ $25 per month Shelia Williams

martial arts Tae Kwon Do

Let’s put honor, respect, and discipline back in our community! Take advantage of this life changing sport today that everyone in your family can enjoy! Dress code: to be discussed with instructor Tues • 5:45-6:45pm • Ages 5+ $25 per class Franklin Watkins, Jr.

adults & seniors Coleman-Bush Boosters Club


(Mature Adults/Seniors) Mission is to preserve and enhance the physical, cultural, and historical environment within Northwest Lakeland; • To provide a support system for programs and activities within Coleman-Bush Building. • To establish a heritage place to house exhibits, materials, and information on local residents/structures present/past. • To stimulate and promote ongoing intergenerational activities. Coleman-Bush Boosters provide support for the facility programs and projects. 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month 10:30am-12pm Dorothy Small, President

Enjoy singles and doubles games. Mon-Fri • 9am-4pm Free


— Shuffleboard Enjoy the lively game. Mon-Fri • 9am-4pm $1 cue rental available

crystal’s world of dance

Crystal has now partnered with the Coleman-Bush Building in addition to her current class offerings at the Simpson Park Community Center. Crystal’s World of Dance was founded in 2003 and now offers classes throughout the county in various community centers. Crystal’s mission is to bring positive enlightenment to diverse audiences through offering a variety of dance classes and community performances, to strive for excellence in dance education, and to teach students a unique style and approach to dance. Crystal Brown, Artisic Director, has performed in such productions as: “Dancing on Angels Wings,” “Great Songs,” “Reflections 2000,” and “Star Gazin.”

Annual Dance Recital – Performers will be required to purchase their dance costumes, price list will be available 8 weeks prior to the annual dance recital. For more information, call Crystal @ (863) 409-9952

Ballet 1 - Beginning Ballet is a classical dance form characterized by grace and precision of movement and by elaborate formal gestures, steps and poses. Dress code: Black Leotard, pink or tan tights, ballet slippers Thurs • 5:30-6:15pm • Ages 4-9 $26.50 per month ­—

Ballet 3 - Advanced

Participation based on Instructor’s discretion. Dress code: Black Leotard, pink or tan tights, ballet slippers Thurs • 6:15-7pm • Ages 9-18 $26.50 per month ­—

Tap 1

Tap dance is both a form of dance and also an act of playing a musical instrument. Dress code: Black Leotard, pink or tan tights, tap shoes, loose fitting pants, t-shirt Thurs • 6:15-7pm • Ages 5-10 $26.50 per month ­—

Tap 2

Dress code: Black Leotard, pink or tan tights, tap shoes, loose fitting pants, t-shirt Thurs • 5:30-6:15pm • Ages 9-14 $26.50 per month ­—

Teen Tap

Dress code: Black Leotard, pink or tan tights, tap shoes, loose fitting pants, t-shirt Thurs • 7-7:45pm • Ages 12+ $26.50 per month ­—

Street Jazz 2

Street Jazz refers to dance styles primarily dances to hip-hop music or that has evolved as part of hip-hop culture, using traditional jazz dance technique. Dress code: Black Leotard, pink or black tights, loose fitting pants, t-shirt, jazz shoes or sneakers Thurs • 6:15-7pm • Ages 9+ $26.50 per month



1725 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AVE • 863.834.2577 Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri • 10am-9pm Sat • 8am-6pm Sun • 11am-5pm

This gorgeous recreation facility features two multipurpose rooms, game room, kitchen, separate men’s and women’s weight rooms, study hall facility, computer center and a spacious gymnasium which houses two full-size basketball courts. It is equipped with great outdoor facilities as well, such as one tennis court, two basketball courts, playground and a newly renovated softball field. This indoor/outdoor facility allows the Parks and Recreation Department the opportunity to provide comprehensive recreation programming to suit the varied needs and interests of the North Lakeland Community. Instructional classes, sports leagues, recreational play, fitness and special event programming ensure constant activities.


Parks and Recreation scan cards are required for all activities and classes. Due to limited enrollment, pre-registration and pre-payment is recommended and sometimes required for classes.


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Crystal’s World of Dance prides itself in being a community based dance school offering classes within local communitystyle settings to children in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, African, Hip Hop and Lyrical. Crystal’s mission is to bring positive enlightenment to diverse audiences through offering a variety of dance classes and community performances, to strive for excellence in dance education and to teach students a unique style and approach to dance. In offering these services the classes are designed to improve a young person’s mind and body awareness in addition teaching them all the hottest dance moves in a safe, fun and supportive atmosphere. Participants will develop their self confidence and social skills through class interactions and physical activities. Armed with a personal sense of accomplishment and self assurance, participants will learn the skills of performing, stage presence and projection.

MONDAY Activity Room A

Activity Room B


Super Tots (2-5) Tap/Jazz Combo

Level 1/2 Afro


Jazz 2

Open Modern/Jazz


Adult Jazz

Jr. Co Hip Hop

Activity Room A

Activity Room B


Jr. Co Ballet 2

Teen Hip Hop


Jr. Co Jazz

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Level 1 Hip Hop

Afro 2

11:30am-12:15pm Teen Afro (Free)

Jazz 1


African Dance/Drumming 2


All classes 26.50 per month / Afro classes no charge Annual Dance Recital – Performers will be required to purchase their dance costumes, price list will be available 8 weeks prior to the annual dance recital. Crystal Brown Artistic Director, has performed in such productions as: “Dancing on Angels Wings”, “Heart Songs”, “Reflections 2000”, and “Star Gazin.” For More Information call Crystal @ (863) 409-9952.

Men & Women Conditioning/Fitness Rooms Men: Top quality Pro Maxima weight machines including leg extensions, leg sled, cable-crossover, biceps, chest press, free weight station , treadmills, elliptical and more. Women: Top quality weight machines, various leg machines, squat rack, roman chair, outer thigh machine, treadmills, elliptical and more. Designated play area for toddlers and infants. Ages 18+ • $3 per visit • $40 (20 visit pass) ­—


Times of open play vary each week. Please check the posted onsite facility schedule to plan your activity. An Activity Card and Fee is required to play. All Ages • $3 per visit • $40 (20 visit pass) Free for Children 17 & under • Mon-Fri (During School Year) • 2:30-5pm ­—

Game Room

Come enjoy our large game room which includes: 2 pool tables, 1 bumper-pool table, 2 foosball tables, 2 table tennis tables, or watch television to pass time by with the other participants. All Ages • Free ­ —

Table Tennis Tournaments | Feb 22-23 | May 3-4


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Youth Basketball Open Play

An influential class on professionalism, creativity, dependability and a culturally viable approach to the “Art of Walking” and fashion show presentation. Tues • 6-7:30pm 2nd/4th Sun • 2-3:30pm Ages 8-18 $3.50 per class LaWanda Bailey ­—

Mon-Fri • 12-5pm $1 per child ONLY with scan card ­—

Simpson Park Get Fit Club Initial Member Fee • $30 Monthly Fee • $10 ­—

Teen Weight Training Mon | Wed • 4-5pm $3 Chris McLachlan ­—

Table Tennis Club

The Lakeland Table Tennis Association welcomes you to play competitive table tennis. Round Robin Tournaments on Sunday. Wed • 6-8:30pm Fri • 6-8:30pm Sun • 12-4pm


Youth Basketball Training

Fri • 5:30-6:30pm • Ages 4-9 Boys and Girls Welcome $2 per participant ­—

High School Basketball Fri • 6:30-8:30pm $1 ONLY with scan card ­—

Aquafina Pitch, Hit and Run Pitch, Hit and Run is a skills based competition for boys and girls ages 7- 14. Children compete in a pitching competition, hitting competition and a base running competition. At the end of the competition all scores will be tallied and the winners in each age division will move on to the sectional competition at a local MLB stadium. For more information contact Simpson Park Community Center. Simpson Park Mar 2 • 10am Registration Deadline: Apr 25 Free

Cup Cooking/Baking

Crafts R Us

This program is designed to teach the basicas of cooking, kitchen etiquette and cleanliness. Free. 2nd Thurs • 5:30-6:30pm B. Smith/V. Sanders ­—

3rd Sat • 3-4pm $1 J. Williams ­—

Kids Movie Day

Parents are encouraged to bring their kids out to view movies that will be PG13 and under. Free. Sun • 2-3pm B. Smith ­—

Arts and Crafts

Mon | Wed • 3-5pm Free Mr. Birt


Youth Help Group This group is geared towards kids that have faced crisis in their lives and meet with others that have faced similar problems. Free. 2nd Mon • 6pm Ages 16+ M. Roberts ­—


Come and learn basic techniques and skills for the beginner. Material and machine provided. Free. Thurs • 3:30-5pm Free Janice Williams

police athletic league The Lakeland Police Athletic League,Inc. (PAL) is a cooperative effort between the City of Lakeland, Lakeland police department, local businesses, community leaders and members of of the community. PAL is a non-profit organization therefore we operate strictly on donations and support from our community. PAL was formed to prevent juvenile crime and violence utilizing recreation orientated prevention programs that relies heavily on athletics, recreational activities and education to help kids go right and stay right. Through our crime prevention programs, our mission and commitment is “fill playgrounds, not prisons. “

After School Program

This program is geared for youth in 1st through 8th grades. The program offers pick up from selected Schools, homework assistance, arts/crafts and Provision of daily snacks. Mon-Thurs

— PAL Baseball (AAU) Date TBA (please call)

— PAL Track and Field March-May Boys/Girls • Ages 7-14

— Football / Cheerleading Registration • Feb-Jun Season • Jun-Nov Boys/Girls • Ages 4 – 14

— For more information contact: Officer Greg Hardee @ 863.834.2556



404 IMPERIAL BLVD • 863.834.3157 Spring Hours of Operation: Jan 1-Apr 30 Mon-Fri • 5:30am-5pm Sat • 10am-6pm Sun • 11am-5pm

Gandy Pool features a 10-lane, 25-yard short course heated pool with a one-meter diving board and a 3-4 feet deep recreation pool. A handicap ramp at 0-depth and a hydraulic handicap lift chair is provided. Open year round. *** Amenities at Gandy Pool include vending machines (food and drink permitted in pavilion areas only), lockers for personal belongings, family restrooms, lap lanes/time clocks available, bleacher seating, shower/changing






available for check out. Sorry, no refunds due to inclement weather! SPECIAL CLOSINGS: Jan 1 • New Year’s Day Additional dates may follow and will be posted.

Fee Schedule Item Price Open/Lap Swim $3 Open/Lap Swim – “Visit 20” (20 visits) $40 Splashercise Class $2.50 Programs 50 Mile Club Free w/ paid entrance 100 Mile Club Free w/ paid entrance


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Join this low impact water aerobic workout geared for everyone. Shape up in refreshing crystal clear Gandy Pool. Don’t just exercise... Splashercise! Mon-Fri • 11-12pm $2.50 Remaining for open swim after class requires a reentry fee of $3 or use of “20-Visit” pass ­—

Lakeland Swimming

Lakeland Swimming invites swimmers of all levels to participate. The team focuses on positive motivational development while gearing athletes to competition ready status. The Lakeland Swimming Swim Team is a USA Swimming registered team and is operational year round. Coaching staff is available. Mon-Fri • 6-8pm • Call to confirm practice sites Lee Stauffer | (863) 660.3335 ­—

50 Mile Club

The 50 Mile Swim Club is a self motivated program which allows swimmers to set goals and work towards achieving the 50 mile swim at their own pace. To encourage participation, incentives will be awarded when swimmers reach predetermined mile markers. ­— 100 Mile Club • Going the Distance Just like the 50 Mile Club, this program is self motivated. Allowing swimmers that have mastered 50 miles to challenge themselves to go the distance, incentives will be awarded. ­—

Dive-In Movie


@ SIMPSON PARK 863.834.2286

Simpson Pool features a 10 lane, 50 meter long course

pool and separate diving well with two one-meter diving boards. A hydraulic handicap lift chair is also available. ***Amenities at the Simpson Pool include vending machines

Fri • Mar 8 | Mar 22 | Apr 12 | Apr 26 ­ —

(food and drink permitted in pavilion areas only), lockers

Sat • Mar 30 Bingo • 7-7:30pm | Karaoke • 7:30-8:30pm Movie • 8:30pm

bleacher seating, shower/changing rooms, PFD’s (personal

Late Night Swim & Fun

for personal belongings, lap lanes/time clocks available,

floatation devices) available for check out. Arm wings are prohibited, lifejackets are available for use upon request.


Simpson Pool is closed for the season to the public and will reopen May 2013. Please join us at Gandy Pool.


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ALL TEAMS MUST REGISTER @ Athletic Office: 863.834.3283 (Office Located at Kelly Recreation Complex)

BASKETBALL MEN’S SPRING BASKETBALL Registration: Feb 1- Mar 1 • League Begins: March 21(8 Games + Tournament) League Night: Thursdays • League Fee: $300 ­—


SPRING SLOWPITCH Registration: Jan 1-25 • League Begins: Feb 11 (10 Games) League Fee: $400 • Sanction Fee: $20 (new teams only) Mon – Men’s • Tues – Coed • Thurs – Men’s and Men’s Church League ­ SUMMER SLOWPITCH Registration: Apr 18-May 3 •League Begins: May 20 League Fee: $400 • Sanction Fee: $20 (new teams only) Mon – Men’s • Tues – Coed • Thurs – Men’s & Men’s Church League ­ *NEW SUMMER WOMEN’S SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL Registration: Apr 8-May 17 • League Begins: May 29 (8 games + tournament) League Fee: $400 • Sanction Fee: $20 (new teams only) ­—


SPRING MEN’S 7 ON 7 Registration: Jan 14-Feb 15 • League Begins: Week of Feb 25 (6 week season + tournament) League nights: Mon and/or Wed • League Fee: $350 ­—


COED SPRING LEAGUE Registration: Jan 8-Feb 8 • League Begins: Feb 20 (12 Games + Tournament) League nights: Wednesday • League Fee: $275


The Lake Mirror Complex is a multifaceted entertainment complex that provides senior adult activities, theatre productions and building rental opportunities. Located on Lakeland’s scenic Lake Mirror, this four building complex offers a wide range of facilities for your meeting and party needs. While visiting downtown Lakeland, don’t forget to stroll through our attractive Lake Mirror Park located on the south side of Lake Mirror spread over 7.6 acres. Enjoy the scenic park, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, with its historic structure. A walk around the promenade along Lake Mirror is great exercise and relaxing for all ages. The Amphitheater and Loggia are available for weddings and/or receptions, club events, fundraisers and other special events. Kryger Park on the west side


of Lake Mirror, provides picturesque vistas of Lake Mirror perfect for any outdoor event. New locations include the Railroad Pavilion across from the Amtrak station, and the Mirrors, at the intersection of Main Street at the Fire House. These are available for rental. Barnett Family Park includes an interactive fountain area (10 am -5 pm daily) and the Sunflower Preschool Playground, state of the art play equipment, and sculptures to play on. The interactive fountain area will be shut off when the temperature is 65 degrees or below. The Peggy Brown

Auditorium and Theatre: Magnolia Building:

121 S. Lake Avenue 702 E. Orange Street

Center located in the park has a covered picnic area, restrooms, and additional meeting and event rental facilities. Hollis Garden displays an array of botanicals

Peggy Brown Center: Hollis Gardens:

215 S. Lake Avenue 702 E. Orange Street

in a variety of hues and textures. Also featured are fountains, statuaries, a shaded gazebo with stately

Kryger Park:

108 S. Massachusetts Avenue

columns and a walkway that, if strolled, will take you

Railroad Pavillion:

Main Street at Amtrak Station

on a serene tour of our picturesque gardens. It’s open

The Mirrors:

Main Street at Lake Avenue

The Loggia:

West side of Lake Mirror

to the public from 10 am to dusk every day except Mondays. Hollis Garden is available for weddings only, with some restrictions. For more information, please call our Rental Office Monday thru Friday, 8 am - 5 pm,


at (863) 834-2280.



music & dancing clubs Breakfast Club Meets the first and third Friday of the month during the Winter season for Continental Breakfast. Enjoy great entertainment, motivational talks with social interest and inspirational fellowship. Lake Mirror Auditorium October 26, 2012 – April 5, 2013 1st & 3rd Fri • 9:45am-12pm Ticket Fee per person TBD Dave Edwards (727)538-9889 ­—

Four Seasons

Couples and Singles interested in ballroom dancing? Come join the “Four Seasons” for an evening of dancing to a live band. It is a great time to make friends and mingle! Includes refreshments. Magnolia Building Thurs • 7:30pm-9:30pm $5 Barbara Larson (863) 738-8090 ­—

Buttons and Bows Square and Round Dance Club

Operating for over 55 years, this is the oldest Square and Round Dance club in the state of Florida. Come and enjoy the calling and cueing of some of the best callers and cuers in the area. Magnolia Building • 2nd & 4th Tues 7-7:30pm • Early Rounds (Phases 2-4) 7:30-9:30pm • Squares with Rounds (Mainstream and Plus) Guests • $5 per person Members • $15 per person per year and $4 per person each dance Penny Green (863) 874-4522 ­—

Lakeland Senior Recreation Club

Senior citizens are invited to join the fun on Thursdays at the Magnolia Building for ballroom and line dancing. Magnolia Building Thursdays • 9am-12pm $1 Gerry Stine (863) 646-0005


social clubs Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor – Creativity Time

The class focuses on each student’s personally chosen subject matter and medium. The teacher advises on techniques in each. (Lakeland Art Guild teacher) Tues • 9am-12pm | Wed • 12-2:30pm $20 per class Tiffany Gullage • 863.858.1126 ­—

Contract Duplicate Bridge

Play is every week and there is always room for one more! Peggy Brown Center - Upstairs Tues & Wed • 1-5pm $5 Marti Cowie • 863.648.2222 ­—

Learn to Play Bridge or Improve Your Game

You play in a game your very first day! It is not necessary to bring a partner. Meet interesting people! Have fun! Sharpen your memory. Peggy Brown Center – Upstairs Tues (Call for Scheduling) • 10am-12pm Marti Cowie • 863.648.2222


Lakeland Knitting Guild Improve your knitting! Donations of yarn and knitting supplies welcomed. Peggy Brown Center – Upstairs Wed • 10am-12pm Marti Cowie 863.648.2222 ­—

Club 40

Bridge-Regular Party Bridge for participants over 50 years old. Meets Seasonally (Call to check dates during late spring and early fall). Magnolia Building 2nd & 4th Tues • 12:30-4pm Edith Dooly 863.644.9877 ­—

Polk Golden Club of the Deaf

Meets on the second Wednesday of the month for fellowship and bingo. Lake Mirror Auditorium 2nd Wed • 9am-4pm Robert Allen • TDD 647.1731 or Florida Relay Service 1-800.955.8770 Voice ­—

Stamp Collector’s Club

Peggy Brown Center – Upstairs 1st & 3rd Tues • 6-9:30pm P.D. Sterling • 863.802.4902


Lakeland Community Theatre, with its home in the 370 seat Lake Mirror Center Theatre, has provided the Lakeland community with Theater productions for more than 25 years. It produces five main stage productions a year, including musicals, comedies and dramas, special event productions and a three show Youth Theatre Season, as well as classes and camps throughout the year. With a full and part time staff of five, it hires theatre professionals for some of its technical and production needs, but it is mainly volunteer based with all of its actors and most of its production help volunteering from the community. Open auditions are held prior to every production and are open to all. The mission of Lakeland Community Theatre is “to offer quality community theatre at an affordable price for the people of Lakeland and its surrounding areas, providing an opportunity for individuals to present and develop their talents in a safe, nurturing and educational environment and to allow local artists from every theatre discipline to publicly showcase their talents”.

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Main Stage

The Edge Stage Read Series

Legally Blonde the Musical


Based on the hit movie of the same name starring Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde the Musical is the award-winning Broadway sensation...Ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish. Jan 11-13 • 18-20 • 25-27, 2013 ­—

The anguished two-man drama about painter Mark Rothko and the timeless tugof-war between art and commerce. Winner of 6 Tony Awards, including Best Play. Feb 8-9, 2013

More than just a tribute to the legendary country singer. This show is based on Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston, TX. The musical play includes many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits—27 songs in all. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND AND NOT TO BE MISSED Feb 1-3, 2013 ­—

Classes, Clubs & Training

All Show Times: Fri & Sat • 7:30pm | Sun • 2pm

All Show Times: Fri & Sat • 7:30pm

Always, Patsy Cline

A Classic musical comedy dream... winner of 12 Tony Awards. Mar 1-3 • 8-10 • 15-17, 2013 ­—

Boeing, Boeing

The high-flying, sexy farce Boeing-Boeing relies on split-second timing and broad comedy, which it delivers to great effect. Great enough to win the Tony nod for Best Revival of a Play. Apr 19-21 • 26-28, 2013

Eunice Fuller Theatre for Youth Productions All Show Times: Fri • 7:30pm | Sat • 2pm & 7:30pm Sun • 2pm

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever As the infamous Herdman children take over the church pageant, everyone’s traditional notions of Christmas are challenged. See how a story can transform us all, even when told by a misfit group of kids in bed sheets. Based on Barbara Robinson’s mega-selling book. Dec 7-9, 2012

This acting class is exclusive to homeschooled students. We will work on short scenes, monologues, inprovisation, musical theatre and more. Mon (Beginning Jan 7) • 1-2pm Ages 8-18 $50 per month ­—

LCT Drama Club

This club is a great way to improve your activing skills while having a great time at your community theatre! We will work on short scenes, monologues, improvisation and more. Tues (Beginning Jan 8) Ages 8-11 • 4-5pm | Ages 12+ • 5-6pm $50 per month ­—

Spring Break Camp

Join us this Spring Break for a chance to explore your talents in the many aspects of theatre. Working with other young actors, you will write, produce and star in an original one act play in just one week! Mar 25-29 • 9am-4pm Ages 6+ $250

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Lakeland Community Theatre Home School Players


Hours of Operation: Mon-Thur • 9am-9pm Fri & Sat • 9am-5pm Sun • 1:30-5pm American Girls Program (Ages 7-12) 2nd Sat • 2-3pm Jan 12 | Feb 9 | Mar 9 | Apr 13 ­—

Books Sandwiched In

Books Sandwiched In (BSI) meets in the Main Library Meeting Room on the first Tuesday of every month at 12:15 p.m. Each month’s selected book can be purchased for $2.00 at the Main during the preceding month while supplies last. Coffee and books are underwritten by the Friends of the Library. Please feel free to bring a bag lunch. 1st Tues • 12:15pm Jan 8 | Feb 5 | Mar 5 | Apr 2


100 LAKE MORTON DRIVE • 863.834.4280


Youth Services Schedule JANUARY-APRIL 2013 15 8,15,22,29 16 9,16,23,30 10,17,24,31

February 19 5,12,19,26 6,20 6,13,20,27 7,14,21,28


19 19,26 6 20,27 21,28


16 2,9,16,23,30 3 3,10,17,24 4,11,18,25


Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday

Teen Day Preschool Storytime Kid’s Korner Toddler Time Mother Goose Baby Time

3:00 10:00 3:00 10:00 11:00

13-18 years 3.5 to 5 years 6-12 years 18 months to 3.5 years Babies under 18 months

Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday

Teen Day Preschool Storytime Kid’s Korner Toddler Time Mother Goose Baby Time

3:00 10:00 3:00 10:00 11:00

13-18 years 3.5 to 5 years 6-12 years 18 months to 3.5 years Babies under 18 months

Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday

Teen Day Preschool Storytime Kid’s Korner Toddler Time Mother Goose Baby Time

3:00 10:00 3:00 10:00 11:00

13-18 years 3.5 to 5 years 6-12 years 18 months to 3.5 years Babies under 18 months

Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday

Teen Day Preschool Storytime Kid’s Korner Toddler Time Mother Goose Baby Time

3:00 10:00 3:00 10:00 11:00

13-18 years 3.5 to 5 years 6-12 years 18 months to 3.5 years Babies under 18 months

All Events Above Will Be Held In The Main Library Meeting Room


Month Day Program Time Age Group January

Hours of Operation: Mon, Tues & Thur • 9am-8pm Wed & Fri • 9am-5pm Sat • 9am-5pm Books Sandwiched In Books Sandwiched In (BSI) meets in the Larry R. Jackson Branch Library (1700 North Florida Avenue) Meeting Room on the first Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Each month’s selected book can be purchased for $2.00 at the Main during the preceding month while supplies last. Coffee and books are underwritten by the Friends of the Library. Please feel free to bring a bag lunch. 1st Wed • 12:15pm Jan 9 | Feb 6 | Mar 6 | Apr 3 ­—

i² film club


The i² film Club is a free film viewing and discussion group at the Larry R. Jackson Branch Library (1700 North Florida Avenue). The club’s focus is on watching and discussing international independent films. The i² film Club meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 10:30 am at the Jackson Branch Library (1700 North Florida Avenue). Refreshments are provided and each showing is followed by a guided discussion. Jan 26 | Feb 23 | Mar 23 | April 27 ­—

Preschool Storytime Wed • 10:30am Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 Feb 6, 13 Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr 3, 10

Hours of Operation: Mon-Thur • 9am-6pm Fri • 9am-5pm Sat • 10am-2pm



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Discussions At The E Discussions at the E (DATE) meets at the elibrary South Lakeland (4740 South Florida Avenue) on the first Thursday of every month at 12:30 p.m. Each month’s selected book can be purchased for $2.00 at the eLibrary South Lakeland during the preceding month while supplies last. Tea and books are underwritten by the Friends of the Library. Please feel free to bring a bag lunch. Jan 3 | Feb 7 | Mar 7 | Apr 4



Enjoy a fun day of golf, food, and drinks at Cleveland Heights Golf Course. Open to the public, the golf course is a 27 hole municipal facility. A full-service Pro Shop, golf instruction, practice areas and restaurant makes “The Heights” the only place you need for golf or to enjoy some good food and drinks with family and friends. Annual memberships are available.


Green fees vary according to the season. For pricing

Group Clinics- Youth and Adult Classes for Beginners and Intermediates (Ages 8 - Seniors) Sat • Youth: 9-10am • Adult: 10-11am Dec 1, 8, 15, 22 | Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 | Feb 16, 23 Mar 2, 9, 23, 30 | April 13, 20 Dates may change due to weather $40/person Private Lessons are available For information on lessons, contact the Pro Shop @ 863.834.2377 ­ —

info and tee times, contact the Pro Shop 834-2377.

Restaurant and Room Rentals

Cleveland Heights Golf Course has a full-service restaurant that features breakfasts, salads, burgers, sandwiches and homemade specials. Don’t forget to visit during the week for breakfast and lunch specials. The restaurant is open 6:00am to 2:00pm, seven days a week. There is daily food service seven days a week in our lounge from 11:00am to close. Host your wedding reception or next banquet at Cleveland Heights! Reservations can be made for daytime or evening events. Featuring a beautiful outdoor veranda with a spectacular view of the golf course, the dining room and banquet room of the clubhouse are a perfect fit for your next function. Inside Catering Only Occupancy: 250 maximum seating Rates: $450 + tax (Fri & Sat) • $225 + tax (Sun-Thur), For room rental info or catering info, contact 834-2326


We also have a full driving range with small, medium or large buckets available for purchase.



Camp BLAST is the highly successful summer recreation program for kids located at City recreation facilities and various schools throughout Lakeland. Jun 17 - Aug 9 (8 weeks) Mon-Fri • 7:30 am – 5:30 pm No camp Thurs, Jul 4, 2013 ­

Camp Explore - $350 Camp Explore will include all of the camp activities listed below, along with all of the daily enrichment and activities traditionally planned throughout the Camp experience. (CAMP ACTIVITIES: Weekly Arts & Crafts, Exercise Challenges, Scavenger Hunt, Wacky Olympics, Talent Show and trips to Bowling, Swimming, Movies, Lakeland Community Theater, Roller Skating and City Tours) Registration: $200 + 3 additional payments of $50 ­

Camp Adventure - $500 Came Adventure is the traditional program including all trips listed above. In addition to these trips, Camp Adventure will also include trips to the following destinations: Theme Park, Lowry Park Zoo, Lakeland Tigers Baseball Game, Tampa Bay Rays Game Registration: $200 + 3 additional payments of $100

Camp BLAST Registration Participants must have completed kindergarten and not yet entered 6th grade. Parent must verify child’s age with a copy of the child’s most recent report card. CITY RESIDENT REGISTRATION: (must show proof of residency) BEGINS: Apr 13 • 8am Kelly Recreation Complex ALL RESIDENT REGISTRATION: Begins: Apr 20 • 8am Kelly Recreation Complex NORTHWEST QUADRANT REGISTRATION: Participants must have completed kindergarten and not yet entered 6th grade. All participants must reside in the Northwest Quadrant of the City of Lakeland and must show proof of residency and qualifying income. BEGINS: Sat, Apr 13 • 8am $200 Simpson Park Community Center

Teen Adventure Service Camp (T.A.S.C.)

Are you ready for something new and different? Are you ready to give something back to the community? Are you ready for an adventure? Then T.A.S.C. will provide an awesome summer experience! T.A.S.C. is a new summer enrichment program that offers an incredible experience for teens with the focus on service and adventure. Get ready for Summer 2012 and your most memorable summer camp yet! Participants must have completed grades 6-8. Call 834-3284 for more information. Jun 17 - Aug 9 (8 weeks) Mon-Fri • 7:30 am – 5:30 pm No camp Thurs, Jul 4, 2013 Fee: $750 • 3 Payments of $250 If selected

Application Deadline – April 7th We will be contacting each applicant regarding interview scheduling. Payments, if selected, of $250 are due: May 4, May 18 and Jun 1. Please note: If you are unable to make the initial payment on the payment date, your spot will be forfeited. T.A.S.C. application packets can be picked up at Kelly Recreation Complex.

Registration Procedures For All Camps

• City Residents must provide proof of residency.

• You must bring child’s current report

card, your electric bill and driver’s license in order to register. • Fees payable by cash or checks only. • Enrollment is limited and camp participants will be taken on a firstcome, first-served basis by the dates listed above. Payments for all camps are due: May 4, May 18 and Jun 1. For more information, contact the Kelly Recreation Complex @ 863.834.3284 or Simpson Park Community Center @ 863.834.2577 Please note that times and dates are subject to change.


Lake Mirror Complex

For more information call 863-834-2280


Indoor Venues


Lake Mirror Auditorium Located on historic Lake Mirror, the auditorium is ideal for hosting large events. The building features terrazzo flooring and a stage. • 121 South Lake Avenue • 6,500 square feet • ACCOMMODATES: Banquet with dance floor – 400 | Banquet (tables/ chairs only) – 500 | Chairs only – 600 • $595 plus $28 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax • $270 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee ­— Magnolia Building Host your next event in a beautiful historic building, built in 1937, featuring hard wood floors, Palladium windows and an outside terrace overlooking Lake Mirror. • 702 East Orange Street • 4,536 square feet • ACCOMMODATES: Banquet with dance floor – 230 | Banquet (tables/ chairs only) – 250 | Chairs only – 300 • $575 plus $28 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax • $270 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee ­— Peggy Brown Center The second floor of the Peggy Brown Center holds a beautiful rental space including tiled floors, drop lighting and a wrap around balcony looking out onto Lake Mirror. • 215 South Lake Avenue • 3,800 square feet • ACCOMODATES: Banquet with dance floor –125 | Banquet (tables/chairs only) – 150 | Chairs only – 200 • $375 plus $28 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax • $270 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee ­— Peggy Brown Pavilion • Not available for rental until after dusk. • $176 plus $28 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax • $270 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee

Lake Mirror Theatre/Glass Lounge Home to Lakeland Community Theatre • 121 South Lake Avenue • ACCOMMODATES: Theatre Seats – 380 | Maximum stage seating – 60 chairs • $400 plus $28 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax • $270 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee Any use of the technical lighting or sound equipment must be coordinated through Lakeland Community Theater. ­— Theatre Glass Lounge Only Glass Lounge cannot be rented if theatre is booked. • 865 square feet • ACCOMMODATES: Tables and chairs – 35 | Chairs only - 65 • $80 plus $28 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax • $270 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee • 2hr Minimum Rental

Outdoor Venues Lake Mirror Park Amphitheater A picturesque setting for any event. Perfect for large events. The park is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. 121 South Lake Avenue • $595** plus $28 per staff member* per hour labor/utility fee plus tax (2 staff minimum required after dark) *Number of staff required will be determined following walkthrough with a Parks employee. • $270 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee ­— Loggia Located on the West side of Lake Mirror. A picturesque setting for any event. • 121 South Lake Avenue • $297** plus $28 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax (2 staff minimum required after dark) • $270 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee • 2hr Minimum Rental ­— The Mirrors • Main Street at Lake Avenue • $297** plus $28 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax • $270 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee • 2hr Minimum Rental

Hollis Gardens Award winning, scenic garden featuring fountains, sculptures and numerous “rooms” of native plant life along with a delightful array of seasonal flowers. Perfect setting for your wedding. • 702 East Orange Street • Limit to 100 guests • $473** plus $28 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax (2 staff minimum required after dark) • $270 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee • Must rent a minimum of 2 hours ­— Railroad Pavillion • Main Street at Amtrak Station • $176** plus $28 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax (2 staff minimum required after dark) • $270 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee • 2hr Minimum Rental ­— Kryger Park Located on the West side of Lake Mirror overlooking the lake. A picturesque setting for any outdoor event. • 108 S. Massachusetts Avenue • $297** plus $28 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax (2 staff minimum required after dark) • $270 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee • 2hr Minimum Rental

Coleman-Bush Building

1104 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave For more information, call 863-834-3350 Large Multi-Purpose Room • 4,891 sq. ft. • ACCOMMODATES: Banquet Style (Table and Chairs) – 250 | Theatre Style (Chairs only) – 299 • $300 plus labor/utility fee of $28 per hour plus tax • $270 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee

­— Small Multi-purpose Room • 1,614 sq. ft. • ACCOMODATES: Banquet Style (Table and Chairs) – 75 | Theatre Style (Chairs only) – 100 • $80 plus labor/utility fee of $28 per hour plus tax • $270 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee

Cleveland Heights Golf Course

2900 Buckingham Avenue For rental information, call 863-834-4653

Munn Park

For rental information, call 863-834-2280 • 201 East Main Street • $297 plus labor/utility fee of $28 per hour, per person, plus tax


For rental information, call 863-834-2233 Common Ground Pavilions • Large Pavilion: $118.80** for 2 hours • Small Pavilions: $88** for 2 hours ­— Tigertown Hanger #2 Full size hangar with kitchen. Grill is available for rental. • 2220 N. Lake Avenue • Capacity: 800 - Banquet style (Tables and Chairs) • $467.50** plus labor/utility fee of $28 per hour per person plus tax • $4 per table/$0.25 per chair ­— Tigertown Parking Lot Borders Joker Marchant Stadium, spring training home of the Detroit Tigers. Perfect for festivals and other large openair events. • 2220 North Lake Avenue • $1188** plus labor/utility fee of $28 per hour per person plus tax • $270 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee ­— Mobile Professional Stage including Full Sound System • Basic Set-Up - 32’ X 16’ • Base Fee: $250 plus $224 set-up/take down and labor/utility fee of $28 per hour, per person (at least 4 employees required for delivery, set-up and breakdown, possibly more depending on event) plus sales tax. • $270 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee • For rental information contact (863)834-2233 for details.

Lake Parker & Peterson Park Corporate Pavilions Weekend and Evening Rates: • Base Fee: $118.80** • Hourly Rate: $28 per hour • $270 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee Weekday Rates: • Monday - Friday, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm • $148.50** for first 4 hours then • $28 for each additional hour plus • $270 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee We ask that you please clean up your area when you are finished. For Pavilion Rental, please call Tigertown at 834-2233.



1 Beerman Family Tennis Complex 18 lighted tennis courts, 4 racket ball courts, proshop, restrooms, 1 picnic pavilion, 14.7 acres • 1000 E. Edgewood Drive, 863-834-2374

20 Hollis Garden An botanic garden set in a neo-classical architectural environment. Patterned flower beds, public art, ornamental fountains; 1.8 acres • 702 E. Orange Street, 863-834-2280

37 Thomas R. Shaw Outdoor Recreation Center One state of the art lawn bowling green and 32 shuffleboard courts (16 under complete cover) • 802 E. Robson Road, 863-834-2233

2 Bicentennial Rose Garden Botanical rose garden, scenic park, 1 acre • 12 Lake Beulah Drive, 863-834-6035

21 Horney Park Playground, picnicking, scenic park, multipurpose field; 1.4 acres • 205 E. Poinsettia, 863-834-6035

38 Lake Parker Shore Scenic park, 3.2 mile fitness/jogging path; 8.4 acres • West Lake Parker Drive, 863-834-6035

3 Barnett Family Park Interactive fountain area, playground, labyrinth, covered picnic area, restrooms, multi purpose field, 3 acres • 730 E. Orange Street, 863-834-2280

22 Interlachen Park Playground, scenic park, historic marker; 6 acres • 200-500 Interlachen Parkway, 863-834-6035

39 Lake Somerset Park Boating, boat ramp, fishing, scenic park; 3.2 acres • 3100 New Jersey Road and Glendale Street, 863-834-6035

23 Jackson Park Historic markers, picnicking, scenic park, playground, multipurpose field, 2 picnic pavilions, shuffleboard; 2.5 acres • 1130 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, 863-834-6035

40 Lake Wire Shore Scenic park, fitness/jogging path, interpretive markers, botanical palm collection; 3.8 acres • 20 Lake Wire Drive, 863-834-6035

24 Kelly Recreation Complex Activity cards are required for all activities and classes at Kelly Recreation complex. Due to limited enrollment, pre-registration and pre-payment is recommended and sometimes required for classes. Full-service recreation complex, 2 basketball courts, pool, gym, fitness center/weight room, 8 lighted tennis courts, 2 indoor volleyball courts; 7.2 acres • 404 Imperial Blvd., 863-834-3284

41 Larry R. Jackson Branch Library Full service branch library, children’s room, meeting facilities; 2 acres • 1700 N. Florida Avenue, 863-834-4288

4 Bryant Stadium Football field/soccer stadium, restrooms; 7.2 acres • 1125 N. Florida Avenue, 863-834-6035 5 Cleveland Heights Golf Course 27 hole, full-service golf facility; 204.4 acres • 2900 Buckingham Avenue • Tee Times: 863-834-2377 • Club house: 863-834-4653 6 Coleman – Bush Building Recreation center, facility rentals, social services center; 1.5 acres • 1104 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, 863-834-3350 7 Common Ground Inclusive Playground Playground, multi-purpose field, 4 rental picnic pavilions, restrooms, picnicking; 1 acre • 1000 E. Edgewood Drive, 834 834-2233

26 Lake Beulah Fitness/jogging path, scenic park; 2.9 acres • Lake Beulah Drive, 863-834-6035

8 Crystal Grove Park Picnicking, multipurpose field, playground; 1.7 acres • 1661 Crystal Grove Drive, 863-834-6035

27 Lake Bonnett Shore Scenic park; .2 acre • Brunell Parkway, 863-834-6035

9 Cypress Youth Sports Complex Soccer and multipurpose fields, restrooms, scenic park. 2125 S. Edgewood Drive, 863-834-2233

28 Lake Bonny Park 2 baseball fields, 1 softball field, 1 soccer field, 1.3 mile nature trail/jogging path, playground 4 picnic pavilions with grills, restrooms, boardwalk/fishing pier; 113.3 acres • 800 US 98 South, 863-834-2233

10 Dobbins Park .5 mile fitness/jogging path, historic marker, multipurpose field, playground 3 picnic pavilions, multipurpose court with 2 half-court basketball, 1 sand volleyball court, playground, restroom; 10.1 acres • 514 W. Ariana Street, 863-834-6035 11 Drane Park Scenic park; 3.9 acres • 801 S. Franklin, 863-834-6035 12 Edgewood Park Beerman Family Tennis Center, Common Ground Inclusive Playground • 1000 E. Edgewood Drive, 863-834-2233 - For pavilion rental 863-834-2374 - Tennis courts 13 Elva Rath Park Scenic park; .4 acre • 20 Lake Morton Drive, 863-834-6035 14 Gandy Pool 10 lane 25 yd. heated pool, diving well, 3’ – 4’ deep recreational pool, See listing for hours • 404 Imperial Blvd., 863-834-3157 15 Glendale Park 1 basketball court, scenic park; 1.3 acres • E. Glendale Street and Lakeland Highlands Road, 863834-6035 16 Golconda Park Scenic park; .3 acre • Golconda and Parker Street, 863-834-6035 17 Handley Park Multipurpose field, playground, scenic park; 1.4 acres • 1419 Phyllis Street, 863-834-6035 18 Henley Field Baseball stadium, on National Register of Historic Places; 5.4 acres • 1125 N. Florida Avenue, 863-834-6035


25 Kryger Park Scenic urban park, picnicking; 2 acres • 1025 Massachusetts Avenue, 863-834-2280

19 Heritage Park scenic park, historic marker, .4 acre • Orange Street, 863-834-2233

29 Lake Bonny Shore Boat ramp, boating, fishing, scenic park; 1.8 acres • Interlachen and Main Street, 863-834-6035 30 Lake Hollingsworth Boat ramp, boating, fishing, scenic park, 2.7 mile fitness/jogging path, interpretive markers; 18.4 acres • 920 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, 863-834-6035

42 Lemon Street Promenade Scenic linear urban park, public art, picnicking • Lemon Street, 863-834-6035 43 Magnolia Building Facility rental adjacent to Hollis Garden • 702 E. Orange Street, 863-834-2280 44 Main Library Full service public library, children’s room and programming, young adult room, Lakeland Special Collections Room, meeting facilities; 2.5 acres • 100 Lake Morton Drive, 863-834-4280 45 eLibrary South Lakeland An express public library located in the Lake Miriam Square Plaza • 4740 S. Florida Avenue, 863-838-4507 46 Marchant Stadium Baseball stadium, restrooms, winter home of Detroit Tigers, Lakeland Tigers Florida State League, Class “A”, 5.8 acres • 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd., 863-834-6035 47 Miami Park Scenic park, playground; .6 acre • 226 Oconee Street, 863-834-6035 48 Munn Park Historic monument, scenic park, town square; 2.1 acres • 201 E. Main Street, 863-834-6035

31 Lake Horney Shore Scenic park .4 acre • Lake Horney Drive, 863-834-6035

49 Naylor Park Scenic park; .7 acre • Lincoln Avenue and Lake Hunter Drive, 863-834-6035

32 Lake Hunter Shore and Boat Ramp Boating, fishing, fitness/jogging path, boat ramp, scenic park; lake shore, 10.3 acres; boat ramp, 3.1 acres • Lake Hunter Drive, 863-834-6035 • Lake Hunter Boat Ramp • 650 Sikes Blvd., 863-834-6035

50 North Lake Wire Park Playground, scenic park; .7 acre • 725 Martin Luther King Blvd., 863-834-2233

33 Lake Mirror Complex Recreation complex, community theatre, facility rentals, 7.6 acres • 121 S. Lake Avenue, 863-834-2280 34 Lake Mirror Community Park Scenic park, historic structure, promenade, public outdoor amphitheater, Main St. Overlook, The Mirrors, The Long Green, Railroad Pavilion, National Register of Historic Places; 6.9 acres. • South Lake Avenue, 863-834-2280 35 Lake Morton Shore Swan flock, scenic, fitness/jogging, 1 picnic pavilion, interpretive markers, flowering tree collection; 7.2 acres • Lake Morton Drive, 863-834-6035 36 Lake Parker Park 2 playgrounds, boating, boat ramp, restrooms, fishing scenic park, 6 soccer fields, picnicking, nature trail, 18 picnic pavilions, 6 sand volleyball courts, shuffleboard, lawn bowling, fitness/jogging path, 3 rental pavilions, multipurpose field; 100.5 acres • 910 E. Granada Street, 863-834-2233

51 Northwest Park Scenic park; 2 acres • 108 W. Third Street, 863-834-6035 52 Parker Street Park basketball court, playground, picnicking; 1 acre • 505 E. Parker Street, 863-834-2233 53 Peggy Brown Center Recreation complex, facility rentals, • 215 S. Lake Avenue, 863-603-6280 54 Peterson Park Youth Baseball, boardwalk, boat ramp, fishing, nature trail, picnicking, 5 picnic pavilions, playground, restrooms, scenic park, 1 rental pavilion; 38.3 acres • 3700 Cleveland Heights Blvd., 863-648-3289 55 Rollingwoods Scenic Park; 1.5 acres • 900 Rollingwoods Lane, 863-834-6035 56 Seminole Park Scenic park; .5 acre • Prado, Edgewood & Lincoln, 863-834-6035

57 Sertoma Park Boat ramp, boating, fishing, picnicking, 3 picnic pavilions, scenic park; 1.8 acres • 1800 E. Memorial Blvd. on Lake Parker, 863-834-6035

62 Thomas B. Mack Park Scenic park, interpretive markers; .84 acres • 18 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, 863-834-2233 63 Veterans Park Scenic park, memorials and interpretive markers, 4.2 acres • 12 Lake Beulah Drive, 863-834-2233

58 Seventh St. Park Basketball court, playground, scenic park, multipurpose field; 3.8 acres • 1500 W. 7th St., 863-834-6035

64 Washington Park Basketball court, playground, 1 picnic pavilion, scenic park; 1.3 acres • 301 W. 7th Street, 863-834-6035

59 Simpson Park Community Center/Pool Simpson Park requires activity cards for use of the facility. Facility hours: Monday- Friday, 6am-10pm; Saturday, 8am8pm; Sunday, 1pm – 8pm. Full-service recreation complex, basketball courts, gym, playground, pool, restrooms, softball, tennis courts, multipurpose field, fitness/weight room, meeting facility; 13.3 acres • 1725 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, 863-834-2577

65 Webster Park Basketball court, multipurpose field, picnicking, 2 picnic pavilions, playground, scenic park, 1 sand volleyball court; 2.2 acres • Webster and 7th Street, 1235 N. Webster, 863-834-6035 66 Westside Park Restrooms, 4 softball fields, playground, 3 picnic pavilions, walking path; 22.6 acres • 1800 W. Oakhill, 863-603-6291

60 Southwest Complex 2 soccer/football fields; restrooms, 4 softball fields, playground; 24.5 acres • 1444 W. Highlands Street, 863-603-6294

67 Woodlake Park Playground, 8 lighted tennis courts, picnic pavilion, 1 skate court, restrooms; 4.1 acres • 3415 New Jersey Road, 863-834-6035

61 Tigertown Complex Baseball, soccer, historic monument, facility rental, winter home of Detroit Tigers, Parks & Recreation Maintenance Division Fieldhouse; 91 acres • 2220 N. Lake Avenue, 863-834-2233




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