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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

Boxing for Life

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 multi leveled 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

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 • 5:30-6:30pm FRI • 5:30-6:30pm SAT • 9:15-10:15am $6 per class Paul Thomas, Jane Waters-Thomas, Melissa Borchers

­ — 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 (No Class: 9/2) $5 per class Jennifer Lewis, NASM certified trainer

­­ — Lunchtime Pilates Join us for a little lunch Pilates. Pilates mat classes center around the floor work and range from beginner to advanced exercises. Using the body's own resistance, a series of movements and performed that is designed to improve circulation, breathing, posture and body awareness. Activity Room WED • 12-1pm $5 per class Mary Correa

— KIckboxing with Mary Combine the music and excitement of aerobics with the kicking, punching and blocking of self-defense for a great exercise. Creative Movement Room MON • 5:30-6:30pm $5 per class Mary Correa ­­—

Muscle Confusion

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 $5 per class Leah Powell

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.

Mike’s Fitcamp Total Body Fitness is an intense, cardiobased 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 ­­—

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. Aerobics Room MON | WED | FRI • 8:30-9:30am TUES | THURS • 9-10am (No Class: 9/2 • 11/25-29 • 12/23-31) $3 per class | $35 per 16-visit pass Rosie Oxford ­­—

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) Thurs • 5:30-6:30pm $4 per class Rudy Abel

­ Yogalates

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 •

Loumba/Cardio Dance You will be amazed how much fun it is to accomplish all sorts of fun dance moves… and dance to your favorite oldies as well as some of the HOTTEST NEW MUSIC including Latin and pop! Lou Gardner has designed all dances to accommodate anyone who wishes to avoid “impact” movements – You may choose to “stay grounded” or feel free to add as much intensity as you like. The first 15 minutes of each class is instruction and/or review and drill of steps and combinations… Soooo… you can start anytime! You will not be disappointed! (Lou is always willing to meet newcomers early, prior to class start time, for some one-on-one instruction.) Creative Movement Room SUN • 2:30-3:30pm $4 per class Lou Gardner

— Strength Express

Yogalaties balances, harmonizes, purifies, and strengthens the body, mind, and soul. This Pilates 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 SAT • 8-9am $5 per class Brittany Cuhlmann

Strength Express is based on slow-method, high-intensity strength training principles. Movements are performed slowly to obviate any momentum or acceleration, thereby ensuring maximum safety, efficiency and effectiveness of each and every exercise. SAFETY is a top priority! Your muscles do all the work while at the same time your joints and connective tissues are protected from injury. In every exercise you will adhere to the rule: Lift the weight in accordance with joint and muscle function within the constraints of safety. The class also includes two short intervals of high-intensity cardio as the final component before cooling down and stretching. Aerobics Room SUN • 3:35-4:20pm $6 per class Lou Gardner









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 WED • 6-8am No Charge

Clogging (Begins August 6th) Beginning Clogging is a foot-works class fused with rhythm and energy. The class will incorporate traditional clogging styles with an added modern flare. Creative Movement Room TUES • 4:30-5:15pm $25.00 per month (ages 8-12) Mackenzie Emery

Tap (Begins August 8th) Basic Tap technique in a class geared to the young beginner. Creative Movement room THURS • 4:30-5:15pm $25.00 per month (ages 5-7) Mackenzie Emery

Jazz (Begins August 6th) Basic Jazz Technique in a class geared for young beginners. Activity Room TUES • 5:30-6:30pm $25.00 per month (ages 8-12) Mackenzie Emery












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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Lunchtime Pilates

Mary Correa

(W) 12-1pm


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Boxing for Life

Jane Waters Paul Thomas Melissa Borchers

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


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Kickboxing with Mary

Mary Correa

(M) 5:30-6:30pm


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Muscle Confusion

Leah Powell

(M) 6:30-7:30pm


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Mike’s Fitcamp

Mike Franklin

(W) 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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Tai Chi Chuan

Rudy Abel

(T) 8:30-9:30am • (TH) 9:30-10:30am (TH) 5:30-6:30pm


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Brittany Cuhlmann

(W) 6:30-7:30pm • (S) 8-9am


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Susan Staton

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


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Lumba / Cardio Dance

Lou Gardner

(Sat) 9-10am • (Sun) 2:30-3:30pm


Strength Express

Lou Gardner

(Sun) 3:30-4:15pm



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


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Walking Club

(M-F) 6-8am


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Clogging (Ages 8-12)

Mackenzie Emery

(T) 4:30-5:15pm

$25 per month

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Tap (Ages 5-7)

Mackenzie Emery

(TH) 4:30-5:15pm

$25 per month

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Jazz (Ages 8-12)

Mackenzie Emery

(T) 5:30-6:30pm

$25 per month

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Pre-Ballet (Ages 3-5)

Rosie Oxford

Ballet (Ages 4-7 & 7-12) Hip Hop

Brian Win

Extended Program - days and times on pg 15

$30 per session

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Extended Program - days and times on pg 15

$30 per session

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Extended Program - days and times on pg 15

$20 per session

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Mary Dague


Beginner • 7-8pm Intermediate • 8-9pm


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Belly Dance • Day Classes

Sandi Silverman M

Beginner • 9-10am | Inter • 10-11am


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Belly Dance • Night Classes

Sandi Silverman W

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 W



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Line Dance



$1 per class

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Line Dance (INTER)



$1 per class

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Senior Line Dance



$1 per class

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Eddie Benitez


Beginner • 7-8pm | Intermediate • 8-9pm


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New York Salsa

New York Salsa

Eddie Benitez


Beginner • 8-9pm


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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 (12 weeks) • Sep 10 - Dec 17 7-8pm Beginners 8-9pm Intermediate/Advanced $48 per person Mary Dague • 863.683.6314

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) 11am-2pm (1 hour slots) $250 per session Sandi Silverman

— Belly Dance – Day Classes

— Line Dance - Intermediate

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 (9 weeks) Oct 7 - Dec 9 (No Class: 11/25) 9-10am Beginner 10-11am Intermediate $54 per person Sandi Silverman

Choreographed dances set to music. No partner necessary, but some experience required. Creative Movement Room FRI • 10am-12pm $1 per class

— Belly Dance – Evening Classes

— New York Salsa on 1

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 (9 weeks) Oct 9 - Dec 11 (No Class: 11/27) 5:45-6:45pm (Invitation Only) Pro 6:45-7:45pm Beginner 7:45-8:45pm Intermediate 8:15-9:15pm Advanced $54 per session Sandi Silverman

Intro & Beginners Level 1 Salsa is an easy and fun Latin dance. From introduction to Salsa to Intermediate Salsa. Learn the basic, styling, spins and much more. Very motivated and easy going instructors make sure you’re having fun while you learn. No partner necessary but useful. * Private lesson available* Creative Movement Room MON (6 weeks) • Oct 21 - Nov 25 7-8pm • Beginners | 8-9pm • Intermediate THURS (6 weeks) • Oct 31 - Dec 5 7-8pm • Beginners $42 per session/time slot Eddie Benitez

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

— Senior Line Dance Social line dance designed especially for seniors for fun and exercise. Creative Movement Room FRI • 2-4pm $1 per class




REGISTRATION: IN ADVANCE OR 9:15-9:45AM FORMAT: 5-Round Swiss Tournament TIME CONTROL: Game In 25 Minutes ROUNDS: 10AM • 11AM • 1PM • 2PM • 3PM ENTRY FEE (per player): $16 PRIZES: 60% of Entry Fees Returned as Prizes (Class Prizes Will Be Available for Students)

FOR MORE INFO: Contact Mark Williams, Club President 863.899.5417

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 • Beginning Sep 9 $4 per class Gerald Eaton


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) Jul 30 - Sep 10 • Oct 1 - Nov 12 Nov 19 - Dec 10 (4 week class) 1-3pm or 7-9pm $50 per session/time slot • $29 (4 wk class) Robin Morelli

— 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. In 2nd MON • 10am Robin Morelli • 863.838.6411

— Old Time Comedy and Drama Players

Lakeland Chess Club Arts & Crafts Room 1st, 2nd & 4th Mon • 7-9pm $1 per player


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. Sessions open to all ages if you have previously been in our performances Arts & Crafts Room MON (4 weeks) • 5:45-6:45 pm Sep 9 - 30 • Ages 19+ including seniors Oct 7 - 28 • Grades 4-6 Nov 11 - 21 • Grades 7-12 $12 per session Chris Lenamon

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 Aug - Sep 7 Sep 14 - Oct 19 Oct 26 - Nov 30 Dec 7 - Jan 18 $76 per session Jay Nerove • 863.514.0417 Call the instructor for scheduling for intermediate or advanced classes and private lessons

— 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. Activity Room FRI (5 weeks) • 6-8pm Aug 2 - 30 | Sep 13 - Oct 11 Oct 25 - Nov 22 $75 per student Anwar Wilkerson

— 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 • 6-9pm • Oct 17 - Dec 19 Toni Treverton • 863.646.1535

— 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 • 10-1pm • Oct 17 - Dec 19 Pat Shear • 863.646.8264



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

— 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 5-7 5:10-5:55pm • Ages 8-12 $50 per month (5-7 yrs) $75 per month (8-12 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

Shorin-Bushido Karate and Ki-Shin-Kai Aikido 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 $8 per class or $40 per month (Both Classes) $25 per month (One Class) Butch Bonner

— Hapkido A dynamic and eclectic Korean martial art of self-defense that employs joint locks, punches, kicks, throws and weapons. Hapkido is a complete martial art and also provides physical conditioning which improves balance, posture, flexibility, timing, quickness, muscle tone, joint strength and most importantly: confidence through physical and mental discipline. Mr. Wilkerson has 30 years of martial arts experience. To learn more, visit hapkido Arts & Crafts Room WED • 6:30-8:30pm $8 per class or $25 per month John Wilkerson

— Bujinkan of Central Florida

— Imperial Lakeland Fencing Club

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 • 6:30-8:30pm $10 per class or $40 per month Isaac McKeithen

Fencing is a sport that the entire family can enjoy and practice. You can get a great workout, work towards a scholarship or compete in the Olympics. It teaches you patience, respect, agility, poise and a combination of physical and mental strategy. Arts & Crafts Room SAT • 10am-2pm $10 per class or $30 per month



youth programs Pre-Ballet Dance Play (Ages 3-5)

Patrick Patriots Twirling Corps

Teaching creative play and socialization through dance movements, the child learns poise and balance through stretching and breathing. Dancers learn direction, grace, poise, tempo and 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 Sep 9 - Oct 14 | Oct 28 - Dec 9 MON - 12:15-12:45pm | 1-1:30pm TUES - 11-11:30am | 1-1:30pm WED - 11:30am-12pm THURS - 11-11:30am

Ages 5 and Up Instruction from the basics through to competition. Also, prepare for high school tryouts! March in parades, perform at civic events and prepare for competitions. Both group and individual routines! Email: for more information. Sep 4 - Nov 4 | Nov 13 - Dec 18 No Class: Nov 27

— Ballet (Ages 4-7 and 7-12) Creative Movement Room WED (6 weeks) 5-5:30pm • Ages 4-7 • $30 per session Aug 7 - Sep 11 | Sep 25 - Oct 30 Nov 13 - Jan 8

— Hip Hop Activity Room SAT (4 weeks) Ongoing Monthly Class 9-10am • Ages 8-12 10-11am • Ages 13-18 12-1pm • Advanced Class participation determined by students’ abilities $20 per session Brian Win

CANNED FOOD FRIDAYS • Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 | Nov 7, 14 Work out FREE when you bring in 2 canned food items on these select Fridays. (Weight Room & Cardio Room ONLY) All supplies will be donated to Senior Orphans of Polk County.

HALLOWEEN FUN FEST • Oct 29 • 6-7:30PM

Kids Activities • Games • Coloring Contest • Prizes • Snacks • Candy

SANTA'S COMING • Dec 12 • 11AM-12PM AND 6-7PM Come meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and join in on cookie decorating. Be sure to bring your camera!


SAT (6 weeks) 9-9:30am • Ages 4-7 • $30 per session 9:30-10:15am • Ages 7-12 • $42 per session Aug 10 - Sep 14 | Sep 28 - Nov 2 Nov 16 - Jan 11 $30 per session


Kelly Recreation Complex

Cost: $60 ages 8-15 • $40 ages 4-7 (Training League) Registration: September 1st – October 6th, 2013 ($15 Late Fee after October 7) Draft: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013 6-6:45PM • BOYS • AGES 8-10 7-7:45PM • BOYS & GIRLS • Ages 13-15 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013 6-6:45PM • BOYS • Ages 11-12 7-7:45PM • GIRLS • Ages 8-12 Jamboree: November 2

Simpson Park Community Center

Cost: $50.00 Registration: Begins September 1, 2013 Draft: Draft Day One: November 13, 2013 • 6PM • Ages 4-7 | Boys 8-10 | Girls 8-15 Draft Day Two: November 15, 2013 • 6PM • Boys 11-12 | Boys 13-15 League Begins: December 7, 2013





800 US 98 SOUTH • 10AM - 10PM




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








tennis group instruction 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 limited to 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 Sep 3-19 | Oct 1-17 | Nov 5-21 | Dec 3-19 4-5pm • Tiny Tots Beginners (Ages 5-7) 4-5pm • Junior Beginners 5-6pm • Junior Intermediates 7-8pm • Adult Beginners & Intermediates $30 per clinic Ray Schick **PLEASE BRING A NEW CAN OF TENNIS BALLS**

special events

Kid's Tennis Halloween Spectacular Junior beginning players invited. This event includes tennis, games, food and fun with a Halloween theme. Oct 1 | 5-7pm RSVP Required By MON, Oct 14 Call 834-2374 prior to the event so that we can provide your child with the best possible activity and dinner. Activities will include lots of tennis and games including: Casket Ball, Pinata Serving, Ghost Buster, Black Rat & Bat Relay, Best Costume and Simon Swings on a Broom. Prizes and free pizza for participants following the evening's games. A bag of treats will be given to the first 100 sign-ups. All participants will receive treats. Please wear tennis shoes. We have racquet balls, but if you have your own racquet, please bring it.

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 Sep 17 • 7pm

tennis tournaments Ledger JR. Super Series Sep 14-16 10-18 and Under Divisions | Girls and Boys INFO: 834.2374 Deadline: Sep 9



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 is required for all classes and activities; 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 6+) 5:30-7pm

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

Tae Kwon Do (Ages 5+) 5:45-6:45pm

Zumba - Toning 5:45-6:45pm

Zumba 5:45-6:45pm

Ballet 1 - Beginning (Ages 5-8) 5:30-6:15pm

Computer Skills For Adults 4-6pm

Tae Kwon Do (Ages 5+) 5:45-6:45pm

Liturgical Dance (Adults) 6-7pm

Company Ballet (Ages 11-19) 6-7pm Company Tap (Ages 11-19) 7-8pm

Praise Dance 7-8pm

Jr. Company Ballet (Ages 9-12) 6:45-7:30pm

Tap 1 - Beginning (Ages 5-8) On Stage 6:15-7:15pm

Jr. Company Tap (Ages 9-12) 7:30-8:15pm

Jazz 1 (Ages 9-12) 7:15-8pm

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 2nd & 4th Thurs • 6-7pm NAACP 2nd & 4th Thurs • 7-9pm G. Leggett 3rd Thurs • 7-9pm Faith In Action (Seniors) 4th Thurs • 10:30am-12pm Faith In Action (Board Meeting) 1st Mon • 6-7:30pm

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 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 6+ | THURS • 5-6:30pm • Ages 6+ $25 per month Joseph Hansberry | 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

Praise Dance 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 and ballet shoes MON • 7-8pm • 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 MON • 5:45-6:45pm • Ages 5+ $25 per month Franklin Watkins, Jr.

TUES • 5:45-7:15pm • Ages 5+ $25 per month Franklin Watkins, Jr.

adults & seniors Coleman-Bush Boosters Club


(Mature Adults/Seniors) Our mission is to preserve and enhance the physical, cultural and historical environment within Northwest Lakeland; • Provide a support system for programs and activities within Coleman-Bush Building. • Establish a heritage place to house exhibits, materials, and information on local residents/structures present/past. • Stimulate and promote ongoing intergenerational activities. Coleman-Bush Boosters provide support for facility programs and projects. 1st and 3rd WED 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 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

Jr. Company Ballet Intermediate dance form characterized by grace, precision of movement and by elaborate formal gestures, steps and poses. TUES • 6:45-7:30pm • Ages 9-12 $26.50 per month

— Jr. Company Tap Intermediate Tap dance is both a form of dance and also an act of playing a musical instrument TUES • 7:30-8:15pm • Ages 9-12 $26.50 per month

Ballet 1 Ballet is a classical dance form characterized by grace and precision of movement and by elaborate formal gestures, steps and poses. Black Leotard, pink or tan tights and ballet slippers THURS • 5:30-6:15pm • Ages 5-8 $26.50 per month ­—

Tap 1

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

­ — Jazz 1 Refers to dance styles primarily danced to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture, using traditional jazz dance techniques. Black Leotard, pink or black tights, loosefitting pants, t-shirt, jazz shoes or sneakers THURS • 7:15-8pm • Ages 9-12 $26.50 per month

­ — Company Ballet Participation based on instructor’s discretion. Black Leotard, pink or tan tights and ballet slippers THURS • 6:15-7pm • Ages 11-19 $26.50 per month ­—

Company Tap

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

WINTER RECITAL: December 12, 2013 5:30-8pm



for adults Computer Skills for Adults

Come out to learn how to use a computer. This class builds on the skills acquired as related to the computer, applications of Word, copy/paste, spreadsheets. MON • 4-6pm • $20 per month • Kim Adams

— Liturgical Dance A type of dance movement sometimes incorporated into liturgies or worship services as an expression of worship: the dancers will respond with an appropriate dance which flows out of the music and is thought to enhance the prayer or worship experience. Students will be taught to tell a story through their movement. Dance Attire: Students should wear loose fitting t-shirt, Jazz dance pants, and no shoes are required for the class. MON • 4-6pm • $5 • Crystal Brown

— Faith in Action North Lakeland, Inc. “Services to the Elderly”- There are always Solutions and we have the Resources to get Results. A forum for Seniors, allowing them to gather information and voice their concerns and problems; whether it is personal, medical, neighborhood or community in general (houses in neighborhood that need to be watched or problems with your electric bill, etc.). 4TH THURS w/ Presenter • 10:30am-12pm • Lunch Served Mildred S. McMillon, Exective Director • 686-0009


— Community Partners Health Care Committee Is a group of health care and community professionals bringing education and awareness to minorities including the underserved in Lakeland for the purpose of narrowing the gap in the disparities in health care. The goal is empowering individuals to make positive changes that will ultimately benefit their personal health care. Educational Health Series Presentation offered: Aging Successfully, Abuse & Neglect, Death & Dying, Alzheimer’s Awareness, Dementia, Stroke Prevention, Mental Health Care, Complex Care giving, and Access to Health Care & Diabetes, and much more. Grace E. Hardy • 393-4289

upcoming events

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Parade • 2014 Theme: "Work in Progress" The City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation along with the MLK Parade Committee would like to invite you to join us as we celebrate the Dream of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Parade. It’s a great way for the community to show how we celebrate one our legacy leaders. Churches, organizations, daycares, fraternities, sororities, dance groups, bands and businesses will stroll down Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue on this community event. Applications Available: Sep 6 • Deadline for Applications: Dec13 • Interest Meeting For All Participants: Jan 9 • $20 per unit Contact: Natalie Gallon • 834.3351 SATURDAY, January 18, 2014 • Lineup: 11am • Kathleen Rd & 14th St • Parade Starts: 1pm • Providence Rd




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

SOFTBALL 2013 Fall Reg: Jul 29 - Aug 23 | League Begins: Sep 9 (10 week season) | League Fee: $400 MON - Men’s | TUES - Coed | THURS - Men’s, Church League

FLAG FOOTBALL 2013 Fall Men’s 7-on-7 Reg: Aug 5 - Sep 13 | League Begins: Sep 23 (6 games + tournament) League Night: MON | League Fee $350

KICKBALL Coed Fall Kickball League Reg: Jul 15 - Aug 16 | League Begins: Aug 28 (12 games + tournament) League Night: WED | League Fee: $275

BASKETBALL Kelly Recreation Youth Basketball League (Ages 4-15) Reg: Sep 1 - Oct 6 | League Begins: SAT, Nov 9 Ages 4-7 Training League Fee: $40 Ages 8-15 League Fee: $60 Late Fee: $15 (after October 6th)




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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We are always looking for volunteers to assist us with special activities, events, tournaments, etc. Come by and fill out a form so we can include you in our database.





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)

Levels 1&2 Afro


Teen Jazz

Jazz 2


Hip Hop 2

Ballet 2

Activity Room A

Activity Room B

Company Jazz

Baby Ballet

SATURDAY 9-10am 10-10:45am

Hip Hop 1

Jr. Company Jazz


Jazz 1

Jr. Company Hip Hop

11:30am-12:15pm African

Adult Jazz


Teen Hip Hop

Jr. Company Modern

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


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Youth Basketball Training

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 ­—

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

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

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 Open Play MON-FRI • 12-5pm $1 per child ONLY with scan card

hobbies Cup Cooking/Baking

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 ­—

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



­ outh Help Group Y 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 National Police Athletic League began back in 1910 when Captain John Sweeney of the New York Police Department had the insight to offer inner-city youth some positive experiences, which involved interaction with law enforcement officers. He began knowing that the program would influence the youth of his community. Law enforcement involvement and supervision at recreation sites such as ball fields, classrooms, and playgrounds helped to position these officers as friends. Today, PAL serves more than 1.5 million youth nationwide between the ages of 4 and 18. The organization has over 300 law enforcement agencies serving over 700 cities and 1,700 facilities throughout the United States, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

After School Program

This program is geared for youth in 1st through 8th grades. The program offers pick up from Lincoln Academy, Rochelle School of the Arts, Lawton Chiles Middle, Sleepy Hill Elementary & Middle, North Lakeland, Griffin Elementary, Greater Faith Temple, McKeel Elementary & Winston Elementary. We offer tutorial assistance, daily snacks, one on one tutoring, and computer lab and health & fitness activities. MON-THURS

— PAL Tee Ball (4-7yrs) Going On Now Simpson Park • 863.834.2556

— PAL Track and Field (7-14yrs) Now - May 4 Practice at Rochelle School of the Arts

The Lakeland Police Athletic / Activities League Inc. (PAL) became incorporated in the State of Florida on October 14, 1993. Lakeland PAL began with only a few children participating in the program; Today, Lakeland PAL staff and volunteers mentor to more than 900 local children annually and supervise dozens of local volunteers.

— Football / Cheerleading (4-14yrs)

Our Mission: The Lakeland Police Athletic / Activities League, Inc. (PAL) was formed to prevent juvenile crime and violence utilizing recreation-oriented juvenile crime prevention programs that relies heavily upon athletics, recreational activities, and education to help kids go right and stay right. Through our crime prevention programs, our mission and commitment is to "fill playgrounds, not prisons."

— PAL Wrestling Program (Boys: 5-18yrs)

Early Registration: Feb-Apr 20 Deadline: Aug 1 Season: Jul-Nov

— PAL Driven 1 Fitness Program (4-18yrs) Now - May TUES | THURS • 6-8pm

Now - May TUES | THURS • 5-7pm

— PAL Lady Canes Basketball (8-14yrs) Now-May WED • 6-8pm

— PAL Youth Leadership Summer Camp (13-18yrs) Jun 3 - Jul 3 for more information, contact: Tim Abram, PAL Executive Director 863.834.8970 Officer Shawn or Dee Crumbley 863.834.2556 follow us on twitter: @LakelandPAL




404 IMPERIAL BLVD • 863.834.3157 Fall Hours of Operation • Aug 19 - Dec 31 Mon-Fri • Lap Swim - 5:30am-5pm Open Swim - 8am-5pm Sat • Open/Lap Swim - 10am-5pm Sun • Open/Lap Swim - 11am-5pm (Sundays subject to change due to winter weather)

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 HOURS & CLOSINGS: Sep 2 (Labor Day) • 8am-5pm Oct 26 • 10am-5pm • Reopen at 6pm for Aqua Boo Nov 28-29 (Thanksgiving) • Closed Dec 24-25 (Christmas) • Closed 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 Dive In Movie $3 (pass accepted) 50/100 Mile Club Free Aqua Boo $2



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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 • 10am-12pm | TUES-THURS • 11am-12pm $2.50 Remaining for open swim after class requires a re-entry fee of $3 or use of “20-Visit” pass ­—

T-Bay Swim Team

Dive-In Movie Just like the Drive-In, but wetter! Pack your picnic basket and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of movie watching at the Gandy Pool... or better yet in it! Bring your floats, rafts and inner tubes for an enjoyable night of movie watching in the pool. Free popcorn and drinks are served. The cost is $3.00 per person or use of “20-visit” pass. All movies shown are rated G or PG-13 and are subject to change. Doors open at 7p.m. and the movie begins at dark. No alcoholic beverages or glass containers are permitted. Coolers are subject to search before admittance to facility. Please call 834-3157 for more information. Oct 12


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T-Bay Aquatics Swim Team invites swimmers of all levels to participate. The team focuses on positive motivational development while gearing athletes to competition ready status. The T-Bay Swim Team is a USA Swimming registered team and is operational year-round. COACHING STAFF AVAILABLE. MON-FRI • 6-8pm • Call to confirm practice sites Lee Stauffer | 863.660.3335


Join us as Gandy Pool transforms into the Infamous Green Swamp with frights lurking around every corner.

Swamp Nachos and other Swamp Snacks $2 Per Person • Proper Swimwear is Required


50/100 Mile Club The 50 & 100 Mile Swim Club is a self motivated program which allows swimmers to set goals and work to achieve them at their own pace. To encourage participation, incentives will be awarded when swimmers reach predetermined mile markers. This program is free with paid entrance.

PARENTAL GUIDANCE October 12, 2013

— Aqua Boo Aquatics Fall Festival full of family fun and activities for all ages. Proper swim attire is mandatory. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Oct 26 • 6PM-Until all of the creepy crawlers are gone!


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1725 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AVE • 863.834.2286 Fall Hours of Operation Mon-Fri • CLOSED OPEN/LAP SWIM Sat & Sun • 11am-5pm

EXTENDED WEEKENDS: Aug 24,25 & 31 | Sep 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29 After Sep 29, Simpson Pool is closed to the public until Spring 2014.

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 (food and drink permitted in pavilion areas only), lockers for personal belongings, lap lanes/time clocks available, bleacher seating, shower/changing rooms, PFD’s (personal floatation devices) available for check out. Arm wings are prohibited, lifejackets are available for use upon request.

EXTENDED WEEKENDS: Aug 24,25 & 31 | Sep 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29

Fee Schedule Item Price Open/Lap Swim $3 Open/Lap Swim – “Visit 20” (20 visits) $40 Splash 25 Pass $25 Dollar Days $1 (Registered Guest 17 & Under)

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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.

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 • 9am-12pm $20 per class Tiffany Gullage • 863.858.1126 (C) 863.255.4691 ­—

Duplicate Bridge Play is every Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. If you are in need of a partner please call Martie Cowie. She can be reached at the number below. Everyone is welcome. Peggy Brown Center - Upstairs • TUES & WED • 1-5pm • $5 Marti Cowie • 863.648.2222 • ­—

Beginner and Intermediate Bridge Classes

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 •

— Novice Duplicate Bridge Game This is a game for New Duplicate Players with 0-100 Master points. There is no need to have a partner. Singles are welcome. Come and enjoy the fun. Peggy Brown Center – Upstairs • WED • 9:30am-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 Betty Woods • 863.646.5151 ­ —

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 Frank Lauricella • TDD 863.226.0170 ­—

Lakeland Stamp Club

American Philatelic Society welcomes anyone interested in stamps. Peggy Brown Center – Upstairs • 1st & 3rd TUES • 6-9:30pm P.D. Sterling • 863.802.4902

music & dancing clubs 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 60 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 • 863.224.3393 ­—

Lakeland Senior Recreation Club

Senior citizens are invited to join the fun on Thursdays at the Magnolia Building for ballroom and line dancing. (Ages 55 +) Magnolia Building THURS • 10am-12pm $1 Gerry Stine • 863.646.0005


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

All Show Times: FRI & SAT • 7:30pm | SUN • 2pm

Les Misérables In 19th century France Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of imprisonment. He breaks parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by Inspector Javert. Finally, during the Paros student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and save that of the student revolutionary Marius, who has captured the heart of Valjean’s adopted daughter, Cosette. Javert’s world view is shattered and Valjean at last attains the peace his heart has sought for so long. TICKETS ON SALE: Sep 1 Oct 25-27 • Nov 1-3 • 8-10 • 15-17

Eunice Fuller Theatre for Youth Productions All Show Times: FRI • 7:30pm | SAT • 2pm & 7:30pm SUN • 2pm

The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne Adapted from the classic book, Pooh and his friends concern themselves with bees, honey, balloons, boats and birthdays in the Hundred Acre Wood Sep 20-22

The Edge Stage Read Series All Show Times: FRI & SAT • 7:30pm

Race The award winning play by David Mamet about race and the lies we tell each other on the subject. Sep 6 & 7

Classes, Clubs & Training Lakeland Community Theatre Home School Players This acting class is exclusive to homeschooled students. We will work on short scenes, monologues, inprovisation, musical theatre and more. MON • 1-2pm | Sep 9 - Dec 9 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 Ages 8-11 • 4-5pm | Ages 12+ • 5-6pm $50 per month


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 Sep 14 | Oct 12 | Nov 9 | Dec 14 ­—

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 Sep 3 | Oct 1 | Nov 5 | Dec 3


100 LAKE MORTON DRIVE • 863.834.4280


Youth Services Schedule Month/Date September


17 Tuesday 10,17,24 Tuesday Early Release Day Wednesday 11,18,25 Wednesday 12,19,26 Thursday

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


Age Group

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



SEP-DEC 2013

All Events Below, Unless Otherwise Noted, Will Be Held In The Main Library Meeting Room

15 Tuesday Teen Day 3:00 13-18 years 1,8,15 Tuesday Preschool Storytime 10:00 3.5 to 5 years Early Release Day Wednesday Kid’s Korner 3:00 6-12 years 2,9,16 Wednesday Toddler Time 10:00 18 months to 3.5 years 3,10,17 Thursday Mother Goose Baby Time 11:00 Babies under 18 months 31 Thursday Halloween Parade 10:00 All ages

November 19 Tuesday 5,12,19,26 Tuesday Early Release Day Wednesday 6,13,20,27 Wednesday 7,14,21 Thursday December

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

17 Tuesday Teen Day 3:00 13-18 years 3,10 Tuesday Preschool Storytime 10:00 3.5 to 5 years Early Release Day Wednesday Kid’s Korner 3:00 6-12 years 4,11 Wednesday Toddler Time 10:00 18 months to 3.5 years 5,12 Thursday Mother Goose Baby Time 11:00 Babies under 18 months 21 Saturday Santa’s Workshop 10:00 All ages



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 Sep 4 | Oct 2 | Nov 6 | Dec 4 ­—

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. Sep 28 ­—

Preschool Storytime | Ages 2-5 WED • 10:30am Sep 4, 11, 18 Oct 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov 6, 13, 20 Dec 4, 11, 18

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

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4740 S. FLORIDA AVE. • 863.838.4507


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. Sep 5 | Oct 3 | Nov 7 | Dec 5



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

Instruction Group Clinics- Youth and Adult Classes for Beginners and Intermediates (Ages 8 - Seniors) SAT • Youth: 9-10am • Adult: 10-11am Aug 3, 10, 17, 24 | Sep 14, 21, 28 | Oct 5, 26 Nov 2, 9, 16 | Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 | Feb 22 | Mar 1, 8, 15 Dates may change due to weather $40/person Private Lessons are available For information on lessons, contact the Pro Shop @ 863.834.2377 ­­—

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 863.834.2326



fees vary according to the season. For pricing info and tee times, contact the Pro Shop 863.834.2377. We also have a full driving range with small, medium or large buckets available for purchase.

L O O K I N G A H E A D:

Holiday EVENTS

Lakeland Christmas Parade Come out and celebrate the holiday season with your THURSDAY community. The Lakeland Christmas Parade is DECEMBER 5 • 7PM sponsored by The Junior League of Greater Lakeland and is a celebration you do not want to miss!



A holiday event for the entire family! Join Lakeland Parks and Recreation Department for its annual Snowfest featuring snow mountain, rock climbing wall, photos with Santa, live entertainment and more!

Santa's Calling

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10 Arrange for your child to receive a special telephone call from Santa! Information forms will be available at various City facilities and public elementary schools throughout Lakeland.


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 • $500 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 • $500 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 • $500 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 • $500 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 • $500 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 • $500 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. • $500 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) • $500 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 • $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee • 2hr Minimum Rental

Hollis Garden 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) • $500 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) • $500 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) • $500 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 • $500 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 • $500 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 • $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee


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. • 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 ­— 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 • $500 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. • $500 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 • $500 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 • $500 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 863.834.2233.




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

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

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

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 8 Crystal Grove Park Picnicking, multipurpose field, playground; 1.7 acres • 1661 Crystal Grove Drive, 863-834-6035 9 Cypress Youth Sports Complex Soccer and multipurpose fields, restrooms, scenic park. 2125 S. Edgewood Drive, 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


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

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 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 25 Kryger Park Scenic urban park, picnicking; 2 acres • 1025 Massachusetts Avenue, 863-834-2280 26 Lake Beulah Fitness/jogging path, scenic park; 2.9 acres • Lake Beulah Drive, 863-834-6035 27 Lake Bonnett Shore Scenic park; .2 acre • Brunell Parkway, 863-834-6035 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

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 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 38 Lake Parker Shore Scenic park, 3.2 mile fitness/jogging path; 8.4 acres • West Lake Parker Drive, 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 40 Lake Wire Shore Scenic park, fitness/jogging path, interpretive markers, botanical palm collection; 3.8 acres • 20 Lake Wire Drive, 863-834-6035 41 Larry R. Jackson Branch Library Full service branch library, children’s room, meeting facilities; 2 acres • 1700 N. Florida Avenue, 863-834-4288 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

NOW OPEN 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 31 Lake Horney Shore Scenic park .4 acre • Lake Horney 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 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

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 49 Naylor Park Scenic park; .7 acre • Lincoln Avenue and Lake Hunter Drive, 863-834-6035 50 North Lake Wire Park Playground, scenic park; .7 acre • 725 Martin Luther King Blvd., 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 Located adjacent to Barnett Family Park, The Peggy Brown Center has wraparound windows and veranda providing striking vistas of Lake Mirror and downtown Lakeland. It features a large catering kitchen, tile flooring, and Wi-Fi. • 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

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

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

62 Thomas B. Mack Park Scenic park, interpretive markers; .84 acres • 18 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, 863-834-2233

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

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




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