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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 $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 • 6-7pm $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.

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: 4/18 • 5/16) $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 ­­­—


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 Kuhlmann ­­—


Improves energy circulation, mental clarity, focus, fertility, emotional balance and healing. Great for Athletes, healthcare practitioners, those battling cancer, chronic pain or other illnesses. It circulates as much blood flow as if you went jogging. MON | WED • 7:30am Tanya Bouffard

Zumba/Zumba Toning Ditch the Workout and Join The Party! Distress after a long day—This is so much fun you will not even know that you are working out. You do not have to know how to dance to join into the magic rhythms of the Zumba music, the beat of the African drums, the Latin sounds of Samba, Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha and more. The Zumba music and choreography incorporates all genres including belly dance, latin and now your favorite top '40s. This class gives you a lot of benefits. With continued participation, many lost their excess weight while building a toned and lean dancer's body. This season, we will take on Zumba's new ABS and GLUTES program as well as TONING. Come have fun and party while getting into shape. Instructor is PT/Certified Dance/Zumba Instructor with 20 years of experience. Creative Movement Room TUES | THURS (Toning) • 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 $2 per participant $30 - 20 Visit Pass

— 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

— Nia Fitness Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Activity Room MON • 5:30-6:30pm $5 per class Pam Winkle









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-onone instruction.) Creative Movement Room SUN • 2:30-3:30pm $4 per class Lou Gardner

— Strength Express 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


PHOTOSHOP for Beginners and

the Slightly More Advanced

Come and learn the basics of Photoshop from an Industry Professional. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of this robust application and when you say to your friends, “I know about Photoshop,” you’ll actually mean it! *** All Participants must provide their own computer and copy of Photoshop (CS3-CC). The newest version of Photoshop can be obtained at (30-day free trial or purchased for a monthly subscription price of $19.99).***

6-Week Classes • 6-7PM • $95



1/7 - 2/11 | 2/18 - 3/25

1/9 - 2/13 | 2/20 - 3/27

BEGINNER TOPICS INCLUDE: Getting Started, Photo Editing and Manipulation, Special Effects, Layering, Tools, Digital Scrapbooking and MORE. INTERMEDIATE TOPICS INCLUDE: Retouching, Text Editing and Treatments, Layer Effects, Vector Masking and many many other exciting topics.












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) 6-7pm


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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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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 Kuhlmann

(W) 6:30-7:30pm • (S) 8-9am


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Tanya Bouffard

(M,W) 7:30am


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Zumba/Zumba Toning

Susan Staton

(T,TH) 5:30-6:30pm (Toning on Thursday)


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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


Pickleball Walking Club Nia Fitness

Pam Winkle

Rosie Oxford

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

Brian Win


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(M-F) 6-8am


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(M) 5:30-6:30pm


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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

$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-Advanced • 9:30-10:30am


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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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$1 per class

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Line Dance (BEGINNER)



$1 per class

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New York Salsa

Eddie Benitez


Beginner • 7-8pm | Intermediate • 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 (16 weeks) • Jan 7 - Apr 22 7-8pm Beginners 8-9pm Intermediate/Advanced $64 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 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 6 - Mar 24 | Apr 7 - Jun 23 9:30-10:30am Beginner - Advanced $72 per person Sandi Silverman

— 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 8 - Mar 26 | Apr 9 - Jun 25 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

— Mommy and Me Belly Dancing Learn Belly Dancing in a fun environment while bonding with your child Creative Movement Room WED (4 weeks) • 5-5:30pm Jan 8 - 29 | Feb 5 - 26 Mar 5 - 27 | Apr 9 - 30 9:30-10:30am Beginner - Advanced $40 per person Sandi Silverman

— 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 class

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



New York Salsa on 1 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) Jan 20 - Feb 24 | Mar 10 - Apr 14 Apr 28 - Jun 28 7-8pm • Beginners | 8-9pm • Intermediate $42 per session/time slot Eddie Benitez

— 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

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 14 - Mar 11 | Apr 1 - May 20 1-3pm or 7-9pm $50 per session/time slot Robin Morelli

— 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


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

— Sr. Old Time Comedy and Drama Players/ Comedy Shop 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 Jan 6 - 27 (SR Class) Feb 10 - Mar 3 (Comedy Shop - All Ages) Mar 24 - Apr 14 (Comedy Shop - All Ages) $12 per session Chris Lenamon • 863.255.7358

— 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 Dec 7 - Jan 8 | Jan 25 - Mar 1 Mar 8 - Apr 11 | Apr 26 - May 31 $76 per session Jay Nerove • 863.514.0417 Call the instructor for scheduling for intermediate or advanced classes and private lessons

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

— Sunday Chess Tournaments Jan 26 | Feb 23 | Apr 13 12:20-12:40pm - Registration 1pm - Round 1 2:10pm - Round 2 3:20pm - Round 3 4:30pm - Awards Mark Williams • 863.899.5417


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 Jan 3 - 31 | Feb 14 - Mar 14 Mar 28 - Apr 25 $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 • Jan 16 - Mar 13 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 • Jan 16 - Mar 13 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 5:05-6pm • 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

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



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

— Imperial Lakeland Fencing Club 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 Jan 6 - Feb 13 | Feb 17 - Mar 27 Apr 17 - May 15 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. Jan 8 - Feb 5 | Feb 12 - Mar 12 Mar 19 - Apr 23 | Apr 20 - May 28

— Ballet (Ages 4-7 and 7-12) Creative Movement Room WED (6 weeks) 5-5:30pm • Ages 4-7 • $30 per session Jan 8 - Feb 12 | Feb 19 - Apr 2 Apr 9 - May 14 SAT (6 weeks) 9-9:30am • Ages 4-7 • $30 per session 9:30-10:15am • Ages 7-12 • $42 per session Jan 11 - Feb 15 | Feb 22 - Apr 5 Apr 12 - May 17 $30 per session

— Hip Hop Activity Room SAT (6 weeks) Jan 4 - Feb 8 | Mar 1 - Apr 5 Ongoing Monthly Class 9-10am • Ages 8-12 10-11am • Ages 13-18 12-1pm • Advanced Class participation determined by students’ abilities $30 per session Brian Win






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 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 7-23 | Feb 4-20 | Mar 4-20 | Apr 1-17 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 9 • 7pm

tennis tournaments Lakeland Winter Sectional Jr. Tournament

Jan 18-20 18 and under Girls & Boys Divisions Call 863-834-2374 for more information Deadline: Dec 19 ­—

Bayre Lay Memorial Jr. Tournament Feb 8-10 10-18 Girls & Boys Divisions Call 863-834-2374 for more information Deadline: Feb 5

Polk Senior Games Tournament Feb 24 - Feb 28 Age 50 and over (Mixed Doubles, Singles & Doubles) Call 863-533-0055 for more information Deadline: Feb 3 ­—

Linder Jr. Super Series

Mar 8-10 10-18 Girls & Boys Divisions Deadline: Mar 3



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 teaching 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

Zumba 5:45-6:45pm

Ballet 1 - Beginning 5:30-6:15pm

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

Zumba - Toning 5:45-6:45pm

Computer Skills For Adults 4-6pm

Tae Kwon Do (Ages 5+) 5:45-7:15pm

Company Ballet 6-7pm Company Tap 7-8pm

Praise Dance 7-8pm

Jr. Company Ballet 6:45-7:30pm

Tap 1 - Beginning On Stage • 6:15-7:15pm

Jr. Company Tap 7:30-8:15pm

MONTHLY MEETINGS @ COLEMAN-BUSH Paul A Diggs 3rd Tues • 6:30-8:30pm Coleman-Bush Boosters 1st & 3rd Wed • 10:30am-12pm Webster Neighborhood 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 • Regina Cobb Spring 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/$30 monthly pass Mariana Molero Certified Zumba & Toning Instructor

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 • 5:45-7:15pm • 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 $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 $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 $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 $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 $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 $26.50 per month



for adults upcoming events 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

— 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 (863) 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 • (863) 393-4289



Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Parade "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. Interest Meeting For All Participants: Jan 9, 2014 Contact: Natalie Gallon • 834.3351 SATURDAY, January 18, 2014 • Lineup: 11am • Kathleen Rd & 14th St Parade Starts: 1pm • Providence Rd

— 2014 HBCU College Jump-Off Event The Virgil Hawkins Bar Association, Inc., and the Polk County Pan-Hellenic Council is hosting its 10th annual free college recruitment event for minority and other students interested in learning in a diverse, culturally rich environment. Florida’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) will each have 20-30 minutes on the program as well as “information stations” which allow recruiters small group time with prospective students. We anticipate a full morning of information, stimulation of HBCU college interest, and what we refer to as “slice of campus life” where we have a presentation from our Greek graduate chapters. College recruiters with admission and scholarship authority will be on site, so bring your ACT/SAT test scores! Saturday, February 8, 2014 • 8am-12pm Open to all High School Students (Grades 10-12) & their Parents Contact Will Garland @ (813) 545-0009 for more info

— Black History Fest Come join us for a Free Journey through Time and learn about some of Lakeland’s History, you can also get involved with various activities. Who knows you may be sitting next to one of our pioneers in the area. Music, Cake Walk, Movies, Color Me A Memory, Storytelling, Youth Talent. Saturday, February 15, 2014 • 10am-1pm Contact Natalie Gallon @ (863) 834-3351 for more info

— Jellybean Jubilee Story Time, Cookie Decorating, Prizes for Jellybean Guessing, Arts & Crafts, Moonwalk (Bouncey), Eggstra Special Egg Hunt. Free to have fun with Peter Rabbit for children 10 years old & younger. Simpson Park Community Center Saturday, April 12, 2014 • 10am-1pm Contact Natalie Gallon @ (863) 834-3351 for more info




January 18: Staging Area

Kathleen Rd & 14th St (Large Field)

Lineup @ 11AM QUESTIONS?

NATALIE GALLON • Coleman-Bush @ 863.834.3351 Simpson Park Staff @ 863.834.2577

ColemanBush Building History Coleman-Bush Building was designed to be a multipurpose physical facility for the social, economic, health, cultural, recreational, and educational needs of the growing community. Construction began on the thennamed “Northwest Community Center “in 1974. In October of 1980, it officially became the Coleman-Bush Building. It was named after two gentlemen who were prominent members of the community. Charles A. Coleman was a Lakeland Commissioner from 1974 until 1978. He also served as mayor pro term in 1976 and mayor in 1977. Gow M. Bush was a well known physician. They were both active and involved in the local civic affairs. This building has proven to be an important asset to the community and has continued to fulfill the objective set up all those years ago. It has provided office space for lease by non-profit organizations and meeting space for civic groups. Social events enhance the quality of the community life, so it is only fitting that the Coleman-Bush Building, a community cornerstone, hosts these events, as well. It also provides leisure time programming for the city’s residents. City of Lakeland Neighborhood Services & Housing Division replaced the rental suites, NAACP remains in the building.



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


Hip Hop 2

Level 1& 2 African Drumming


Teen Jazz

Jazz 2


Adult Jazz

Ballet 2

Activity Room A

Activity Room B

Company Jazz

Baby Ballet


Hip Hop 1

Jr. Company Jazz


Jazz 1

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11:30am-12:15pm Teen/Jr. Co African Dance Drumming 12:15-1:15pm

Jr. Co Hip Hop

Adult Jazz

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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High School Basketball

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 • 6:30-8:30pm $1 ONLY with scan card ­—

Youth Flag Football

Fifty yards of play. First team to score 28 points wins. Open to boys and girls ages 8-12. WED • 4-5pm FREE Rashawn Gant & Dadrian Greer

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.

L.T.T.A 2014 Tournament • Feb 21, 22 WED • 6-8:30pm FRI • 6-8:30pm SUN • 12-4pm $2.50 per day ­—

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

Youth Basketball Training

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

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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 ­— ­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 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

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

Spring Hours of Operation: Jan 1-Apr 30 Mon-Fri • 5:30am-5pm Sat • 10am-5pm Sun • CLOSED (Jan & Feb) Sun • 11am-5pm (Beginning Mar 2)

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 Apr 20 • Easter 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

Fri • Mar 21 | Apr 25 ­ —

Late Night Swim & Fun Fri • May 9 | May 23 6-9pm


@ 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 (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.


Simpson Pool is closed for the season to the public and will reopen Late May 2014. Please join us at Gandy Pool.



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

BASKETBALL MEN’S SPRING BASKETBALL Registration: Feb 3- Mar 7 • League Begins: March 20(8 Games + Tournament) League Night: THURS • League Fee: $320 ­—


SPRING SLOWPITCH Registration: Dec 16 - Jan 24 • League Begins: Feb 10 (10 Games) League Fee: $400 MON – Men’s • TUES – Coed • THURS – Men’s and Men’s Church League ­ SUMMER SLOWPITCH Registration: Apr 1 - Apri 25 •League Begins: May 12 League Fee: $400 MON – Men’s • TUES – Coed • THURS – Men’s & Men’s Church League ­ WOMEN’S SUMMER SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL Registration: Apr 1-May 9 • League Begins: May 28 (10 Games) League Fee: $400 • League Night: WED ­—


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


COED SPRING LEAGUE Registration: Jan 3 - Jan 24 • League Begins: Feb 19 (12 Games + Tournament) League nights: WED • 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:

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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 ­—

Contract Duplicate Bridge

Play is every week. We welcome new players. 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 • 9:30am-12pm Marti Cowie • 863.648.2222 ­—

Club 40

Bridge-Regular Party Bridge for participants over 50 years old. Playing September through May. Magnolia Building 2nd & 4th Tues • 12-4pm 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 or Florida Relay Service 1.800.955.8770 Voice ­—

Lakeland Stamp Club

Peggy Brown Center – Upstairs 1st & 3rd Tues • 6-8pm 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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All Show Times: FRI & SAT • 7:30pm | SUN • 2pm

Greater Tuna by Jaston Williams, Ed Howard & Joe Sears

What do Arles Struvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Blye and Rev. Spikes have in common? In this hilarious send-up of small town morals and mores, they are all among the upstanding citizens of Tuna, Texas' third smallest town. The longrunning Off Broadway hit features two actors creating the entire population of Tuna in a tour de farce of quick change artistry, changing costumes and characterizations faster than a jack rabbit runs from a coyote. Two actors, twenty characters and a barrell of laughs, ya'll. Jan 17-26 ­—

South Pacific

Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan

Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfillment of a future with an innocent Tonkinese girl with whom he's fallen in love out of the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe's life, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices. Feb 14 - Mar 2

Sylvia by A.R. Gurney

Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg's career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate's career, as a public-school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. Apr 4-13

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

Evil Dead, The Musical Winner of the Dora Audience Choice Award and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee. Based on the cult classic horror films, Evil Dead 1 & 2 and Army of Darkness. This is one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. "The next Rocky Horror show" - The New York Times Apr 25 & 26

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 | Feb 3 - May 5 Ages 8-18 $50 per month ­—

LCT Drama Club

This club is a great way to improve your acting 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


Finninsh Folk Duo Wed, Jan 22 • 7pm ­—

Floyd Love, Ed Bryant, Norma Plank and Renee Hawk Musical Tribute Sun, Jan 26 • 2pm ­—


Country/Folk Duo Thurs, Feb 20 • 7pm ­—


Peter Fletcher, Classical Guitarist

100 LAKE MORTON DRIVE • 863.834.4280


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 7 | Feb 4 | Mar 4 | Apr 1

Month/Date January





Age Group

7,21 Tuesday Teen Day 3:00 13-18 years 7,14,21,28 Tuesday Preschool Storytime 10:00 3.5 to 5 years 8,15,22,29 Wednesday Toddler Time 10:00 18 months to 3.5 years 9,16,23,30 Thursday Mother Goose Baby Time 11:00 Babies under 18 months

February 4,18 Tuesday Teen Day 3:00 13-18 years 4,11 Tuesday Preschool Storytime 10:00 3.5 to 5 years 5 Wednesday Kid’s Korner 1:30 6-12 years 5,12 Wednesday Toddler Time 10:00 18 months to 3.5 years 6,13 Thursday Mother Goose Baby Time 11:00 Babies under 18 months

March 4,18 Tuesday Teen Day 3:00 13-18 years 4,11,18,25 Tuesday Preschool Storytime 10:00 3.5 to 5 years 5,12,19,26 Wednesday Toddler Time 10:00 18 months to 3.5 years 6,13,20,27 Thursday Mother Goose Baby Time 11:00 Babies under 18 months

April 8,22 Tuesday Teen Day 3:00 13-18 years 1,8,29 Tuesday Preschool Storytime 10:00 3.5 to 5 years 9 Wednesday Kid’s Korner 1:30 6-12 years 2,9,30 Wednesday Toddler Time 10:00 18 months to 3.5 years 3,10 Thursday Mother Goose Baby Time 11:00 Babies under 18 months





Hours of Operation: Mon, Tues & Thur • 9am-8pm Wed & Fri • 9am-5pm Sat • 9am-5pm 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 25 | Feb 22 | Mar 22 | Apr 26

— Preschool Storytime | Ages 2-5


WED • 10:30am Jan 15, 22, 29 Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr 2, 23, 30

LARRY R. JACKSON 1700 N. FLORIDA AVE. • 863.834.4288 BRANCH friend isSOMEONE





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


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. Jan 9 | Feb 6 | Mar 6 | Apr 3



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 Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 | Feb 15, 22 | Mar 1, 8, 29 | Apr 12, 19, 26 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.



Camp BLAST is the highly successful summer recreation program for kids located at City recreation facilities and various schools throughout Lakeland. Jun 16 - Aug 8 (8 weeks) Mon-Fri • 7:30 am – 5:30 pm No camp Friday, Jul 4, 2014 ­

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 12 • 8am Kelly Recreation Complex ALL RESIDENT REGISTRATION: Begins: Apr 19 • 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. Registration: $50 + 3 additional payments of $50 BEGINS: Sat, Apr 19 • 8am 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 16 - Aug 8 (8 weeks) Mon-Fri • 7:30 am – 5:30 pm No camp Friday, Jul 4, 2014 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 3, May 17 and May 31. 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 3, May 17 and May 31. 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 tables with dance floor – 400 Banquet tables – 500 Round tables with dance floor – 300 Round tables – 350 | Chairs only – 600 • $605 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 • $585 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 • $382 plus $28 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax • $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee ­

Peggy Brown Pavilion 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. • Not available for rental until after dusk. • $197 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 • $407 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 • $664 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

Coleman-Bush Building

1104 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave For more information, call 863.834.3350

Loggia Located on the West side of Lake Mirror. A picturesque setting for any event. • 121 South Lake Avenue • $332 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 • $332 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 • $529 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 • $197 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 • $332 plus $28 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax (2 staff minimum required after dark) • $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee • 2hr Minimum Rental

Large Multi-Purpose Room • 4,891 sq. ft. • ACCOMMODATES: Banquet Style (Table and Chairs) – 250 | Theatre Style (Chairs only) – 299 • $305 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 • $81 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 • $332 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: $133.80 for 2 hours • Small Pavilions: $99 for 2 hours ­— Tigertown Hanger #2 Full size hangar with kitchen. • 2220 N. Lake Avenue • Capacity: 800 - Banquet style (Tables and Chairs) • $523 plus labor/utility fee of $28 per hour per person plus tax • $500 refundable damage deposit ­— 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 • $1329 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: $279 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: $133 • Hourly Rate: $28 per hour • $270 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee Weekday Rates: • Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm • $166.50 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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JAN - APR 2014

Spring 2014 Issue of the Playmaker  

A catalogue of services and programs offered by the City of Lakeland Parks and Recreation Department.

Spring 2014 Issue of the Playmaker  

A catalogue of services and programs offered by the City of Lakeland Parks and Recreation Department.