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The City of Lakeland strives to make its program, services and activities accessible to qualified individuals with disabilities. Reasonable modifications can be made to the programs, services and activities outlined in this brochure to ensure accessibility. If you feel you need particular modification to access any service please contact the respective facility at least seven days prior for an assessment.

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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.




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

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activities and classes. Due to limited enrollment, pre-registration and pre-payment is recommended and sometimes required for classes.


Online registration is available for most classes check page 5 for details.

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



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





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.

Boxing for Life

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

— Spin + Boxing Combo TUES • 5:30-6:15pm $8 for both classes

­ — Spin TUES • 5:30-6pm $4 per class Paul Thomas

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. Creative Movement Room MON | WED | FRI • 8:30-9:30am Aerobics Room TUES | THURS • 9-10am $5 per class | $35 per 16-visit pass NO CLASS: Dec 18 - Jan 8 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) $4 per class Rudy Abel ­­­

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 $5 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.

Yogalates Yoga 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. Creative Movement Room | Aerobics Room MON • 5:30-6:30pm WED • 5:30-6:30pm SAT • 10:30am $5 per class ­­­­— ­­ Zumba®/Zumba® Toning Ditch the Workout and Join The Party! Designed for beginner to advanced to move at their own pace. Have fun while moving to music. 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 season, we will take on Zumba®'s new ABS and GLUTES program as well as TONING. 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-THURS • 9am-12pm $2 per participant $30 - 20 Visit Pass







Walking Club Walk in the air-conditioned comfort of the Kelly Recreation Basketball Gymnasium while visiting with friends and neighbors. Basketball Gym • Mornings, when available No Charge ­­—

Jump On It!

This is a low-impact, cardio-intense workout for all levels. Just 20 minutes of rebounding = 1 hour of running for cardiovascular training. Burn Calories, lose pounds, strengthen your muscles, relieve stress, and have some fun! Activity Room MON & WED • 5:30-6:15pm $4 per class Angela Lovering ­­

— BarreFitness Our Barre classes are an all encompassing full body workout that is core focused and will effectively work your body by using the barre as the main prop, while preforming small,concentrated movements. Activity Room THURS • 5:30-6:30pm $5 per class Lisa Malacane


Great Escapes - Holiday Camps Great Escapes provides a fun and safe place for elementary school age kids during school holidays. Participants will participate in group led games and activities. Weather permitting, participants will go swimming at the Gandy Pool! Great Escapes is hosted out of the Kelly Recreation Complex. (404 Imperial Blvd.) 863-834-3284

SILVER SNEAKERS OPPORTUNITIES: Cardio Room Weight Room Gymnasium Pickleball


 NOV 20-22 7:30am-5:30pm $50

WINTER BREAK DEC 26-29 7:30am-5:30pm $50








Boxing for Life

Paul Thomas

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


Senior Shape-Up

Rosie Oxford

(M,W,F) 8:30-9:30am • (T,TH) 9-10am

$5 | $35 • 16 visits

Tai Chi Chuan

Rudy Abel

(T) 8:30-9:30am • (TH) 9:30-10:30am


(M) 5:30-6:30pm • (W) 5:30-6:30pm • (S) 10:30am


Yogalates Zumba®/Zumba® Toning

Susan Staton

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



(M-F) 9am-12pm

$2 or $30 (20 visit)

Jump On It

(M,W) 5:30-6:15pm


Spin KRC

Paul Thomas

(T) 5:30-6:15pm


Barre Fitness

Lisa Malacane

(TH) 5:30 - 6:30pm











Mary Dague


Beginner • 7-8pm Intermediate • 8-9pm


Belly Dance • Day Classes

Sandi Silverman M

Beginner-Advanced • 9:30-10:30am


Belly Dance • Night Classes

Sandi Silverman W

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


Line Dance

Teresa Small



$2 per class


Teresa Small



$2 per class

Line Dance (BEGINNER)

Teresa Small



$2 per class


Maria Gomez




Senior Ballroom

Mary Dague



$5 per class



adult dance classes Ballroom – Latin – Swing Dance

Line Dance

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 (14 weeks) • Sept 12 - Dec 19 7-8pm Beginners 8-9pm Intermediate/Advanced $56 per person Mary Dague • 863.683.6314 NO CLASS: Oct 23

Choreographed dances set to music. No partner necessary, but some experience required. Creative Movement Room WED • 10-11am $2 per class Teresa Small

— 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 (10 weeks) Oct 9 - Dec 11 9:45-10:30am • Beginner 10:30-11:15am • Intermediate - Advanced $62.50 (10 wk) 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 (10 weeks) Oct 4 - Dec 13 6:15-7:15pm Advanced 7:15-8:15pm Beginner 8:15-9:15pm Intermediate $62.50 per session Sandi Silverman NO CLASS: Nov 22

— Line Dance - Intermediate Choreographed dances set to music. No partner necessary, but some experience required. Creative Movement Room FRI • 10am-12pm $2 per class Teresa Small

— Line Dance - Beginner Creative Movement Room FRI • 2-4pm $2 per class Teresa Small

— Women's Only Salsa Mix For women only. Learn salsa and other forms of Latin dance. Creative Movement Room Aug 7- Sept 18 | Oct 2 - Nov 6 7:30-8:30pm $40 per session

— Salsa 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 lessons available. Creative Movement Room Mon Aug 7- Sept 18 | Oct 2 - Nov 6 6:30-7:30pm • Beginners $40 per session Maria Gomez NO CLASS: Sep 4



Salsa Styling Intro to Salsa Styling and More FRI Aug 11 - Sept 15 | Sept 22 - Oct 27 5:30 - 6:30pm $40 per person

Senior Ballroom Dance Classes All Welcome! A few basic dances you can learn include but not limitied to: Two-Step, Fox Trot, Jitterbug, Tango, Cha Cha, Waltz, Rumba NOV 6 - Dec 18 2:30-3:30pm $2 per person Mary Dague


Pre-Ballet Dance Play (Ages 3-5) 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. Sept 11 - Oct 19 | Oct 23 - Dec 7 | Jan 8 - Feb15 MON • 1-1:30pm TUES • 11-11:30am | 1-1:30pm WED • 11:30am - 12:00pm | 1-1:30pm THURS • 11:00am - 11:30am | 1 - 1:30pm (6 Weeks) $35 Rosie Oxford Recital: Saturday, May 18, 2018 - 2pm (Apr Session) NO CLASS: Nov 20-24

— TEEN DRAMA / ACTING CLUB Basic Improv and scene study Arts and Crafts Room SUN • 2:30 - 4:30pm Ages 12-18 $1 per student Glenda Thurmond


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) Oct 24 - Dec 12 1-3pm or 7-9pm $50 Robin Morelli NO CLASS: Nov 14

American Sewing Guild The American Sewing Guild is a non-profit organization dedicated to people who believe sewing is a rewarding and creative activity. The Guild welcomes members of all skill levels. Come learn new skills and network with others who share an interest in sewing. The opportunity to contribute to community service sewing projects is our common thread. Please call for information before you come. 2nd MON • 10am Robin Morelli • 863.838.6411

— Lakeland Chess Club Arts & Crafts Room MON • 6:30-9pm $1 per player

— 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 Arts and Crafts Room SAT (6 weeks) • 10-11am Sep 16 - Oct 21 | Oct 28 - Dec9 NO CLASS: Nov 25 $86 per session Jay Nerove • 863.514.0417 Call the instructor for scheduling for intermediate or advanced classes and private lessons

MANNERS AND ETIQUETTE TODAY RETURNS NEXT JANUARY A fun, hands-on, interactive class designed to enhance your self-confidence and improve your people skills. Learn how to meet and greet people, the formula for a proper introduction, importance of eye contact and body language, the use of conversational clues and verbal padding, and dining etiquette. The class will include 7 one hour sessions with lectures, discussions, role play scenarios and the basics of fun social dancing. Parents are invited to attend for free. Come dance with your child! Arts and Crafts Room Feb 13 - Mar 27 TUES • 6:00 - 7:00pm $45 per student (second child in the same family $40) Linda Stata 863-838-9009

Medieval Dance Learn the original ballroom dance that was used by fighters, nobles, and soldiers before it was labeled ballroom dancing. Dances from the 800's-1490's. Participants will gain knowledge of basic dance terms, and step by step instructions. All levels of dancing experience are welcome. Attire: comfortable clothing that is easy to move in and family friendly, as well as flat shoes. No heels!. All ages: Children under age of 5 must be accompanied and in control of an adult at all times Arts & Crafts Room Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm $3 per person


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 6:30-7:30pm • Ages 5-15 7:30-9pm • Ages 16+ $20 per month Philip Beytell

— Japanese Karate for Teens and Adults Ages 12 - Adult 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 | WED • 7-8:30pm $10 per class or $75 per month Angela Boatright | Jay Boatright 863.286.2772

— 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 (Aikido) • 6:30-8:30pm SAT (Aikido) • 8:30-9:30am Aerobic Room THURS (Karate) • 6:45-8:45pm $8 per class or $40 per month (Two Classes) $25 per month (One Class) Butch Bonner



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. Creative Movement Room THURS • 7-9pm | SAT • 11am-2pm $10 per class or $40 per month Nigel Phang

— Adaptive Karate Martial Arts Room Fri • 6:30-8:30pm • $10 per month $10 per class or $40 per month




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FOR MORE INFO: JingleBellJog@lakelandgov.net15


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.

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

Daily Per Hour Fees Mon-Fri •$6 per court per hour (after 5pm) 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 and THURS Sep 5-21 | Oct 2-19 | Nov 7-23 | Dec 5-21 4-5pm • Junior Beginners 5-6pm • Junior Intermediates 7-8pm • Adult Beginners & Intermediates $40 per clinic Ray Schick

special event

Kid's Tennis Halloween Spectacular Junior beginning players invited. This event includes tennis, games, food and fun with a Halloween theme. Oct 17 | 5-7pm RSVP Required By MON, Oct 16 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 or Cy Smith 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) • Sept-Dec | Jan-May | Jun-Aug Sept 5 • 7pm

tennis tournaments Coleman JR. Super Series Sept 9-11, 2017 10-18 and Under Divisions | Girls and Boys Deadline: Sept 5



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 / 863.834.6251 NAACP: 863.682.8879



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Tutoring (Grades K-8) 4:00-5:30pm

Tutoring (Grades K-8) 4:00-5:30pm

Tutoring (Grades K-8) 4:00-5:30pm

Super Tots 5:45-6:30pm

Tae Kwon Do 5:45-7pm

Piano 5:30-7pm

Tae Kwon Do 5:45-7pm

Pointe Ballet|Fusion Tap 5:45-6:30pm

Ballet 1 Jr. Tap 5:30-6:15pm

Ballet 2 6:30-7:15pm

Fusion Ballet | Elite Tap 6:30-7:15pm

Tap 1 6:30-7:15pm

Jazz 2 7:30-8:15pm

Elite Jazz | Fusion Jazz 7:15-8:15pm

Jazz 1 7:15-8pm

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 2nd Mon • 6:30pm Faith In Action (Seniors) 4th Thurs • 10:30am-12pm Faith In Action (Board Meeting) 1st Mon • 6-7:30pm Crystal's World of Dance Parent Night 3rd Thurs • 6-7pm Washington Park/ Rochelle Alumni Association, Inc. 2nd & 4th Tues • 6-7pm

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 • Beginning Sep 8 TUES - Grades K-2 | WED - Grades 3-5 | THURS - Grades 6-8 Bernice & Morris Chestang / Donna Robinson 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+ $25 per month Lolita Berrien


crystal’ s world martial arts O F DANCE 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

Crystal’s World of Dance strives to increase artistic opportunities and provide

MON & TUES 5:45-7:15pm • Ages 5+ $50 per month (2 Classes per week) Franklin Watkins, Jr. CLASSES RESUME IN SEPTEMBER

performing, stage presence and projection. All while becoming motivated

outlets for the youth within the Lakeland community.

Providing a unique

approach to dance instruction dancers receive professional training through a variety of dance techniques including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, and African Dance & Drumming.

All students are introduced to the skills of

to perform, and feel a need to dance! Crystal’s World of Dance offers two recitals annually, in conjunction with several community performances and competitions. It is the Mission of Crystal’s World of Dance to expose each student to the world of dance through training and performances. The Student’s participate in several community performances such as: The production of Clare and the Chocolate Nutcracker, The L.B Brown cultural festival, The Evelyn Bryant Cultural Festival, and The Black Nativity. Students take pride in traveling to participate in training classes, workshops and to perform. Dancers have visited The Debbie Allen Dance Academy in California, The Broadway Dance Center in New York City, Total Dance in Atlanta, and Joy of Motion in Washington DC to name a few. In 2013, dancers traveled to Atlanta, Ga. to compete in the National Platinum Dance Competition and won 1st place in three different categories. At Crystal’s World of Dance we believe dance and the art of performing are powerful tools and should be used for making a positive change in the world! 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



classes ELITE

Elite Dancers are at the highest level class offered and has a strong focus on more complex steps and choreography. It focuses on the tools, technique, and strength needed to execute this advanced form of dance. These advanced dancers are focused on dance conditioning, advanced technique, musicality, style and execution of choreography. This level will take that technique and challenge the dancers to find their own style as well as adjust to other teaching styles of Jazz, Ballet and Tap

— FUSION CWOD Fusion is for the more advanced dancer and is for those dancers who have previously focused on basic technique. This level will take that technique and challenge the dancers to find their own style as well as adjust to other teaching styles of Jazz, Ballet, and Tap. These advanced dancers are focused on dance conditioning, advanced technique, musicality, style and execution of choreography.


SUPER TOTS Super Tots is designed for toddlers age 3 and 4 and is perfect for those entering a dance class for the first time who are eager to explore the world of dance! The dancers will have a rich experience of learning how their bodies respond to music learning skills such as locomotor (moving) and non-locomotor (staying in one place) movements in an atmosphere that is filled with imagery and self-expression. Dancers learn basic ballet and jazz skills that help strengthen their motor coordination & body awareness. Social skills are also acquired as they develop simple class tasks such as taking turns and following directions while interacting with their peers.

— BALLET 2 Ballet Level 2 is a class for any dancer with a beginning understanding of ballet technique. The class covers the fundamentals of ballet technique using simple combination patterns to allow students to focus on perfecting their technique and learn new steps. This class builds of skills taught in level 1.

Ballet is a classic art form teaches poise, strength, grace & control, proper body placement & alignment as well as discipline. This genre is the essential foundation for all other types of dance and is foremost in learning proper technique. TAP class is a form of dance wherein rhythmic sounds are created by the feet. This class teaches all the very basic through advanced skills in tap with emphasis on rhythm, and tempo, and ability to count music, with numbers and even sounds. ­—


Jazz dance steps are the first part of exploring jazz dance, an energetic and exciting display of physical prowess. Jazz dance itself is a combination of classical ballet moves mixed with steps from American popular culture, including African and Celtic dance influences. While it has become a fine art form, originally jazz dance was designed to entertain, and even the basic steps have a showy, extreme feel to them.



for adults Coleman-Bush Boosters Club

Faith in Action North Lakeland, Inc.

(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

“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

— Horseshoes MON-FRI • 9am-4pm Free

— Shuffleboard MON-FRI • 9am-4pm $1 cue rental available



— Monthly Parent Information Night Learn what it takes to be a "Volunteer for Dance," always be informed of the upcoming dance events, and learn how to assist with upcoming activities outside of practice. 3RD THURS • 6-7pm Crystal Brown • 863.409.9952

upcoming events Coleman-Bush Building Anniversary Winter Recital Dec 10 • 3-5pm

— Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Parade 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 5 • Deadline for Applications: Dec 8 • Interest Meeting For All Participants: Jan 3 • $20 per unit Contact: Natalie Gallon • 834.3351 SAT, Jan 13, 2018 • Lineup: 9am • Kathleen Rd & 14th St • Parade Starts: 11am • Providence Rd —

Black History Festival (Including Jackson Park Activities) Feb 17 • 10am-4pm Open to Vendors —

Coleman-Bush Boosters Annual Fundraising Event "Lakeland's Got Talent" Sept 23, 2017 -Show starts @ 6:30pm —

Help Our Homeless In the Community Treat and Support our Community Citizens that are in need by donating toiletries items; Toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, wash clothes, deodorant, shampoo, conditions, etc. Bags will be made to be give out during Week of Thanksgiving at Coleman-Bush Building Donations Accepted Oct 30-Nov 17th

Coleman-Bush 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 then-named 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 nonprofit 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.



fitness Men & Women Conditioning/Fitness Rooms

Game Room

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) ­—

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


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

DANCING WITH THE STARS Crystal’s World of dance strives to increase artistic opportunities and provide outlets for the youth within the Lakeland community. Providing a unique approach to dance instruction, dancers receive professional training through a variety of dance techniques including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern and African Dance and Drumming. Students are introduced to the skills of performing, stage presence and projection all while becoming motivated to perform and feel a need to dance! Crystal’s World of Dance offers two recitals annually, in conjunction with several community performances and competitions. It is the mission of Crystal’s World of Dance to expose each student to the world of dance through training and performances. The students participate in several community performances such as- The Production of Clare and the Chocolate Nutcracker, The L. B. Brown Cultural Festival, The Evelyn Bryant Cultural Festival, and Black The Black Nativity. Students take pride in traveling to participate in training classes, workshops and to perform. Dancers have visited The Debbie Allen Dance Academy in California, The Broadway Dance Center in New York City, Total Dance in Atlanta, and Joy of Motion in Washington DC to name a few. In 2013, dancers traveled to Atlanta, GA to compete in the National Platinum Dance Competition and won 1st place in three different categories. At Crystal’s World of Dance we believe dance and the art of performing are powerful tools and should be used for making a positive change in the world!

Fall 2017 Dance Schedule (863) 409-9952

Monday's at Simpson Park 5:30 -6:30 CWOD Hip Hop 6:30- 7:30 African Dance 1&2 / Open JAZZ 7:30- 8:15 Adult Jazz

Saturday's at Simpson Park 9:00 am -10:00am Open Jazz 10:00 am - 11:00am African Dance 11:30 am -1:00 Contemporary Ballet

Class Age Requirements Super Tots • ages 2-5 Level One • ages 6-8 Level Two • ages 9-11 Teen • ages 12-17 Adult • ages 18 and over



special event

Tuesday., October 31 BRING YOU OWN


SIMPSON PARK COMMUNITY CENTER 1725 Martin l. King Jr. Avenue


7:30pm-9pm Lakeland



classes • events

Simpson Park Youth Basktball League

Competitive basketball league geared toward the development of your preschool, elementary and middle school basketball stars. 4-6 Coed 7-9 Girls 7-9 Boys 10-14 Girls 10-11 Boys 12-14 Boys $50 per child Sign Ups start September 1st ­—

Halloween Flash Light Egg Hunt

Fun, Safe alternative to traditional trick or treating . Children get to go into our spooky field at night to find fun Halloween eggs filled with all sorts of goodies. Free TUES, Oct. 31 7:30-9:00pm

­ — S.D McArthur After School Program Safe, stress free environment to help children sharpen common core skills learned in the classroom. We provide homework help and enrichment activities geared to help children stay at the top of their class. Healthy snacks are provided daily. All Ages • Free




404 IMPERIAL BLVD • 863.834.3157 Fall Hours of Operation • Aug 22 - Dec 31 Mon-Fri • Lap Swim - 5:30am-5pm Open Swim - 8am-5pm Sat • Open/Lap - 10am-5pm Sun • Open/Lap - 11am-5pm

(Sundays subject to change due to winter weather)

­ — SWIM LESSONS MON-THURS • 5:30pm Aug 14-24 9:30am Seahorse & Stingray 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

FALL EVENING LESSONS MON-THURS • 6-6:45pm Sept. 4-14 | Sept. 25 - Oct 5 Seahorse & Stingray

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: Nov 10 (Veterans Day Observed) • Closed Nov 23-24 (Thanksgiving) • Closed Dec 22-26 (Christmas) • Closed Additional dates may follow and will be posted.

Fee Schedule Item Price Open/Lap Swim $4 Open/Lap Swim – “Visit 20” (20 visits) $40 Splashercise Class $2.50 Programs Dive In Movie $4 (pass accepted) 50/100 Mile Club Free w/ Admission Aqua Boo $4


AGE-6S 4

AGE- 4S 2



Beginner Level

Beginner Level or Passes seahorse

Learn basic beginner skills like gliding, floating and being comfortable in the water

Learn basic beginner skills like gliding, floating, arm technique and being comforatble in the water

programs and activities Splashercise • Led By AJ

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 ­—

August 25 September 22


T-Bay/Lakeland Swimming

Tampa 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. Call to confirm practice sites Lee Stauffer | 863.660.3335 ­­—

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 $4 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. Jun 23 | Jul 28 | Aug 25 |Sept 22 • 7pm ­­—

Night Swim 2ND FRI • 7-9:30pm Aug 11

— Aqua Spin - 45min class A new spin on spin! In the pool! Bikes are submerged in waist-deep water. All skill levels welcome. MON & FRI • 6:30am |WED •6:30am & 6pm TUES & THURS • 7:45am (Until 8/31) TUES & THURS 10am (Beginning 9/5) SAT • 8am $8 per class Call 863.834.3157 to reserve your bike in advance.



There will be frights lurking around every corner.

Aqua Yoga Yoga - In the Pool - Call 45 minutes before class to reserve a mat! MON & THURS • 11:30am | 6pm $10 per class

Games, Nachos and other Snacks Available. $4 Per Person • Proper Swimwear is Required • Costumes Welcome!



1725 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AVE • 863.834.2286 Fall Hours of Operation Mon-Fri • CLOSED OPEN/LAP SWIM Sat & Sun • 12-5pm

EXTENDED WEEKENDS: Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27 | Sept 2-4,9-10,16-17,23-24 After Sep 24, Simpson Pool is closed to the public until Spring 2017.

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.

Fee Schedule Item Price Open/Lap Swim $4 Open/Lap Swim – “Visit 20” (20 visits) $40 Dollar Days $1 (Registered Guest 17 & Under)

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PAL RECREATION COMPLEX 325 WEST 2ND STREET • 863.834.8970 863.834.2556 Hours of Operation: Mon-Thurs • 11am-8pm

PAL Aftercare Enrichment

The City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation Department

Transportation, healthy snack and dinner. Ages – 6yrs – 14yrs (elementary & middle schoolers welcome) $300 for entire school year Registration • Aug 1 - Sep 30 Mon-Thurs • 2:30-6pm

has partnered with the Lakeland Police Department

— PAL Year-round Teen Mentoring Community service hrs, Anti bullying, college tours, Life skills training, etc. Free for ages 12-18. Registration August 1 – October 30th

— PAL Football & Cheer Program 2018 Football: $150 Cheer: $225 July 10-Dec 16 Tues & Thurs 6:00-8:00pm Simpson Park

to open a stand-alone facility for the Police Athletic League (PAL). On August 1st, 2015, the City of Lakeland and its community welcomed PAL into their new facility. The 3,511 square foot facility is located on 325 West 2nd Street and features a computer room, activity room, kitchen, athletic offices and a basketball court. The facility was the Ridge Community Center and it has been sitting vacant. The $110,000 cost to rehab the facility to meet the needs of the Police Athletic & Activities League was minimal when compared to the positive impacts it will have on our community.




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, except Wednesdays) 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 Center located in the park has a covered

Auditorium and Theatre: Magnolia Building: Peggy Brown Center: Hollis Gardens:

121 S. Lake Avenue 702 E. Orange Street 215 S. Lake Avenue 702 E. Orange Street

picnic area, restrooms, and additional meeting and event rental facilities. Hollis Garden displays an array of botanicals in a variety of hues and textures. Also featured are fountains, statuaries, a shaded gazebo with stately columns and a walkway that, if strolled, will take you on a serene tour of our picturesque

Kryger Park:

108 S. Massachusetts Avenue

Railroad Pavillion:

Main Street at Amtrak Station

closed on Mondays. For more information, please call

The Mirrors:

Main Street at Lake Avenue

our Rental Office Monday thru Friday, 8 am - 5 pm,

The Loggia:

West side of Lake Mirror



gardens.The garden schedule varies seasonally and is

at 863.834.2280.

social clubs BRIDGE:

Duplicate Bridge Open duplicate bridge game. New and experienced players are welcome. Call for a partner if you need one. Peggy Brown Center - Upstairs MON-WED • 1-5pm • $5

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, sharpen your memory and have fun all at the same time. Call first for registration or information. Peggy Brown Center – Upstairs TUES • 9:30-11:30am • $5 CONTACT: Marti Cowie • 863.648.2222 •

Club 40 Bridge-Regular Party Bridge for participants over 50 years old. Playing September through May. Magnolia Building 2ND and 4TH TUES • 12-4pm Eva Dooley • 863.644.9877 ­—

Polk Golden Club of the Deaf

Meets on the second Wednesday of the month for fellowship and bingo. Lake Mirror Auditorium • Oct-May 2nd WED • 9am-4pm Brantly Serason • TDD 863.614.0121 or Florida Relay Service 1.800.955.8770 Voice ­—

Lakeland Stamp Club

Anyone interested in philatelic items, please come join us! Peggy Brown Center – Upstairs 1st & 3rd TUES • 6-8pm Debbie Dombroski • 863.559.3745

music & dancing clubs Concert Band

Experienced musicians play in a voluntary concert band for the community. Nov-Apr Bring your own instrument. FREE Auditorium • MON • 7-9pm Vic Larsen • 813.716.2577

­ — 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 NO DANCE: Oct 26, Nov 23, Dec 7 ­—

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. Call for class information. 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 David Gill • 480-246-2531•


702 EAST ORANGE STREET • 863.834.2280 Hollis Garden is a botanical display garden set in a neo-classical architectural environment complete with patterned flower beds, public art and ornamental fountains. Hollis Garden is a formal garden, a 1.2 acre site located within historic Lake Mirror Park. Here you will find over 10,000 flowers, ornamentals shrubs and native trees.



Sun - Thurs • 10am-6pm Fri & Sat • 10am-4pm • CLOSED ON MONDAYS

Weddings & Special Events

Hollis is a special place conveniently located in the heart of downtown Lakeland. Its location and beauty make it the perfect place for weddings and other special events. Weddings in Hollis Garden are limited to 2 hours minimum and 4 hours maximum and 100 guests or less. Please see page 45 for pricing info.

Lake Mirror Historic Tour

4TH TUES • AFTER DARK (times may vary) RESERVATIONS: 863.834.2280

Plantae Orchideum 2017

Please join us for our second orchid sale: Plantae Orchideum. The legendry RF Orchids will be joining us again. Robert Fuchs, the President of RF Orchids has been mentioned in Susan Orlean’s book “The Orchid Thief” and his nursery has been featured in Time magazine, National Geographic, the New York Times, and Southern Living. Their plant material has been awarded thousands of awards from the American Orchid Society and the Royal Horticulture Society. OPPOSITE u SEPTEMBER 9 • 10am-4pm



Please join us for an orchid salE with the legendary

If you want to grow your own fruits and spices, join us in a plant sale with Jene’s Tropicals and all of her exotic fruiting plants.

R. F. O r c h i d s

September 9, 2017 HOLLIS GARDEN 10AM-4PM 702 E. Orange St. Lakeland, FL




121 SOUTH LAKE AVE • 863.603.PLAY (7529)

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Lakeland Community Theatre’s home is the 390 seat Lake Mirror Theatre which has provided the Lakeland community with live Theater productions for more than 30 years. It produces five Main Stage productions a year, including Musicals, Comedies and Dramas, The Edge: An alternative Stage Read Series, Out of the Box Theatre Troupe with Unique Abilities, Senior Troupe and a three show Theatre for Youth Season as well as classes and camps throughout the year. With a full time staff of 4, it hires theatre professionals for its technical and production needs but is mainly volunteer based with all of its actors and most of its production help volunteering from the community. Auditions are held prior to every production and are open to all. The mission of Lakeland Community Theatre is “To provide an affordable, high quality theatre experience for the people of Lakeland and its surrounding areas and to create an opportunity for individuals of all ages to develop and showcase their talents in a safe, nurturing, educational environment “. For tickets and information call 863.603.7529 or visit




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Main Stage

All Show Times: FRI & SAT • 7:30pm | SUN • 2pm $22 Adults | $20 Seniors (55+) $15 Children (17 & Under)

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET Oct. 20, 21, 22 &, 27, 28, 29 -2017 Book by Hugh Wheeler Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond The multiple Tony Award winning classical musical thriller. The brilliant tale of obsession and revenge, Sweeney Todd combines melodrama, murder, and “the worst pies in London” with a sumptuous score by the incomparable Stephen Sondheim. Rated M

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET Dec. 1, 2, 3 & 8, 9, 10 -2017 Book by Hugh Wheeler Music and Lyrics by Justin Paul, Benj Pasek Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond The Tony nominated musical about the hilarious account of Ralphie’s desperate quest to ensure that the most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas. Based on the classic 1983 movie, this musical captures holiday wonder with such deliciously wicked wit that is sure to delight children and grown-ups alike! Rated G

Eunice Fuller Theatre for Youth

All Show Times: FRI • 6:30pm | SAT • 10:30am | SUN • 2pm $15 Adults | $12 Children (12 and under)

HAIRSPRAY JR. Sept. 15, 16, 17 -2017 Music by Marc Shaiman Lyrics by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman Based on the New Line Cinema Film written and directed by John Waters The fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza is here! Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Once on this Island and Ragtime) have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy

Mayzie, and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Rated G

The Edge:

Alternative Stage Read Series All Show times Wed, Thurs 7:30pm, $10

DINNER WITH FRIENDS Nov. 15 & 16 - 2017 By Donald Margulies The Pulitzer Prize winning play about the complications of friendship and marriage. “Though Dinner with Friends is funny throughout, it is too meditative to be called a comedy. It works its spell not only by perfectly timed turns of the plot, but by letting its questions about friendship and marriage seep through the entirety of the play and beyond.” – NY Mag *Rated M for Mature Audiences

Eunice Fuller Theatre for Youth Fall Semester Classes All Classes $150 per semester OR $50 per 4 classes. Season 32 Fall Semester runs Sept 12 – Dec 7, 2017

AFTER SCHOOL DRAMA CLUB Ages 11-16 TUES 5-6pm Ages 8-10 WEDS 4-5pm These age-appropriate drama classes are a great way to get involved at LCT! We work on short scenes, monologues, improvisation, movement, and more. The last class will be open to parents and family to observe what we have worked on.

HOME SCHOOL PLAYERS DRAMA CLUB Thurs 1-2pm This drama class is exclusively offered to homeschool students of all ages. The curriculum focus is the same as our other after school drama clubs; please see above.

JR. PLAYERS Tues 4-4:45pm Ages 6-7 This drama class is for our youngest actors. We focus on creative play and movement.



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

Instruction Group Clinics- Youth and Adult Classes for Beginners and Intermediates (Ages 8 - Seniors) SAT • Youth: 9-10am • Adult: 10-11am Session 1: Sept 16,23,30 & Oct 7 Session 2: Oct 28 & Nov 4,11,18 Dates may change due to weather $40/person Private Lessons are available For information on lessons, contact the Pro Shop at 863.834.2377

— Annual Membership Starts Nov 1 Registration begins middle of Oct

— Restaurant and Room Rentals and Banquets Bosko's Clubhouse Grill is a full service restaurant that features breakfast, salads, hamburger, hot dogs, sandwiches, chicken wings, soups and so much more. We will be open at 7 am for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Closing hours will be seasonal. Contact Tim Bosko for all your room rental and catering needs. • 863-834-2371



or to enjoy some good food and drinks with family and friends. Annual memberships are available. Green fees vary according to the season. For pricing info, tee times and tournament information, contact the Pro Shop 863.834.2377. We also have a full driving range with small or large buckets available for purchase. Cleveland Heights is on the Florida Historic Golf Trail, a program of the Florida Department of State. This is a collection of over 60 historic courses throughout Florida, dating back to the 1890s, that golfers can still play today. For more info, visit

ATHLETICS YOUTH BASKETBALL KELLY RECREATION TRAINING LEAGUE • AGES 4-7 Registration: Sep 15-Oct 15 • League Fee: $40 ($15 late fee for registering after Oct 15) KELLY RECREATION YOUTH LEAGUE • BOYS 8-10, 11-12, 13-15 | GIRLS 8-12

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

Registration: Sep 15 - Oct 15 • League Fee: $50 ($15 late fee for registering after Oct 15) SIMPSON PARK YOUTH BASKETBALL • BOYS & GIRLS 8-15 Registration: Sep 1 - Nov 1 • League Fee: $50

— ADULT SOFTBALL FALL SLOWPITCH Registration: JULY 1-28 • League Begins: Week of May 14 (10 Games) League Fee: $425 MON – Men’s • TUES – Coed • THURS – Men’s

— SPRING SLOWPITCH Registration: Jan 1-26 • League Begins: Week of Feb 12 (10 Games) League Fee: $425 MON – Men’s • TUES – Coed • THURS – Men’s

KICKBALL COED FALL LEAGUE Registration: JULY 1-28 • League Begins: Aug 16 (10 Games + Tournament) League nights: WED • League Fee: $250 COED SPRING LEAGUE Registration: Jan 1-26 • League Begins: Feb 21 (10 Games + Tournament) League nights: WED • League Fee: $250

Flag Football SPRING LEAGUE Registration: Jan 1- Feb 2 • League Begins: Feb 19 (8 Games + Tournament) League nights: Mon • League Fee: $425




100 LAKE MORTON DR • 863.834.4280 Hours of Operation: Mon-Thur • 9am-9pm Fri & Sat • 9am-5pm Sun • 1:30-5pm

Adult Events @ the LPL

Youth Events @ the LPL

Love movies that are amazingly awful? We do too! Join us for our monthly cult movie. Light refreshments are provided. 1st TUES • 7pm Sept 5 |Oct 3| Nov 7| Dec 5

B&B is a picture book science club designed for children ages 8-12. Warning: Things could get messy! 2nd FRI • 3:30-4:30pm Sept 8 |Oct 13| Dec 8

Cult Movie Classic

— Writers @ LPL

Beakers & Books

— Children’s Theater

Writers @ LPL is a monthly writing group that is designed to support new and experienced writers alike. 1st WED • 7pm Sept 6 |Oct 4| Nov 1| Dec 6

Kids are the stars here at Children’s Theater. This program allows kids to express themselves through improv and dynamic play. SAT • 2pm Sept 23 |Oct 28| Nov 18

— Knit One, Crochet Too!

— Writers Block

Join us every Monday to work on knitting or crochet projects among friends. Every Monday • 6:30pm

— Classes

Join our youth writing club where you'll find inspiration, get writing tips. and improve your writing. All tweens and teens (Ages10-17) welcome. Select MON • 3:30pm Sept 11,25 |Oct 9,23| Nov 13,27| Dec 11

Did you know the Lakeland Public Library offers classes? Join us for classes on Computer Basics, Microsoft Office and Google!

Pardon our Progress! The Lakeland Public Library will be undergoing rennovations to make room for a new coffee shop managed by Black & Brew and our new community classroom The Commons. We will remain open during the construction so be sure to stop in to check out the changes or follow the journey on our Social Media!





Hours of Operation: Mon, Tues & Thur • 9am-8pm Wed & Fri • 9am-5pm Sat • 9am-5pm

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

1700 N. FLORIDA AVE • 863.834.4288

Events @ the LJB Classes

Classes are at the Jackson Branch Library! Check out our website for upcoming dates & times.

— Storytime @ your library

This interactive storytime focuses on promoting literacy, exploring the world, and socialization all while having fun. Intended for ages 2-5. Select WED • 10:30am Aug - 2, 23, 30 |  Sept - 6, 13, 20, 27 | Oct- 18, 25 Nov- 1, 8, 15, 22 |  Dec - 13, 20

4740 S. FLORIDA AVE • 863.838.4507

The eLibrary South Lakeland, a storefront express library, is located in the Lake Miriam Square Shopping Plaza at 4740 S. Florida Avenue. The eLibrary's small collection is focused on popular materials and features newer books, movies and music for adults and children. Computers are available for public use and popular services such as printing and faxing are offered. Staff are ready to assist you – visit today!

Events @ the “e”

New events are coming to the eLibrary! Be sure to keep track of all the excitment on our website

— Mellow Mondays @ the eLibrary Who says coloring is just for kids? Drop in and color intricate designs with colored pencils and fine-tipped markers. All supplies are provided. Every MON •10am-12pm

For a complete list of all library programming, please visit our site:

Programming at the libraries is possible thanks to the support of the Friends of the Library. LAKELAND PUBLIC LIBRARIES


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Holiday EVENTS

Lakeland Christmas Parade Come out and celebrate the holiday season with your community. The Lakeland Christmas Parade is 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, arts & crafts vendors, rock climbing wall, live entertainment and more in Munn Park!

Santa's Calling

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12 • 5:30-8PM 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. Deadline for entries: MONDAY, DECEMBER 11 42


(and encouraged)



800 US 98 SOUTH • 10AM - 10PM


Parks & Recreation Rental Office 863.834.2280

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 – 450 Round tables with dance floor – 320 Round tables – 350 | Chairs only – 550 • Fri-Sat - $1200 Base Rate • Sun-Thurs - $809 Base Rate • $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 • Fri-Sat - $1000 Base Rate • Sun-Thurs - $809 Base Rate • $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 –130 | Banquet (tables/chairs only) – 150 | Chairs only – 200 • Fri-Sat - $700 Base Rate • Sun-Thurs - $506 Base Rate • $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 • $657 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. • ­2 hour Minimum Rental

Outdoor Venues

• Number of staff required will be

determined following walkthrough with a Parks employee.

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 • $1200 plus $28 per staff member* per hour labor/utility fee plus tax • $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 • $356 plus $28 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax • $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee ­— The Mirrors • Main Street at Lake Avenue • $210 plus $28 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax • $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee ­— Railroad Pavillion • Main Street at Amtrak Station • $210 plus $28 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax • $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee • Number of staff required will be determined following walkthrough with a Parks employee.

Kryger Park Located on the west side of Lake Mirror overlooking the lake. A picturesque setting for any outdoor event. • 108 S. Massachusetts Avenue • $496 plus $28 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee

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. (Limited to 100 guests) 702 East Orange Street • 863.834.2280

Private Weddings Friday & Saturday October – March 4pm – 6pm April – September 6pm – 8pm • $750 Base fee • $56 for labor for 2 hours • $500 damage/rule enforcement fee Includes: • Exclusive use of the Garden • Ability to bring in up to 50 chairs (cannot be placed on the grass) • Access to the sound system and microphone • No food or drink allowed in Garden

Weddings (During Non-Exclusive Times) • $580 (including 10% to the perpetual care fund) • $28 per hour for labor (minimum of 2 hours, max of 4 hours) • $500 damage/rule enforcement fee Includes: • Non-exclusive use of an area in the Garden • 12 chairs • Access to the sound system/mic • No food or drink allowed in Garden

Munn Park

For rental information, call 863.834.2280 • 201 East Main Street • $501 plus labor/utility fee of $28 per hour, per person, plus tax • $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee

Other Park Rentals

For rental information, call 863.834.2280 Bicentennial Park Booker T. Washington Park Dobbins Park | Drane Park Freedom Park | Jackson Park Naylor Park | Northwest Park Sertoma Park | Webster Park • $501 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: $304 plus $224 set-up/take down and labor/utility fee of $28 per hour, per person (at least 2 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 863.834.2280 for details.

Park Pavilions

For rental information, call 863.834.2280 Lake Parker & Peterson Park Corporate Pavilions Weekend and Evening Rates: • Base Fee: $178 • Hourly Rate: $28 per hour Weekday Rates: • Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm • $226 for first 4 hours then • $28 for each additional hour plus We ask that you please clean up your area when you are finished. For Pavilion Rental, please call 863.834.2280. ­— Common Ground Pavilions • Large Pavilion: $156 for 2 hours • Small Pavilions: $100 for 2 hours • Time Slots: 9-11am | 12-2pm | 3-5pm

Coleman-Bush Building

1104 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave For more information, call 863.834.3350 • 3-hour minimum rental • Round and rectangle tables available Large Multi-Purpose Room • 4,891 sq. ft. • ACCOMMODATES: Banquet Style (Table and Chairs) – 250 | Theatre Style (Chairs only) – 299 • $405 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 • $101 plus labor/utility fee of $28 per hour plus tax • $270 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee


For rental information, call 863.834.2233 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 • $2000 plus labor/utility fee of $28 per hour per person plus tax • $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee COLEMAN-BUSH AND TIGERTOWN RENTALS ARE NOT HANDLED AT THE PARKS & RECREATION RENTAL OFFICE.




Beerman Family Tennis Complex 18 lighted tennis courts, 2 racket ball courts, proshop, restrooms, 1 picnic pavilion, 14.7 acres • 1000 E. Edgewood Drive, 863-834-2374 Bicentennial Rose Garden Botanical rose garden, scenic park, 1 acre • 12 Lake Beulah Drive, 863-834-2233 Barnett Family Park Interactive fountain area, playground, labyrinth, covered picnic area, restrooms, multi purpose field, 3 acres • 730 E. Orange Street, 863-834-2233 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

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

Lake Wire Shore Scenic park, fitness/jogging path, interpretive markers, botanical palm collection; 3.8 acres • 20 Lake Wire Drive, 863-834-2233

Crystal Grove Park Picnicking, multipurpose field, playground; 1.7 acres • 1661 Crystal Grove Drive, 863-834-2233

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, 8 pickleball courts, 2 indoor volleyball courts; 7.2 acres • 404 Imperial Blvd., 863-834-3284: ext 2

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

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

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, 863-834-2233

Lake Beulah Fitness/jogging path, scenic park; 2.9 acres • Lake Beulah Drive, 863-834-2233

Drane Park Scenic park; 3.9 acres

Lake Bonny Shore Boat ramp, boating, fishing, scenic park; 1.8 acres • Interlachen and Main Street, 863-834-2233

Elva Rath Park Scenic park; .4 acre • 20 Lake Morton Drive, 863-834-2233 Fletcher Park on Lake Bonny & Lakeland Skate 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 Freedom Park Scenic park; 3 acres • 300 N. Florida Avenue

Lake Bonnett Shore Scenic park; .2 acre • Brunell Parkway, 863-834-2233

Lake Crago Park Dog Park and Boat Ramp. Dog park has a 1 acre section for large dogs and a 1/2 acre section for small dogs. • 525 Lake Crago Drive, 863-834-2233 Lake Hollingsworth Boat ramp, boating, fishing, scenic park, 2.7 mile fitness/jogging path, interpretive markers; 18.4 acres • 920 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, 863-834-2233 Lake Horney Shore Scenic park .4 acre • Lake Horney Drive, 863-834-2233 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., 863-834-2233 Lake Mirror Complex Recreation complex, community theatre, facility rentals, 7.6 acres • 121 S. Lake Avenue, 863-834-2280

Gandy Pool 10 lane 25 yd. heated pool, diving well and 3’ – 4’ deep recreational pool • 404 Imperial Blvd., 863-834-3157

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. • S. Lake Avenue, 863-834-2280

Glendale Park 1 basketball court, scenic park; 1.3 acres • E. Glendale Street and Lakeland Highlands Road, 863-834-2233

Lake Morton Shore Swan flock, scenic, fitness/jogging, 1 picnic pavilion, interpretive markers, flowering tree collection; 7.2 acres • Lake Morton Drive, 863-834-2280

Golconda Park Scenic park; .3 acre • Golconda and Parker Street, 863-834-2233

Lake Parker Park Playground, boating, boat ramp, restrooms, fishing, scenic park, 6 soccer fields, picnicking, nature trail, 18 picnic pavilions, 6 sand


Lake Parker Shore Scenic park, 3.2 mile fitness/jogging path; 8.4 acres • West Lake Parker Drive, 863-834-2233

Interlachen Park Playground, scenic park, historic marker; 6 acres • 200-500 Interlachen Parkway, 863-834-2233

Common Ground Inclusive Playground Playground, multi-purpose field, 4 rental picnic pavilions, restrooms, picnicking; 1 acre • 863-834-2280 - For pavilion rental • 1000 E. Edgewood Drive, 834 834-2233

eLibrary An express public library located in the Lake Miriam Square Plaza • 4740 S. Florida Avenue, 863-834-4288

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

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

Jackson Park Historic markers, picnicking, scenic park, playground, multipurpose field, 2 picnic pavilions, shuffleboard; 2.5 acres • 1130 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, 863-834-2233

Edgewood Park Beerman Family Tennis Center, Common Ground Inclusive Playground • 1000 E. Edgewood Drive, 863-834-2374 - Tennis courts

volleyball courts, shuffleboard, lawn bowling, fitness/ jogging path, 3 rental pavilions, 2 tennis courts, 2 pickleball courts, multipurpose field; 100.5 acres • 910 E. Granada Street, 834 834-2233

Horney Park Playground, picnicking, scenic park, multipurpose field; 1.4 acres • 205 E. Poinsettia, 863-834-2233

Coleman – Bush Building Recreation center, facility rentals, social services center; 1.5 acres • 1104 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, 863-834-3350

• 801 S. Franklin, 863-834-2233


Handley Park Multipurpose field, playground, scenic park; 1.4 acres • 1419 Phyllis Street, 863-834-2233

Larry R. Jackson Branch Library Full service branch library, children’s room, meeting facilities; 2 acres • 1700 N. Florida Avenue, 863-834-4288 Lemon Street Promenade Scenic linear urban park, public art, picnicking • Lemon Street, 863-834-2280 Magnolia Building Facility rental adjacent to Hollis Garden • 702 E. Orange Street, 863-834-2280 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 Miami Park Scenic park, playground; .6 acre • 226 Oconee Street, 863-834-6035 Munn Park Historic monument, scenic park, town square; 2.1 acres • 210 E. Main Street, 863-834-2280 Naylor Park Scenic park; .7 acre • Lincoln Avenue and Lake Hunter Drive, 863-834-2233 North Lake Wire Park Playground, scenic park; .7 acre • 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, 863-834-2233 Northwest Park Scenic park; 2 acres • 108 W. Third Street, 863-834-2233 PAL Recreation Complex • 325 W. 2nd Street, 863-834-8970 Parker Street Park basketball court, playground, picnicking; 1 acre • 505 E. Parker Street, 863-834-2233 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, 834 834-2280 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., 834 834-2280 Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium Baseball stadium, restrooms, winter home of Detroit Tigers, Lakeland Tigers Florida State League, Class “A”, 5.8 acres • 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd., 863-834-2233 Rollingwoods Scenic Park; 1.5 acres • 900 Rollingwoods Lane, 863-834-2233

Sertoma Park Boat ramp, boating, fishing, picnicking, 3 picnic pavilions, scenic park; 1.8 acres • 1800 E. Memorial Blvd. on Lake Parker, 863-834-2233

Booker T. Washington Park Basketball court, playground, 1 picnic pavilion, scenic park; 1.3 acres • 301 W. 7th Street, 863-834-2233

Seventh St. Park Basketball court, playground, scenic park, multipurpose field; 3.8 acres • 1500 W. 7th St., 863-834-2233

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, 863-834-2233

Simpson Park Community Center/Pool 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 Southwest Complex 2 soccer/football fields; restrooms, 4 softball fields, playground; 24.5 acres • 1444 W. Highlands Street, 863-834-2233 Tigertown Complex Baseball, soccer, historic monument, winter home of Detroit Tigers, Parks & Recreation Maintenance Division Fieldhouse; 91 acres • 2000 Gilmore Avenue, 863-834-2233

Wedgewood Park (COMING SOON) Football field, baskteball court, baseball field; 18.38 acres • Wedgewood Estates Blvd., 863-834-2233 Westside Park Restrooms, 4 softball fields, playground, 3 picnic pavilions, walking path; 22.6 acres • 1800 W. Oakhill, 863-834-2233 Woodlake Park Playground, 8 lighted tennis courts, 6 pickleball courts, picnic pavilion, restrooms; 4.1 acres • 3415 New Jersey Road, 863-834-2233

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





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