Spring 2020 Playmaker

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Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri • 5:30am - 9:30pm | Sat • 8am - 5pm | Sun • 11am - 5pm

Gym & Fitness Room Fees FEES ARE FOR FITNESS AND GYMNASIUM ACTIVITIES ONLY, CLASS FEES ARE SEPARATE Established in 1983, Kelly Recreation Complex has been providing recreation opportunities to the community of Lakeland for over

Daily Fee $4 per Visit $40 per 20-Visits

35 years. This facility houses an expansive cardio theatre, multilevel fitness area, several classrooms, as well as a 12,000 square

Weekend Pass (5pm Fri - 5pm Sun) $20 per 16-Visit

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.

ACTIVITY PASS (Semi-Annual or Annual Pass) Covers Weight Rooms, Cardio Rooms, Open Swim, Lap Swim, Open Tennis and any Health and Fitness Class with the .

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. Online registration is available for most classes. Visit lakelandathletics.net for more details

Ages 14-59 (Individual) $200/$360 Ages 60 and up (individual) $170/$300 Family (Two adults 59 years and younger living in same household plus any legal dependents) $450/$800. All guests must check in upon entering the Kelly Recreation Complex and sign a waiver of liability to participate. 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.




Boxing for Life

A high-impact cardio-fight fitness program. It incorporates fight routines, free weights, resistance training and cardio into a highenergy motivational hour! Participants should 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 combined with our Spin class. TUES • 6:30-7:30pm THURS • 5:30-6:30pm FRI • 5:30-6:30pm SAT • 9:15-10:15am $5 per class Paul Thomas

­ — BFL Spin TUES • 5:30-6:15pm $5 per class Paul Thomas

­— Circuit/Spin Indoor cycling integrates motivating music, mind-body synergy and unparalleled training benefits, along with exciting circuit training exercises to get you going in the morning. Mon | Wed| Fri • 5:30-6:30am $5 per class Amy "AJ" Jackson

— Yoga All levels welcome! This class creates a strong foundation and uses various principles of traditional yoga including centering, breath work and creative sequencing of physical poses. This class will help any level yogi gain balance, strength and flexibility. Whether a beginner, a seasoned practitioner, this is a great way to energize & strengthen your body. Mon | Wed | F ri • 10-11am Tues | Thurs • 9-10am $5 per class CJ Strollo ­­­­­­­—

Aerial Yoga

Wed • 5:30-6:20pm | 6:30-7:20pm Thurs • 5:30-6:20pm | 6:30-7:20pm $5 per class Lisa C Malcane Limited Space

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. MON • 5:30-6:30pm WED • 5:30-6:30pm SAT • 10:30-11:30am $5 per class

— Senior Shape Up Low impact exercise especially designed for seniors. Emphasis on stability and developing core strength creating upper body strength and coordination while improving your cardiovascular strength and improving your balance and strength skills with balancechallenging exercises and moves. MON| WED | FRI • 8:30-9:30am $5 per class NO CLASS: Mar 24 | Mar 26 | Mar 28| Rosie Oxford ­­­­­­­—

Tai Chi Chuan

Rejuvenate and unwind while working on your breathing and flexibility all while toning up. TUES | THURS • 8:30-9:30am (Advanced) 9:30-10:30am (Beginners) $5 per class Pat Coleman

— Refit ® A Cardio fitness program designed to engage the body and soul. This class focuses on building relationships, as well as endurance and toning muscles. This is a total body workout and is for every body. MON • 6:45 – 7:45pm $5.00 per class Kelli Kazis

— Rev + Flow by Refit Strengthens bodies and sculpts muscles through targeted music-based movements and resistance training. This is a dynamic, low impact workout that’s easy on your joints without compromising the intensity of the workout. All fitness level welcome! WED • 6:45 – 7:45pm $5.00 per class Kelli Kazis

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 and older. 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. Co-Ed Weight Room: Top quality Magnum weight machines, including leg extension, leg sled, cablecross over, biceps, chest press, free-weight stations and more.

Walking Club Walk in the air-conditioned comfort of the Kelly Recreation Basketball Gymnasium while visiting with friends and neighbors. Basketball Gym MON-FRI, when available 5:30-7:30am No Charge ­­—

Jump On It!

This is a low-impact, cardio-intense workout for all levels. Burn calories, lose pounds, strengthen your muscles, relieve stress and have some fun! MON • 5:30-6:15am | 6-6:45pm WED • 5:30-6:15pm Fri • 5:30 - 6:15am $5 per class Mindi Orcasitas

— Zumba TUES • 5:45-6:45pm THURS • 5:45-6:45pm $5 per class Jen Tower

— Pickleball A fun game played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34.” It is played with a whiffle ball and wood or composite paddles. Easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. New players always welcome. Indoor and outdoor courts available. MON-FRI • 8:30am-12pm| TUES • 6:45-8:45pm $2 per participant $30 - 20 Visit Pass ­­­­—

Pickleball Lessons

Learn the basics of this fast growing activity that combines parts badminton, table tennis, and tennis into this unique sport. Introduction to the game, skills, game strategies and opportunities to play matches. Equipment Provided. TUES • 11am-12pm| Beginner/ Intermediate $5 per lesson Ram Seetharam Brand Ambassador Engage Pickleball



Free Motion Fitness Consistently challenging physical educational class focusing on proper exercise form. Enhance balance, strength, agility, and coordination using your own body weight, along with medicine balls, kettle bells, suspension trainers and more. Enjoy learning new skills while becoming functionally fit. Mon • 7:30-8:30am $5 per class Bruce Ledford ­­­­—

Wednesday Werkout

A 60 minute class that combines dance and fitness. Come sweat to high energy music that combines hip hop, Caribbean and old school tunes. You’ll leave feeling great and empowered. WED • 6:45 – 7:45pm $5 per class Tammi White-Green






activities & wellness programs Great Escapes - Holiday Camps Great Escapes provides a fun and safe place for elementary school age kids during school holidays. Participants will enjoy group led games and activities. Weather permitting, participants will go swimming at the Gandy Pool! Great Escapes is hosted at the Kelly Recreation Complex. Lunch and snacks are NOT provided. 863.834.3284

WINTER BREAK November 25- 27 7:30am-5:30pm $50

WE ACCEPT RENEW ACTIVE , SILVER SNEAKERS AND SILVER AND FIT! Easter Bunny Brunch at Kelly Recreation Complex Come eat Pancakes with the Easter Bunny, games, egg decorating and more! Bring your camera. Apr 10 • 10-11am Please call Kelly Recreation to reserve your spot. Beginning April 1

December 30 - January 3 7:30am-5:30pm No camp January 1 $60

SPRING BREAK March 23-27 7:30am-5:30pm $60











Circuit /Spin

A.J Jackson

(M,W,F) 5:30-6:30am

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

Tai Chi Chuan

Pat Coleman

(T,TH) ADV: 8:30-9:30am • BEG: 9:30-10:30am


(M-F) 8am-12pm

Jump On It

Mindi Orcasitas

(M,F) 5:30-6:15am • (W) 5:30-6:15pm • (M) 6:45pm

BFL Spin

Paul Thomas

(T) 5:30-6:15pm


CJ Strollo

(M,W,F) 10-11am • (T,TH) 9:00-10:00am



(M) 5:30-6:30pm • (W) 5:30-6:30pm • (S) 10:30 -11:30am


Jen Tower

(T) 5:45-6:45pm (Th) 5:45-6:45pm

Free Motion Fitness

Bruce Ledford


Aerial Yoga

Lisa Malacane

(W) 5:30-6:20pm • 6:30 - 7:20pm (Th) 5:30-6:20pm • 6:30 - 7:20pm

Senior Fitness

Mary Garrabrant

(T,TH) 9-10am

Wednesday Werkout

Tammi White-Green


Refit ®

Kellie Kazis

(M) 6:45-7-45pm

Rev + Flow By Refit

Kellie Kazis

(W) 6:45-7-45pm








Mary Dague


Beginner • 7-8pm Intermediate • 8-9pm

Belly Dance • Day Class

Sandi Silverman


Beginner-Advanced • 9:45-11:15am

Belly Dance • Night Classes

Sandi Silverman


Beginner• 5:30-6:30pm Advanced • 6:30-7:30pm Intermediate • 7:30-8:30pm

Line Dance

Teresa Small




Teresa Small



Line Dance (BEGINNER)

Teresa Small




Maria Gomez



Senior Ballroom

Mary Dague


2-4pm (SEASONAL)


adult dance classes Ballroom – Latin – Swing Dance

Ballroom dancing is hot! Couples or singles are invited. Everyone dances! Pre-registration is highly recommended. Beginner - Experience the joy of social dance! Learn to lead or follow the classic dances like Rhumba, Waltz, Swing, Foxtrot, Tango, Cha Cha, etc. Couples and singles are welcome. Intermediate - This class is for those that have completed the beginner’s course and are ready for more variety and confidence in their dancing. TUES (15 Weeks) Jan 14 - Apr 21 7 - 8pm Beginners 8 - 9pm Intermediate/Advanced $60 per person Mary Dague • 863.683.6314 dancindague@yahoo.com

— Belly Dance – Day Classes Beginner – Intermediate 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. Mon (12 weeks) Jan 6 - Mar 30 Apr 13 - Jul 6 9:45-10:30am • Beginner 10:30-11:15am • Mixed - All levels $75 per session No class: Jan 20 Sandi Silverman

— Belly Dance – Evening Classes Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced - Pro 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. WED (12 weeks) Jan 8 - Mar 25 | Apr 8 - Jun 24 5:30 - 6:30pm Beginner 6:30 - 7:30pm Advanced 7:30-8:30 Intermediate $75 per session Sandi Silverman

— Line Dance (Choreographed dances set to music.) No partner necessary, but some experience required. WED • 10-11am $3 per class Teresa Small

Line Dance - Beginner FRI • 2-3:30pm $3 per class Teresa Small

— Line Dance - Intermediate FRI • 10am-2pm $3 per class Teresa Small

— Salsa (Couples Only) Intro & Beginners Level 1 Salsa is an easy and fun Latin dance. From introduction to Salsa to Intermediate Salsa. Learn the basics, 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. MON (5 weeks) Jan 27 - Feb 24 Mar 9 - Apr 6 Apr -20 - May 16 6:30-8:00pm Beginners $40 per session or $10 per class Maria Gomez

— Women's Only Salsa Mix For women only. Learn salsa and other forms of Latin dance. MON (5 Weeks) Jan 27 - Feb 24 Mar 9 - Apr 6 Apr -20 - May 16 8:00-9:00pm $40 per session or 10 per class Maria Gomez

— Latin Dance: Bachata & Latin Line Dance Come & learn these fun latin dances from an easy-going & motivated instructor. FRI (5 weeks) 6:00-7:00pm Jan 31 - Feb 28 Mar 13 - Apr 10 Apr 24 - May 22 $40 per session or 10 per class Maria Gomez



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. Registration is required. TUES (7 weeks) Jan 14 - Feb 25 Mar 10 - Apr 28 No Class: Mar 31 $50 per person 1-3pm or 6-8pm Robin Morelli

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

— Guitar for Beginners Have you ever wanted to play the guitar? In 6 weeks you will be strumming chords, reading music and playing songs. Youth Welcome Sat (6 Weeks) • 10-11am Jan 11 - Feb 15 Feb 22 - Mar 28 Apr 23 - Jun 27 May 23 - Jun 27 $86 per session Jay Nerove • 863.514.0417


Lakeland Chess Club

Drawing for Adults by Penny Gupton

MON • 6:00-9:00pm $1 per player

Class covers composition, drawing in pencil, shading techniques, perspective, and working in pen/ink. Learn each step so you feel comfortable with the drawing process. Instructor Penny Gupton is a multi-talented artist whose work can be viewed at www.pennygupton.com Whether you are a beginner or an expert in art this is the class for you. TUES (6 weeks)• 9:00am-12:00pm $150.00 per session or $30.00 per class Jan 7 - Feb 11 Feb 25 – March 31 Apr 14 – May 19

— 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. They learn isolation by focusing on one part of the body. These can be basic movements to an adult, but a child can have difficulty coordinating, rhythm and tempo. TUES 11-11:30am | 1 - 1:30pm Jan 7 - Feb 11 | Feb 25 - Apr 7 | Apr 14 - May 19 _________________________________ WED 11:30am - 12pm | 1 - 1:30pm Jan 8 - Feb 12 | Feb 26 - Apr 8 | Apr 15 - 20 _________________________________ THURS 11 - 11:30am |1 - 1:30pm Jan 9 - Feb 13 | Feb 27 - Apr 9| Apr 16 - May 21 (6 Weeks) $35 Rosie Oxforde

— Writers 4 All Seasons Writers 4 All Seasons is a group of multi-genre writers. Our purpose is to improve our skills in the craft of writing. In a relaxed environment, we offer positive critique and support. Minilessons/activities on various writing topics are presented by members at the first meeting of each month. All writers are welcome. Every other SAT 2-4pm Jan 11, 25 | Feb 8 , 22 | Mar 7, 21|Apr 4, 18| May 2, 16 ,30 $2 per person Marcus Morales & Joyce Ackley w4asgroup@gmail.com



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 MON | THURS • Ongoing 6:30-7:30pm • All 7:30-9pm • Advanced $25 per month Philip Beytell NO CLASS: Sept 2 | Nov 28 - Dec 26

— Japanese Karate for Teens and Adults Ages 12 - Adult Personal development through the study of Wado-Ryu Karate. Perfection of character through mental toughness, physical fitness and self-defense. Instructors have over 40 years combined experience teaching and competing worldwide. WED • 7-8:15pm $50 per month or $10 per class Angela Boatright | Jay Boatright shuharidojo.com

— Shorin-Bushido Karate (10 & up) and Ki-Shin-Kai Aikido (14 & up) 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. Instructor Butch Bonner has 30 years experience in martial arts. For more information, please visit: www.shorin-bushido.com. TUES (Aikido) • 6:30-8:30pm SAT (Aikido) • 8:00-10:00am THURS (Karate) • 6:45-8:45pm $40 per month (Two Classes) or $8 per class $25 per month (One Class) Butch Bonner



Imperial Lakeland Fencing Club Fencing is a sport the entire family can enjoy. Fencing teaches you patience, respect, agility, and poise through a combination of physical and mental strategy. Beginner equipment provided. THURS • 7-9pm | SAT • 11am-2pm $40 per month $10 per class Nigel Phang

City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation

Cemeteries OAK HILL BURIAL PARK Oak Hill Burial Park consists of Oak Hill, Temple Emanueland Laurel Hill cemeteries on 198 Acres. Started in 1926, Oak Hill Burial Park is one of the largest perpetual care cemeteries in Polk County. The cemetery offers traditional adult burial spaces, infant spaces, cremation burial spaces, cremation columbarium niches and private mausoleumspaces. Fifteen percent of each lot sale is placed into the perpetual care fund which will be used to maintain the grounds once all lots are sold. • Oak Hill Burial Park has a special section for veterans and their spouse. • Privately owned mausoleum areas are available. • Above-ground granite columbarium niches are available for individual cremated remains. • Payment plans may be available. Please contactus for further details.

ONLINE BURIAL SEARCH Be sure to visit our online burial search at www.lakelandgov.net/parkrec. We are proud to provide this feature for you to search for your loved ones and assist with genealogy investigations.

The Cemeteries Devision is dedicated to providing well maintained burial parks for the citizens of Lakeland. The Cemetery Devision operates and maintains six cemeteries at two locations.


OAK HILL BURIAL PARK 4620 US Highway 98 South Lakeland, Florida 33812 Contact the cemetery office for current pricing.

863.834.3287 Fax: 863.834.3265

Cemeteries@lakelandgov.net www.lakelandgov.net/parkrec

HOURS OF OPERATION Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4 pm Cemetery grounds are open dawn until dusk.



1000 E. EDGEWOOD DR • 863.834.2374

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri • 8am-10pm | Sat • 8am-5pm (Manned 9-2) | Sun • 8am-5pm (Unmanned)

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. Typically at 6 p.m. during the winter months and 8 p.m. during the summer months. Call Pro Shop for hours. Court Fee (After 5pm) Fees: $6 per visit ACTIVITY PASS (Semi-Annual or Annual Pass) Covers Weight Rooms, Cardio Rooms, Open Swim, Lap Swim, Open Tennis and any Health and Fitness Class with the


Ages 14-59 (Individual) $200/$360 | Ages 60 and up (individual) $170/$300 Family (Two adults 59 years and younger living in same household plus any legal dependents) $450/$800 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.








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 www.lakelandathletics.net

TUES-THURS Jan 7-23 | Feb 4-20 | Mar 3-19 | Apr 7-24 4-5pm • Tiny Tots Beginners (Ages 5-7) 4-5 pm • Junior Beginners 5-6pm • Junior Intermediates 7-8pm • Adult Beginners & Intermediates $40 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 League Play (Adults) • Sep-Dec | Jan-May | Jun-Aug

tennis tournaments Lakeland Winter Sectional Jr. Tournament

Jan 18-21, 2020 18 and under Girls & Boys Divisions Call 863.834.2374 for more information Deadline: Jan 5, 2020

Polk Senior Games Tournament Mar 2-6, 2020 Age 50 and over (Mixed Doubles, Singles & Doubles) Call 863.533.0055 for more information ­



1104 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AVE • 863.834.3350


The Coleman-Bush Building is a multi-purpose facility with various amenities, including rental space, meeting rooms, classrooms and a dance studio. This building is a fitting location for a wide range of events including weddings, receptions and reunions. 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

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NAACP: 863.682.8879








Low Impact Fitness 5:30-6:30pm

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

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

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

Sewing 101 4-6pm

Goodie Treats 5:30-6:30pm

Piano 5:30-7pm Yoga Flow 5:30-6:30pm

Dance Fitness 6:30-7:30pm

Pre Ballet 6:30-7:30pm

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 Washington Park/ Rochelle Alumni Association, Inc. 2nd & 4th Tues • 6-7pm

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 Drama with Demetrius 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.



classes Yoga Flow

Come and discover the practice of yoga in our class! Yoga Flow caters to everyone, focusing on the basics. Here's what you need to know before you come: It's always advisable to avoid eating right before yoga, wear clothing that allows freedom of movement in the body and leave your shoes at the door. Show up prepared to move. Yoga stretches and strengthens the body through a series of postures in which you support your own weight and focus on conscious breathing, both of which can be more challenging than they sound! Luckily, you have a luxurious rest (Savasana) at the end of class to look forward to. You'll walk out feeling embodied, empowered, energized and eager to come back! WED • 5:30-6:30pm Tequila Stephens $5 per class

— Goodie Treats This program uses the creative art of modeling to help the youth build confidence as well as respect for others. The class will cover runway skills, interviewing skills, proper etiquette and much more. Ages 3-19 TUES • 6:30-7:30pm Free Ronisha/Kwane ­—

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 3, 2019 TUES - Grades K-2 | WED - Grades 3-5 | THURS - Grades 6-8 Fall Tutoring Semester to mirror Polk County School Board Calendar

— Sewing 101 Weekly in depth sewing lessons. Learn fabric basics, threading your machine, understanding different sewing tools, and sewing terminology. Also design and sew different sewing projects. Learn to sew solo or bring a friend along and learn together! FRI • 4:00 - 6:00pm Aug 9 Ages 8 - Adult $30 per month Plus a $10 workbook



Piano/Keyboard Classes

Pre Ballet

Students engage in activities on the piano and in theory explorations; learn new piano/keyboard techniques; and play classical, popular, and religious songs. WED • 5:30-7pm • Ages 6+ $30 per month Lolita Berrien

Ballet class will help dancers with posture, flexibility, fitness, balance, self-confidence. Students will build off, of the five positions, master pile' variations and tend us, among other level-appropriate skills. Dancers will use both barre and center floor. Basic ballet skill, terminology, rhythm, and coordination are taught, practiced, and developed through creative movement, music and mime in a supportive and supportive and supervised environment. WED • 6:30-7:30pm $30.00 Age 3 -10 Lakisha Abram

— Low Impact Exercise Low intensity workout class geared to increase circulation, improve cardiovascular function and boost circulation. MON • 5:30-6:30pm Lolita Berrien FREE

— BEYOUTIFUL Dance Fitness Fitness dance class that uses easy dance techniques to promote a healthier you. This class will help you lose or maintain weight while having fun. Thursday 6:30-7:30 Keisha Abrams $5 per class

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 and 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”- A forum for Seniors, allowing them to gather and share information, and voice their concerns and problems; An opprotunity to discuss personal, medical, neighborhood, or community concerns 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


upcoming events Coleman-Bush Building Anniversary Winter Recital Sun, Dec 8, 2019 • 3-5pm

— Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Parade The community is invited to join us as we celebrate the Dream of Martin Luther King, Jr. The parade is a great way celebrate one of our legacy leaders. Churches, organizations, daycares, fraternities, sororities, dance groups, bands and businesses will stroll down Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue during this community event. Parade: Jan 18, 2020 • 11am Theme: "Remembering the Journey" Interest Meeting Jan 8 • 6-8pm Applications will be available Sept 3 Fee $20.00 per unit —

Black History Festival (Including Jackson Park Activities) February 15, 2020 Located in Jackson Park 9am - 4pm Applications will be available September 3rd Fee $20.00 for vendors (Taking first 50ct.) —

Coleman-Bush Boosters Annual Fundraising Event "Lakeland's Got Talent" TBA —

Help Our Homeless In the Community Treat and support our community citizens that are in need by donating toiletry items; like toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, wash clothes, deodorant, shampoo, conditioners. Bags will be assembled and given out during the week of Thanksgiving at Colman-Bush building. —

Pre School / Elementary School Prom May 15, 2020 • 6:00p - 8:30p Contact Coleman Bush for more information



PAL RECREATION COMPLEX PAL After-School Program Transportation, healthy snacks, dinner and homework/tutoring assistance. Ages: 6 to 14 (elementary and middle schoolers) Registration fee: $300 for entire school year Operation: MON-THURS • 3pm-6pm ­­­­—

PAL Year-Round Teen Mentoring Program Community Service Hours, Anti Bullying, College Tours, Life Skills Training Ages: 12-18 WED 6-8pm Open registration FREE ­­—

Archery Program


Ages 10-17 Registration fee: $50 MON • 6-8pm at Simpson Park Open Registration

Ages 4-14 Registration: Jan - Jun Registration fee: $150



Fishing Program


Ages: 8-17 Meeting Dates: TBA Open Registration $50

Ages 4-14 Registration: Jan - Jun Registration fee: $175 ­­

325 WEST 2ND STREET • 863.834.2556 Hours of Operation: MON-THURS • 11:30am-8:30pm SAT • Douglas M. Cook Park 955 Wedgewood Estates Blvd 9am-5:30pm

The facility was the former Ridge Community Center. 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 1500 local children annually, and oversee approximately 100 local volunteers. Douglas M. Cook Park is the new home of the Lakeland Police Athletic League Hurricanes Football and Cheer program.


Basketball Program Ages: 10 & under | 12 & under | 14 & under Pratice: TUES & WED | 6-8pm Registation: $100 ­­—

Track and Field Ages: 8-12 Pratices held at Rochelle Registation: $100 Registration begins Jan. 6





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


$40 per 20-Visits This gorgeous recreation facility features two multipurpose rooms, game room, kitchen, separate men’s and women’s weight rooms,

Basketball FREE for Children 17 & under MON - FRI (during school year)

study hall facility, computer center and a spacious gymnasium which

2:30pm – 6pm

houses two full-size basketball courts. It is equipped with great outdoor

Gym & Fitness Room Pass for Simpson, Simpson Pool, Gandy

facilities as well, such as one tennis court, two basketball courts,

and Kelly Recreation Complex (Purchasing a pass saves

playground and a newly renovated softball field. This indoor/outdoor

you money!

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

ACTIVITY PASS (Semi-Annual or Annual Pass) Covers Weight rooms, Cardio Rooms, Open Swim, Lap Swim, Open Tennis and any Health and Fitness Class with the


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.


Ages 14-59 (Individual) $200/$360 Ages 60 and up (individual) $170/$300 Family (Two adults up to the age of 59 living in same household plus any legal dependents) $450/$800 All guests must check in upon entering the complex and sign a waiver of liability to participate. 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

We are always looking for volunteers to assist us with special activities,

issued an identification tag. Lost ID tags are subject to a $1

events, tournaments, etc. Come by and fill out a form so we can

replacement fee.

include you in our database.



fitness 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+ • $4 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 • $4 per visit • $40 (20 visit pass) Free for Children 17 & under MON - FRI (During School Year) • 2:30-6pm ­—

Martial Arts Okinawa Shorin Ryu Karate w/ Harry Vidal Shörin-ryū is generally characterized by natural breathing, natural (narrow, high) stances, and circular, rather than direct movements. Shörin-ryū practitioners assert that correct motion, moving quickly to evade violence with fluid movements and flexible positions are important, and that a solid structure is vital for powerful blocks and strikes. 1-month Session $60.00 TUES & THURS • 6- 8pm Harry Vidal 407.406.9946

Game Room

Come enjoy our large game room which includes: two pool tables, tennis tables. All Ages • Free

Tournament dates to be announced


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, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. New players are always welcome. Indoor and outdoor courts available.


community programs clubs • sports/social & events Table Tennis Club

The Lakeland Table Tennis Association welcomes you to play competitive table tennis.

L.T.T.A Tournaments Feb 28 - 29 | May 1 - 2 | June 20 - 21 | July 10 -11 Aug 7- 8 | Sept 18 - 19 | Oct 30 - 31 — Open Play MON • 10am-1pm WED • 6pm-8:30pm FRI • 10am-1pm | 6pm-8:30pm SUN • 11:30am-4pm $2.50 per day floridatt.com/lakelandtt

— S.D. McArthur After School Program A 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. Elementary Only • K-5th grade Free ­—

Hush just Brush Come enjoy an instructor led evening of painting w/ a flow of Jazz and finger snacks. Ages 16 & Up Time: 6p.m. – 8 p.m. Cost $30.00 per class Limited spots available, class registration opens first Friday of month and class registration closes Friday prior to class date. Dates: Feb. 21, 2020 Mar. 20, 2020 Apr. 17, 2020 May 15. 2020 Bring the kiddos for a monitored movie and snack while you brush. — Movies on US 3rd FRI • 6pm • Snack and juice will be served



Jan 17

Angry Birds 2

Feb 21


College and Career

Mar 20

Spiderman: Far From Home

9th-12th grade students can receive help in planning their journey toward achieving a high quality certification, two year degree, four year degree or entering military service. Resources are available for college searches and college applications, SAT/ACT preparation, financial aid application, essay writing, scholarship searches, resume writing, leadership skills in public speaking and much more. TUES • 3:30 - 6pm Other dates and times by appointment 863.559.4913 Pauline Simmonds-Brown ­ ­ —

Apr 17

Scoby - Doo! Regurn to Zombie Island

Girls Scouts

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month Contact Veronica Robinson 863.661.5519 ­ ­ —

Youth Baseball

Sponsored by 360 Willie Horton Community Partnership League runs from Feb 17- May 16 Ages 4- 14 • Girls & Boys Free 863.834.2577



Parents or 18 years of age or older must remain with children or in building during the movie. *Movie subject to change Mrs. Barbara ­—

Financial Freedom Fridays

Our mission is personal growth. We will meet to help people explore, discover, reignite, and expand. Come be inspired and inspire others. 4th FRI monthly, excluding holidays • 6-8pm Tia Crockett Life Coach ­ ­ —

LGMS Family Connection - During School Year

This program is designated for families with children in the community which attend LGMS, it gives parents a chance to come and get information about upcoming testing, strategies o how to help their students be successful in the classroom along with a question and answer time. There will also be fun activities such as basketball games and light snacks. Please contact Robin Hutchinson for more information by phone (863-853-6151) or email (robin.hutchinson@polk-fl.net). ­

Beyond the Book Round Table Chat


This program is for young adults 18 & up. A book is selected each month by participants. Socializing and open group discussion once a month on 1st Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Local authors welcomed to introduce their books and come and give insight to group. For more information and details contact Ms. Brenda 863.834.2577. ­—

Esports gaming now at Simpson Park Community Center Please call for dates. 863.834.2577 ­— Please call Simpson Park Community Center and check on other exciting activities or programs that have started after this publication. 863.834.2577

360 Queens T.O.O.

Group for girls who want to thrive in school and life. Ms. Taylor - 863.640.5669 Sponsored by: 360 Willie Horton Community Partnership, Inc. ­—

Senior’s Day Out

Come have fun and refreshments. Activities include: Cards, board games, crafts, and exercise. FRI •10:30am-1:30pm ­—

Arts and Crafts

Creativity relieves stress!!! Come and let your creativity flow. Register at front counter for more details. MON _ THURS • 4-5pm (During school year) ­—


This class is designed for kids to work together and coordinate dance and step routines. Plus, it’s fun!! WED & FRI • 4 – 5:30pm (During school year) Winter & Spring Recital Dates TBA FREE (During school year) ­—

I D.R.E.A.M. Foundation Helping youth care for the community. Mrs. Monique 863.500.1636 ­—

Reach and Uplift: Shaping the Next Generation Come out and le arn from Polk County’s own successful entrepreneurs, community and business leaders. Every meeting will highlight a different resource available here in our community! Ages 13-18 Jan. 6,13 | Feb 10, 17| Mar 16, 23 | Apr 6, 13 6:30-8pm Jahlinda J. Jones 863.774.6849 ­—

I'm Proud of Me Mentoring MON • THURS | 5-7pm First and third Saturdays


Offers Tutoring Offer tutoring one on one sessions. Mentor comedian Schott Simpkins 863.651.8810




4 - 7 PM










Sponsored By:


FOR MORE INFO: 863.834.2577


Police Athletic League Jackson Branch Library


1725 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AVE • 863.834.2286

Will re-open Saturday, May 23, 2020

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 and PFD’s (personal floatation devices).

Life-jackets are available upon


Fee Schedule Item Price Open/Lap Swim $4 Open/Lap Swim – “Visit 20” (20 visits) $40 Dollar Days $1 (Registered Guest 17 & Under) ACTIVITY PASS (Semi-Annual/ Annual Pass) Covers Weight Rooms, Cardio Rooms, Open Swim, Lap Swim, Open Tennis and any Health and Fitness Class with the in front of the class Ages 14-59 (Individual) $200/$360 Ages 60 and up (individual) $170/$300 Family (Two adults up to the age of 59 living in same household plus any legal dependents) $450/$800 All guests must check in upon entering the complex and sign a waiver of liability to participate. User Check-in: All users must check in before being permitted to use the fitness areas and pool. 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.

Summer registration opens April 13. Visit Gandy pool for more information.




404 IMPERIAL BLVD • 863.834.3157

Hours of Operation: Open Swim: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5pm Sat 10am-5pm • Sun llam-5pm Lap Swim: 5:30am-7pm • Sat 10am-5pm • Sun llam-5pm

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

Spring Swim Lesson Schedule MON - THURS 6-6:45pm $50 Per Student

family restrooms, lap lanes/time clocks available, bleacher seating, shower/changing






available for check out. Sorry, no refunds due to inclement weather! FEES ARE FOR FITNESS AND GYMNASIUM ACTIVITIES ONLY, CLASS FEES ARE SEPARATE Daily Fee : $4 per visit Open/Lap Swim Pass $40 per 20 -visits ACTIVITY PASS (Semi-Annual/ Annual Pass) Covers Weight Rooms, Cardio Rooms, Open Swim, Lap Swim, Open Tennis and any Health and Fitness Class with the in front of the class Ages 14-59 (Individual) $200/$360 Ages 60 and up (individual) $170/$300 Family (Two adults up to the age of 59 living in same household plus any legal dependents) $450/$800 All guests must check in upon entering the complex and sign a waiver of liability to participate. User Check-in: All users must check in before being permitted to use the fitness areas and pool. 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.


Preschool Aquatics: 5:30pm-6:00pm Youth Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2: 5:30 - 6:15pm Parent Child Aquatics: Session 2 ONLY: 5:30-6:15pm Class cancellation may occur due to weather conditions. Session 1: March 9 - March 19 Session 2: April 6 - April 16 Session 3: May 4 - May 14 Spring 2020 Swim Lesson registration begins on January 21 Summer 2020 Swim Lesson registration begins on April 13

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 Fall/winter 1:30 - 2:30pm $2.50 ­—

Riptide/Lakeland Swimming

Riptide Swim Team invites swimmers of all levels to participate. The team focuses on positive motivational development while gearing athletes to competition ready status. The Riptide 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 ­­—

American Red Cross Lifeguard Classes Are you 16 or older looking for a great summer job or a challenging career? American Red Cross Lifeguarding is the best place to start. The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course is to teach you the skills needed to help prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. This includes land and water rescue skills, as well as first aid, CPR, Administering Emergency Oxygen, and Bloodborne Pathogens. This is a blended learning course in which participants will be emailed a link the week before class starts to complete their on-line portion. This portion must be completed before taking the in-person class. Class Dates Fri, January 17 – Mon, January 20* (MLK Day) Fri, March 27 – Sun, March 29 Times Friday: 5-8pm Sat & Sun: 8am-5pm *Mon: 8am -3pm $200 Apply to be a lifeguard with the CIty of Lakeland at www.lakelandgov.net

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

— Aqua Yoga Yoga - in the Pool ! Call 45 minutes before class to reserve a mat! TUES & THURS • 11am $5 per class


CLEVELAND HEIGHTS GOLF COURSE Instruction Group Clinics- Youth and Adult Classes for Beginners and Intermediates (Ages 8 - Seniors) SAT • Youth: 9am-10am • Adult: 10am-11am Jan 4, 11, 18 , 25 Feb 22, 29 | March 7,14 NO CLASS: No class in April due to tournaments Dates may change due to weather $40/person Private Lessons are available For information on lessons, contact the Pro Shop at 863.834.2377

— Summer Memberships Available Starts May 1

— Restaurant and Banquet Space Rentals Now under new ownership! Cleveland Heights Clubhouse will now operate as 1916 Irish Pub and Second Plate Catering will operate all event space within. The 1916 Irish Pub at Cleveland Heights is nestled on a beautiful 27 hole golf course located in central Lakeland. The 3500 square foot Irish Pub will handle daily golf beverage services as well as lunch and dinner services. Second Plate Catering will bring a unique event experience to the table, completing the 10,000 square foot property. Setup to provide first class dining as well as spacious banquet rooms, the revitalized facility can now accommodate groups from 20 to 250 people.


Enjoy a fun day of golf, food and drinks at Cleveland Heights Golf Course. This is a 27-hole public course owned and operated by the City of Lakeland. The Heights originally opened to the public in 1925. Cleveland Heights offers a number of golf related amenities





instruction, driving range, short-game practice area and a designated putting green skill enhancement surface. You can enjoy a round of golf, lunch on the patio and even hold your next event at Cleveland Heights Golf Course. The Pub is eager to serve guests with great food and drinks in the restaurant for golfers and non-golfers alike. This beautiful park amenity has something for everyone including Three Parks Trail, a series of multiuse paths, that skirts the perimeter of the course property. Dog Leg Woods Dog Park provides a great play place for the canine members of your family. Guests are invited to play golf, walk the trails, play with their canine friend and visit the porch for a drink while

1916’s Executive Chef, Erik Walter, will specialize in providing a menu that will include delicious bruschetta, handcrafted Aran Islands Shepard’s Pie, delightful desserts, and the most mouthwatering Reubens in town.

watching the sun go down.

Cleveland Heights Golf Course & Clubhouse is open to the public and will provide a country club experience without the country club prices!

that features a collection of over 50 historic courses

For more information on rentals and reservations, contact Events Director (Heather Price) at heather@secondplatecatering.com or 863-834-2326.



Cleveland Heights Golf Course is on the Florida Historic Golf Trail, a program of the Florida Department of State throughout Florida that golfers can still play. For pricing, tee times and tournament information, contact the Cleveland Heights Pro Shop 863.834.2377 or visit www.clevelandheightsgolf.com.

ATHLETICS BASKETBALL MEN'S SPRING BASKETBALL 5 vs 5 Registration: Feb 1-28• League Fee: $350 League Night: Thurs • League Begins Mar 12 (8 Games)

ALL TEAMS MUST REGISTER @ www.lakelandathletics.net Athletic Office: 863.834.3283 (Kelly Recreation Complex)

SUMMER TEEN BASKETBALL Registration: May 1-30 • League Fee: $50 League Night: Thurs• League Begins Jun 11

— ADULT SOFTBALL SPRING SLOWPITCH Registration: Jan 1-25 • League Begins: Week of Feb 10 (10 Games) League Fee: $425 Mon – Men’s • Tues – Coed • THURS – Men’s

— KICKBALL COED SPRING LEAGUE Registration: Jan 1-24 • League Begins: Feb 12 (10 Games + Tournament) League nights: WED • League Fee: $250

— Flag Football SPRING LEAGUE Registration: Jan 1- Feb 1 • League Begins: Feb 17 (8 Games + Tournament) League nights: MON • League Fee: $425



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 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. Additional locations include the Railroad Pavilion across from the Amtrak station and the Mirrors. These are available for rental. Barnett Family Park includes an interactive fountain area (10am - 5pm ,closed Wednesdays) and the Sunflower Preschool Playground with 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 picnic area, restrooms and

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

121 S. Lake Avenue

additional meeting and event rental facilities. Hollis

702 E. Orange Street

Garden displays an array of botanicals in a variety

215 S. Lake Avenue

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

614 E. Orange Street

a walkway that, if strolled, will take you on a serene

Kryger Park:

108 S. Massachusetts Avenue

tour of our picturesque gardens. The garden schedule

Railroad Pavilion:

Main Street at Amtrak Station

The Mirrors:

Main Street at Lake Avenue

The Loggia:

West side of Lake Mirror



varies seasonally and is closed on Mondays. For more information, please call at 863.834.2280.

programs BRIDGE:

Duplicate Bridge Open duplicate bridge games. New and experienced players are welcome. Call to request a partner if you need one. Peggy Brown Center - Upstairs Tuesday and Wednesdays, 1:00-4:30pm | $6 Contact: Marti Cowie - 863.648.2222

Supervised Play/Bridge Lessons Improve your defense, declarer play and bidding skills. No partner necessary. Peggy Brown Center - Upstairs Mon and Wed • 9-11am| $5 Contact: Elsa Nail - 863.712.0857 ESOL CLASSES (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Two – 8-week Adult (18 & older) Classes for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Peggy Brown Building Adult Beginner ESOL Class to meet every MON from 4-5pm Adult Intermediate ESOL Class to meet every MON from 5-6pm Cost: $60 for 8-week class (includes weekly instruction, assignments/ homework, TOEFL exam prep and certificate of completion) Payment to be made before each 8-week class begins at the Lake Mirror Rental Office located at 121 S. Lake Avenue or call the office with the following forms of credit card payment Visa, MasterCard or Discover (863) 834-2280 Contact: Donovan Fitzgerald 727.237.4339

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 Searson • 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 Stampling76@gmail.com ­

music & dancing clubs Salsa By The Lake Lake Mirror Auditorium TUES•6:30-7:30pm Dance Lessons | 7:30-9pm Open Floor •General - $5 per person •Child (12 & younger) - Must be accompanied by adult Finley Walker • 954.651.4103 www.lakelandsalsa.com

Concert Band Experienced musicians play in a voluntary concert band for the community. Sept - Apr Bring your own instrument. FREE Auditorium • MON • 6-9pm 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 ­—

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 No Class: June, July, Aug Penny Green • 863.224.3393 sqdncfan@gmail.com ­—

Lakeland Senior Dance & Social 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 ­—

Dancing with Susan

These classes are a fun and easy way to learn Ballroom, Latin, Swing and party dances. Susan will teach you to lead and follow. Magnolia Building THURS • 12-1pm $5 per person Susan • 863.604.5060 Will start the first week of Nov 2019


121 SOUTH LAKE AVE • 863.603.PLAY (7529)

iin a believe that great city,

Lakeland Community Theatre’s home is the 390 seat Lake Mirror Theater 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 four, 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 www.lakelandcommunitytheatre.com


a great theatre is the OUTWARD A ND V ISIBL E SIGN

of an






Main Stage

All Show Times: FRI & SAT • 7:30pm | SUN • 2pm $24 Adults | $22 Seniors (55+) $17 Children (17 & Under)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin, based on the book by Roald Dahl. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda: The Musical is about the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Winner of 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. Rated PG Feb. 21, 22, 23 & 28, 29 Mar. 1 & 6, 7, 8 - 2020

A FOX ON THE FAIRWAY by Ken Ludwig. Ken Ludwig’s A Fox on the Fairway (Leading Ladies, Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) takes audiences on a hilarious romp, which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with…golf. Rated PG-13 Apr. 17, 18, 19 & 24, 25, 26- 2020

THE EDGE: Alternative Stage Read Series THE EDGE: Alternative Stage Read Series

BLACKBIRD by David Harrower. It was inspired in part by the crimes of sex offender Toby Studebaker, and depicts a young woman meeting a middleaged man fifteen years after being sexually abused by him when she was twelve. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Play, Blackbird is a deeply complex portrayal of two people whose ruined lives are inextricably intertwined. Rated M Jan. 8 & 9 – 2020

MOCKINGBIRD by Julie Jensen. The play introduces us to Caitlin and her point of view, an 11-year-old on the autism spectrum. Adapted from the National Book Award winning novel by Kathryn Erskine. Winner of the Marc David Cohen National Playwriting Award, and nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for best new script. Rated M Apr. 1 & 2 – 2020

The Eunice Fuller Theatre for Youth Productions All Show Times: FRI • 6:30pm | SAT • 10:30am & 6:30pm| SUN • 2pm $15 Adults | $12 Children (12 and under)

JUNIE B JONES IS NOT A CROOK by Allison Gregory. Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her new furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finder’s keepers, loser’s weepers. A hilarious and heartfelt tale based on the bestselling book series by Barbara Park. Rated G Jan. 24, 25, 26 - 2020




702 EAST ORANGE STREET • 863.834.2280 Hollis Garden is a botanical display garden set in a neoclassical architectural environment complete with patterned flower bedsu, 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.

Lake Mirror Historic Tour

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

Plantae Exoticum February 15 • 10am-4pm




J O I N U S F O R A C E L E B R AT I O N O F N AT U R E A S T R O P I F L O R A P R E S E N T S A B o ta n i c a l S a l e T h at i s t r u ly u n i q u e .





A PORTION of the proceeds will benefit hollis garden.


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



eLIBRARY 4740 S FLORIDA AVE • 863.838.4507

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

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







Provide your library card and pin for free access

FOR USE ON ALL OF YOUR DEVICES! Instantly borrow digital movies, music, ebooks and more 24/7.

Download and stream music on any device.


Your library card and PIN allow you to download ebooks, audiobooks, and movies suited for all ages.

Designed especially for children! Sit back and listen, or read along at your own speed, and enjoy amusing picture books.

Technology Classes

Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screenprint and more!




Camp BLAST is the highly successful summer recreation program for kids located at City recreation facilities and various schools throughout Lakeland. Jun 8 - Jul 31 (8 weeks) MON-FRI • 7:30 am – 5:30 pm No camp Fri, July 3 ­

Camp Explore - $450 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, Wacky Olympics, Talent Show and trips to Bowling, Swimming, Movies, Lakeland Community Theater, and Roller Skating) Registration: $300 + 3 additional payments of $50 ­

Camp Adventure - $600 Camp 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: $300 + 3 additional payments of $100

Camp BLAST Registration Participants must have completed kindergarten and not yet entered 6th grade. Parent must verify child’s grade with a copy of the child’s most recent report card. CITY RESIDENT REGISTRATION: (must show proof of residency) Begins: Sat, Apr 11 • 8am Kelly Recreation Complex ALL RESIDENT REGISTRATION: Begins: Sat, Apr 18 • 8am Kelly Recreation Complex NORTHWEST QUADRANT RESIDENTS: - $300 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: $150 + 3 additional payments of $50 Begins: Sat, Apr 11 • 8am Simpson Park Community Center Payments for all camps are due: April 25, May 9, and May 23

All dates and prices tentative until Polk County School Board calendar is released in February.

L O O K I N G A H E A D: Teen Adventure Service Camp (T.A.S.C.)


Are you ready for something 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 summer enrichment program that offers an incredible experience for teens with the focus on service and adventure. Get ready for Summer 2019 and your most memorable summer camp yet! Participants must have completed grades 6-8. Call 863.834.3284 for more information. T.A.S.C. - $750 Jun 8 - JUL 31 (8 weeks) MON-FRI• 7:30 am – 5:30 pm No Camp: Fri, July 3


Lakeland Christmas Parade

Come out and celebrate the holiday season with your community. The Lakeland Christmas Parade is Application Deadline – April 13th by The Junior League of Greater Lakeland We sponsored will be contacting each applicant regarding interview scheduling. and is aifcelebration want to miss! Payments, selected, of you $250do arenot due:


Apr 25, May 9 and May 23. 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 beginning March 23, 2020.



A holiday event for the entire family! Join Lakeland Parks and Recreation Department for its residency. • You must bring child’s current report annual Snowfest featuring snow mountain, arts & crafts card, your electric bill and driver’s license in order register. wall, live entertainment vendors, rocktoclimbing • Fees payable by cash or checks only. and moreisinlimited Munnand Park! • Enrollment camp Registration Procedures For All Camps

• City Residents must provide proof of

participants will be taken on a firstcome, first-served basis by the dates listed above.

Santa's Calling

Payments for all camps are due: Apr 25, May 9 and May 23.


For more information, contact the Kelly Recreation Complex @ 863.834.3284 or Simpson Park Community Center at 863.834.2577

All dates and prices tentative until Polk County School Board calendar is released.



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 – 500 • $846 plus $33 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax • $1520 PRIMETIME RATE • $750 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: Round tables with dance floor – 230 | Round tables (tables/chairs only) – 250 | Chairs only – 300 • $846 plus $33 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax •$1817 PRIMETIME RATE • $750 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 • ACCOMMODATES: Round tables with dance floor –130 | Round tables (tables/chairs only) – 150 | Chairs only – 200 • $530 plus $33 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax • $732 PRIMETIME RATE • $750 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee

­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 • $1255 plus $33 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. • $750 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee

— Loggia Located on the west side of Lake Mirror. A picturesque setting for any event. • 121 South Lake Avenue • $507 plus $33 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax (2 staff minimum required after dark) • $750 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee • 2 hour Minimum Rental ­— The Mirrors • Main Street at Lake Avenue • $220 plus $33 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax • $750 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee • 2 hour 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. (Limited to 100 guests) 614 East Orange Street

Private Weddings Friday & Saturday October – March 4pm – 6pm April – September 6pm – 8pm • $784 Base fee • $66 for labor for 2 hours • $750 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) • $539 (including 10% to the perpetual care fund) • $33 per hour for labor (minimum of 2 hours, max of 4 hours) • $750 damage/rule enforcement fee Includes: • Non-exclusive use of an area in the Garden • 12 chairs • Access to the sound system • No food or drink allowed in Garden Railroad Pavilion • Main Street at Amtrak Station • $220 plus $33 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax (2 staff minimum required after dark) • $750 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee • 2 hour 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 • Paved area 110 feet x 595 feet • $518 plus $33 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax (2 staff minimum required after dark) • $750 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee • 2 hour Minimum Rental

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 • $424 plus labor/utility fee of $33 per hour plus tax • $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee

­— Small Multi-purpose Room • 1,614 sq. ft. • ACCOMMODATES: Banquet Style (Table and Chairs) – 75 | Theatre Style (Chairs only) – 100 • $106 plus labor/utility fee of $33 per hour plus tax • $270 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee

Munn Park

For rental information, call 863.834.2280 • 201 East Main Street • $554 plus labor/utility fee of $33 per hour, per person, plus tax • $750 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee

Other Park Rentals

Mobile Professional Stage

• Basic Set-Up - 32’ X 16’ • Base Fee: $505 plus $256 set-up/take

down and labor/utility fee of $33 per hour, per person (at least 2 employees required for delivery, set-up and breakdown, possibly more depending on event) plus sales tax. • $750 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: $186 • Hourly Rate: $33 per hour Weekday Rates: • Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm • $236 for first 4 hours then • $33 for each additional hour plus • $100 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee We ask that you please clean up your area when you are finished. No amplified music. For Pavilion Rental, please call 863.834.2280 ­— Common Ground Pavilions • Large Pavilion: $163 for 2 hours • Small Pavilions: $105v for 2 hours

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 • $554 plus labor/utility fee of $33 per hour, per person, plus tax • $750 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee




Beerman Family Tennis Center 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 Coleman – Bush Building Recreation center, facility rentals, social services center; 1.5 acres • 1104 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, 863.834.3350 Common Ground Inclusive Playground Playground, multi-purpose field, 4 rental picnic pavilions, restrooms, picnicking; 1 acre • 1000 E. Edgewood Drive, 834.834.2233 Crystal Grove Park Picnicking, multipurpose field, playground; 1.7 acres • 1661 Crystal Grove Drive, 863.834.2233 Cypress Youth Sports Complex Soccer and multipurpose fields, restrooms, scenic park. 2125 E. Edgewood Drive, 863.834.2233 Dobbins Park .5 mile fitness/jogging path, historic marker, multipurpose field, 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 Dog Leg Woods Dog Park • 3326 Cleveland Heights Blvd. • 863.834.2233 Drane Park Scenic park; 3.9 acres • 801 S. Franklin, 863.834.2233 Douglas M. Cook Park Football field, basketball court, dog park, baseball field; 18.38 acres • 955 Wedgewood Estates Blvd., 863.834.2233 Publix Charities Park Beerman Family Tennis Center, Common Ground Inclusive Playground • 1000 E. Edgewood Drive, 863.834.2280 - For pavilion rental 863.834.2374 - Tennis courts eLibrary An express public library located in the Lake Miriam Square Plaza • 4740 S. Florida Avenue, 863.834.4288 Elva Rath Park Scenic park; .4 acre • 20 Lake Morton Drive, 863.834.2233 Fletcher Park at Lake Bonny 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, 863-834-2233 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


Glendale Park 1 basketball court, scenic park; 1.3 acres • 1937 Glendale St, 863.834.2233 Golconda Park Scenic park; .3 acre • Golconda and Parker Street, 863.834.2233 Handley Park Multipurpose field, playground, scenic park; 1.4 acres • 1419 Phyllis 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 Horney Park Playground, picnicking, scenic park, multipurpose field; 1.4 acres • 205 E. Poinsettia, 863.834.2233 Interlachen Park Playground, scenic park, historic marker; 6 acres • 200-500 Interlachen Parkway, 863.834.2233 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 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 Kryger Park Scenic urban park, picnicking; 2 acres • 1025 Massachusetts Avenue, 863.834.2280 Lake Beulah Fitness/jogging path, scenic park; 2.9 acres • Lake Beulah Drive, 863.834.2233 Lake Bonnett Shore Scenic park; .2 acre • Brunell Parkway, 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 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 •Pavilion Rentals 863.834.2280 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 Parker Shore Scenic park, 3.2 mile fitness/jogging path; 8.4 acres • West Lake Parker Drive, 863.834.2233 Lake Somerset Park Boating, boat ramp, fishing, scenic park; 3.2 acres • 3100 New Jersey Road and Glendale Street, 863.834.2233 Lake Wire Shore Scenic park, fitness/jogging path, interpretive markers, botanical palm collection; 3.8 acres • 20 Lake Wire Drive, 863.834.2233 Lakeland Skate Park Located in Fletcher Park • 800 US 98 South, 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, 863.834.2233 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

Lake Bonny Shore Boat ramp, boating, fishing, scenic park; 1.8 acres • Interlachen and Main Street, 863.834.2233

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

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

Miami Park Scenic park, playground; .6 acre • 226 Oconee Street, 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, 863.834.2233 • Lake Hunter Boat Ramp • 650 Sikes Blvd. Lake Mirror Complex Recreation complex, community theatre, facility rentals, 7.6 acres • 121 S. Lake Avenue, 863.834.2280 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 Lake Morton Shore Swan flock, scenic, fitness/jogging, 1 picnic pavilion, intrpretive markers, flowering tree collection; 7.2 acres • Lake Morton Drive, 863.834.2233

Munn Park 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 vstas of Lake Mirror and downtown Lakeland. It features a large catering kitchen, tile flooring, and Wi-Fi. 215 S. Lake Ave. , 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., 834.834.2233 •Pavilion Rentals 863.834.2280 Rollingwoods Park 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 Se7en Wetlands Nature trails and picnic pavilion • 4085 State Rd. 60, Mulberry, FL 33830 Seventh St. Park Basketball court, playground, scenic park, multipurpose field; 3.8 acres • 1500 W. 7th St., 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, 834.834.2233 Seminole Park 2 soccer/football fields; restrooms, 4 softball fields, playground; 24.5 acres • 1444 W. Highlands Street, 834.834.2233

Thomas B. Mack Park Scenic park, interpretive markers; .84 acres • 18 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, 863.834.2233 Veterans Memorial Park Scenic park, memorials and interpretive markers, 4.2 acres • 12 Lake Beulah Drive, 863.834.2233 Washington Park Basketball court, playground, 1 picnic pavilion, scenic park; 1.3 acres • 301 W. 7th Street, 863.834.2233 Webster Park Basketball court, multipurpose field, picnicking, 2 picnic pavilions, playground, scenic park; 2.2 acres • Webster and 7th Street, 1235 N. Webster, 863.834.2233 Westside Park Restrooms, 4 softball fields, playground, 3 picnic pavilions, walking path; 22.6 acres • 1800 W. Oakhill, 834.834.2233 Woodlake Park Playground, 8 lighted tennis courts, 6 pickleball courts, picnic pavilion, restrooms; 4.1 acres • 3415 New Jersey Road, 863.834.2233

Tigertown Complex Baseball, soccer, historic monument, facility rental, winter home of Detroit Tigers, Parks & Recreation Maintenance Division Fieldhouse; 91 acres • 2125 N Lake Avenue, 834.834.2233


PARKS FINDER: lakelandgov.net/parkrec



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