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parks & rec

play plan

2019

Parks & Recreation Department

Services Guide


message

from the

department

Our Parks & Recreation Department is pleased to present the 2019 Play Plan. It is our goal to provide the citizens of Winter Park with the best in parks and recreational programming. As part of our effort to furnish an excellent variety and selection of recreational opportunities, our department has met and exceeded the requirements of the Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The city’s Parks & Recreation Department is one of only 145 other departments nationwide that can claim the highest level of performance recognized in the professional field of parks and recreation. We invite you to read our Annual Play Plan, visit our facilities, and experience our commitment to a healthy and active lifestyle that is available in Winter Park. ~ Your Parks & Recreation Team

do you know

about this park? As Winter Park’s crown jewel, Central Park is the centerpiece to not only our department but to the entire city. This beautiful gathering space is where you can find a quiet place to read, a family having a picnic with their children, an evening movie, an internationally-renowned art show and so much more. It was deeded to the city on April 6, 1906, by Charles Hosmer Morse. The plaque (shown right) is found in the south portion of the park, and was donated by the Friends of Central Park on November 20, 1986, honoring the life and generosity of Mr. Morse. The plaque reads: “Charles Hosmer Morse was born in 1833 in St. Johnsbury Center, Vermont. From 1883 until his death in 1921, he considered Winter Park his second home. His vision and generosity are responsible for much of its beauty today. The park which surrounds you is one of his benefactions. Charles Hosmer Morse was one of the pioneers who gave this community the character which brought so much happiness to so many. Dedicated by Friends of Central Park, November 20, 1986.”

Be sure to visit the park, have a seat on a bench, and absorb the amazing character of our city. Just look and listen, and you will soon see how this park is indeed our crown jewel!

March 30

 ummer Camp Resident S Registration Fair April 6  Dinner on the Avenue April 20  Easter Egg Hunt April 26  Senior Citizen Prom July 4  Fourth of July Celebration October 31 Pumpkins & Munchkins November 8 Veterans Day Celebration

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special

events

community center info................. 1 youth & teen programs............. 2-3 fitness & aquatics........................ 3 adult programs........................... 4 community center gym................ 5 senior programs.......................... 5 rental facilities......................... 6-7 pavilions & playgrounds............ 8-9 sports fields.............................. 10 family fun program.................... 11 parks....................................12-13 golf course............................... 14 tennis center............................ 15 farmers’ market........................ 16 fitness trails.............................. 17 palm & pineywood.................... 18 it starts in parks........................ 19 holidays.................................... 20 about us................................... 21


important community center info

1 Phone Numbers

Customer Service Desk/ Payments 407-599-3275 Pool Office 407-643-1650 Rental Information 407-599-3395 Cady Way Pool 407-740-7956

Holiday & Summer Camps Spring Break Camp March 18 thru 22 Fee

7:30 a.m.-6p.m. ASP Participant $35 Resident $70 Non-resident $95

Winter Park Community Summer Camp

Hours

Monday thru Friday Saturday Sunday

8 a.m.-9 p.m. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

March 30 9-11 a.m. Registration Day (Winter Park residents ONLY) Fees (due at time of registration) Registration $25 Deposit (per each week enrolled) $5

Summer Fun Camp (entering grades 1-5)

Holiday Hours

May 27 Closed POOLS OPEN Noon-5 p.m. July 4 Closed POOLS OPEN Noon-5 p.m. September 2 Closed POOLS OPEN Noon-5 p.m. November 28 Closed November 29 Closed FITNESS CENTER ONLY 10 a.m.-2 p.m. December 24 8 a.m.-noon December 25 Closed December 31 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Recreation ID Card

Residents Free

(must provide proof of residency)

Non-Resident $15+tax

(good from date of purchase thru September 30)

June 3 thru August 9 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Fees Registration $25 Weekly Resident $85 Non-resident $105

Middle School Camp (entering grades 6-8)

June 3 thru August 9 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Fees Registration $25 Weekly Resident $55 Non-resident $75

»R  educed rates available for City of Winter Park residents who qualify for reduced- and free-lunch through Orange County Public Schools with school form.

Junior Counselor Program (grades 9-12)

Teen leadership and job-training program working with Summer Camp Program. Potential participants must apply & interview. Application deadline Friday, May 3

Fall Camp

School’s Out Days School’s Out Days February 18 March 15 October 16 & 17 December 23 Fee

(per day)

7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

ASP Participant $10 Resident $15 Non-resident $20

November 25 thru 27 7:30 a.m.-6p.m. Fee ASP Participant $25 Resident $50 Non-resident $75

Winter Camp

Session 1 December 26 & 27 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Fee ASP Participant $25 Resident $50 Non-resident $75 Session 2 (no camp January 1, 2020) Dec 30 thru Jan 3 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Fee ASP Participant $35 Resident $70 Non-resident $95


community center

programming

youth&teens

2019

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schedule

Kids Night Out Can’t find a babysitter? Drop your little ones off with us at the Community Center for a night of food, fun and excitement. No need to worry about dinner for kids, as we have a special meal planned for each night. Program is offered for grades K-5. January 11 April 12 October 11 Time

(EB 01/08) (EB 04/09) (EB 10/08)

February 8 May 10 November 8

6-9 p.m. Fees

(EB 02/05) (EB 05/07)

March 8 (EB 03/05) September 13 (EB 09/10)

(EB 11/05)

Regular $8 Early Bird $5

(please note EB deadlines)

NRG Dance NRG Dance offers professional dance instruction for ages 3-18 years. Forms of dance offered range from ballet to hip hop dance. For pricing and class schedule, please visit nrg-dancestudios.weebly.com.

Kindermusik Grow and Sing Studios, Florida’s leading Kindermusik studio, is excited to bring music and movement classes for newborn – 7 years old to Winter Park. Classes are parent/child interactive and tons of fun! Classes include instruments, dancing, singing, scarves, drums, bubbles, parachutes, and SO much more! For schedules and additional program info, visit growandsing.com.

Worley School of Irish Dancing For fun, exercise and a great way to make new friends, learn the beautiful art of Irish dancing taught by former Lord of the Dance star Colin Worley. Classes are for ages 4 years of age and up and held at Azalea Lane Recreation Center. For more information, contact Colin at worleyschool@gmail.com.

Tuesday 4-5 p.m.

Teen Night Come out to the Community Center for a night of fun with friends. Teen Nights feature games, music, contests and other fun activities in a safe environment.

January 11 March 8 May 10 October 11 Grades 6-10 Fee

February 8 April 12 September 13 November 8

7-10 p.m. FREE (with Rec ID)


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Saturday Night Basketball Come out and show off your basketball skills. Program is offered through the Community Center and provides a positive and fun environment for teens age 14 and up.

Saturday 8-11 p.m. Fee

FREE

fitness center FitPass

fitness& aquatics annual

Resident Adult (21+) CRA District Youth (14-20 yrs) Non-resident Adult (21+) Youth (14-20 yrs)

$ 95 $ 70 $ 30 $175 $ 50

monthly

Resident Adult (21+) CRA Non-resident

$ 18 $ 12 $ 30

Aquatics Be sure to check out cityofwinterpark.org/swim for swim lessons, schedules and special events for the 2019 season.

Community Center Pool

Cady Way Pool

407-643-1650

407-740-7956

Resident Non-resident

Resident Non-resident

$ 2 $5

Pool party rentals & questions

Corinna Lundgren, Aquatics Coordinator 407-599-3338

clundgren@cityofwinterpark.org

$2 $5


adult programs

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Open Gym

general schedule is subject to change.

There will be no Open Gym when Men’s League is in season on Thursday evenings.

Monday-Friday

10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (19+) 6-9 p.m. (all ages)

Saturday Sunday

9 a.m.-8 p.m.

(all ages)

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

(all ages)

Fee FREE (with a Rec ID) $2/night (without Rec ID) $16/year (without Rec ID)

Men’s Basketball Leagues Spring

For the complete monthly schedule, please visit cityofwinterpark.org/wpcc.

Summer

Designed to increase core strength and muscle tone without the bulk through a low impact workout with a focus on creating long, lean muscle.

Tuesday & Thursday

5:15-6:15 p.m. Fee $10/class $30/month (one day per week) $50/month (unlimited monthly classes)

6:30-9:30 p.m. Fee $375/team

For our monthly basketball court schedule and drop-in times, please visit cityofwinterpark.org/wpcc and click on the Gym Calendar or call the main desk at 407-599-3275.

(registration began January 9)

Summer

June 26 thru August 20

October 2 thru November 20 (registration begins July 8)

Wednesday

6-9:30 p.m.

Ward Park Fee $300/team For more information, please contact ctramel@ cityofwinterpark.org or 407-643-1658. $375/team

May 28 thru August 20 (registration began February 11)

Tuesday & Wednesday 6-10 p.m. Fall September 8 thru November 24

(registration begins July 8)

Sunday

(registration began February 22)

Fall

(registration begins July 8)

Thursday

Summer

March 13 thru May 9

September 5 thru November 21

Men’s Flag Football League

Co-ed Kickball Spring

June 7 thru August 9 (registration began February 22)

Fall

Pilates

March 1 thru May 3

(registration began January 9)

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Fee

$450/team

Total of 10 games for 18 Teams, A, B and C rankings. For more information, please contact ctramel@cityofwinterpark.org or 407-643-1658.

boot camp

Burn fat, build lean muscle, increase flexibility and range of motion, and boost your aerobic endurance with this multi-dimensional exercise program which is guaranteed to get your body out of its comfort zone. A mix of anaerobic and aerobic conditioning drills which are always varying and will burn mega calories, and with on-the-spot modifications, provides a safe and challenging experience. We also provide an application that will allow you to create your own exercise plan, communicate with other boot campers on the community wall, and track your calorie burn and nutrition intake, while earning challenge badges along the way.

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 6-7 a.m. & 9-10 a.m.

2nd & 4th Saturdays 8-9 a.m.

Fees $10/drop-in $30/4-day pass $75/month unlimited classes


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Tai Chi Program focuses on creating a healthy mind and body through low impact cardio, stretching, and balance. Class is geared towards adults 55+.

Tuesday

9-10 a.m. Fee Resident Non-resident

Aerobic Jam

Aerobic exercise that takes place in the water and is usually composed of a variety of low impact exercises. FREE (with Rec ID) $25/year (with Wellness Class Pass)

Belly Dancing Friday

10:45-11:45a.m. Fee Resident Non-resident

$25/year (with Wellness Class Pass)

Water Aerobics

Monday

9:30-10:30 a.m. Fee Resident Non-resident

FREE (with Rec ID)

FREE (with Rec ID)

$25/year (with Wellness Class Pass)

1:45-2:45 p.m. Fee Resident Non-resident

FREE (with Rec ID) $25/year (with Wellness Class Pass)

Zumba Gold This class uses the same principles of our regular zumba program but is designed to meet the fitness needs of adults 55+.

Wednesday

Gentle Yoga A gentle yoga class appropriate for seniors and novices. Class focuses on basic yoga postures, breathing exercises, stress reduction, and meditation techniques. No previous experience is necessary.

9:30-10:30 a.m. Fee Resident Non-resident

FREE (with Rec ID) $25/year (with Wellness Class Pass)

50+FYI Expo

Thursday

9:30-10:15 a.m. Fee Resident Non-resident $25/year (with Wellness Class Pass)

Tuesday

FREE (with Rec ID)

Sit to Be Fit Friday

9:30-10:30 a.m. Fee Resident FREE (with Rec ID) Non-resident $25/year (with Wellness Class Pass) For a full monthly calendar of all senior programs offered at the Community Center, please visit cityofwinterpark.org/wpcc and click on the Senior Calendar.

Seminars, entertainment, resources, programs and opportunities for central Florida residents 50+. Visit 50plusfyi.org for more info and a list of vendors.

Thursday, November 7

8 a.m.-2 p.m.


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rental facilities line-up

Winter Park Farmers’ Market The Winter Park Farmers’ Market is a unique and popular rental facility. It accommodates weddings, receptions and business meetings. This former railroad depot offers a unique alternative to traditional venues and has historic charm.

Samantha O’Hare, reservations 407-599-3341 or 407-599-3328 sohare@cityofwinterpark.org

Capacity

Full bldg.

Friday thru Saturday 6 p.m.-midnight Full bldg.

seats 180

Sunday thru Thursday

$2000

8 a.m.-midnight Full bldg.

$200/hr

Winter Park Canopy Conceptual renderings of the new library & events center.


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Winter Park Country Club Built in 1914, this charming facility is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Stunning hardwood floors create a unique and elegant venue for your special event. Truly a one-of-a-kind facility, the Country Club features a beautiful main dining room and a warm lounge overlooking our 9-hole golf course. The two rooms allow set up flexibility for ceremonies, dinners and more, and is fully airconditioned.

Ira Levison, reservations 407-599-3416 ilevison@cityofwinterpark.org

Capacity

Friday & Saturday Both rooms 4 p.m.-midnight

Full bldg. seats up to 80 Deposit

$250

$170/hr $900

Sunday thru Thursday Both rooms

$150/hr

Winter Park Community Center The Community Center is the city’s newest rental facility. This building is a beautiful rental facility in addition to the recreation programming that is offered. It features a ballroom, commercial kitchen, wood dance floor and an outdoor amphitheater that overlooks picturesque Shady Park. The center can accommodate all types of events such as weddings and receptions, banquets, birthday parties, anniversaries, business meetings and more. Tables and chairs are included.

Capacity Seats

up to 350

Monday thru Sunday 8 a.m.-midnight based on availability

Deposit required

Hourly rates*

Meeting room/sm $70 Meeting room/lg $100 Ballroom $300 Kitchen $50 Ballroom/kitchen $350

Karen Harden, reservations 407-599-3395 kharden@cityofwinterpark.org

Azalea Lane Recreation Center Azalea Lane Recreation Center meeting rooms are perfectly suited for events such as weddings and baby showers, dance classes, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties and more. A large playground and tennis facility is located on the property. It includes a kitchen, which is shared, and tables and chairs are included.

Karen Harden, reservations 407-599-3395 kharden@cityofwinterpark.org

Capacity

East Room West Room

Monday thru Sunday seats 30 seats 70

8 a.m.-midnight East Room $50/hr West Room $70/hr Deposit $100/rm

Flat rate packages*

Full Ballroom/kitchen $ 1650 1/2 Ballroom/kitchen $ 1275 Call for details

Outdoor Amphitheater* 2 hours 6 hours

*Rates subject to change based on current Fee Schedule.

$175 $500


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Azalea Lane Pavilion & Playground Located at 1045 Azalea Lane, this area is wellequipped with a large playground and a pavilion. The pavilion has three picnic tables and is shaded. There are additional picnic tables in the area. The playground has climbing and sliding features as well as swings and is geared toward children ages 2 to 12. This pavilion is rented at a slightly lower fee: All day $60 Half day $35

Lake Baldwin Park

There are two pavilions at Lake Baldwin Park, a small and a large. Both are located within the off-leash area of the dog park, so dogs have access to the pavilions. The city has nine playgrounds, the newest of which is located at Lake Baldwin Park. This playground also happens to be our third KaBOOM! Playground. Winter Park is very proud to have been named Playful City USA by the KaBOOM!ÂŽ organization for its commitment to play!

Phelps Park One of our most popular play spaces is at Phelps Park, pictured left. There are several play structures in this park as well as two picnic pavilions. Phelps Park also features tennis and basketball courts and a large open field. Front Pavilion All day $90 Half day $60

Back Pavilion All day $60 Half day $35

Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Martin Luther King, Jr. Park features a very large playground called the Community Playground. It is sometimes referred to as Castle Park as the play structure has turrets that give a castle-like appearance. A pavilion is adjacent for rentals.

fees &info most pavilions

All Day

$90

Half Day

$60

8 a.m. to noon OR 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Bounce houses

$25

(permit & proper insurance from bounce house vendor are required)

Alcohol & petting zoos are prohibited.


Mitchell L. Dawkins, Sr. Pavilion

locations

A picnic area is available for rental in Shady Park as well. This area is extremely popular due to the Hannibal Square Spray Ground on site.

Azalea Lane

1045 Azalea Lane Winter Park, FL 32789

The rental fees for this pavilion are: All day $125 Half day $ 90

Cady Way Park

Orwin Manor Park

2535 Cady Way Winter Park, FL 32792

This small neighborhood park features a playground in a great park.

Lake Baldwin Park 2000 S. Lakemont Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792

Howell Branch Preserve Howell Branch Preserve is located in the northern section of Winter Park. This 10-acre park features a large playground and a rental pavilion. There is also an observation deck that looks out onto the Howell Creek Wetlands that can be rented. A 1/5-mile walk path has 10 exercise stations along the way.

Ward Park Ward Park is a very large complex that features a large playground and picnic pavilion. This 66-acre park has baseball fields, basketball courts and much more. This playground also has handicapped accessibility. The rental fees for this pavilion are: All day $125 Half day $ 90

Cady Way Park Cady Way Park features a playground that is quite large but has no on-site pavilion. This park has softball fields and tennis courts and is located along the Cady Way Trail system.

Mead Botanical Garden Pavilion Mead Botanical Garden is a 47-acre natural environment oasis in the city where one can encounter a wealth of wildlife and tranquility. The pavilion will accommodate up to 80 guests. There is available electricity upon request. (pavilion only) The rental fees for this pavilion are: All day $125 Half day $ 90

Howell Branch Preserve

1205 W. Howell Branch Road Winter Park, FL 32789

Martin Luther King, Jr. Park 255 S. Denning Drive Winter Park, FL 32789

Mead Botanical Garden 1300 S. Denning Drive Winter Park, FL 32789 407-599-2800 info@meadgarden.org

Orwin Manor Park 1701 N. Orange Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789

Shady Park

721 W. New England Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789

Karen Harden

407-599-3395 kharden@cityofwinterpark.org

Ward Park

2222 Loch Lomond Drive Winter Park, FL 32792

for most pavilions & playgrounds, please contact Xanthe Solomon

407-599-3397 xsolomon@cityofwinterpark.org

Kesha Thompson

407-599-3357 kthompson@cityofwinterpark.org 407-599-3454

FAX

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sports fields rentals

Guidelines n

The fields must be rented if being used by organized groups.

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Pets and alcohol are prohibited on all sports fields.

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We do not allow golf to be practiced on our sports fields.

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 field request/reservation form A is required for all field inquiries.

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Insurance is required to rent a field.

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Fields are rented by the hour for sports activities only.

Ward Park  here are five multipurpose fields suitable for soccer, T flag football and the like. Some of the multipurpose fields are also available for lacrosse. 250 S. Perth Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 Before 5 p.m. After 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

2525 Cady Way Winter Park, FL 32792

Larry Gergley Stadium

Showalter Field

Before 5 p.m. After 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

$50/hr $75/hr $75/hr

Bob Mosher Track

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Ward B

Showalter

$45/hr $80/hr $80/hr

Martin Luther King, Jr. Park

Before 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

$30/hr $55/hr

Track Memberships Resident Non-resident Hours* June & July August thru May

$1500/day Monday-Friday $2000/day Saturday & Sunday

After 5 p.m.

$20/month $30/month Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday

$55/hr

$150/year $250/year 7:30 a.m.-noon & 4-7 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-noon 2-7 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-noon 7:30 a.m.-noon 2-7 p.m.

*Times are subject to change based on rentals, events & holidays

Three multipurpose fields 255 S. Denning Drive Winter Park, FL 32789 n

Cady Way Park

Pricing details for concessions, equipment, scoreboard, advertising, various rental rates and additional rules, please contact

Jarron Brewer

Athletics Coordinator 407-599-3309 jbrewer@cityofwinterpark.org

n Two softball fields 2535 Cady Way Winter Park, FL 32792



The Field Request Form is available at cityofwinterpark.org > Departments > Parks & Recreation > Forms & Resources

fees&contact info Ward, MLK & Cady Way fields

Xanthe Solomon

field reservation form & insurance are required

407-599-3454

Before 5 p.m. After 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

$32/hr $55/hr $55/hr

407-599-3397 xsolomon@cityofwinterpark.org or recreation@cityofwinterpark.org FAX


family FUN!

11 Established in March 2018, the department’s Family Fun Program has offered multiple free events for families and children. The program’s main objective is to focus on promoting a series of events that encourages healthy families and fun recreational activities at various parks throughout the city. The Family Fun Program was not only established to bring awareness to all of the great parks in Winter Park, but to bring families closer together and have an “unplugged” afternoon filled with laughter, creativity and love. From the start of the Family Fun Program, there has been over 30 events and a great deal of happy faces and family enjoyment. To receive more information on the Family Fun Program, like and follow us @ParksandRecWP on Facebook®, Instagram® and Twitter®, and signup to receive Family Fun updates via email at cityofwinterpark.org/parks.

Windy Windchimes

Blooming for Mothers

Winter Park Rocks

Catch Your Dreams

Utlimate Dodgeball Kids vs. Adults


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parks, parks The Parks & Recreation Department is proud to maintain 346 acres of park property. Central Park Our “flagship” park, Central Park is located right in the heart of the city and the location of most of our large events such as the art festivals. On a daily basis, this park is just perfect for a noon-time lunch break, a walk with a friend, or just a place to sit and people watch. And don’t miss the amazing Rose Garden!

Shady Park Located at the corner of New England and Pennsylvania avenues, Shady Park features a reservable picnic pavilion and our amazing spray ground. It will sure cool you off on a hot summer day!

Dinky Dock Park Our main lake-front park, Dinky Dock, has boat access to the Winter Park Chain of Lakes. Park patrons love to use this park for paddle boarding, kayaking and other water sports.

Lake Baldwin Park This park has a diverse offering of amenities. There is a ramp for boats without combustible engines, a playground, and connectivity to a 3-mile exercise path. And don’t forget the offleash dog area ~ voted one of the most popular dog parks in the nation! Dogs of every shape and size visit the lake-front park daily with their owners. Don’t miss this special place ~ it is just too dog-gone fun!


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more parks yeah

we got these covered

Martin Luther King, Jr. Park

Ward Park

Featuring three multipurpose sports fields, a stocked fishing lake, great playground, one half-mile walking path and an outdoor fitness experience, this 28-acre park is very popular. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park is located at the corner of Denning Drive and Morse Boulevard. Be sure to visit and walk the path as you will see a number of water birds in the lake!

The George Morgan Ward Memorial Park, more commonly known as Ward Park, is extremely active. Nearly every sport including soccer, lacrosse, football, basketball, tennis and track, has a place in this 66-acre property. The newly reconfigured, computer-controlled lighted fields maintain regulation sizing for most sports which has enabled even more teams to schedule games and practices.

mini park

Over 346 acres of parks properties are maintained by our department. An additional 56 acres of properties such as medians, rights of way, city building grounds and parking lots are also the responsibility of the Parks Maintenance Division.

Golfview Park Located off Webster, just East of Park Avenue, this unique mini park is the centerpiece to a beautiful enclave of homes. It was platted in 1921 with the neighborhood and has served as the gathering place for neighbors ever since. It features a fountain that was designed, built and installed by Howard G. Lindsay, the same fountain designer who donated the Veterans Memorial Fountain in Central Park.

your parks

maintenance crew leaders

Assistant Director Ronald Moore 407-599-3276 rmoore@cityofwinterpark.org

Parks Operation Superintendent Bill Muller 407-599-3565 wmuller@cityofwinterpark.org


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winter park golf course The Winter Park Golf Course has experienced rave reviews after a $1.2 million renovation project a few years ago. Built in 1914, the historic course underwent some much needed repairs in 2016. New fairways, rough and greens, combined with a state-of-the-art irrigation system and a redesign by Keith Rhebb and Riley Johns of Integrative Golf, brought this second oldest course in Orlando back to its glory days as a central Florida gem. So much so that The Golf Channel® and Golf Advisor® both named it the “5th Best Short Course” in the entire country. The course is also featured in The Finest Nines, a new book from author Anthony Pioppi and Sky Horse Publications. It celebrates the best nine hole golf courses in North America that was released February 2018. The course itself is unique in many ways. It is a nine hole walking course topping out at around 2500 yards from the tips. Although there are a few electric carts available for senior and disabled players, most players prefer to take a pull cart and stroll the fairways while enjoying the surroundings. It is the true definition of urban golf as road traffic and the occasional train are very common sights during a round, but seem to blend seamlessly with the majestic oaks, Baptist church and cemetery that also envelop the property. Golfers will

even cross the street six times during their nine hole trek. The golf shop has a wide variety of merchandise to choose from as well as plenty of snacks and beverages for you to enjoy during or after a round. Since re-opening, the course launched the City Amateur Golf Championship. In May, close to 80 golfers, young and old, participated in the second annual event with a two-round, 18-hole gross play competition. The response to the event has been fantastic and will be a feather in the cap of the city for many years to come. The course also experienced a resurgence of glow golf by investing in the newest state-of-the-art equipment to play golf at night. Private groups, non-profits and corporations hosted fundraisers, team building events, and holiday parties under the stars at the course, offering their guests a unique experience in the heart of Winter Park. Night golf was so popular, the course started hosting WP9 After Dark every Tuesday night, November through March. The course is open every day except Christmas and a few periodic maintenance days. Start times can be made up to three days in advance for the general public. Members can make start times up to seven days in advance. Rates range from $13 to $21 per round, annual memberships start at $900, and the course is available to rent for private events including WP9 After Dark. For more information, please contact the pro shop at 407-599-3419.

Golf Program Manager Gregg Pascale 407-599-3418 gpascale@cityofwinterpark.org

Pro Shop 407-599-3419


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tennis center

The Winter Park Tennis Center (WPTC) has offered the community a place to play, compete and enjoy the sport of tennis for the past 94 years. It offers eight hard courts and eight clay courts, providing a unique opportunity for all ages and skill levels to play tennis. Now, residents and guests can enjoy the extensive renovations that have been made to the center including: n

eight newly-constructed hard courts with new LED lighting

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new pro shop and check-in area

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addition of brick pavers and new sidewalks

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enhanced landscaping

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installation of a new fence and custom-designed windscreen

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shaded bleachers and patio spaces for a more enjoyable spectator experience

The new tennis center is managed by the Parks & Recreation Department, with High Performance Sports Management providing tennis programming and instruction. WPTC offers membership, punch passes, drop-in play, and top-level training. With the recent updates and modifications, Winter Park residents now have a special tennis facility they can call home.

Monday thru Friday Saturday & Sunday

Tennis players can also play on the city’s first outdoor pickleball court, a sport that previously could only be played indoors at the Winter Park Community Center.

Court Fees Per rental Annual memberships Reservations Members Walk-ins

LESSONS, CLINICS, MEMBERSHIPS, RENTALS & INFO

7 a.m.-10 p.m. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. $5-7 $375 & up 2 days in advance 1 day in advance

1075 Azalea Lane Winter Park, FL 32789 407-599-3445 tennis@cityofwinterpark.org

Cady Way Park & Phelps Park Tennis Courts Cady Way and Phelps parks both have tennis courts for public use. There is no charge for use of these courts. Instructors must register before teaching on the courts and a fee applies.

Cady Way

2535 Cady Way

Phelps Park

1200 N. Phelps Ave.

for more info, please call 407-599-3397


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saturday

farmers' market The Winter Park Farmers’ Market is held at the old train depot located at 200 W. New England Ave. It has been restored into an historical landmark that hosts the NUMBER ONE farmers’ market in central Florida. The market is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is a popular community-gathering place that provides fine produce, plants, baked goods and so much more. The market is free to the public, seating is available for attendees to sit and enjoy the market, and there is plenty of on site parking. Parking can be found at the adjacent Winter Park City Hall on Lyman Avenue as well as the large parking lot at the corner of Morse Boulevard and New York Avenue. Please be aware that the market is closed during the March Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. The market is so popular that there is a two-year waiting list to become a new vendor. Vendor applications are available on the city’s website at cityofwinterpark.org under Online Forms & Resources located on the home page.

no cash. . . no problem Farmers’ Market Tokens are here!

Assistant Director Ronald Moore 407-599-3276 rmoore@cityofwinterpark.org

we accept

Samantha O’Hare reservations 407-599-3341 or 407-599-3328 sohare@cityofwinterpark.org

*$1 transaction fee applies

subject to change

current vendors

407-599-3454

7 Rivers Food A to Z Coffee Annie Roo Avenue A Eatery Beef Jerky by Jeff Bren Creations Butter Buns Coffee Chez Vincent, Inc. Chef Edge Knife Che Bella Creative Solutions DOGgone Gourmet Treats Doug’s Nutty Crunch Family Pride Produce Fancy Fries Flavorful Chips Florida Fresh Live Herbs

Frog Song Organics Ginger’s Jams & Jellies Ginny’s Orchids Heartsong Cookies Island Breeze Spices JJ Juice Juice Plus Just Plumerias Kelly Shannon Laughing Buddha Cheesecake Lemonade Stand Lentils Let’s Go Nutz Mannix Vanilla Monika’s BLD & More Monika’s BLD Smoothies

Mountain Kettle Korn & Karetin Nature’s Prevention Nature’s Way Noo Cow NY Harvest Café Olde Hearth Bread Orlando City Pasta Our Biscotti Paradise Cheesecakes Prairie Farms Organics Pesto Diva Peak Season Pops Purple Ocean Raw Juicing and Detox Roots and Tops Rosario Kitchen

FAX

Scragg Grove Scheidels Produce Shrimp Guy Simply Savory Gourmet Spiegel Wildtree Stettner Farms Sugar Top Farms Sunchowder’s Emporia Tastebuds of Florida Tamales & Co Tony Hill Tropic Décor Waterkist Farm Winter Park Candle Winter Park Honey Yoly’s Hayde Kitchen


great opportunities

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There are many places in Winter Park’s parks system that meet the need of just about everyone. Read a book in the quiet beauty of Kraft Azalea Garden on Alabama Drive or sit and watch various kinds of boaters at Dinky Dock Park on Ollie Street. For the active, play tennis at Winter Park Tennis Center or take a pilates class at the Community Center on New England Avenue.

gone ' fishin

fitness trails Lake Baldwin Park

Fishing is allowed (with a freshwater fishing license) and very popular in most city parks. Lake Mendsen, in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park at Denning Drive and Morse Boulevard is a great fishing spot. It is stocked by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission primarily with channel catfish. Largemouth Bass, bluegill, sunfish and blue tilapia can also be found. There is a 14” minimum size for keeping the bass and a five bass limit in this lake. Other species have no size limit and the maximum for keeping is 50 fish. Be sure to attend our annual “Test the Waters” Fishing Tournament for children, held the first Saturday in October and no fishing license is required. And don’t forget that fishing is also popular at Dinky Dock Park and Kraft Azalea Garden.

Located along a 3-mile path that is used for biking, walking and skating. This path surrounds Lake Baldwin.

Howell Branch Preserve A 1/5-mile paved path features 10 exercise stations. The park has natural scenery to enjoy on your walk from sunrise to sunset.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Park A 1/2-mile walking path nicely decorated and features a fitness area with hydraulic fitness equipment such as cardio stepper, chest and back press, and ab crunch from sunrise to sunset.

Ward Park A 1/3-mile trail features fitness stations that are geared toward our senior population, but can be used by all ages. Included are a bench stepper, balance station and forearm rolls.


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There are two municipal cemeteries that are managed by the Parks & Recreation Department. Palm Cemetery is located at New York and Webster avenues and is 17 acres. Pineywood Cemetery is located at Lakemont and Glenridge avenues and is 11 acres. With over 18,750 grave spaces in total, these cemeteries have served our community since the late 1800s.

palm&pineywood cemeteries

Palm Cemetery In 1906, Loring Chase deeded property over to the City of Winter Park to be specifically used as a cemetery and requested that the southeast corner to be used for his burial. He was buried there August 24, 1906, and his marble obelisk that stands over five feet tall can still be seen today. The inscription memorializes his historical importance to the city as “one of the founders of Winter Park in 1881.”

­1810 S. Lakemont Ave.

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Pineywood Cemetery Pineywood Cemetery was established in 1890 and is the oldest cemetery in Winter Park. Formerly managed by the Pineywood Cemetery Association, the cemetery was deeded back over to the city in 1970. A rich history of Winter Park is recorded on the markers with the names of families who are at rest in Pineywood. The cemetery represents the city’s history, its people and families.

Memorial pages On our website, we have an online memorial page with multiple personalization options that allows you to preserve your family’s legacy for generations to come. The memorial page features: D a genealogy section, helping link families together D a specialized section for Veterans to add details about their military career helping to honor those who have served our country D an online burial and ownership search of all the properties in the cemetery Visit cityofwinterpark.org/cemeteries to find or add your family members to the site.

There’s an app for that The WPC Explorer app allows you to locate a grave space using GPS to navigate through the cemetery. “Guided” tours are also available with this app.

Cemetery Superintendent Janna Baumann

407.599.3252 407.623.3456 fax jbaumann@cityofwinterpark.org cityofwinterpark.org/cemeteries


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family fun team spirit

love of nature sense of community

it

joy of play

respect for environment

healthy activities

starts in PARKS community

26 large special events, celebrations, art festivals, holidays & concerts

life’s big moments

gorgeous greenspace

238 wedding receptions 267 weddings 497 birthday parties 15 rehearsal dinners 26 baby & wedding showers 141 memorial services

346.1 acres of parkland 200 streetscape foliage pots 96 hanging baskets 57 brick planter gardens

activities for kids of all ages 2 pools swim lessons

all kinds of recreation

{infant to senior}

8 multipurpose athletic fields

open swim season water aerobics & swim parties

{biannual flag football league}

8 baseball & 3 softball fields 6 basketball courts 23 tennis courts 9-hole golf course

« lakefront activities »

fishing, boating, skiing, sailing, crew, paddle boarding, swimming & kayaking

{quality lifeguards, instructors & pool operators}



« exercise »

4 fitness trails fitness center memberships boot camp, dance & yoga healthy lifestyles classes {& much, much more}

« programming »

seniors : daily meet-ups & special events youth : summer camp, school break & holiday camps, after school


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Christmas in the Park

Christmas Parade

happy holidays!

Winter Park offers many charming holiday events that have been ongoing for decades. Be sure to attend these time-tested traditions in Central Park this season.

Parade of Bands

Santa visits Winter Park neigbborhoods

Unity Heritage Festival


City Management City Manager Randy B. Knight Assistant City Manager Michelle Neuner

Parks & Recreation Administration Director Jason Seeley Assistant Director Ronald Moore Natural Resources Manger Tim Egan Recreation & Family Services Manager Cathleen Daus Senior Staff Assistant Kesha Thompson Staff Assistant II Xanthe Solomon

Info

Community Parks

Administrative Office 407-599-3334

Cady Way Park 2535 Cady Way

Aquatics 407-599-3338

Central Park 250 S. Park Avenue

Family Fun Program 407-599-3342

Dinky Dock Park 410 Ollie Street

Parks Maintenance 407-599-3369

Lake Baldwin Park 2000 S. Lakemont Avenue

Landscaping 407-559-3565

Howell Branch Preserve 1205 Howell Branch Road

Cemeteries 407-599-3252

Kraft Azalea Garden 1365 Alabama Drive

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Carl Creasman Julio de Arcos Bradley Doster Brian Furey Renee Maloney Chris Morrison Trish Teague Taylor Sacha

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Park corner of Denning Drive & Morse Boulevard Mead Botanical Garden 1300 S. Denning Drive Phelps Park 1200 N. Phelps Ave. Shady Park 721 W. New England Ave. Trismen Park 236 Detmar Drive Ward Park 250 S. Perth Lane

it starts in parks A sense of community, the love of nature, the habit of activity... Rental Facilities Azalea Lane Recreation Center 1045 Azalea Lane kharden@cityofwinterpark.org 407-599-3275 Central Park Rose Garden Wedding Area 250 S. Park Ave. xsolomon@cityofwinterpark.org 407-599-3397

Kraft Azalea Garden Wedding Area 1365 Alabama Drive xsolomon@cityofwinterpark.org 407-599-3397 Mead Botanical Garden Amphitheater Wedding Area 1300 S. Denning Drive xsolomon@cityofwinterpark.org 407-599-3397

Winter Park Community Center 721 W. New England Ave. kharden@cityofwinterpark.org 407-599-3275 Winter Park Country Club 761 Old England Ave. ilevison@cityofwinterpark.org 407-599-3416 Winter Park Farmers’ Market 200 W. New England Ave. sohare@cityofwinterpark.org 407-599-3341 or 407-599-3328


come&enjoy parks&rec

721 W. New England Ave Winter Park, FL 32789 407-599-3334 ph 407-599-3454 fax cityofwinterpark.org/parks

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Parks & Recreation Play Plan 2019  

Parks & Recreation Play Plan 2019