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annual report


of the Parks & Recreation Department

welcome! The Parks & Recreation Department management and staff are proud to present the 2013 Annual Report. Contained herein is an overview of the state of the department, its accomplishments, and so much more. The City of Winter Park Vision Statement is “Be the best place to live, work, and play in Florida for today’s residents and future generations.” We have themed this report to illustrate the role that Parks & Recreation plays in this overall vision as well as in the quality of life for both residents and visitors. The department remains a nationally-accredited agency, which assures that we have met or exceeded the guidelines for best practices in our field. We take great pride in this designation and pledge to continue to ensure excellence every day. The Parks & Recreation Department is committed to making the City of Winter Park the best place to live, work, and play!


John Holland, Parks & Recreation Director


in Florida to live, work & play!


what you need to know about the department

The Parks & Recreation Department Annual Report will provide a review of fiscal year 2013. Departmental status, statistics, accomplishments and actions are included in this comprehensive document. It demonstrates that our parks and recreation amenities and programs make Winter Park the best play to live, work, and play!



to enhance the quality of life for our community by providing outstanding parks, recreation facilities, activities and services

senior staff John Holland Director Brenda Moody Assistant Director administration, cemeteries, rental facilities, golf course operations & publications

Ronald Moore Assistant Director athletics, community center, special events & tennis center

Chuck Trice Assistant Director golf course maintenance, landscaping & parks maintenance


The department is one of only 117 park and recreation agencies in the nation to be accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). Accreditation requires agencies to respond to 144 standards representing elements of effective and efficient park and recreation operations. To become accredited, agencies must fully meet 36 standards deemed fundamental to a quality agency and at least 92 of the remaining standards. Parks & Recreation earned its accreditation in 2010, and re-accreditation reviews will occur every five years.

award winning

The Parks & Recreation Department was named a finalist in the 2013 Gold Medal Awards. This is a national award from the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association that recognizes excellence in park and recreation management. Winter Park was one of four finalists nationwide in our population catergory. In the field of Parks and Recreation Departments, being named a finalist is very prestigious as there are over 20,000 agencies in the United States. The department did not win the grand award this year, but is so proud to have been named a finalist in the very first year applying for this award. We will be applying again next year and hope to bring the grand award to Winter Park. The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, Park Avenue Merchants Association and Winter Park/Maitland Observer team up to present annual Ovations Awards that feature “Best of” locations throughout central Florida. Central Park was awarded “Best Park” with Fleet Peeples Park and Phelps Park also being nominated in that category. Central Park and Winter Park Farmers’ Market were nominated in the “Best Event Venue” category.

ovation award

best park in central florida

For the third consecutive year, Winter Park was awarded the Playful City, USA distinction. This designation is awarded to communities that have demonstrated a best practices program for the maintenance, inspection and use of its playgrounds.



to provide quality play spaces within 1 mile of every Winter Park household We have nearly reached this goal with very few exceptions. The map below indicates a one-mile radius around every existing play space.

City of Winter Park Playground Recreational Resources Residential Zoning Categories 1 mile radius

Recreational Resources w/ Playgrounds R-1A R-1A R-1A

R-2 R-3 R-4 C-2

0 0.2250.45

0.9 miles Planning & Community Development Department 05.2011 - cs


did you know that in Fiscal Year 2013...

athletic fields were

rented 1,399 times our rental buildings

held 2,419 events almost

7,300 visits

at community center pool in just FOUR months


acres of parkland

over 29,900 rounds of golf were played

miles & miles

fencing and irrigation are maintained & installed for all parks, rights of way, public buildings & medians

are managed by parks & recreation. PLUS an additional 57.72 acres of properties {municipal buildings, medians, parking lots & rights of way}


department accomplishments that absolutely ensure the city’s vision

services & efficiencies » Implemented a very sophisticated software system that allows a markedly higher level of service to cemetery customers.

{includes online memorials, searchable plot system & much more}

» Created first mobile app for cemeteries information. {includes notable tours, a GPS plot locater, etc.}

» Recognized as a finalist in the National Recreation and Parks Association Gold Medal Award program.

{one of four finalists nationwide in division}

» Reached a record revenue level in the department’s history at $1,834,198! {exceeds last year by over $100,000; largely due to the overwhelming success of the Community Center}

» Replaced chairs for Winter Park Country Club banquet facility. {extremely well received by customers}


place to live

» Produced a semi-annual, department-wide Play Plan.

{features schedules and descriptions of all Parks & Recreation services and properties}

» Expanded the recycling program. {includes the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center} » Converted Martin Luther King, Jr. Park {28 acres} and Dinky Dock Park {1.56 acres}

from city-water to well-water consumption for irrigation. {results in a significant savings}

» Significant additions made to the Parks & Recreation web pages.

{better informs customers and potential users about policies, pricing, locations and access}

» Installed new restroom in Fleet Peeples Park. {ADA-accessible}

beautification & grounds projects » Civic Center grounds were renovated n n

new, fresh landscaping installed in clean & modern design new sod installed where needed

» Entire parks system received new signage n

consistent & recognizable look for all properties

» Over 50 street planters replaced n

Park Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue & various parks

» New irrigation extensions installed at

Mead Botanical Garden n both large camellia & butterfly gardens

» Rights of way in Ward Park relandscaped

n n

both south & west perimeters new hedges & under-story plantings

» Very large median in Kings Way renovated

utilized by neighbors as a mini park completely relandscaped n new irrigation system installed n n

» City Hall completely relandscaped

new shrubbery, trees n plaza-like sitting area n new irrigation system n

» Lake/stormwater project completed at

Martin Luther King, Jr. Park n features new bridge walkway

» Park Grove Mini Park completely refurbished

n n

features a welcoming seating pergola new irrigation system & drinking fountain

» Installed irrigation system for new Winter Park Train Station


place to work

» The entire staff was certified in CPR & basic first aid. » Partnered with Rollins College Crummer Graduate School Marketing program as a class project. The class evaluated each element of our department and made recommendations for marketing strategies.

» Chiefs, Assistant Chiefs, Foremen and Managers from nine divisions completed a 12-week Supervisory Training Series.

» Ten staff members received Certified Event Manager certification. » Professional Certifications were renewed for the following: Playground Inspectors {2} Certified Parks and Recreation Professionals {3} Pesticide Spray Technician {4} Lifeguards {7}

» Implemented a Healthy Choices Vending Machine Program in city break rooms. Machines are serviced biweekly.

» Improved communications through a departmental Intranet.

playgrounds, fields & programs » New, safe playground surfacing was installed on the Ward Park Playground.

This is the most popular play space for special needs children. » Fleet Peeples Park Playground was installed in one day using the community build model. Over 240 volunteers worked for eight hours to install this playground which was funded partially by a grant from KaBOOM! » The department was awarded a third consecutive Playful City, USA designation by meeting and exceeding national guidelines for safe and healthy play spaces. » A large-scale wood and play element replacement project was completed for Ward and Phelps Park Playgrounds. » Ward Park’s Field A was completely renovated into two fields with the latest technology in lighting and proper drain fields. » State-of-the-art reclaim irrigation 2-wire system and 6" main line loop were installed in Ward Park Fields A, B, C, 7 and 8. This was a major upgrade to the irrigation system.


place to play

» Parking lot renovations were completed in Ward Park that included paved,

striped parking lots and more efficient traffic patterns. » New fencing was installed on all multipurpose fields at Ward Park. » New and efficient field lighting was installed on Fields B and C at Ward Park. This greatly improved the light spill issues in that area. » The fencing was replaced on courts 10, 1 1 , 12 at the Tennis Center. » Two Play Plan Program Catalogs were created, printed and distributed. These booklets depict every service offering from the Parks & Recreation Department. » Over 300 children and infants were taught to swim in our Community Center Pool. » The fitness room at the Community Center was very popular. Over 360 annual FitPasses were sold as well as just over 600 monthly FitPasses. » Pull carts were replaced at the golf course with easy rolling carts that can be stored in locking racks. This was a very well-received improvement from the players that rent carts to carry their clubs.


the department’s checks & balances exceed expectations

Departmental revenues were just over $1.83 MILLION DOLLARS this fiscal year. This represented the highest revenue figures in the department’s history resulting from the concentrated effort to ensure that proper policies and procedures are in place, as well as every program or activity is appropriately planned, implemented and evaluated. DIVISION/FACILITY





$388,686 $302,265 $343,000

Community Center




Golf Course





213,270 169,796 190,000

Recreation Facilities




Special Events




Azalea Lane Tennis Center








{ } = projected


$1.8 million in revenues for FY13

events & rentals

The department is responsible for the rental and management of 63 venues such as ballfields, meeting rooms and pavilions. Both indoor and outdoor, these facilities are heavily booked and reserved as far ahead as two years. DIVISION/FACILITY



Community Center



2142 *1914 2000

Recreation Facilities






1550 1000

4290 4333 {4550}

*Closed for renovation: Ward Park Field A for 11 months; Fields B & C for 4 months.

{ } = projected


31 percent total cost recovery

cost recovery

The Parks & Recreation Department provides many services to Winter Park residents. Many of these services are provided at no cost and funded solely by the city’s General Fund. Conversely, there are activities and facilities that are offered for a fee. Cost recovery as a department balances both types of services, those at no cost and those that are fee-based services. Parks and recreation departments across the country range in total cost recovery depending on the balance of free and fee-based services. Winter Park’s total cost recovery for Fiscal Year 2013 was 31 percent which represents one of the highest in the last 30 years. Below is a breakdown of each of the divisions of the department. The cost recovery is the level that revenues have covered operating costs.

Division/ Cost Recovery Facility Percentage Administration 0% Parks Maintenance


Landscaping 0% Cemeteries 109% Tennis Center


Recreation 37% Recreation Facilities


Community Center


Special Events


Golf Course Operations & Maintenance


Total Department



remarkable statistics illustrate the daily activities of the Parks & Recreation Department

community center » 150 children | daily summer camp attendees on average in 2013

the program requires extensive planning & supervision » 15,460+ participants | 50+ programs offered at the community center including the very well-attended after-school program, seniors program & dance classes » 5,458 ID card scans | 2513 Recreation ID cards issued | both increases from 2012 33,057 total Recreation ID scan visits for these cards in 2013 » 280 percent increase | 7,296 people used the pool during the 4-month summer season more than double the visits to the pool its first year open in 2012.


pool visitors in its 4-month season

golf course » 27.5 percent increase | golf course sold 29,940 rounds of golf 492 rounds were night golf 3,218 rounds were played by juniors under 16 years of age 6,465 rounds of golf played over FY2012 » 45 percent increase | $5,085 in revenue golf lessons almost double their first year in 2012 » $61,788 revenue | food, beverage & merchandise sales at the pro shop in 2013 a significant accomplishment

farmers’ market » $79,000+ booth rentals &

voted Best Market in central Florida & one of Winter Park’s most popular social gathering events by Orlando Weekly

» $186,000 building rentals fees,

meetings, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, dances & more were held in 2013

rental venues The department proudly hosts many significant events in the lives of our guests. In 2013, there were:

4300 over

rentals in FY13

» 134 weddings | 200 receptions » 4,300+ rentals | city-owned properties The city’s parks and buildings are the locations of some of Winter Parks’ most popular and heavily-attended events. These venues, services and amenities managed by Parks & Recreation staff are among the most visible and notable in the city.

» just to name a few...

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival | Winter Park Autumn Art Festival n Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration n Multiple holiday events including an ice skating rink nC  hamber of Commerce’s “Taste of Winter Park” nS  pecial Olympics “Jack in the Park” n WPHS Hall of Fame Annual Dinner nW  inter Park Rotary Club meetings & special events n fashion week, parades & road races na  uctions & fundraisers n


all in high demand and booked far in advance for both public and private events

» Ward Park & Cady Way Park 8 baseball fields | 2 softball fields 1 pavilion | 5 multipurpose fields

» Martin Luther King, Jr. Park 1 softball field | 3 multipurpose fields 1 pavilion | 1 special event area

» Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center 5 multipurpose rooms | 2 patios | 1 kitchen » Lake Island Hall 1 multipurpose room | patio/lawn area » Community Center 4 multi-purpose rooms | 1 kitchen seniors room | gymnasium | amphitheater shady park | picnic area

» Country Club » Azalea Lane Recreation Center » Phelps Park » Fleet Peeples Park » Kraft Azalea Garden » Central Park » Howell Branch Preserve » Mead Botanical Garden » Farmers’ Market

2 multipurpose rooms 2 multipurpose rooms | 1 pavilion 2 pavilions 2 pavilions 1 wedding area | 1 special event area 1 wedding area | 3 special event areas 2 pavilions | 1 special event area 1 pavilion | 1 amphitheater | 1 special event area 1 multipurpose room | 1 parking lot/event area


rental venues on 13 properties


full-service responsibilities for multiple properties & amenities

The Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for a very large number of properties and amenities. Staff members are responsible for the planning and implementation of care and maintenance programs, monitoring condition and usage, scheduling patrons, and anticipating future needs related to this full-service inventory. There are a total of 297.77 acres of designated parkland. These properties are categorized according to the City of Winter Park Comprehensive Plan. They are sorted by criteria such as types of amenities and uses.

Community Parks


Central Park/West Meadow


Community Center/Shady Park grounds


Dinky Dock Park


Howell Branch Preserve


Farmers’ Market grounds


Fleet Peeples Park


Martin Luther King, Jr. Park


Mead Botanical Garden


Ward Park/Cady Way Park


TOTAL 189.23


starts in PARKS

Open Space


NW Sports Complex {tree farm} 1 4 .1 7 Pennsylvania Avenue lot


Lake Waumpi lot


TOTAL 16.35

Linear Recreation Cady Way Trail

acres 3.3


Neighborhood Parks Kraft Azalea Garden The Park at Orwin Manor

acres 5.22 .85

Phelps Park


Trismen Park


TOTAL 13.35

Special Purpose Parks


Golf Course


Azalea Lane Tennis Center


TOTAL 46.97

Mini Parks acres Alberta Drive .30 Alberta/Courtland .13 Alexander Place .25 Alfred J. Hanna .13 Bonita Drive .06 Canton/Interlachen .17 Canton/New York .08 Chelton Circle 4.90 Fairbanks/Orlando .23 Fawsett Road .04 General Reese/Glenridge .38 Golfview .54 Hamilton Place .35 Hooper .28 Jay Blanchard .32 Kings Way .83 Lake Knowles 10.28 Lake Midget 1.43 Lake Wilbar 1.66 Lakeview .19 Lasbury Maiden .19 Laughlin .07 Leith .25 Loch Lomond/St. Andrews .23 Morse .16 Orange/Harmon .19 Park Grove .11 Pulsifer .21 Reading Way .83 Marvin Smiley .14 Sunset/Chestnut .08 Tyree Lane .03 Via Bella .05 Villa View .28 Worthington Court .03 TOTAL 28.51

Cemeteries acres Palm Cemetery


Pineywood Cemetery



57.72 acres

maintenance properties

Traffic Islands Aloma Avenue Burning Tree Lane Chapman Avenue & Comstock Parkway Dixon Avenue Goodrich Avenue Median Grove & Dallas Avenues Harmon & Orange Avenues Howell Branch Road Kahkwa Court Kiwi Circle Lakemont Avenue & Lake Howell Road Lee Road Loch Lomond Morse Boulevard Medians Osceola Court & Brewer Avenue Osceola Court Orlando Avenue Traffic Islands Park & Palmer Avenues Randall Circle Roundelay Lane Suffolk Road & Cavendish Island Via Tuscany & Cypress Lane Webster Avenue Circle Traffic Island Webster Avenue & Pennsylvania Traffic Island

acres .03 .05 .09 .1 1 .1 9 .08 .0 1 .63 .06 .02 .05 1.00 .1 7 .76 .20 .04 .43 .02 .06 .35 .02 .1 0 .02 .04

TOTAL 4.53

Parking Lots Knowles Lot

acres .72

Central Park/Amtrak速


Hannibal Square Piazza


TOTAL 2.44

Rights of Way Barnum Avenue Canton Avenue {east end} Cherokee Avenue Edwin Boulevard Elizabeth Drive Fitzwalter Drive & Banchory Road Galloway Glenridge Way & Lake Spier Frontage Greentree Drive Howell Branch Road Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge Temple Trail Via Tuscany Virginia Avenue & Laurel Road Vivian Road Webster Avenue {east end}

acres .50 acres .50 acres .32 acres .41 acres .21 acres .15 acres .38 acres 3.94 acres .35 acres .20 acres .25 acres .20 acres .25 acres .75 acres .19 acres 1 acre


City Facilities & Properties City Hall/Public Works Fire Station 62 Fire Station 64 Green Lane Retention Area Hannibal Square Heritage Center Winter Park Public Library Loch Lomond Public Safety Facility St. Andrews Drainage Basin Via Lombardy vacant lot Welcome Center 9th Grade Center Retention Area

acres 2.8 .19 .75 1.00 .1 7 1.67 .35 3.48 .50 .20 .28 1.66

TOTAL 13.15


constant research is being done to keep the department top-notch

The Parks & Recreation Department strives to ensure efficiency, safety, professionalism and progress are ever-important in the management of all properties and activities. The use of progressive and advanced technology is paramount. Constant research is done to better the service levels of the department.

»R  ecTrac Software

| department-wide reservation

system & financial processing; all departmental transactions accommodated by this system »M  ainTrac Software | labor & equipment tracked for cost & pattern analysis. » ImageFlow Software | electronic records management; efficient document search & retrieval » L aserFiche | archival documentation available electronically & searchable »P  ontem Software | cemetery management software that keeps all records & issues deeds. »W  ebCemeteries | cemetery online burial records App for Android & Apple devices »P  arksNet | innovative internal website focal point for staff communications; each computer startup defaults to ParksNet; information including calendars, meetings, bulletins & more shared with entire department » T horgard Systems | lightning detection devices located at golf course, Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, Community Center Pool & two locations at Ward Park »M  usco Systems | computerized & programmable athletic field lighting system; programmable from any computer or tablet » T oro Osmac System | remotely-controlled irrigation systems in place on golf course & several parks properties »A  dobe Creative Suite | Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator software enables staff to produce professional, high-quality park layouts, presentations & photographic simulations

»P  rezi

| innovative & unique presentation

software »A  nimoto | animation software allows staff to create exciting video presentations; viewable on Parks & Recreation Department web pages & monitors in Community Center »C  onstantContact | mass email system for widespread information distribution to customers »H  ID security access | staff & customer access to rooms & amenities including Community Center fitness center & restricted areas at Civic Center » F lag Football League Website | game scores and league & tournament statistics available for players, coaches & city staff » S olar Lighting | both large, lighted flagpoles are solar powered in cemeteries; resulted from innovation partnership with the Marine Corps League Smedley-Noble project. »P  arkTalk | dedicated email address for customer contact, questions & concerns; emails routed to director & assistant directors »M  arantz Digital | device utilized for mp3 recordings of all board meetings; facilitates easy sharing »M  iFi Pods | portable Internet hubs accessed by staff & customers in areas without WiFi; much appreciated service »V  ideo surveillance | 74 cameras located in six department venues; monitored 24 hours a day » S harepoint | department-wide sharing of commonly used documents such as policies, statistical data & calendars »C  omputers & laptops | complete with appropriate software including Digital Persona fingerprint logon systems available for all staff; every staff member in department has an email address & access to a computer » iPads & Blackberries | mobile devices allows remote access; staff jobs do not end at 5 p.m. on weekdays

2013 feature

cemeteries advanced online system

In 2013, the Cemeteries Division researched, installed and implemented an extremely advanced system that allows customers and those interested to locate, research, and learn about all of the interesting people buried in Winter Park cemeteries. The new system can be accessed at or via the free app, WPC Explorer, located in the Google Play® or iTunes® store. The app allows users to locate graves, go on tours, and read information about those laying at rest. Users can also submit stories, memories and life histories. Once approved by the Cemeteries Division, this information is made available for everyone to view. In addition, there are two tours available. These tours allow visitors to see the final resting place of some of Winter Park’s most notable people including 24 former mayors, two former senators, city founders, a famed sculptor, and others who have greatly contributed to the community. The tour shows a photograph of each person, their life history, and provides a walking tour map on your smartphone. This new system is cutting edge ~ the first of its kind for municipal cemeteries ~ and will ensure historic data is safe and secure for many generations to come.


traditional & long-running special events have been enjoyed for generations

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt celebrated its 59th year as three generations enjoyed this wonderfully chaotic event! The Parks & Recreation Department fully funds and staffs the hunt as well as heavily assists with other events such as the Annual Veterans Day Celebration at Ruby Ball Amphitheater. In its 35th year, Santa Visits Winter Park Neighborhoods is a charming sleigh that travels through designated areas throughout the city. It is the holiday highlight for many residents who plan their holiday parties to coincide with Santa’s arrival on their street. Another popular annual event is the Russell Athletic Bowl® Parade of Bands. Two collegiate marching bands parade loud and proud up Park Avenue and into Central Park. This is an enjoyable event for all and full of team spirit. Many other events in our city are funded by other organizations but continue

to be staffed and equipped by the department. The 55th Annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival brought very large crowds to the city along with the 40th Annual Winter Park Autumn Art Festival, both held in Central Park. “Winter in the Park” holiday ice skating rink is supported by Parks & Recreation along with Facilities Management, and funded by the Community Redevelopment Agency. Events including 10 road races, Dinner on the Avenue, and all of the holiday events are highly anticipated and very well attended, creating a strong sense of community and a history of family-friendly events. The Parks & Recreation Department has the equipment, training and staff necessary to ensure the success of all city events.

annual events calendar

» Unity Heritage Festival » Duck Derby » St. Patrick’s Day Parade » Sidewalk Art Festival » Easter Egg Hunt » Spring Pops Concert » Dinner on the Avenue » Run for the Trees » Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

» Autumn Art Festival » Test the Waters Fishing Tournament

» Mayors’ Sole Challenge » “Winter in the Park”

Holiday Ice Skating Rink

» Holiday Pops Concert » Holiday Tree Lighting » Ye Olde Hometown Christmas Parade

» Russell Athletic® Bowl Parade


projects funded by city as well as individually by grants & donations

The Parks & Recreation Department has completed many capital projects in 2013. Some of those were as a result of a General Maintenance Capital Funding Program that was initiated by City Manager Randy Knight, supported by the 2010 City Commission and funded every year since, to keep the city’s Parks & Recreation assets in good condition. Other projects have been funded individually.

COMPLETED 2013 playground restorations


Ward, Phelps and Azalea Lane Playgrounds received much needed upgrades. Worn play areas and woodwork were replaced.

ward park lighting


New energy-efficient, computer-controlled lighting was installed on the multipurpose fields and two baseball fields at Ward Park. This is the third year of the pole and lighting replacements which eliminates wooden poles in poor condition and upgrades the lights to reduce lighting spill. This project was funded over the three-year period with additional funding being requested in FY2015 to complete the remaining six baseball fields, two softball fields and basketball court.

ward park master plan


Parking and roadways were realigned and paved, Field A was completely renovated into two beautiful multipurpose fields with highly-efficient irrigation systems, and the area was relandscaped.

golf pull cart replacement


All 60 pull carts were replaced at the golf course. These are rented on a daily basis and bring in excess of $38,000 a year in revenues. These new carts also came with a locking storage system.

streetscape clay pots


Nearly 50 large clay pots and hanging baskets were replaced throughout Winter Park’s streetscapes on Orange, Pennsylvania and Park Avenues. These pots were lost over a period of three years due to breakage and some theft.

fleet peeples park restroom


A new restroom that is ADA compliant and accessible to both the off-leash and on-leash areas of the park was completed. It includes two dog washes and was partially funded by the Friends of Fleet Peeples Park ($45,000).

azalea lane tennis center lighting


The lighting on four courts at the Tennis Center was replaced. Obsolete wooden poles and lights were replaced with new poles and energy-efficient lighting.

COMING UP 2014 shade structure


Install a permanent shade structure at Azalea Lane Tennis Center.

ward park playground safety surface


Replace deteriorated safety surface beneath the inclusive play space at Ward Park.

shady park picnic pavilion


Install a picnic pavilion at Shady Park for rental.

table & chair replacement


Replace worn/old chairs and tables in rental venues.

renovation of community playground


Replace deteriorated wooden features and bring playground to current codes.

renovation of civic center restrooms & hallways Complete renovation of dated restrooms and installation of new tile in hallways.



place to live

winter park is a place where... » h undreds of children collect eggs at an »

Easter Egg Hunt that has been held for 59 years families with small children can spread a blanket and have a picnic in Central Park during a busy shopping day in the heart of the city


place to work

winter park is a place where...

Parks & Recreation staff members are privileged to »w  itness new beginnings at hundreds of weddings held on multiple properties every year »w  atch children learn to swim, dance and grow » h elp a family at life’s end as they care for the cemetery properties


place to play

winter park is a place where...

» there are nine amazing playgrounds, a picturesque » »

downtown golf course & 19 ball fields there are basketball & tennis courts throughout the parks system there is a gymnasium, fitness center, sprayground & an electronic play wall at the Community Center/Shady Park area

vision city


ensuring achievement

be the best place to live, work, and play in florida for today’s residents and future generations

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