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parks & rec

play plan

2016 Parks & Recreation Department Services Guide


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Our Parks & Recreation Department is again pleased to present our new 2016 Annual 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). We are proud to announce that our department has again joined only 145 other departments nation-wide that can claim the highest level of performance recognized in the professional field of Parks and Recreation. We invite you to read our new Play Plan, visit our facilities, and experience our commitment to a healthy, active lifestyle in Winter Park. ~ Your Parks & Recreation Team

do you know

about this park? Kraft Azalea Garden is a picturesque neighborhood park located on Lake Maitland on Alabama Drive. Between 1924 and 1934, the park was maintained by its prominent and dedicated neighbors, Leonard J. Hackney, Annie Russell, William C. Temple, George and Maud Kraft, Mr. C. F. Ward, Forney W. Shepard, Mayor Frederick W. Cady and others. After the city took over maintenance of the park in 1934, it was named Alabama Park, and after Kraft passed away in 1937, the park was renamed in his honor. Today, the park remains a very popular park. Passive in nature, this park is home to massive cypress trees and a very rare banyon tree. Its most famous feature is the Excedra, a semi-circle of carved stone columns donated by Kenneth and Elizabeth Kraft to honor George and Maud Kraft. Its inscription reads, “Pause friend. Let beauty refresh the spirit.”

January 17-18 April 16

May 7 September 25 October 7 October 31 November 11

Unity Heritage Festival Summer Camp Resident Registration Fair Pool Opens Pool Closes 50+Senior Expo Pumpkins & Munchkins Veterans Day Celebration




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 special events........................... 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

Phone Numbers

Customer Service Desk/ Payments 407.599.3275 Pool Office 407.643.1650 Rental Information 407.599.3395


Monday thru Friday Saturday Sunday

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

Holiday Hours

January 1 Closed January 18 Closed March 27 Closed May 30 Closed POOL OPEN Noon - 5 p.m. July 4 Closed POOL OPEN Noon - 5 p.m. September 5 Closed POOL OPEN Noon - 5 p.m. November 24 Closed November 25 Closed FITNESS CENTER ONLY 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. December 23 8 a.m. - noon December 24 Closed December 25 Closed December 26 Closed December 31 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Recreation ID Card

Residents Free

(must provide proof of residency)

(good from date of purchase thru September 30)

Non-Resident $15+tax

School’s Out Days School’s Out Days

January 15 February 15 March 18 October 14, 23 & 28 Fee

(per day)

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Holiday & Summer Camps Spring Break Camp March 21 thru 25 Fee

8 a.m. - 6p.m. ASP Participant $30 Resident $60 Non-resident $85

Winter Park Community Summer Camp April 16 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)

June 13 thru August 12 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fees Registration $25 Weekly Resident $70


($55 ea. additional child)


($70 ea. additional child)

Middle School Camp (entering grades 6-8)

June 13 thru August 12 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fees Registration $25 Weekly Resident $45


($30 ea. additional child)


($45 ea. additional child)

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

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 13

Fall Camp ASP Participant $5 Resident $10 Non-resident $15

»B  efore Care is available for all camp and school’s out programs starting at 7 a.m. Prices vary, so please contact a Community Center staff member for specific dates.

November 21 thru 23 8 a.m. - 6p.m. Fee ASP Participant $25 Resident $45 Non-resident $60

Winter Camp

Session 1 December 19 thru 22 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fee ASP Participant $30 Resident $60 Non-resident $85 Session 2 December 27 thru 30 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fee ASP Participant $30 Resident $60 Non-resident $80


community center






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 8 April 8 October 21

(EB 01/05) (EB 04/05) (EB 10/18)


February 12 May 13 November 11

6 - 9 p.m. Fees

(EB 02/09) (EB 05/10) (EB 11/08)

March 11 September 9 December 9

(EB 03/08) (EB 09/06) (EB 12/06)

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

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 and parachutes, and SO much more! For schedules and additional program info, visit

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

Tuesday 4 - 5 p.m.

Girl Scouts The Jewels of Hannibal Square Troop 1747 meets at the Community Center throughout the school year. For registration and fee information, please contact Dr. Jennifer Bradley at 407-325-2547 or


September thru May

5 p.m.

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

January 8 March 11 May 13 October 21 December 9 Grades 6-9 Fee

February 12 April 8 September 9 November 11 7 - 10 p.m. FREE (with Rec ID)


Midnight Basketball Come out and show off your basketball skills. Program is offered through the Center for Drug Free Living and provides a positive and fun environment for teens age 14 and up.


8 p.m. to midnight Fee


(with Rec ID)

fitness center FitPass

fitness& aquatics annual


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

$ 85 $ 60 $ 30

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

$160 $ 50

Resident Adult (21+) CRA Non-resident

$ 15 $ 10 $ 25

Aquatics Be sure to check out > aquatics for swim lessons, schedules and special events for the 2015 season.

May 7 Pool Opening Day September 24 Pool Closing Day

adult programs


Pilates 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 $30/month (one day per week) $50/month (unlimited monthly classes) $10/class

Women’s Open Gym Wednesday

6 - 9 p.m. Fee FREE (with a Rec ID) $2/night (without Rec ID)

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

Tuesday & Thursday 6 - 9 p.m. Fee

Open Gym


general schedule below is subject to change.

Monday thru Friday


Registration begins

Spring Summer Fall Thursday

November 1

February 18 thru April 22 May 12 thru July 7 August 18 thru November 10

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Fee $350/team (all players must have a current Rec ID) For our monthly basketball court schedule and drop-in times, please visit and click on the Gym Calendar or call the main desk at 407-599-3275.

Flag Football Leagues


(with a Rec ID)

Men’s Basketball Leagues

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 8 - 9 a.m. 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 6 - 9 p.m.

Winter Fall Sunday

January 4 September 11

9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Fee $450/team

5 - 8 p.m.

boot camps

Total of 10 games for 18 Teams, A, B and C rankings. For more information, please contact



Prepare to sweat! This high intensity interval workout is guaranteed to get your body out of its comfort zone. A mix of anaerobic and aerobic conditioning drills will burn mega calories. Always hard, but always fun.

A 90 minute “one stop shop” features indoor and outdoor challenges that crank up your metabolic demands and will burn some serious calories.

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

6 - 7 a.m. & 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Fee $50/month $10/class

2nd & 4th Saturday of each month

8:30 - 10 a.m. Fee $15/month $10/class

Men’s Basketball Tuesday & Thursday

Women’s 16+ Basketball 6 - 9 p.m.


6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


*Tuesday & Thursday when league is not in session.


6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Midnight Basketball Saturday

8 p.m. - midnight

seniorprograms 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 - 10:15 a.m. Fee FREE (with a Rec ID)

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

Friday, October 7

9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Fee FREE

Sit to Be Fit Friday

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Fee FREE (with a Rec ID)

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


9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Fee FREE (with a Rec ID) For a full monthly calendar of all senior programs offered at the Community Center, please visit and click on the Senior Calendar.

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


9 - 10 a.m. Fee FREE (with a Rec ID)



rental facilities line-up

Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center The Civic Center is among the most well known facilities in the central Florida area. The ballroom features a grand, cathedral teak ceiling and the building is located on breathtaking lake-front property. Weddings and wedding receptions, parties, meetings, and much more can be held at the civic center.


At 5800 square feet, five rooms seat 40 to 200 guests in this versatile venue. The facility is fully air-conditioned and equipped with a commercial kitchen, which includes refrigeration and an ice machine. Tables and chairs are included in the rentals and there is plenty of on-site parking. Beautiful lake-front grounds provide several sites for wedding ceremonies.

Friday & Saturday

Full bldg. Ballroom Sm. room


250 Guests 140 Guests 40 Guests

2 - 10 p.m. Full bldg. $2000 Ballroom $1600

Monday thru Thursday

11 a.m. - midnight Full bldg. $2800 Ballroom only $2000 Deposit $500

Ballroom $160 hourly Small rm. $70 hourly

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.


Full bldg.

Friday thru Sunday 4 p.m. - midnight Full bldg.

contact info Civic Center & Farmers’ Market 407-599-3437


Cindy Giles chief



Jorge Rivera assistant chief

seats 130

Monday thru Thursday 8 a.m. - midnight Full bldg. $140/hr

Janet Paul reservations 407-599-3341


Winter Park Country Club Built in 1914, this charming facility is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Working fireplaces and stunning hardwood floors create a unique and elegant venue for your special event. Truly a oneof-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 air-conditioned.


Janet Paul


Full bldg. seats up to 80

Friday & Saturday 4 p.m. - midnight Full bldg. only

Sunday thru Thursday $900

Dining room $100/hr Lounge $100/hr Deposit $250

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 $65 Meeting room/lg $95 Ballroom $275 Kitchen $50 Ballroom/kitchen $325

Karen Harden, reservations 407-599-3275

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


East Room West Room

Flat rate packages*

Full Ballroom/kitchen $ 1575 1/2 Ballroom/kitchen $ 1225 Call for details

Outdoor Amphitheater* 2 hours 6 hours

$175 $500

*Rates subject to change based on current Fee Schedule.

seats 30 seats 70

Monday thru Sunday

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

Lake Island Hall This conveniently located building is available for parties and meetings. It features a 30’ x 70’ terrace and fenced lawn, which expands the event space for wedding ceremonies, birthday parties or outdoor cookouts. Lake Island is nicely decorated and features a kitchenette and terrazzo floors. This 1200-square-foot facility is airconditioned and has on-site parking available. Tables and chairs are included.


70 guests

Monday thru Sunday

8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Full bldg. Deposit required


Janet Paul


picnic pavilions &playgrounds


Azalea Lane Pavilion & Playground Located at 1045 Azalea Lane, this area is well appointed 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 $50 Half day $30

Lake Baldwin Park Pavilions & Playground 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. Dogs have access to the pavilions. Winter Park is very proud to have been named Playful City USA by the KaBOOM!速 organization for its commitment to play! 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.

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.

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


Half Day


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

Bounce houses


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

Alcohol & petting zoos are prohibited.

Mitchell L. Dawkins, Sr. Pavilion


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 $100 Half day $ 70

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 $100 Half day $ 70

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 and features a large brick grill. There is available electricity upon request. (pavilion only)

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 407-599-2800

Mead Botanical Garden 1300 S. Denning Drive Winter Park, FL 32789

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

Shady Park

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

Karen Harden


Ward Park

222 Loch Lomond Drive Winter Park, FL 32792

for most pavilions & playgrounds, please contact Xanthe Solomon


Kesha Jones

407-599-3357 407-599-3454




sports fields rentals

The City of Winter Park offers many sports fields for rent. Guidelines n

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


Pets and alcohol are prohibited on all sports fields.


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


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


Insurance is required to rent a field.


Fields are rented by the hour for sports activities only.

Ward Park There are five multipurpose fields suitable for soccer, flag football and the like. Some of the multipurpose fields are also available for lacrosse. 250 S. Perth Ave Winter Park, FL 32792 n

Martin Luther King, Jr. Park

The Field Request Form is available at > Departments > Parks & Recreation > Permits & Applications

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

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

fees&contact info All fields

Before 5 p.m. After 5 p.m.

$29/hr $52/hr

field reservation form & insurance are required

Xanthe Solomon

407-599-3397 407-599-3454


Kesha Jones


special events

January 17-18 Unity Heritage Festival Shady Park in Hannibal Square

March 18-20 Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Central Park

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

October 1 “Test the Waters” Fishing Tournament

Martin Luther King, Jr. Park 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.

October 8-9 Winter Park Autumn Art Festival Central Park

March 13

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Central Park

October 31 “Pumpkin & Munchkins”

“Spring Pops” Concert 4 p.m.

March 26 Easter Egg Hunt Central Park

9 a.m.

April 9 Dinner on the Avenue Central Park

6 - 10 p.m.

April 23 “Run for the Trees”

Shady Park in Hannibal Square

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

November 18 “Winter in the Park” Opening Day

Central Park

Central Park

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Johnny Miller

Special Events Chief 721 W. New England Ave. 407-599-3463

Central Park

5 p.m.

December 3 Pancake Breakfast & Ye Olde Hometown Christmas Parade Central Park & Park Avenue

7:30 a.m. & 9 a.m.

various times & locations

November 27 “Holiday Pops” Concert

Central Park

December 2 Winter on the Avenue

10 a.m.

Winter Park Community Center Ruby Ball Amphitheater

July 4

7:30 a.m. Olde Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

6:15 p.m.

December 5-8 & 12 Santa visits Winter Park Neighborhoods

Showlater Field

Watermelon Run

Central Park

November 11 Veterans Day Celebration

holiday ice skating rink Central Park West Meadow

7:30 a.m.

December 1 Christmas in the Park

4 p.m.

December 17 Merry Tuba Christmas Central Park

1 - 2 p.m.

December 27 Russell Athletic Bowl® Parade of Bands

Park Avenue & Central Park

11:30 a.m.




parks, parks The Parks & Recreation Department of the City of Winter Park is proud to maintain 15 community parks and 40 mini parks. 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 as 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!



more parks yeah

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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 parks

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

AJ Hanna Park

Professor Hanna passed away in 1978 at the age of 85 leaving a lasting legacy to Rollins for his work. The park features a You might have missed this bench for quiet reading and adjoins the Rollins Campus. very tiny park at the corner of Holt and New York avenues, named after a very prominent Rollins History Professor, Located at the corner of Denning Alfred J. Hanna. Professor Drive and Kentucky Avenue, Hanna was the leading Lake Midget Park features a scholar on Florida history and picturesque and tranquil lake associated with Rollins from 1914, as a student, through 1969, that is a perfect setting for a as the first endowed chair of Weddell Professor of American quiet picnic. Stop by and read a History. He was recognized internationally for his historical book, or just sit in the sun next achievements and received many awards, a member of to the lake and enjoy the wild the board of trustees and chair of the history department. birds that frequent the park.

your parks

Lake Midget Park

maintenance crew leaders

Assistant Director Ronald Moore 407-599-3276

Manager Jason Seeley


Chief Bill Muller



winter park

country club &golf course The Winter Park Country Club & Golf Course is the second oldest golf club in the central Florida area. The course makes its way through the downtown Winter Park area and provides a challenge to even the most experienced golfer. The club’s history includes play by the likes of Hogan, Snead, Sarazen and Hagen. With its narrow, tree-lined fairways and postage-stamp, bunker guarded greens, this course will provide a test for every shot in a golfers arsenal. Be sure to stop by and see our renovated pro shop. This original starter house has been

The course can be reserved for night golf or company tournaments. The Country Club building adjacent to the pro shop can easily accommodate business meetings or parties. Play is based upon first availability and it is a walking 9-hole course. Annual play passes and pull cart rental are available. We do have a few on-site golf carts for those who cannot walk the course. These too can be reserved and rented.

The golf course is getting a makeover!


Beginning March 2016, the entire course will be renovated. This exciting project is expected to be completed by the end of September. Watch for improvements, and make plans to come out and play the new course in October!

PGA Golf Professional Justin Ingram [front] 407-599-3339

upgraded to a modern pro shop and features club storage for those who play often.


Business Operations Manager Leif Bouffard 407-599-3223


winter park


tennis center

In the heart of Winter Park, nestled amongst the azaleas and century old live oak trees, sits one of the city’s most prized jewels. A state-of-the-art tennis facility with a charm and class befitting its Winter Park home, a place where friends meet, leagues compete, and time stands still!

tennis center rates

Winter Park Tennis Center is a public facility owned by the City of Winter Park and managed and operated by High Performance Sports Management, Inc., since February 2010.

Annual play passes All courts Resident Resident family Resident youth Non-resident Non-resident family Non-resident youth Hard courts only Resident Resident family Resident youth Non-resident Non-resident family Non-resident youth

The center boasts eight soft courts and eight hard courts, night play, private and group lessons, court reservations, ball machine rental, adult, children’s and juniors clinics. It is home to 21 adult teams that compete day and night in different leagues around town. Whether you are a visiting pro, want to learn tennis, or just meet new friends, Winter Park Tennis Center has beautifully groomed courts and lots of friendly faces.

Bi-annual play passes $336 $490 $126 $435 $575 $173 $157 $276 $ 69 $252 $374 $103

All courts Resident Resident family Resident youth Non-resident Non-resident family Non-resident youth Hard courts only Resident Resident family Resident youth Non-resident Non-resident family Non-resident youth

10 play passes


Soft court Hard court

$185 $275 $ 86 $246 $327 $115

Single play

$ 84 $150 $ 45 $155 $230 $ 69


$55 $45

Singles soft court Singles hard court Child clay court Child hard court

$ $ $ $

6 5 4 3

(65 & older)

$25 off adult price

on all play passes


407-599-3445 1075 Azalea Lane Winter Park, FL 32789

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 407-599-3223



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 communitygathering 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 and at the large parking lot at the corner of Morse Boulevard and New York Avenue. Please be aware that the market is only closed just one Saturday a year during the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival that is in March. 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 under Online Forms & Resources located on the home page.

Assistant Director Ronald Moore 407-599-3276

Xanthe Solomon reservations 407-599-3397

subject to change

current vendors

407-599-3454 99 J Market A to Z Coffee Annie Roo Beef Jerky by Jeff Butter Bun Coffee Camila Sweets Chef Edge Knife Chez Vincent Creative Solutions Denise Stone DBA Mountain Catering Doggone Gourmet Treats Doug’s Nutty Crunch Family Pride Produce Figworks Florida Fresh Live Herbs Fresh Seafood & Grocery

Frog Song Kitchen & Krafts Frog Song Organics Gezellig Cookies Ginger Jams & Jellies Ginny’s Orchids Heartsong Cookies Its Apples James Davis Hotdog James Davis The Bakery Jay’s Marketplace JJ Juice Just Plumerias Kelly Shannon Lorries Smokehouse Mannix Vanilla Marjorine Felder Produce Monika’s BLD

Mountain Kettle Korn Nature’s Prevention Nature’s Way New York Harvest Café Olde Hearth Bread Orlando City Pasta Our Biscotti Paradise Cheesecake Peak Season Pops Pesto Diva Port Orange Nursery Prairie Farms Organics Raw Juicing and Detox Relationship Marketing Group Scheidel’s Produce Scragg’s Grove


Soulfully Sophisticated Spiegel Enterprises Stettner Farms Sunchowder’s Emporia Tamales & Co Tastebuds of Catering The Fry Bar The Lemonade Stand TLC Health Net Tony Hill Towns’ Garden Center Tropic Decor Tropical Breeze Waterkist Farms Wheat Berry Café Winter Park Honey Yoly’s Hayde Kitchen

great opportunities


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 Azalea Lane Tennis Center or take a Zumba class at the Community Center on New England Avenue.

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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.


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 As early as 1883, Palm Cemetery was on land privately owned by Loring A. Chase. Then known as Chase Cemetery, the land accepted burials as early as 1898 which is the earliest recorded burial on the property. In April 1906, the 17-acre property was officially deeded to the City of Winter Park by Mr. Chase, who was buried in Palm Cemetery on August 24 the same year. You can find his monument, a marble obelisk over five feet tall, in the southeast corner of the cemetery. The inscription memorializes his historical importance to the city as “One of the founders of Winter Park in 1886.” rk Ave. ­1005 N. New Yo

­1900 S. Lakemont Ave.

Pineywood Cemetery

Pineywood Cemetery has been in existence since the early 1900s like Palm Cemetery, but the city’s ownership did not occur until 1970. It was formerly managed by the Pineywood Cemetery Association and deeded to the city in early 1970. Recorded burials date back to the 1890s and a rich history of Winter Park is recorded on the markers with the names of the 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 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.

Manager Janna Baumann

407.599.3252 407.623.3456 fax


family fun team spirit

love of nature sense of community


joy of play

respect for environment

healthy activities

starts in PARKS community

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

life’s big moments

gorgeous greenspace

214 wedding receptions 290 weddings 189 birthday parties 21 rehearsal dinners 37 baby & wedding showers 107 memorial services

346.1 acres of park land 191 streetscape foliage pots 96 hanging baskets 57 brick planter gardens

activities for kids of all ages 2 spray plays & 1 pool 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 {30,000+ rounds of golf annually}

golf lessons & youth camps

« 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, before & after school care

20 Tree Lighting Ceremony

Santa visits Park Avenue

Christmas Parade

happy holidays!

Be sure to attend one of the many holiday events that are scheduled in Central Park this season. Santa visits Winter Parks neighborhoods five evenings in December ~ watch for this year’s schedule this charming tradition has been ongoing for over 50 years.

Santa visits Winter Park neigborhoods

Russell Athletic Bowl® Parade of Bands

“Winter in the Park” holiday ice skating rink

City Management


Community Parks

City Manager Randy B. Knight

Administrative Office 407-599-3334

Cady Way Park 2535 Cady Way

Assistant City Manager Michelle Neuner

Parks Maintenance 407-599-3369

Central Park 250 S. Park Avenue

Landscaping 407-559-3216

Dinky Dock Park 410 Ollie Street

Special Events 407-599-3463

Lake Baldwin Park 2000 S. Lakemont Avenue

Cemeteries 407-599-3252

Howell Branch Preserve 1205 Howell Branch Road

Parks & Recreation Administration Director John R. Holland Assistant Director Brenda Moody Assistant Director Ronald Moore Parks & Recration Manager Jason Seeley Business Operations Manager Leif Bouffard Senior Staff Assistant Kesha Jones Staff Assistant II Xanthe Solomon

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Carl Creasman, chair Joel Roberts, vice chair Julio de Arcos Janet Atkins Gary Diehl Taylor Sacha Marni Spence Mark Calvert, alternate


Kraft Azalea Garden 1305 Alabama Drive 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 407-599-3275

Lake Island Hall 450 Harper Street 407-599-3341

Winter Park Community Center 721 W. New England Ave. 407-599-3275

Central Park Rose Garden Wedding Area 250 S. Park Ave. 407-599-3397

Mead Botanical Garden Amphitheater Wedding Area 1300 S. Denning Drive 407-599-2800

Winter Park Country Club 761 Old England Ave. 407-599-3341

Kraft Azalea Garden Wedding Area 1365 Alabama Drive 407-599-3397

Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center 1050 W. Morse Blvd. 407-599-3341

Winter Park Farmers’ Market 200 W. New England Ave. 407-599-3341

come&enjoy parks&rec

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

Profile for City of Winter Park

Parks & Recreation Play Plan 2016  

Parks & Recreation Play Plan 2016