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parks & rec

play plan

2015 Parks & Recreation Department

Services Guide

message from the


The Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to present the 2014-2015 Annual Play Plan. We invite our residents to enjoy our parks program and facilities. The Florida Recreation and Parks Association tagline is, “IT STARTS IN PARKS!” Our department wholeheartedly embraces this concept, as we understand that to be true! A sense of community, teamwork, love of nature, a healthy lifestyle – all of them and more START IN PARKS! Please be our guest on our many properties. We are committed to assisting our residents in healthy activities! ~ Your Parks & Recreation Team

do you know

about this park? Mead Botanical Garden is the city’s second largest park property at just over 47 acres. This primarily natural habitat has often been described as an urban oasis. Simply entering the park takes one from the traffic and noise of our everyday commutes to work and school to a quiet and peaceful setting. Walk natural paths along a creek or through our butterfly garden. The park is large enough to encompass several different ecosystems and is an ideal place for nature lovers. The park is managed by Mead Botanical Garden, Inc. For information on availability or to make reservations, please contact or 407-599-2800.

October 3 April 18

50+ Senior Expo R  esident Summer Camp Registration Day May 2 Pool Opening Day July Poolside Picnic August Annual Summer Luau September 27 Pool Closing Day




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................18-19 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

November 27 Closed November 28 Closed FITNESS CENTER ONLY 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. December 24 8 a.m. - noon December 25 Closed December 26 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. December 31 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. January 1 Closed January 2 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. January 19 Closed April 5 Closed May 25 Closed POOL OPEN Noon - 5 p.m. July 4 Closed POOL OPEN Noon - 5 p.m. September 7 Closed POOL OPEN Noon - 5 p.m.

Recreation ID Card

Residents Free

(must provide proof of residency)

(good from date of purchase thru September 30)

Non-Resident $10+tax

School’s Out Days School’s Out Days October 23 & 24 January 16 February 17 March 20 Fee

(per day)

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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

Holiday & Summer Camps Fall Camp

November 24 thru 26 8 a.m. - 6p.m. Fee ASP Participant $15 Resident $25 Non-resident $35

Winter Holiday Camp

Session 1 December 22 thru 23 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fee ASP Participant $10 Resident $20 Non-resident $30 Session 2 December 29 thru 31 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fee ASP Participant $15 Resident $25 Non-resident $35 »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.

Winter Park Community Summer Camp April 18 9 - 11 a.m. Resident Registration Day Fees Registration $25 Deposit (per each week enrolled) $5

Summer Fun Camp (entering grades 1-5)

June 8 thru August 14 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fees Registration $25 Weekly Resident $65


($50 ea. additional child)


($65 ea. additional child)

Middle School Camp (entering grades 6-8)

June 8 thru August 14 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fees Registration $25 Weekly Resident $40


($25 ea. additional child)


($40 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 May 15


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. September 19 (EB 09/16) December 19 (EB 12/16) March 13 (EB 03/10) Time

October 17 January 23 April 17

6 - 9 p.m. Fees

(EB 10/14) (EB 01/20) (EB 04/14)

November 21 February 20 May 15

(EB 11/18) (EB 02/17) (EB 05/12)

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

September 19 November 21 January 23 March 13 May 15 Grades 6-9 Fee

October 17 December 19 February 20 April 17 FREE

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


Hotshots Athletics Youth Basketball League Winter co-ed youth basketball leagues for Winter Park youth grades K indergarten through 8th grade. Visit or call 407-568-4667 to register now.

Online Registration

August 15 - November 9

League Begins November 22

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) Senior (56+)* Non-resident Adult (21+) Youth (14-20 yrs) Senior (56+)*

$ $ $ $

85 60 30 25

$160 $ 50 $ 40

monthly Resident Adult (21+) CRA Non-resident

$ 12 $ 7 $ 24

*The Senior FitPass allows access to the fitness center Monday thru Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

May 2 Pool Opening Day September 27 Pool Closing Day

adult programs



Women’s Open Gym

A fun and exciting workout that combines high energy and motivating Latin music with unique dance moves. A feel good and fun workout for all ages.

There will be no Women’s open gym during the month of September.

Monday & Wednesday

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Fee $40/month $8/class


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

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 $25/month (one day per week) $45/month (unlimited monthly classes) $8/class

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

Tap N Burn Have FUN, get FIT, laugh, sweat and LEARN to tap dance – all in 50 minutes! In ONE Tap-N-Burn Fitness class, you will take an average of 3,200-3,600 steps per class (equivalent to almost two miles)! Besides learning basic tap technique, we also stretch, work on flexibility, core and muscle development and coordination. NO prior dance experience is needed and your FIRST class is always “try with no obligation to buy.” Classes are held at Azalea Lane Recreation Center. For more info, please visit


6 - 6:50 p.m. Fee

Men’s Open Gym

$68/8-week session

Tuesday & Thursday 6 - 9 p.m. Fee

(with a 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.

Open Gym Sunday

general schedule below is subject to change.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

boot camps


Wednesday Saturday

8 - 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Noon - 6 p.m. 5 - 8 p.m.



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 Fall Spring Summer

August 14 thru November 13 February 19 thru April 23 May 8 thru July 2

Women’s 16+ Basketball Wednesday

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday

6 - 9 p.m.

*Tuesday & Thursday when league is not in session.


6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Midnight Basketball Saturday

8 p.m. - noon

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


9:15 - 11:15 a.m. Fee FREE

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 3

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

Sit to Be Fit Monday

10:15 - 11:15 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+.


(see Senior Calendar for specific dates offered each month)

9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Fee FREE

(with a Rec ID)

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.

2nd & 4th Thursday of each month 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Fee FREE

(with a Rec ID)

(with a Rec ID)

F3: Fun Friday Fitness A group training program that provides education and training on use of the community center fitness center equipment to help adults 55+ gain comfort and confidence when working out by themselves.


10:15 - 11:45 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.



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. $1600 Ballroom $1200

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

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


Cindy Giles chief



Jorge Rivera assistant chief

seats 130

Sunday 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

Capacity Full bldg.


seats up to 80

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

Sunday thru Thursday

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 $90 Ballroom $250 Kitchen $50 Ballroom/kitchen $300

Karen Harden, reservations

Flat rate packages*

Full Ballroom/kitchen $ 1500 1/2 Ballroom/kitchen $ 1200 Call for details

Outdoor Amphitheater* 2 hours 6 hours

$125 $500

*Rates subject to change based on current Fee Schedule.


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.


East Room West Room

seats 30 seats 70

Monday thru Sunday

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

Karen Harden, reservations 407-599-3395

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 air-conditioned 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


See contact info on previous page.

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. This is the third grant from KaBOOM! to build playgrounds!

Phelps Park One of our most popular play spaces is at Phelps Park, pictured above. 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.

Shady Park 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. For more information, please contact 407-599-3275.

Orwin Manor Park This small neighborhood park features a playground in a great park.

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.

locations Azalea Lane

1045 Azalea Lane Winter Park, FL 32789

Cady Way Park 2535 Cady Way Winter Park, FL 32792

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

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

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.

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)

1300 S. Denning Drive 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 Kesha Jones


Nancy McLean

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

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

fees&contact info All fields

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

$29/hr $52/hr

field reservation form & insurance are required

Kesha Jones

407-599-3397 407-599-3454


Nancy McLean


special events

September 16 Winter Park Country Club Centennial Celebration

November 30 “Holiday Pops” Concert Central Park

Golf Course

4 p.m.

October 4 “Test the Waters” Fishing Tournament

December 5 Tree Lighting Ceremony

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

October 11-12 Winter Park Autumn Art Festival Central Park

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

October 31 “Pumpkin & Munchkins” Shady Park in Hannibal Square

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

November 7 Veterans Day Celebration Winter Park Community Center Ruby Ball Amphitheater

10 a.m.

November 14 “Winter in the Park” Opening Day

holiday ice skating rink Central Park West Meadow

Johnny Miller

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

Central Park

5 - 7 p.m.

December 6 Pancake Breakfast & Holiday Parade Central Park & Park Avenue

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

December 13 Merry Tuba Christmas Central Park

1 - 2 p.m.

March 15

“Spring Pops” Concert Central Park

4 p.m.

April 4 Easter Egg Hunt Central Park

9 a.m.

April 11 Dinner on the Avenue Central Park

6 - 10 p.m.

April 25 “Run for the Trees” Showlater Field

7:30 a.m.

July 4

Watermelon Run Central Park

December TBD Russell Athletic Bowl® Parade of Bands

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

11:30 a.m.

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Park Avenue & Central Park

January 18-19, 2015 Unity Heritage Festival Shady Park in Hannibal Square

Central Park




parks, parks The Parks & Recreation Department of the City of Winter Park is proud to maintain 13 community parks and 52 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 noontime 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 area 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, connectivity to a 3-mile exercise path, and every fourth Saturday there is a Food Truck Fiesta! And don’t forget the off-leash 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

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 easily 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 297 acres of parks properties are maintained by Parks & Recreation. An additional 49 acres of properties such as medians, rights of way, city buildings and parking lots are also the responsibility of the Parks Maintenance Division.

Pulsifer Park The large neighborhood median at Old England and Webster Avenues displays a plaque that reads, “in honor of Royal MacIntosh Pulsifer, 1843-1888. Mayor of Newton, Mass. PublisherOwner of Boston-Herald, President First Railroad across Florida, Connecting St. John’s River and Tampa Bay, Aided Founders of Winter Park.” Mr. Pulsifer was credited with helping to ensure that Winter Park got a railroad stop between Sanford and Orlando.

your parks

Lasbury Park is located at the corner of Maiden and Lasbury drives. This 0.19 acre property serves as a neighborhood greenspace and is enjoyed by surrounding residents. The park was named for Ralph C. Lasbury who donated the property to the city in 1937. Mr. Lasbury was a tobacco grower from Connecticut and the owner of many light-harness racing horses including “War Horse,” the famous race cart horse.

maintenance crew leaders

Assistant Director Chuck Trice 407-599-3369

Lasbury Park

Division Chief Sam Jones


Assistant Chief Bruce Kern 407-599-3216


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.

golf course rates

Be sure to stop by and see our renovated pro shop. This original starter house has been

Greens Fees 9 holes

Fees are based on time of play. For current resident and non-resident fees, please visit

Rates subject to change. For current rates, visit or scan the code

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

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.

Annual Play Pass Residents Single Double Junior Student Non-residents Single Double Junior Student

Club Storage Locker $560 $840 $230 $280 $600 $900 $250 $300

Corporate Membership Up to 16 members Ten-Round Pass Club Rental

$8000 $ 110 $ 10


taught by our very own PGA Professional!

PGA Golf Professional Justin Ingram


Annual Monthly

Golf Lessons

1/2-hour individual

1-hour individual 3-hour package 5-hour package 10-hour package

Playing Lessons

9-holes per person 18-holes per person

$125 $ 12 $ 50 $ 80 $210 $300 $500 $125 $200

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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 407-599-3397



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

Kesha Jones reservations 407-599-3397

subject to change

current vendors

407-599-3454 99 J Market Adams Nuts Annie Roo Bonjour Dressing Butter Buns Camilla Sweets Chez Vincent Conoley Citrus Davis Bakery Demeters Harvest Inc. Doggone Treats Doug’s Nutty Crunch Emma’s Market Family Pride Produce Felder Produce Figworks Frog Song Organic Produce Ginger Jams and Jellies Ginny’s Orchids

Ginny’s Orchids Holiday Space Healthy Homes House of Jerks (Beef Jerky by Jeff)

Howard Jacobson It’s Apples Jay’s Market Place JSR Ice Juice Labs LLC Juice Plus Just Plumeria Kelly Shannon Floral Lemonade Stand Little Italy Lorrie’s Smoke House M&J Seafood Mannix Vanilla Mr. & Mrs. Pickle Mt. Catering

Mt. Kettle Korn Nature Way Butterfly Garden Nature’s Prevention NJW Services Olde Hearth Bread Co. Orlando City Pasta Our Biscotti Paradise Cheesecake Peak Season Pops Pesto Diva Port Orange Nursery Prairie Farms Scheidel Produce Scraggs Grove Serendipity Sweets Spiegel Enterprises Stettner Farms Sunschowders’ Emporia Sweet Potato Pie


Tastebuds of Catering Teas & Empathy That A Lot O Crepe Monika BLD James Davis The Country garden The Fry Bar The Gun Shack Tom & Cathy’s Imbiss Towns Garden Center Tropic Décor Tropical Breeze Waterkist Farms Wessie Fun Foods Winter Park Honey Yolys Hayde Kitchen Z Coffee

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.

gone ' fishin

fitness trails Lake Baldwin Park

Fishing is not only allowed but 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. The other species have no size limit and the maximum for keeping is 50 fish. A freshwater fishing license is required. Be sure to attend our annual “Test the Waters” fishing tournament for children, usually held in October. 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 ad is 11 acres. With over 18,750 grave spaces in total, these cemeteries have served our community since the late 1800’s.

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.”

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, you will find an online memorial page with multiple personalization options that allows you to memorialize 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 Be sure to visit the cemeteries web page at cemeteries to find or add your family members to the site.


high-tech Mobile app Are you a smartphone user and interested in the history of Winter Park? Then you will want to download the WPC Explorer app.

Palm Cemetery

­1005 N. New York Ave.

Pineywood Cemetery ­1900 S. Lakemont Ave

Once installed, the app allows you to locate a grave space right from your phone, using GPS to navigate you through the cemetery. “Guided” tours are also available through our cemeteries app. Take a walking tour of all of Winter Park’s notable residents just by clicking a button!

Manager Janna Baumann

407.599.3252 407.623.3456 fax

just the facts... Major achievement Did you know that national accreditation through Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) is an extensive multi-year process which includes the completion of an application and detailed self-assessment report, a site visit by a committee of experienced park and recreation professionals, and a final assessment completed by the agency and the Commission? 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. CAPRA accreditation is the only national accreditation for park and recreation agencies, and is a measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management and service to the community. Accreditation is valid for a period of five years.

Big responsibilities The Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for the care of all... streetscapes


irrigation lines



park furniture


athletic fields

park signage

The department leases 63 rental venues on 13 properties which include... ball fields


meeting rooms


Santa visits Park Avenue

Tree Lighting Ceremony Christmas


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. Russell Athletic Bowl® Parade of Bands Santa visits Winter Park neigborhoods

“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 del Valle

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 Assistant Director Chuck Trice Business Operations Manager Leif Bouffard Senior Staff Assistant Nancy McLean Staff Assistant II Kesha Jones

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Blair Culpepper, chair Julio deArcos, vice chair Janet Atkins Carl Creasman Michael Palumbo Joel Roberts Marni Spence Sacha Taylor, 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 2015  

Parks & Recreation Play Plan 2015