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Parks & Recreation

210 Cypress Gardens Blvd.
Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Phone: (863) 291-5656
Fax: (863) 291-5660

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The City of Winter Haven is committed to enriching the lives of our citizens by providing an infinite selection of exceptional, meaningful, life-long leisure opportunities.




*Special Events*

Cruisin' Winter Haven, arts and gallery, theatre productions, farmers' market and other events.

The ‘Rowdy’ Gaines Olympic Pool has an Olympic size (25 yards x 50 meters) competitive pool, which is four (4) feet deep on each end and 6 1/2 feet in the middle. This pool has competitive starting blocks and is used for competitive swimming, swim instruction and recreational use.



Youth football, youth baseball/softball, youth basketball, youth soccer, youth swimming, Police Athletic League, horseshoe, shuffleboard, basketball, adult softball and tennis.



Summer Camp

Camps are located at Chain O' Lakes Complex, Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center, Rotary Park and a traveling unit. 



Chain O' Lakes Instructional Programs

Fitness and creative arts programs, including classes for dance, tae kwon do, tai chi, fencing, judo, boxing fitness and guitar.
Chain of Lakes Trail

While enjoying a leisurely stroll or exercise, this trail allows pedestrians and cyclists to see many of the parks, neighborhoods and businesses that Winter Haven has to offer.
Recreational Facilities

The Parks & Recreation Division strives to provide clean, safe and affordable rental facilities while providing quality customer service. Our facilities are available to rent for seminars, wedding receptions, birthday parties, banquets, trade shows and much more.
Rotary Park

Rotary Park was built in 1954 and renovated in 1998. The facility offers one youth baseball field, a 60-square-foot skate park, a sand volleyball court, an outdoor basketball court and a competition horseshoe area.


Winter Haven Senior Adult Center

Dance classes, including line and ballroom dancing; exercise classes, including low-impact aerobics and chair yoga and social activities including card social, quilting bee, shuffleboard, chess and painting bee.


Winter Haven Tennis Courts
If tennis is your swing, we have the place for you. The Winter Haven Tennis Courts offer 11 lighted hard courts. In addition, the facility has qualified staff to help you net the top level of your game.

Willowbrook Municipal Golf Course

One of Polk County’s best kept secrets, Willowbrook Municipal Golf Course offers a challenging, yet forgiving, layout that is a pleasure for golfers of all ability levels to play.

Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center

Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center is located in the northeast community of Winter Haven. This facility has two lighted youth baseball/softball fields, an indoor gymnasium, a 25- meter pool, physical conditioning facilities, meeting room, kitchen facilities, game room and conference room.



Parks & Recreation:
210 Cypress Gardens Blvd. SW
Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Phone: (863) 291-5656
Fax: (863) 291-5660




City Hall:  451 Third St. NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881    tel: (863) 291-5600


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