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Please contact the Parks & Recreation Division at 291-5656 for more information on any these programs.

Please arrive early if you pay per class or you may pre-register anytime for session classes.

*Classes are subject to change due to low enrollment.

Please click on the flyers below for information on upcoming programs, classes and events.





Dog Obedience Classes

Dog obedience classes will be offered for dogs of all levels.

Dates: August 4 - September 22, September 29 - November 17

Day: Tuesday

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Ages: Dogs ages 4 months and older

Fee: $50 Residents and $63 Non-resident

*This class requires pre-registration at the Chain O' Lakes Complex

** Class will be held at the Lions Park Clubhouse


Fitness Programs:

Goju Karate
Goju Karate teaches strong discipline, focus, control, conditioning, and balance, all while learning serious self-defense techniques through conditioned response. 

Session Dates: Monthly/ongoing
Days:  Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Age: 5 and older
Fee: $45 Resident, $57 Non-resident

       *There is a $50 annual membership fee which includes a uniform.


The ninja were known for their explosive skills, intellect and diverse fighting ability. Learn practical and realistic self-defense techniques. Learn punching, kicking, strike with knees and elbows, throws and joint lock techniques. Be ninja fit, increase muscle tone, flexibility, strength and stamina. Build confidence, self-esteem and character. Fun, exciting, and challenging for the whole family!

Session Dates: Monthly/ongoing
Days:  Monday and Wednesday

Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Age: 6 and older
Fee: $55 Resident

       $69 Non-resident


Tae Kwon Do
Students will be taught the importance of respect, responsibility, self control and good behavior while learning self defense and how to maintain good physical and mental health.  Students will learn from a master and become part of an association that is internationally recognized.

Session Dates: Monthly/ongoing
Day: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 6 - 6:45 p.m.            7 years old and under

         6:45 - 7: 45 p.m.       8 years old and older
Age: All
Fee: $50 Resident,

        $63 Non-resident

       *There is a one time registration fee of $30 which includes a uniform.


An Olympic sport, Judo is practiced by millions of people throughout the world today. Do Judo to excel in competition, to stay in shape, and to develop self-confidence. Most of all, do Judo for the fun of it!

Days: Monday and Wednesdays

Time: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Age: 6 and older

Fee: $55 Residents

        $69 Non-Resident


Zumba combines high energy music with unique and easy-to-follow moves. Get fit while dancing away your stress.

Day: Monday

Time: 6-7 p.m. (Adults)

Ages: All

Fee: $4 Residents per class

       $5 Non-Resident per class

Heart of Florida Steppers

Chicago style dancing is an urban dance that originated in Chicago and continues to evolve while defining its unique style and culture within the context of mainstream Swing Dance.
Day: Tuesday

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Ages: 40 and older

Fee: $10 Resident per class

       $11 Non-Resident per class

Join your fellow badminton players for fun matches.


Time: 7 - 9 p.m.

Ages: All

Fee: $5

Dance Programs:

Belly Dance - Beginner
The beginners class will take you through the basics and will have you dancing by the end of class!

Belly Dance - Choreography
The choreography class is for those students who want to add choreography to their repertoire and will be a mixed format fusion class.  Instructor permission is required to take the Choreography class.

Monday and Thursday

Time: 6 - 7 p.m.  Beginners (Mon)

         7 - 8 p.m.  Choreography (Mon)

         6 - 7 p.m.  Open Gym (Thurs)
Age: 16 and older
Fee: $6/class or $10/both Mon. classes or $50/month Resident

        $7/class or $11/both Mon. classes or $63/month Non-resident

Music Programs:

Guitar Lessons
Class sessions and times are scheduled through the instructor to fit your busy schedule.  Learn different music genres using bass, electric or acoustic guitars.  Jam sessions are held every Friday evening from 7 - 9 p.m.  Unleash your inner rock star!  Contact instructor at 514-0417 to schedule a class.

Days: Monday through Saturday

Times: 2 - 8 p.m. Mon. - Fri., 9:30 a.m. - noon Sat.
Age: All
Fee: $110 per four weeks; $150 per six weeks; $200 per eight weeks Resident
       $138 per four weeks; $188 per six weeks; $250 per eight weeks Non-resident


Andy Palmer
Recreation Superintendent
Chain O' Lakes Complex


Megan Leary
Recreation Supervisor I







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


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