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Office Location:
Winter Haven Leisure Services
210 Cypress Gardens Blvd. SW
Winter Haven, Florida 33880

Contact Information:
Phone: (863) 291-5656
Fax: (863) 291-5660

Leisure Services staff is dedicated to adding fun to our community. More specifically, the department is responsible for all City sponsored and co-sponsored recreational activities, community athletic programs for youth and adults, Willowbrook Golf Course and the day-to-day operation and maintenance of a variety of community centers and public parks. The Landscape Services Division is also responsible for the grounds maintenance at various City facilities and along numerous roadways throughout Winter Haven.


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


                                Hoppin' Hunt                                                   Central Park Stroll




Our Divisions:

Leisure Activities

The Leisure Services Division is committed to enriching the lives of our residents by providing an infinite selection of exceptional, meaningful and life-long leisure opportunities. Therefore, we encourage everyone to view the following links to learn more about various leisure opportunities!


The Recreation Division is comprised of the Chain O' Lakes Complex, the Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center (WHRCC), Winter Haven Senior Adult Center, and Rotary Park. The division is responsible for the day-to-day operations at each of these facilities and all related programming, including after school and summer youth activities, and instructional classes.

Community Athletics

The Athletics Division is comprised of the DiamondPlex Softball Complex, Winter Haven Tennis Courts, and the Rowdy Gaines Olympic Pool and Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center (WHRCC) swimming pools. The division is responsible for development and implementation of youth and adult athletic programs, coordination for tournaments and competitions and serves as a liaison with area youth sports leagues.

Willowbrook Golf Course

One of Polk County’s best kept secrets, Willowbrook Golf Course offers a challenging, yet forgiving layout that is a pleasure for golfers of all ability levels to play. Amenities are available to enhance your day, from the Alligator Grille to the driving range, practice putting green and chipping and bunker areas.

Landscape Services

The Landscape Services Division is responsible for the landscape maintenance at all City parks and most City facilities. In addition, the division maintains all athletic fields including Sertoma Park, WHRCC, DiamondPlex, the Chain of Lakes Stadium and numerous right-of-way and roadway beautification projects throughout the City.


Additional Opportunities:

Athletic User Groups

Impact/Volley Rec Volleyball  or

Winter Haven Youth Soccer  or

Winter Haven Youth Football

YMCA Youth Basketball         

Winter Haven Wolverines Football

Running for Christ Track and Field

List of Parks and Recreation Amenities
Please click here for a complete list of community parks and recreation amenities/locations.

Florida Communities Trust Parks Directory
Since 1991, the Department of Community Affairs and Florida Communities Trust have assisted Florida communities by providing grant funds to acquire land for parks and open spaces. As Florida continues to grow, these lands are crucial to protecting the state’s precious natural, cultural and historical resources. Click on the link above to access the F.C.T. Parks Directory.

Leisure Services:

Travis Edwards, CPRP
Leisure Services Director

Quin Betancourt
Leisure Services Executive Assistant

Andy Palmer, CPRP
Project Development Coordinator




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


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