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Parks, Recreation & Culture


The City of Winter Haven has numerous rental opportunities available. Whether you are having a company gathering, training session, family reunion, wedding reception, birthday party or sporting event, we have a space for you.

In addition to the room, the City can provide tables, chairs, podiums and audio/visual equipment for certain locations. A dedicated staff will help you determine what facility and/or room works for your event. We will even help you remember those little items that always seem to slip through the cracks. Let us help make your next event a success.

If you have rented one of rental facilities, please take a minute to complete our customer survey card so we may better serve our customers. Thank you for your help.

The following is a listing of the many rental opportunities in the City:

Facility Rentals

Chain O’ Lakes Complex

Parks, Recreation & Culture Department has moved to the Florida Citrus Building (500 3rd St NW) during renovation and construction of the Chain O’ Lakes Complex. For questions about alternative rental spaces contact (863) 291-5656. For Aquatic rental questions contact (863) 291-5659.

Woman’s Club

  • Mon. – Thurs.: $350/day
  • Fri. – Sat.: $650/day
  • Capacity: 100
  • Holding fee: $50
  • Deposit: $500

Nora Mayo Hall

  • Fees: $2,000/day                                                                                                        $50/hr Attendant
  • Capacity: 600 / Banquet                                                                                                   1,000 / Auditorium
  • Deposit: $1,000 (Additional Alcohol Deposit of $1,500)
  • Application below must be filled out in its entirety prior to consideration for a firm booking of Nora Mayo Hall. Email application to, 30 days prior to reservation request. Once application is approved you will be contacted about finalizing your reservation request.
  • Nora Mayo Hall Rental Application

Park Rentals

All park rentals are made through Parks, Recreation & Culture Department at the Florida Citrus Building (500 3rd St NW) or for more information contact (863) 291-5656.

Maude Nature Park

  • Resident: $66/day
  • Non-Resident: $79/day
  • Deposit: $100

Lake Shipp Park Pavilion

  • Fee: $66/day
  • Deposit: $100

Gazebo at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park

  • Fee: $44/day
  • Deposit: $100

Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Amphitheater

  • Resident: $300/day
  • Non-Resident: $360/day
  • Holding Fee: $50
  • Deposit: $200

Rotary Park Clubhouse

  • Resident: $20/hr
  • Non-Resident: $24/hr
  • Capacity: 70
  • Deposit: $100

Rotary Park Pavilion

  • Resident: $40/day
  • Non-Resident: $48/day
  • Deposit: $100

Lion’s Park Clubhouse

  • Resident: $20/hr
  • Non-Resident: $24/hr
  • Capacity: 70
  • Deposit: $100

Winter Haven Recreational and Cultural Center

Rental questions for Winter Haven Recreational and Cultural Center (801 MLK Blvd. NE) or call (863) 291-5675.


  • Resident: $75/hr
  • Non-Resident: $90/hr
  • Capacity: 300 / Banquet                                                                                                   400 / Auditorium                                                                                                 600 / Standing room only
  • Holding fee: $50
  • Deposit: $200

Conference Room

  • Resident: $28/day
  • Non-Resident: $34/day
  • Capacity: 25
  • Deposit: $100

Winter Haven Senior Adult Center

Rental questions for Winter Haven Senior Adult Center (250 South Lake Silver Drive NW) or call (863) 291-5870.


  • Resident: $50/hr
  • Non-Resident: $60/hr
  • Capacity: 130
  • Holding fee: $50
  • Deposit: $200

Athletic Rentals

Rental questions for Athletic Rentals call (863) 298-7687.

DiamondPlex Softball Complex

  • Field Fee: $75/field per day
  • Light Fee: $25/hr per field
  • Maintenance Fee: $25/hr per person

Chain of Lakes Stadium and Minor League Fields

  • Stadium Day Fee: $125/game
  • Stadium Night Fee: $250/game
  • Stadium Light Fee: $90/hr
  • Minor League Field Tourn. Fee: $50/game
  • Minor League Field Camp Fee: $100/day
  • Maintenance Fee: $25/hr per person

The following facilities are also available:

  • “Rowdy” Gaines Olympic Pool –  Call (863) 291-5659.
  • Sertoma Park – Call (863) 298-7687.


Donna Nixon
Recreation Supervisor III