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Parks, Recreation & Culture

Special Events

Special Events help build a sense of belonging and community pride. The Office of Special Events, as a part of the Parks, Recreation & Culture Division, exists to serve the community and to guide event planners through the special event permitting process. All reservations for special events, such as festivals, runs / walks, parades, block parties, and citywide holiday celebrations that occur on public property are initiated with our office.

The City of Winter Haven has created a user-friendly, one-stop process to facilitate a successful event. Our Customers’ Guide to Special Events is designed to provide you with the necessary information about permitting, planning, and producing your event. We request Special Event applications not be handwritten. If unable to type and submit application online, please contact the Parks, Recreation & Culture Division.

Customer Guide to Special Events

Special Event Application

Planning Maps: Central ParkMLK Park


Brittany Overstreet
Special Events & Marketing Coordinator