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Office Location:
Winter Haven Parks & Recreation
210 Cypress Gardens Blvd. SW
Winter Haven, Florida 33880

Contact Information:
Phone: (863) 291-5656
Fax: (863) 291-5660
Email: qbetancourt@mywinterhaven.com


Parks & Recreation 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 Parks & Grounds 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.

                                                        

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Our Divisions:


Parks & Recreation Activities

The Parks & Recreation 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!


P
arks & Recreation

The Parks & 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.

Athletics

The Athletics Unit 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
 

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.


Parks
& Grounds

The Parks and Grounds Unit 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           www.ivafl.com or teri@ivafl.com

Winter Haven Youth Soccer           www.whysa.com or winterhavensoccer@yahoo.com

Winter Haven Youth Football          bosoxpats@tampabay.rr.com

YMCA Youth Basketball                  ymcawcf.org 

Winter Haven Wolverines Football   www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=whwolverinefootball

Running for Christ Track and Field  www.leaguelineup.com/runningforchrist

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.

 

Parks & Recreation:

Travis Edwards, CPRP
Parks & Recreation Director

tedwards@mywinterhaven.com

Quintella Betancourt
Parks & Recreation Executive Assistant

qbetancourt@mywinterhaven.com

Andy Palmer, CPRP

Recreation Superintendent

apalmer@mywinterhaven.com

 

 

 
 


 

 


 



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

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