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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

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 day-to-day operation and maintenance of a variety of community centers and public parks. The Parks & Grounds Division is also responsible for grounds maintenance at various City facilities and along numerous roadways throughout Winter Haven.


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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!


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


The Athletics Unit is comprised of the DiamondPlex Softball Complex, Winter Haven Tennis Courts, "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 landscape maintenance at all City parks and most City facilities. In addition, the division maintains all athletic fields including Sertoma Park, WHRCC, DiamondPlex, Chain of Lakes Stadium and numerous rights-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


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


Arin Vaughan

Special Events & Marketing Coordinator


Quintella Betancourt
Parks & Recreation Executive Assistant






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


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