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About the WHRCC:

Winter Haven Recreational and Cultural Center (WHRCC)
801 Avenue T NE

Winter Haven, Florida


Winter Haven Recreational and Cultural Center is located in Winter Haven's northeast community. The facility has a playground, two lighted youth baseball/softball fields, an indoor gymnasium, two outdoor basketball courts, a 25-meter pool, physical conditioning facilities (both free weights and machines), a meeting room, kitchen facility, a game room and a conference room. This facility offers numerous activities for youth and adults including after-school and summer youth programs, a community youth band program and rental opportunities.

The Winter Haven Recreational and Cultural Center pool is open in the summer from mid-May through Labor Day. Programs offered include open swimming from 1 - 5 p.m. seven days a week and swim lessons. The pool is ‘L’ shaped, measuring 25 yards x 25 meters.

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Noon - 7 p.m.


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



Special Events:


Youth Programs:

After School Program
Transportation is provided upon request to the following schools: Garner Elementary, Brigham Academy and Elbert Elementary. Our program provides after school homework assistance, and recreational activities.

Dates: Every school day

Ages: K-8th grade

Time: 3-5:30 p.m.

Fee: $20/month resident, $30/month non-resident

School’s Out Camp

No place to send your child when school is out?  WHRCC provides supervised fun during public school holidays and teacher work days.  There will be arts and crafts, activities, games and more.  You may register at anytime during the school year.  Participants must bring their own lunch and snacks.  The children will have a blast and the price can’t be beat!

Ages:  K – 8

Date:   Jan 1, 18 and 25; Feb. 15 & 26; Mar. 21-25; May 30

Time:  7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Fee:    $5/day Resident

            $10/day Non-resident


Arts Enrichment Class

Participants will learn to combine singing, acting, and dancing skills while building self-confidence.

Ages: 7-18

Dates: Thursdays

Time: 6 - 7 p.m.

Fee: $20/month Resident

        $25/month Non-resident


All Ages Programs:

Fitness Center and Weight Room

A wide variety of exercise machines, a treadmill, weight benches, squat racks and free-weights are available to the public for use.

Fee: Free

Computer Lab

The computer lab is open to the public.

Fee:    Free

Open Gym Basketball

Come play pick-up basketball.  Gym availability is based on programming and special events.

Fee:    Free

Marching Wolverine Community Band Program

Location: WHRCC on Tugerson Field

Days: Sunday  4-6 pm

          Monday  5-7 pm

Ages: All Ages

Fee: Free

Earl Williams is the Director

Band Instructional classes, which are designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced skill levels, meet Thursdays starting January 14, 2016 from 4-5:30 p.m. at WHRCC. Limited selections of instruments are available for use at no charge and all ages are welcome.



Andy Palmer

Recreation Superintendent
Chain O' Lakes Complex

Terrell Griffin
Recreation Supervisor III
Winter Haven Recreational and
Cultural Center (WHRCC)





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


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