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About the WHRCC:

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

Winter Haven, Florida

(863)291-5675

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.

Saturday
Noon - 7 p.m.

Sunday
Closed

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


     

 

 


Special Events:

Spelling Bee

Awards/certificates will be given to first and second place participants in each age group. Groups are separated into Kindergarten, and grades 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th and 7th-8th.  Participants must register by February 10.

Ages:  K – 8 grade

Date:   February 11

Time:  6 p.m.

Fee:    Free

  

Education, Health and Awareness Community Fair

The purpose of the fair is to increase health awareness through education and prevention.  Free health screenings and offerings will be provided through various organizations throughout Polk County. This event is in conjunction with the 22nd Annual Heritage Day Festival.

Date:   February 20

Time:  10 a.m. - 2p.m.

Fee:    Free

 

March Madness Free Throw Competition

The competition will provide children with the fundamentals of free throw shooting while competing against their peers.

Ages:  6 – 13

Date:   March 12

Time:  10 a.m.

Fee:    Free

 

Late-Night Basketball

Looking for a free late-night sports activity?  Come play pickup basketball with us! Please call or visit the City website for upcoming dates

Ages:  16 and older

Date: April 8

Time:  8 – 11p.m.

Fee:    Free

 

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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