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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.


                        

         

                     Back to School Pool Bash                                  After School Program


Special Programs:

Back-to-School Pool Bash
Looking for an opportunity to relax, hang out with friends and enjoy a day of planned activities as the summer comes to a close? Come to the Bash and enjoy a bounce house, water slide, music, water safety tips and refreshments.

Ages: 6 - 17

Date:  August 30

Time: 1 - 4 p.m.

Fee:   Free

 

Fall EGGstravaganza
A safe place for your child with planned activities that includes finding fall-themed candy-filled eggs, costume dance contest, crafts, music, games and much more.

Ages: 6 - 13

Date:  October 24

Time: 6 - 8 p.m.

Fee:   Free

 

Basketball Skills Saturday
Participants will learn essential elements of basketball: dribbling; shooting; passing; and defensive/offensive positions.  Pre-registration is required. 

Ages: 6 - 13

Date:  November 15

Time: 10 a.m. - noon

Fee:   Free

 

Holiday Extravaganza
Join us for a fun-filled night of excitement that the entire family can enjoy.  Kids will enjoy holiday crafts, gingerbread house making contest, musical chairs and more!  Refreshments will be provided. 

Ages: All

Date:  December 12

Time: 6 -8 p.m.

Fee:   Free

 

 

Athletic/Exercise Programs:

Late Night Basketball
Looking for a free late night sports activity? Come play pick-up basketball with us!

Ages: 16 and older

Date:  TBA

Time: 8 - 11 p.m.

Fee:   Free

Fitness Center
Come take advantage of the fitness center at Winter Haven Recreational and Cultural Center. The facility has two fitness rooms, one that features free weights and the other features weight machines, which are great for the novice fitness enthusiast. Staff is on site to assist if help is needed with the machines.

Open Gym Basketball
Come play pick up basketball. Gym availability is based on programming.

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?  Send them to Winter Haven Recreational and Cultural Center!  WHRCC provides supervised fun during public school holidays and teacher work days. There will be arts and crafts, educational activities, sports, games, music and more.  The children will have a blast and the price can't be beat.  You may register at any time during the school year. Participants must bring their own lunch and snacks.

Dates: Sept. 1, 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 11, 24-26, 28, Dec. 22-24, 26, 29-31

Ages: K-8th grade

Time: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Fee: $5/day Resident

        $10/day Non-resident 


Youth Recreation Board
Participants will meet to discuss issues, plan events for their age group and get involved in the community.

Dates: Last Tuesday of each month
Ages: 10-17 years old

Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Fee: Free

Kids Night of Fun
Bring your child to WHRCC for an evening of fun!  They will enjoy games, activities and refreshments while you can leave and enjoy an evening to yourself.  Participants must register no later than two days before program date.

Dates: September 12, November 14

Ages: 6 - 13

Time: 6 - 9 p.m.

Fee: $10 per child


All Ages Programs:

Marching Wolverine Community Band Program
Want to meet new people, interact with others and have fun?  Then the community marching band is for you!

Ages: All

Days: Sunday and Monday

Time: 4 - 6 p.m. Sunday

         5 - 7 p.m. Monday

Location: WHRCC - Tugerson Field

Fee:   Free

 

Band Instructional Class
This class is designed for anyone looking to learn more about band instruments, including beginners, intermediate and advanced players. A limited selection of instruments is available for use at no charge.

Ages: All

Day:  Thursday

Time: 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Fee:   Free

Andy Palmer

Recreation Superintendent
Chain O' Lakes Complex


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




 

 


 
 

 



 
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