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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.



All 4 Teens


Youth Leadership Mentor Program

Athletic/Exercise Programs:

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

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

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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