Polk County Parks Department

Find Polk County Florida parks and recreation department, including city and state park authorities, and systems. Parks departments provide information on local recreation facilities, city parks, state parks, activities, recreational land use, and sporting.

Name
Auburndale Parks and Recreation
Address
202 Wiley Drive, Auburndale, Florida, 33823
Phone
863-965-5544
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Name
Haines City Parks and Recreation
Address
219 South 5th Street, Haines, Florida, 33844
Phone
863-421-3700
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Name
Lakeland City Parks and Recreation
Address
215 South Lake Avenue, Lakeland, Florida, 33801
Phone
863-413-3067
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Name
Polk County Parks
Address
515 East Boulevard Street, Bartow, Florida, 33830
Phone
863-534-6911
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What is a Parks Department?

A parks department is responsible for maintaining and managing local, state or regional parks. Public parks and recreational lands all need oversight to ensure that the properties are maintained and kept safe for citizens to use. A parks department is responsible for all activities and operations at park properties.

There are parks departments at the local, state, and federal levels. This department also oversees certain sporting events in addition to its maintenance responsibilities. In some jurisdictions, the department is responsible for operating programs such as fitness and exercise classes, sports leagues, nature walks, bicycle trails, environmental programs, and research programs. A parks department may also be responsible for some youth training and education programs.