Auburndale Parks and Recreation 202 Wiley Drive Auburndale FL 33823 863-965-5544
Haines City Parks and Recreation 219 South 5th Street Haines FL 33844 863-421-3700
Lakeland City Parks and Recreation 215 South Lake Avenue Lakeland FL 33801 863-413-3067
Polk County Parks 515 East Boulevard Street Bartow FL 33830 863-534-6911
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.