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.

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

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.