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

Are there fees for using parks?

Many programs and activities that are run by Parks Departments or take place at Parks Department facilities are fee-based. Many parks may be open to the public at no cost, though some heavily-trafficked parks may charge an entry or parking fee. State and federal parks that have campgrounds may also charge camping fees.

Are Parks Department programs and activities for residents only?

Parks Department programs and services are often limited to residents of the community. In some cases, Parks Departments may allow participation by non-residents, who must pay a higher fee. Use of public parks and passive recreation spaces is generally open to the public.

Are dogs allowed in public parks?

Local rules vary, but most public parks allow dogs. However, the vast majority of communities have leash laws that apply when bringing dogs to public parks.