Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts
What's Happening at the Library
The City of Lakeland has three libraries that are part of the larger Polk County Library Cooperative,
this cooperative includes 16 local libraries. You can explore the shelves looking for a new book to read, attend storytime, use a computer, or learn something new.

Unlock Your Next Read!
Looking for a contactless option to pick up your library items? Try our new book lockers located inside Kelly Recreation Complex, 404 Imperial Blvd!

How it works:
  1. Place items on hold online, by phone, or in person at your local library.
  2. Choose “Lakeland Library Lockers” as the pickup location.
  3. Once you are notified the items are available, visit the book lockers and scan your library card to retrieve your items.
Adult Athletics Leagues
Looking for an adult sports league? The City of Lakeland offers a team for everyone.
Parks Finder
You can quickly and easily locate parks and recreation facilities in the Lakeland area using Parks Finder. Sortable by address, amenities, and more. 
Video Game Rumble
Join us for a video game rumble on the last Saturday of the month. Come to play or come to watch as participants "battle-it-out" on Fortnite, Madden22, NBA2k, Rocket League, HALO, and more. Play Xbox and check out the Oculus 2! 
Upcoming dates: 6/25, 7/30, 8/27
All Ages - Family Friendly
10 AM - 3 PM
Dive into City Pools

Gandy Pool

Simpson Pool
Arts and Rec
The City of Lakeland, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, provides exposure to art throughout our recreation facilities. Enjoy classes, programs and rotating art exhibits featuring Central Florida Artists.

Job Opportunity
Grounds Maintenance Worker
This is skilled work involving the maintenance of City-owned properties and leading a small work group. Work involves performing heavy manual labor, which requires the use of hand tools to assemble, install, and maintain equipment and city properties.

You’ll walk down the aisle today and participate in a tradition passed down through the ages. The day you’ve been dreaming of since childhood is here. As words of promise are proclaimed, loved ones will bear witness to your love for another. Two will become one.
When you imagine your special day, what comes to mind? Are you saying “I do” amidst the historic charm of Lake Mirror? Are you surrounded by the modern architecture and natural landscapes of Lake Crago Park? The City of Lakeland offers many stunning venues and rental options for every couple. When you’re ready, we’re here to help you plan the wedding of your dreams!