Community centers in Lakeland, FL

A guide to the facilities and complexes available to the public of Lakeland.

Lake Crago

Lake Crago has 144 acres (not including bodies of water) of recreational activities | Photo by @thelaltoday

If you’re looking to foster a hobby, take a class, or host an event — you’re looking for a community center. Here’s a guide to five here in Lakeland.

Coleman-Bush Building, 1104 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
This multi-purpose facility hosts classes and offers rental space for events like weddings + family reunions.

  • Features: Auditorium, meeting rooms, classrooms, and a dance studio
Sunrise at Gandy Pool in Lakeland, FL

Visit Gandy Pool for early morning Aqua Spin classes.

Photo by @riptide.masters.fl

Kelly Recreation Complex, 404 Imperial Blvd.
This complex offers adult fitness + dance classes, martial arts, and children’s programming.

  • Features: Cardio theater, multi-level fitness area, 12,000-sqft gymnasium, eight tennis + pickleball courts

Lake Crago Outdoor Recreation Complex, 525 Lake Crago Dr.
This lakeside facility offers kayak, canoe + paddleboard rentals as well as classes and activities.

  • Features: Kayak + canoe facility, green spaces, lakeside patio, banquet room, rental rooms, educational amphitheater
A view of two buildings and the grass steps available at the Lake Mirror Complex

The Lake Mirror Complex offers 13 spaces for rentals + recreation.

Photo via Google Maps

Lake Mirror Complex, 121 S. Lake Ave.
This complex along the lake consists of park spaces and multiple rentable buildings.

  • Features: Auditorium, community theater, amphitheater, parks, and rental spaces

Simpson Park Community Center, 1725 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
This indoor + outdoor facility offers instructional classes, sports leagues, and special event programming.

  • Features: Two full-size basketball courts, tennis court, softball field, weight room, cardio room, computer room, and game room

Looking for more ways to enjoy Lakeland’s community centers? Check out these upcoming events:

  • Falling Into Fun - Fall Festival | Thurs., Oct. 27 | 3:30-6:30 p.m. | Simpson Park Community Center | Free | Dancing, arts + crafts, bounce houses, and archery
  • The Annual Red Ribbon Run | Sat., Oct. 29 | 7 a.m. | Lake Mirror Complex | Free for children, $5 for adults | Fun run for the whole family
  • Video Game Rumble | Sat., Oct. 29 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Simpson Park Community Center | Free | Watch or play games like Fortnite + HALO.

Learn about events by following the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department on Facebook.