Parks and Recreation

Whether you’re a seasoned runner or trying to launch a new habit, check out this guide for running gear, planning your routes, finding a pack, and more.
We’re on a mission to map out Lakeland’s top destinations for foodies, art lovers, and pet parents. Learn how you can help.
We’ve all wondered about the names behind some of our local parks and places of interest. Pull back the curtain on the history behind their monikers.
Whether you’re a weekend warrior or the next Tiger Woods, these 13 golf courses in Lakeland are sure to make for a good round.
The former eLibrary will close its doors on Saturday, Sept. 2, and the new library is expected to open on Monday, Sept. 18.
Whether you’ve made Lakeland your home base for years or you’re just learning the ropes, our city offers adventures + opportunities for adults of all ages.
It’s written in the stars... and the skyline.
Heading out on a beach trip? Fill your bag with our favorite items from Six & Main to bring Lakeland with you wherever you go.
We’re exploring a few of our reader recommendations for beachy road trips around Lakeland, Florida.
The results are in from the United Community Needs Assessment — see how Polk residents rate their quality of life in different categories.
Go for a swim in these public pools, water parks, and rental pools around Lakeland.
Get ready to “Gather, Eat, Chill” at Bowen Yard in downtown Winter Haven.
Swing, batta — we’re looking at the rest of the Lakeland Flying Tigers’ season and the special events that make it a can’t-miss addition to your summer schedule.
See willows, oaks, and more grown from those owned by big names right here in one of Lakeland’s public gardens.
Florida Thunderstorm Season runs from May 25-October 10 in West Central Florida. You don’t have to stay inside when rainy days come. Keep exploring Lakeland with these indoor activities.
This year’s Mental Health Awareness theme is “Look Around, Look Within.”
Check out these 13 hiking trails catered to all skill levels in and around Lakeland, Florida for outdoor adventures.
Meet two organizations working to keep Lakeland and Polk County’s streets and waterways clean.
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