The Larry Jackson Library is a branch of the Lakeland Public Library. Check out their fantastic programming for adults and children, including storytime, make & take crafts for kids, technology classes, and more! Visit the website to see a full list of upcoming programs. You can also find their kids programs on our calendar at www.lakelandmom.com/calendar.
Located at the top of the Lake Mirror Amphitheater, Barnett Family Park includes a splash pad water feature, playground (including the Sunflower Preschool Playground), labyrinth, covered picnic area, restrooms, and a multipurpose field. Operated by the City of Lakeland.
Monday – Friday: 8am – Just before dusk
Saturday & Sunday: 8am – Dusk
Covered Pavilion Hours
Monday – Friday: 10am – Just before dusk
Saturday & Sunday: 8am – Dusk
Picnic tables are available first come first served.
Splash Pad & Water Dump Bucket Feature
Thursday – Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Closed Wednesdays for Maintenance
Just for 2’s Story Time – Every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
3 to 5 Story Time – Every Thursday at 10:30am.
Programs includes stories, music, crafts, puppet shows, dancing, rhymes, and lots of fun!
Game night every other Friday – K-5th grade from 3-4:30 PM and ages 11-18 from 5-6:30PM
Family Fun Time event is from 3:30-6 PM on the 2nd Thursday of the month.
Teen Fun Night is from 4:30-6 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Makerspace (currently for teens but watch for future kids program) is 4:30-6 PM on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
Book Babies – Ages 18 months to 2 yrs old – select Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Storytime for Ages 3 to 5 yrs old – select Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
STEAM for Homeschoolers ages 8 to 12 yrs old – Select Fridays 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Visit our website for a full calendar of events – https://pclc.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/bartow
Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 – Wednesday at 10:30am – Themed stories, singing, puppet shows, and crafts in the Children’s Room.
Bubbles & Bounces Storytime – ages 0-2 – Thursday at 10:30am
Terrific 2’s & 3’s Storytime – Thursday at 11:30am
Homeschool Club – Every Monday at 1:30pm
Lego Club – all ages – every other Tuesday at 4pm
Bilingual Story Time – select Saturdays at 10:45am
See a full schedule – http://hainescity.com/calendar.aspx?CID=23,&Keywords=&startDate=&enddate=&
Afternoon Craft – Mondays from 4:30 -5 pm
LEGO Hour – Tuesdays from 3-4pm
Storytime – Wednesdays from 10-11am
Visit our calendar – https://www.lakealfredlibrary.org/calendar
Pokemon Club – select Mondays at 2:30pm
Invent It Makerspace – grades 3 & up – select Mondays from 3-4pm
Paws to Read – select Mondays at 3:30pm – kids can come read to our therapy dogs and gain confidence in yourself!
Come Art with Me – select Tuesdays at 3:30pm
Preschool Story Time – ages 3-5 – Wednesdays at 10:30
Wii Wednesdays – ages 10 & up – Wednesdays at 3pm
Visit their website for a full list of programs for Kids and TEENS! http://mulberrylibrary.com/programs/
Many programs require advance registration.
Lego Club – Ages 6-12. Lego Club meets every Tuesday at 4-5PM.
Little Sprouts Story Time – ages 5 & under – Children enjoy stories, songs, finger plays and puppet shows that develop early literacy skills and promote interaction between parents and children. September through April on Tuesdays at 10:30AM, and Wednesdays at 9:30am.
Minecrafters – ages 6-12 – 3rd Friday of the month – a hands-on event for kids. Learn, play and share the world of Minecraft. Lego Minecraft and Minecraft Pocket Edition on iPads will be featured.
Saturday Afternoon Movies – Enjoy free movies provided the second and fourth Saturday of the month at 2pm in the Library’s movie theater. Movie titles are geared towards a family audience with a variety of G, PG and sometimes PG-13 ratings. Refreshments are available for a small charge.
Teen Planning Group – Earn community service hours by helping the librarians plan arts and crafts and STEM projects for kids of all ages. Ages 12-17
Visit the calendar for details – https://www.mywinterhaven.com/city-calendars/category/library/
Florida Southern Wellness Center is home to a 25 yard, 8 lane competition pool with an additional, shallow recreation area. The pool is open to the public during the summer. Visit the website for hours and more information.
Swim Lessons are available from May – July – click here for details.
Located at the top of the Lake Mirror Amphitheater, Barnett Family Park includes a splash pad water feature, playground (including the Sunflower Preschool Playground), labyrinth, covered picnic area, restrooms, and a multipurpose field.
The Splash pad is open daily from 10am – 5pm, closed Wednesdays for maintenance.
– No food, drink or glass allowed on the splash pad
– Water re-circulated and treated. Children should avoid drinking the water.
– Water shoes requested
– Persons with Diarrhea should not use the splash pad
– No pets on the splash pad
From time to time the water feature may need to be shut off due to maintenance issues. If the water is ever off during open hours please call Gandy Pool at 863.834.3157 for more information. Water may be turned off due to high winds or low temperatures.
Climbing structures, a rope pyramid, and lots of shade make this a reader favorite playground in south Lakeland. My favorite part is a swinging bench where this mom can sit and watch.
Restrooms – Yes, look for the screened pavilion towards the entrance
Fenced in – Not fenced in but playground is far away from the main road
Pavilions – Multiple open pavilions available, first come first serve. Screened Pavilion available to rent through Polk County Parks & Recreation.
Operated by – Polk County