Parks, Pavilions & Facility Rentals

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Locations
Peterson Park
3700 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Peterson Park Playground
Peterson Park Boardwalk

Playground with plenty of pavilions and picnic tables nearby for a party or just to sit and enjoy the shade!
This playground is located at the back of the baseball fields at Peterson Park, turn at the YMCA on Cleveland Heights and follow the road back until it starts to turn left. The playground is to the right. There is also a great nature boardwalk and walking trails in the area. Operated by the City of Lakeland.

Restrooms – Yes
Fenced – No
Pavilions – Yes, there are multiple pavilions near the playground, all are first come first serve. There is also a large screened pavilion at the back of Peterson Park with a large grassy field, it is not within sight of the playground (but technically walking distance). For more information on the large pavilion rental visit http://www.lakelandgov.net/departments/parks-recreation/reservations-rentals/.

Polk's Nature Discovery Center at Circle B Bar Reserve

Polk’s Nature Discovery Center sits on one of Polk County’s treasured Environmental Areas, Circle B Bar Reserve. The center not only offers outdoor educational opportunities, but chances to learn about our surrounding local environment in an indoor setting. We encourage you to stop in for an educational experience before you hit the trails, which will have you coming back for more.

Common Ground Playground
1000 E Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Common Ground Playground Lakeland
Common Ground Playground Lakeland
Common Ground Playground Lakeland

Common Ground was Polk County’s first “inclusive play experience,” a term used to describe non-traditional play areas. Children of varying abilities and disabilities are able to play together side-by-side!

Common Ground includes multiple play areas. Pavilions are available for rental as well as first come first serve use if not rented. Operated by the City of Lakeland.

Hours: Thursday – Tuesday: 8 AM – Dusk (every day but Wednesday)
Wednesday: 10 AM – Dusk

Dobbins Park & Playground
514 Ariana St, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Dobbins Park Lakeland Playground
Dobbins Park Lakeland Playground 4
Dobbins Park Lakeland Playground 3

This playground includes my new favorite – a zipline! There are climbing structures for all ages, multiple swings, and a HUGE field next to the playground.

Restrooms – Yes
Fenced in – Partial, fence on two sides near the road, open on two sides to the field
Pavilions – Yes, first come first serve
Operated by – City of Lakeland

The Rotary Playground in Hernando's Landing at Lake Parker Park
910 E Granada Street, Lakeland, Florida 33805
Rotary Playground Lakeland Lake Parker Sign
Rotary Playground Lake Parker Lakeland Pirate Ship
Rotary Playground Lake Parker Lakeland Treehouse

Lakeland’s newest playground is one of our favorites! The Rotary Playground has a pirate ship, treehouse, ziplines, parent/baby swings, and so much more to explore.

Click here to read our full review of the Rotary Playground and see more photos.

Restrooms – Yes, look for white buildings off to either side of the playground
Fenced in – No, and one side of playground is open to Lake Parker
Pavilions – Yes, eight pavilions available, first come first serve
Operated by – City of Lakeland

*There is a bell at the playground that kids can ring, some special needs parents have told us their kids struggled with the constant loud ringing of the bell*

Barnett Family Park / Sunflower Playground / Barnett Splash Pad
730 E Orange St, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Barnett Park Splash Pad Lakeland

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.

Playground Hours
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

Magnolia Building Lakeland
702 East Orange Street, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Peggy Brown Building Lakeland
215 South Lake Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Christina Park
500 County Road 540A, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Christina Park Lakeland Playground 3
Christina Park Playground
Christina Park Lakeland Playground 2

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

Loyce Harpe Park or Carter Road Park
500 West Carter Road, Lakeland, Florida 33860
Loyce Harpe Park Lakeland Playground
Loyce Harp Park Lakeland Playground
Loyce Harp Park Lakeland Playground 2

Also called Carter Road Park, at Loyce Harpe Park two large canopies cover two of the three structures at this playground. Little ones will enjoy driving the car and riding on the whale, while big kids can climb away on three different play areas. Take a left where the road splits, it is hidden off to the right before you reach the baseball fields.

Restrooms – Yes, across the bridge at the back of the playground (look for the screened pavilion)
Fenced in – Yes but the gate is not child proof
Pavilions – Yes, one screened pavilion available for rent through Polk County Parks & Recreation
Operated by – Polk County

Hunt Fountain Park
2020 Duff Road, Lakeland, Florida 33810

Hunt Fountain Park is located in the Northwest part of Lakeland. Its current hours of operations are from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Operated by Polk County.

Amenities:

  • Baseball Fields
  • Basketball Courts
  • Football Fields
  • Leagues
  • Multi-Purpose Fields
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Racquetball Courts
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer Fields
  • Softball Fields
  • Tennis Courts (1)