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Fletcher Park at Lake Bonny
800 US 98 S, Lakeland, Florida 33801

This playground got a complete makeover in 2016. Structures for kids of all ages, plus a parent/baby swing, 4 person see-saw, and lots of rope climbing areas. Park also includes sports fields and skate park. Great shaded playground!

Restrooms – Yes
Fenced in – Only partially, fence along parking lot and lake. Other two sides bordered by baseball fields.
Pavilions – None nearby, a few picnic tables

Read more in our recent review of Lakeland’s Best Shaded Playgrounds –

Handley Park
1419 Phyllis St, Lakeland, Florida 33803

Lakeland area playground on Edgewood Drive, just 1/2 mile east of Common Ground Playground. There are swings, multiple slides, a large playground, and a large grassy field. Shaded during the morning hours. No designated parking, find a spot along Phyllis St.

Restrooms – No
Fenced in – Yes but with openings in the fence, no gates. One side does border a busy road (Edgewood) but it is a good distance away from the playground.
Pavilions – No, there are a few picnic tables and a small grill

Horney Park
205 E Poinsetta, Lakeland, Florida 33803

This neighborhood playground is almost completely shaded AND fenced in! Two structures with slides, plus swings, along with a large grassy area next to the playground. No bathrooms on site, and no designated parking lot – simply find a spot along the road.

Restrooms – No
Fenced in – Yes but there is not a gate at the entrance
Pavilions – No

See a full list of the Best Shaded Playgrounds in Lakeland –

Interlachen Park
298 Interlachen Parkway, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Jackson Park
1130 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33815
North Lake Wire Park
755 Martin Luther King Blvd, Lakeland, Florida 33815
Peterson Park
3700 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland, Florida 33803

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. Playground is to the right. There is also a great nature boardwalk and walking trails in the area.

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

Southwest Sports Complex
1444 W Highlands Street, Lakeland, Florida 33815
Woodlake Park
3415 New Jersey Road, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Common Ground Playground
1000 E Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Dobbins Park & Playground
514 Ariana St, Lakeland, Florida 33803

This playground includes my new favorite – a zipline! There are climbing structure 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

See our full review of Lakeland’s best shaded playgrounds at

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

The Rotary Playground has a pirate ship, treehouse, ziplines, parent/baby swings, and so much more to explore. Read our full review at

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 (
*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*

Screened Corporate pavilions are available for rent that seat 160 people, however they are not located within walking distance of the playground. Visit for more details.

**Read our full review of Lakeland’s best shaded playgrounds at**

Simpson Park Community Center Playground
1725 Martin L King Jr Ave, Lakeland, Florida 33805
Barnett Family Park / Sunflower Playground / Barnett Splash Pad

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.

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

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