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Fletcher Park at Lake Bonny
800 US 98 S, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Fletcher Park Lakeland Playground
Fletcher Park Lakeland Playground 2
Fletcher Park Lakeland Playground 3

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
Operated by – City of Lakeland

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
Horney Park Lakeland Playground
Horney Park Lakeland Playground 3

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
Operated by – City of Lakeland

Interlachen Park
298 Interlachen Parkway, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Jackson Park
1130 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33815

Operated by the City of Lakeland.

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/.

North Lake Wire Park
755 Martin Luther King Blvd, Lakeland, Florida 33815

Operated by the City of Lakeland.

Southwest Sports Complex
1444 W Highlands Street, Lakeland, Florida 33815

Lakeland area playground located at the Southwest Sports Complex, home to softball and soccer fields.

Restrooms – yes
Fenced – no (partial fence but won’t keep toddlers in)
Pavilions – Picnic tables nearby, first come first serve
Operated by – City of Lakeland

Woodlake Park
3415 New Jersey Road, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Woodlake Park Lakeland Train Playground

Located in a quiet area surrounded by neighborhoods, this playground is perfect for a train loving child! Recently remodeled to include a train themed climbing area.

Restrooms – Yes
Fenced – No
Pavilions – Picnic tables are first come, first serve
Operated by – City of Lakeland

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

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*

Simpson Park Community Center Playground
1725 Martin L King Jr Ave, Lakeland, Florida 33805

Lakeland area playground located at the Simpson Park Community Center. Operated by the City of Lakeland.

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

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

Auburndale Downtown City Park
119 West Park Street, Auburndale, Florida 33823
Auburndale City Park Playground Downtown
Auburndale City Park Playground
Auburndale Downtown Park Playground

Features playground equipment for children of all ages. Swing sets, bench swings, tower, train, Tot area and more. Walk across the street to grab lunch or ice cream in Downtown Auburndale.

Restrooms – Yes
Fenced in – No
Pavilions – Yes, first come first serve
Operated by – City of Auburndale

Highland City Park
3930 Ball Park Road, Lakeland, Florida 33812

Highland City Park is located in the West Central part of Lakeland. Operated by Polk County.

Its current hours of operations are from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Amenities:

  • Basketball Courts
  • Leagues
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
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)
Banana Lake Park
5002 Tillery Road, Lakeland, Florida 33812
Banana Lake Park

Banana Lake Park has a playground and HUGE grassy field. It is a great location for a picnic, sports game, or playground time.

Amenities:

  • ADA Accessible Trails
  • Bank-Pier Fishing
  • Boat Launching Site
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Walking Paths-Trails
Ruth Stewart Park
Southeast 4th Street, Mulberry, Florida 33860
Ruth Stewart Park Mulberry

Ruth Stewart Park is located at SE 4th Street and features a playground, pavilion and half basketball court. Operated by the City of Mulberry.

Janie Eason Park
810 Northwest 2nd Avenue, Mulberry, Florida 33860
Janie Eason Park Mulberry

Janie Eason Park is located at NW 9th Street and NE 2nd Ave. It hosts a playground, benches and a butterfly garden. Operated by the City of Mulberry.

Centennial Park Playground and Butterfly Garden
901 Northeast 5th Street, Mulberry, Florida 33860
Centennial Park Mulberry
Mulberry Butterfly Garden

Centennial Park Playground is located next to the Mulberry Library.

Mulberry’s Butterfly Garden is a little piece of heaven. Located just west of the Mulberry Public Library, this little oasis is a great place to get away and be apart of nature.

Operated by the City of Mulberry.

Douglas M. Cook Park
955 Wedgewood Estates Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33809

Operated by the City of Lakeland.

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