Due to the impact of Hurricane Irma, the following areas remain closed until further notice:
- Lake Baldwin Park
– Dog park remains closed
– Public restrooms, lake access and playground reopen 9/26/17
- Mead Botanical Garden
Welcome to Parks & Recreation! Follow the links on the side menu for information about our parks, programs, buildings and services. As a nationally accredited agency, there is something for everyone!
The Parks & Recreation Department is a nationally accredited agency and has met or exceeded best practices in the ten required elements which include planning, administration, financial management, facility management, programs and services.
The Department has adopted the citywide vision statement, “Be the best place to live, work, and play in Florida for today’s residents and future generations.” Our properties contribute to that vision as well as the Florida Recreation and Parks Association tagline, “It starts in Parks!”
To enhance the quality of life for our community by providing outstanding parks, recreation, facilities, activities and services.
The Parks & Recreation Department was named a finalist in the 2013 National Gold Medal Awards. This national award, from the American Academy for Parks and Recreation Administration in partnership with the National Recreation and Parks Association, recognizes excellence in parks and recreation management. Winter Park was one of four finalists nationwide in our category.