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.
Activities & Events The Parks & Recreation Department hosts several annual events from the Unity Heritage Festival, Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration and multiple holiday activities ›
Administration The Administration Division coordinates the operational activities, priorities and direction of the Parks & Recreation Department ›
Cemeteries The Cemeteries Division manages and operates the two city-owned cemeteries for the benefit of the residents of Winter Park ›
Donations Living memorials, park benches, statuary and bricks can be donated to help beautify our facilities and green spaces ›
Golf Course The Golf Course Division is responsible for the operation, maintenance and management of a nine-hole golf course located in the heart of downtown Winter Park ›
Landscaping Maintains landscaping on Park Avenue, Central Park Rose Garden & most city parks, buildings & boulevards ›
Lightning Safety Because we are the lightning capital in the country, the department strives to keep our community safe while enjoying our many parks, playgrounds, and ball fields ›
Recreation & Sports Whether its tennis, golf, soccer or softball, Winter Park has the sporting activity and field for you ›
Rental Facilities Looking for the perfect place to hold your special event? Winter Park offers a variety of city facilities to fit your needs ›
Rental Pavilions Having a picnic? A birthday party? A family get together? Winter Park has the perfect pavilion for your event ›
Urban Forestry Now under the Administration Department, the Urban Forestry Division encompasses all things trees from maintaining to protecting to planting ›
Weddings Winter Park is a premier destination for weddings and receptions and offers a variety of venues that can accommodate your special day ›