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Simpson Park Community Center

Front of the Simpson Park Community Center, with the name on the side of the builiding. Tree and plants in forefront.

1725 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33805 | 863.834.2577

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 9 AM - 9 PM | Saturday 8 AM - 4 PM | Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM

Basketball Gym
Open play during regular facility hours of operation
50 people max | One ball per goal

Tennis Courts Open Dawn - Dusk

Simpson Pool Hours

Simpson Park Community Center Features: 

  • Two (2) multipurpose rooms
  • Game room
  • Kitchen
  • Separate men’s & women’s weight rooms
  • Computer center
  • Spacious gymnasium which houses two full-size basketball courts
  • Tennis court
  • Two (2) basketball courts
  • Playground
  • Softball field (newly renovated)

This indoor/outdoor facility allows the Parks and Recreation Department the opportunity to provide comprehensive recreation programming to suit the varied needs and interests of the North Lakeland Community. Instructional classes, sports leagues, recreational play, fitness, and special event programming ensure constant activities.

Parks and Recreation scan cards are required for all activities and classes. Due to limited enrollment, pre-registration and pre-payment is recommended and sometimes required for classes.

Fee structure

Fees are for weight room & gymnasium activities only; class fees are separate.


  • $4 per visit
  • $40 per 20-visit gym & fitness room pass (purchasing a pass saves you money!)
  • ACTIVITY PASS (Semi-Annual or Annual Pass) Covers Weight rooms, Cardio Rooms, Open Swim, Lap Swim, Open Tennis and any Health and Fitness Class with the  in front of the class

    Ages 14-59 (Individual) $200/$360

    Ages 60 and up (individual) $170/$300

    Family (Two adults up to the age of 59 living in same household plus any legal dependents) $450/$800

All guests must check-in upon entering the Simpson Park Community Center and sign a waiver of liability to participate.

Game Room:

  • All ages FREE

User Check-In:

  • All users must check-in before being permitted to use the fitness areas and gymnasium.
  • New users will be required to register in the participant program and will be issued an identification tag.
  • Lost ID tags are subject to a $1 replacement fee.

Ongoing activities and classes:

All instructor-led activity and class fees are set by each individual instructor. In addition, the admission fee paid for activities and classes does not include access to the cardio room, weight rooms or any other ongoing activities. This access may be gained by paying a separate fee.

Safety Procedures to Help Curb the Spread of the coronavirus

  • We are keeping the facility at 50% capacity to ensure proper social distancing throughout the building.
  • All Patrons 8 years and older requested to wear masks when entering the facility and traveling through common areas. Masks may be removed while utilizing equipment as long as you are able to maintain a 6' distance from fellow patrons.
  • Wellness check
    • All patrons’ temperatures will be taken prior to entering the building. If their temperature is above 100.4, they will not be allowed to enter.
  • Bathrooms will close several times throughout the day for staff to clean and disinfect
  • Cardio Room
    • Equipment will be wiped down after each use by staff
    • Machines may be rotated and blocked for social distancing
    • We ask participants to wipe down equipment after use. (non-compliance may result in a request to leave the facility.)
  • Weight room
    • We ask participants to wipe down equipment after use. (non-compliance may result in a request to leave the facility.)
    • Machines may be rotated and blocked for social distancing
    • The weight room will be disinfected with misting spray 2 - 3x per day
  • Classes
    • Any facility equipment used will be disinfected after class
  • Game Room
    • Games and equipment will be wiped down after use of play
    • Limited number of participants in game room to assist with social distancing

Weight & Cardio Room Rules

  • The minimum age requirement is 15 years old.
  • Participants 12-14 years of age may work out if accompanied by a parent or guardian, 18 years old and up.
  • Anyone under the age of 12 cannot use the fitness rooms due to insurance requirements.
  • All participants are encouraged to consult a physician before beginning any exercise program.


Top-quality Pro Maxima weight machines including leg extensions, leg sled, cable-crossover, biceps, chest press, free weight station, treadmills, elliptical and more.


Top-quality weight machines, various leg machines, squat rack, roman chair, outer thigh machine, treadmills, elliptical and more. Designated play area for toddlers and infants.