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City of Lakeland
Parks & Recreation
228 S Massachusetts Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801

(863) 834-6035

History

The City of Lakeland parks & Recreation Department have been around since the 1930's. We have and will always be a dedicated department to bringing a very unique and special quality of life to the City of Lakeland residents and visitors. A little More...

Divisions

Director
Bob Donahay

Deputy Director 
Pam Page

Parks
Mac McCarthy

Recreation
Bob Glass

Libraries
Lisa Lilyquist

Cleveland Heights
Brock Witmyer

Cemeteries
Tom Wheatley

Mission

VISION: Creating a vibrant, innovative, culturally inclusive world-class community
MISSION: Partnering with the community to deliver superior services and opportunities in Recreation, Library, Golf, Cemetery and Park experiences

CITY OF LAKELAND PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN

VOLUME 1 (CHAPTERS 1-4)

CHAPTER 1: PROJECT INTENT
A. PROJECT OVERVIEW
B. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

CHAPTER 2: INVENTORY
A. CITY-WIDE INVENTORY
    A1. History
    A2. Parks and Recreation Facilities
    A3. Cultural Resources
    A4. Natural Resources
    A5. Land Use Settings
    A6. Demographics
    A7. Administration
B. REGIONAL INVENTORY

CHAPTER 3: ANALYSIS
A. FACILITY PLANNING AND DESIGN ANALYSIS
    1. Park Land Analysis
    2. Park Facilities Analysis
    3. Park Location Analysis
    4. Existing Park Conditions Assessment
    5. Future Park Land Opportunities Analysis
B. LAND USE AND POLICY PLANNING
    1. Comprehensive Plan
    2. Land Development Regulations
    3. Coordination Between Recreation Providers
C. ADMINISTRATIVE AND INFRASTRUCTURE ANALYSIS

CHAPTER 4: PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT & FOCUS GROUPS

VOLUME II (CHAPTERS 5-7)

CHAPTER 5: PARK STANDARDS
A. INTRODUCTION
B. THE CITY-WIDE PARK SYSTEM
C. DESCRIPTION OF THE SYSTEM
D. DESCRIPTION OF THE PARK AND OPEN SPACE CLASSIFICATIONS
    1. Community Parks
    2. Neighborhood Parks
    3. Urban Parks
    4. Open Space / Greenbelt Parkland
    5. Urban Trails
    6. Greenway Trails

CHAPTER 6: MASTER PLAN
A. OVERVIEW
B. 2015 MASTER PLAN
    1. Park Land
    2. Park Facility Immediate Needs
    3. Number of Parks
    4. Distribution of Facilities Plan 2015
C. 2025 MASTER PLAN
    1. Overview
    2. Park Land Needs 2025
    3. Park Facility Needs 2025
    4. Park Needs 2025
    5. Facilities Distribution 2025

CHAPTER 7: IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
A. OVERVIEW
B. PARK LAND AND FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT PLAN
    1. Capital Improvements Plan
    2. Cost Estimate for Phase I - 2015
    3. Cost Estimate for Phase II - 2025
    4. Funding and Phasing Strategy
    5. Funding Sources
C. LAND USE PLANNING RECOMMENDATIONS
    1. Future Land Use Planning
D. MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
    1. Administration
    2. Departmental Plans
    3. Maintenance
    4. Programs
    5. Budget
APPENDIX: SUPPLEMENTAL MAPS AND TABLES