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Lake Crago Outdoor Recreation Complex


External view of the Lake Crago Outdoor Recreation Complex Building

525 Lake Crago Dr, Lakeland, FL 33805 | 863.834.2215
LakeCrago@Lakelandgov.net

Facility Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 
8 am - 5 pm
Some programs and activities may occur outside of normal operational hours


The Lake Crago Outdoor Recreation Complex is a multiuse facility in Lake Crago Park. The facility houses classroom space, event rental space, Lakeland’s first public kayaking and canoeing facility, and an educational amphitheater. 

Lake Crago Dog Park

Lake Crago Park Hours (boat ramp)

7 am - 7 pm

  • Safety Procedures to Help Curb the Spread of the coronavirus
    • We are keeping the facility and rooms at 50% capacity to ensure proper social distancing throughout the building.
    • Patrons requested to wear masks when entering the facility and traveling through common areas. Masks may be removed once stationary 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 100.4 or above, they will not be allowed to enter.
    • Bathrooms will close several times throughout the day for staff to clean and disinfect
    • Classes
      • Will be limited to 9 participants
      • Any facility equipment used will be disinfected after class
  • Rental Spaces

    The Lake Crago Outdoor Recreation Complex has a variety of space types to accommodate all kinds of events, from meetings to parties, to kayak fishing tournaments.

    Check out the Parks & Recreation Reservations & Rentals Page for more info on the following spaces:

    Banquet Room
    Classroom
    Activity Room
    Educational Amphitheater
    Covered Patio

  • Ongoing Activities & Classes

    $5 per person per class unless noted otherwise

     

    SENIOR FITNESS
    Focuses on senior stability, fall prevention, and strength.
    Instructor: Chrissy Plunkett
    Mondays & Thursdays: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

     

    TAI-CHI (BEGINNERS)
    Tai-Chi is gentle, focusing on fluid, circular movements that are relaxed and slow in tempo. Breathing is deep and slow, aiding mental concentration, relaxing the body and reducing stress. Tai-Chi reduces the risk of falls, improves balance, increases muscular strength and flexibility, and overall fitness. Tai-Chi can be practiced almost anywhere and by almost anyone.
    Instructor: Karl Olexa
    Mondays & Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

     

    GENTLE YOGA
    Ideal for beginners or those seeking a relaxing experience at the end of the day. We work to ease stress through stretching and balancing poses, breathing techniques, music, and meditation.
    Instructor: Cristina Braun
    Tuesdays: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

     

    POUND
    Make some noise with this full-body, cardio jam session. Inspired by the infectious energy & sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. We welcome all fitness levels and an exhilarating atmosphere to let loose, tone up, and Rock Out!
    Instructor: Chrissy Plunkett
    Coming back soon! 
    Email or call to get on our interest list and we'll give you a shout when we're back in action LakeCrago@Lakelandgov.net or call: 863.834.2215

     

    TUNED-UP FITNESS
    Low Impact aerobic fitness that focuses on muscle endurance.  Exercises will consist of cardio and hand-held weights to give you the total body workout you need! This class is great for bone strength and muscle tone.
    Instructor: Cynthia Beyer
    Tuesdays: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

     

    BODY, MIND & SOUL FOR SENIORS
    Total body workout for seniors. Use of chair, ball, weights and elastic. This class is great for enhancing balance, stability and coordination.   
    Instructor: Cynthia Beyer
    Wednesdays: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

     

    SOUND BOWLS & NUTRITION
    Experience various sound bowls for different organs & emotions along with essential nourishment which assists us moving forward with a stress-reduced experience in our everyday lives. Sample & Recipe included each week. (Please bring a yoga mat.)
    Instructor: Katherine Bates
    Tuesdays: 6 – 7 PM
    Session 1: April 6, 13, 20, 27 (Embracing YOU)
    Session 2: May 4, 11, 18, 25 (Care-Giver Resiliency)
    Session 3: June 1, 8, 15, 22 (Summer Vibes)
    $48 each session
    REGISTER ONLINE >>

     

    If you have an interest in teaching a class at the Lake Crago Outdoor Recreation Complex send us an email: LakeCrago@Lakelandgov.net or call: 863.834.2215

     

  • Kayak & Canoe Rentals

    Lake Crago is home to Lakeland's first outdoor recreation complex that offers water sport activities. Our vendor, Liberty Outdoors, is located at the Boathouse and will be launching rentals of their own brand of single and tandem (double) kayaks. Enjoy your kayak for an hour or keep it for the day. Liberty Outdoors will get you geared and ready, then launch you right out into Lake Crago. Lake Crago is a 50 acre lovely lake with wonderful wildlife and a scenic shoreline making it a peaceful paddle and a delightful day! In the northwest corner of the lake is a canal south to much larger Lake Parker.

    For hours of operation and pricing information, please visit their website.

  • User Check-In
    • All program participants should check in at the front counter prior to attending classes
    • Program participants will be registered in the participant program and issued an identification tag.