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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

*To allow time for extended cleaning procedures, some portions of the facility may close earlier than the building closing times.

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.

  • Fees & Check-in Procedures


    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.
  • 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
  • Weightroom & Cardio Room Rules
    • The minimum age is 15.
    • Participants 12-14 years of age may work out if accompanied by a parent or guardian, 18 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.

  • Fitness Classes

    $5 per class unless otherwise noted

    High impact cardio fitness. Incorporates different movements and bag work. Burn calories while having fun.
    Mondays: 7 - 8 PM

  • Children & Youth Programming

    Come and let your creativity flow.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4 - 5 PM

    Coordinated dance steps and routines for kids.
    Wednesdays & Fridays: 4 - 5:30 PM
    (offered during the school year only)

    Helping youth care for the community
    Mrs. Monique 863.500.1636

    Offering one on one tutoring sessions
    Mondays & Thursdays 5 - 7 PM
    Schott Simpkins 863.651.8810

    Esports gaming
    Call for dates 863.834.2577

    A safe stress-free environment to help children sharpen common core skills learned in the classroom. We provide homework help and enrichment activities geared to help children stay at the top of their class. Healthy snacks are provided daily. Elementary only.

    Every second and fourth Thursday of the month.
    Veronica Robinson 863.661.5519

  • Clubs, Hobbies & Enrichment

    Come enjoy an instructor-led evening of painting with a flow of jazz and finger snacks.
    Limited spots available, class registration opens the first Friday of the month and class registration closes the Friday prior to the class date.
    Bring the kids for a monitored movie and snack while you brush.
    Ages 16&up
    6 - 8 PM 
    $30 per class

    Lakeland Table Tennis Association welcomes you to play competitive table tennis.
    Open Play
    Sundays: 11 AM - 4 PM
    Mondays: 9 AM - 12 PM
    Wednesdays: 9 AM - 12 PM & 5 - 8 PM
    Fridays: 9 AM - 12 PM & 5 - 8 PM