The City of Fruitland Park strives to provide our community with the best possible programs, services, and special events. The Parks and Recreation Department currently offers a wide range of youth sports, as well as adult men's and co-ed softball. Community events are held throughout the year including Movie on the Lawn, Fruitland Park Day, and Hometown Christmas to name a few.
The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum's mission is to discover, preserve, present, and keep alive the stories of our nation's oldest port as symbolized by our working St. Augustine Lighthouse. Since maritime traditions existed historically in St. Augustine and at the Lighthouse, we include marine based activities such as fishing and kayaking in our programming, which are great experiential learning methods
that give links to the past.
As the founding camp property of the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches, Inc., Youth Camp was purchased in Barberville in 1982, and has lead the Sheriff's Youth Ranch mission to prevent delinquency and develop lawful, resilient, and productive citizens. Youth Camp boasts 200 acres and includes many water bodies on site, making it ideal for favorite outdoor activities like canoeing, fishing and hiking! The camp is available for rentals through most of the year but is occupied in the summer by youth from all over the state!
To put Judeo Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit mind and body for all. The YMCA was founded in 1884 in England. It came to Chicago in the mid 1850s and is now in over 40 countries. We focus on healthy living, youth development and social responsibility.
It is the Emerald Coast Science Center’s (ECSC) mission to inspire and grow a scientifically engaged community. It is ECSC's vision to be the recognized leader for scientific exploration, encounters and education in Northwest Florida, and as such, it has promoted science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) education and public outreach in Okaloosa County and beyond for over 30 years.
The Rainbow Lakes Estates was established in 1959, originally comprised of 16 square miles and includes three sparkling lakes (Lake Bonable, Little Lake Bonable, and Tiger Lake.) These lakes constitute approximately 330 acres of water for our members' fishing and watersport pleasure, with access to a fishing pier and boat ramp as well. While Rainbow Lakes provides quality recreational opportunities and facility use to its residents and property owners, non-residents may also purchase memberships and enjoy use of amenities such as the Youth Center.
As part of Orange County's Parks and Recreation division, Meadow Woods Park and Recreation Center is dedicated to preserving the environment and providing exceptional recreation for the well-being of our communities. Meadow Woods offers numerous programs for all ages, from toddlers to adults. In addition to after school programs, camps, and youth and adult athletics, Meadow Woods has started an archery program as well!
Located on Tremain Street across from Gilbert Park on Lake Dora, Grantham Point Park is sometimes referred to as "Lighthouse Park". Grantham Point Park was created from road rubble and fill to create one of Mount Dora's famous landmarks - the lighthouse. Built to represent the "Port of Mount Dora", the lighthouse has become a symbol of the city. At "Mount Dora's Favorite Spot," families can engage in all kinds of outdoor fun from fishing, and wildlife viewing, to picnics by the water.
Shamrock Park and Nature Center encompass some of the last remaining scrub habitat in the coastal area of Sarasota County. It includes a 1.2 mile paved multi-use trail that winds through the central portion of the park. The park trail system connects to the Venetian Waterway Trail, which further connects to the 10.6 mile Legacy Trail. This network of trails offers park visitors the opportunity to walk, bike or roller blade from Shamrock Park to downtown Venice, the historic train station, Caspersen Beach, and north to Sarasota with several parks to visit along the way.