What's Happening Now In Recreation & Parks!

Welcome to the Recreation & Parks Department web pages!  On this page there are several categories to help you navigate to what you are looking for.  Just click on the subject in the menu you wish to explore or, if there is an arrow beside the subject, just hover your mouse over the subject and a menu will pop out with more detailed links.

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OPTIMIST TRI-STAR PUNT, PASS & KICK COMPETITION:  Mark your calendar to compete in the local Optimist Tri-Star Punt, Pass & Kick Competition on Saturday, September 30 from 8:30 to 10:30 am at the Otis M. Andrews Sports Complex, 2402 East Cherry Street.  Winners will be announced at 11:00 am.  Competition is FREE and open to all youths ages 6-15 (as of 12/31/2016).  Boys and girls compete separately in age groups 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15.  Participants must wear tennis/sneaker style shoes – no cleats or bare feet!   Register on site prior to competing.  Players in our youth flag football program should compete after their 8:30 am game or before their 9:45/11:00 game.  Special thanks to the Optimist Club of Plant City for their sponsorship and assistance with this event!

Get them involved with our After School Program at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center.  Open school days from 2:00 to 6:00 pm, structured activities help the youths with school work and fun physical activity!
Click here for program details!

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PLANTEEN RECREATION CENTER:  Various programs are offered at the Planteen Recreation Center, 301 Dort Street. 

Click this link for more information about the rec center or contact Recreation Supervisor Maggie Morona at the Planteen at mmorona@plantcitygov.com or 813-659-4256 to get information about the activities at the center!

Click here for the schedule of
 February 2017 activities at the Planteen!

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR RECREATION CENTER:  Various youth and adult programs highlight the offerings at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Recreation Center, 1601 East Dr. MLK Blvd. 

Click this link for more information about the rec center or contact Recreation Supervisor Lillie Brown at lbrown@plantcitygov.com or Recreation Center Coordinator JaVae Ingraham at jingraham@plantcitygov.com.  You can also call the center at 813-757-9195 or 813-757-9196 to get information about the activities at the center!

Click here for the schedule of
 February 2017 activities at the MLK Rec Center!


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The Plant City Tennis Center offers several youth programs during the school year:
  • Lessons – unless noted differently, normally register early-mid month for the lessons which start the first week of the following month.
    • Youth Beginner Lessons – ages 8-16 – six classes over three weeks costs only $50 per person.  Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. 
    • Tots Beginner Lessons – ages 4-7 – six classes over three weeks costs only $25 per person.  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm. 
    • Team Tennis for Intermediate/Advanced Juniors – $80 per person per month – twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. 
For more info on these programs and other Plant City Tennis Center offerings, contact Tennis Professional C. Shane Johnson at sjohnson@plantcitygov.com or call the Plant City Tennis Center at 813-707-7485 or 813-707-7486.


SCHOOL FLYER DISTRIBUTION CHANGE:  The Hillsborough County School District has changed their policy on handing out activity flyers to the students.  We are no longer able to hand out paper flyers through the school system.  The schools will now only post the flyers electronically on Peachjar and the schools will have one hard copy at the front desk for reference.  According to the Peachjar website:  Peachjar is the leader in digital flyer management systems used by U.S. school districts, some of the most demanding customers in the world. Our cloud-based platform makes it easy for school districts to deploy and manage their digital flyer approval and delivery system, delivering flyers right to parents' smartphones or e-mail. School districts streamline their flyer operations, save significantly on touch labor and increase the effectiveness of the flyers reaching their intended audience, the parents.  In order to receive our flyers through the school system, parents must receive them through Peachjar.  Each student’s parent/guardian that has provided the school system an e-mail address is registered – contact your school with questions and to provide an e-mail address to receive future school flyers.  We apologize for the potential inconvenience of not receiving the paper flyer from your school, but this is our only way to get the flyers to the students’ parents.  Please spread the word to your friends and forward this newsletter to them so that they get our information.  We encourage everyone to either follow us on social media or provide an e-mail address to us so we can send information to them.
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NEW!  MONTHLY PLANT CITY MAIN STREET FOOD TRUCK RALLY:  What a blast several thousand folks had at each of the previous Food Truck Rallies!  Come out to McCall Park in downtown Plant City on the last Friday of each month for the Plant City Main Street Food Truck Rally!  There are 12 or more food trucks scheduled to participate.  For notice on all the Plant City Main Street happenings, “Like” them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/plantcitymainstreet/   (This Plant City Main Street event is an independent program and is not administered by the City of Plant City Recreation & Parks Department.)
Watch the video below, presented by the National Recreation & Parks Association.