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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Be sure to stay up to date on all our activities via social media!

FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/pcrecandparks

TWITTER:   https://twitter.com/pcrecandparks

SMART PHONE APP:  Search the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for the free City of Plant City app!

SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM: Registration starts March 24 for the City-Wide Summer Youth Program!  Program includes supervised activities such as arts/crafts, board games, and outdoor activities as well as field trips.  The 9 week program starts June 4 and runs through August 3.  Full fee payment reserves the child’s spot in the program and covers all program costs, tee shirt, trips and trip transportation.  An information flyer is posted at the above link.  Payment plan is available upon request and cash, check, money order or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover only) are accepted. The program site, ages and fees for the 2018 program are:

Planteen Recreation Center – ages 6-15 – must have completed Kindergarten (bring last report card as proof)

$375 total per child for the 9 week program

Contact Recreation Division staff :

Contact the site administrators above for the most up to date information on these summer activities!

EH Discovery Quest Poster April 7, 2018

Announcing the 1st Annual East Hillsborough Discovery Quest.  The event is free to the public, and will assist East Hillsborough County residents by connecting them to variety of service and program providers, career and job opportunities, health screenings, all in one place.  Residents will learn more about what is available, be able to sign up for programs, apply for assistance, and attend brief informative seminars. Not everyone in attendance will need assistance, but by learning about what is available they can help connect friends, family and co-workers.

There will also be variety of other activities for children and families to enjoy.  EHDQ will showcase our local musicians, dancers, and artist. The day will include door prizes, which you can register to win by bringing a canned food item, donate blood or bring in eye glasses for the Lion’s Club. There will also be the 1st Annual I-4 Food Truck War, where three regions: Orlando, Lakeland and Tampa area trucks will compete for best in region and best overall trucks.

This event is organized by the East Hillsborough Advisory Council, which serves the Plant City Neighborhood Service Center, along with the City of Plant City, Hillsborough County’s Neighborhood Service Center, New Hope at the Cornerstone, and several local non-profits, civic organizations, churches and volunteers.

If you would like more information about East Hillsborough Discovery Quest, go to our web page: EASTHILLSBOROUGHDISCOVERYQUEST.COM

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!

Planteen 2011
MLK Rec Center

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!


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.
    • Jr. Beginner Lessons – ages 8-14 – six classes over three weeks costs only $60 per person.  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm. 
    • Tots Beginner Lessons – ages 4-7 – six classes over three weeks costs only $30 per person.  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm. 
    • Adult Beginners - six classes over three weeks costs only $60 per person.  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:45 to 7:45 pm.
    • Team Tennis for Intermediate/Advanced Juniors – $80 per person per month – twice a week, check the Tennis Center for scheduling. 
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.


food truck
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.)
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.
HCSD logo with new flyer distributiion policy WEB2016
Watch the video below, presented by the National Recreation & Parks Association.