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City of Bartow Parks & Recreation

*Hurricane Irma*

Bartow Parks and Recreation continues to be concerned for the safety and well-being of our residents while we try to return to normalcy as quickly as possible.


Update Regarding Mary Holland Park

·         Mary Holland Park will re-open Saturday, September 30 at 8am.

·         Parking is limited.

·         Pavilions 10 & 11 and its surrounding area remain off-limits indefinitely.

·         Pavilions are available only on a first come first served basis through Friday, October 6.

·         No inflatables/bounce houses are permitted until all brush is cleared.

·         Please do not disturb/move any brush.


Here are facility updates as of Thursday, September 14, 2017:


·         Carver Recreation Center is open regular hours for open play in the new gym only at this time.  All activities will resume Friday, September 22


·         Polk Street Community Center is open regular hours.


·         Civic Center is being used for staging of out of town line crews.  It is unavailable for public use until the crews complete their work.








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Bartow Parks & Recreation


The Parks & Recreation Department proudly serves our residents and visitors with 16 developed park properties and over 300 acres.  The Parks & Recreation Department operations include aquatics, civic & community center facilities along with recreation, youth & adult athletic programs & special events.

Please visit the links to the left for complete department, program, and event information.  Their is also helpful documents below like our activity guide, map of Parks & Recreation facilities, and a link to our calendar of events.

Are you looking for additional ways to be updated on Parks & Recreation happenings?  Click the Connect! link on the left and sign up for our monthly email or like us on Facebook!


Carver Recreation Old Gym Renovations

Pittas Baseball Park Playground

Have additional questions or need more information?

Send us an email at or call the Parks & Recreation Office at 863-534-0120.


Parks & Recreation Calendar

Bartow Park (555) - Parking Map

City of Bartow Facility Rental Rates

BPRD Park & Facility Map

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Last updated: 9/29/2017 3:56:15 PM