Organized team sports are available for children as young as four years of age. Soccer, baseball, softball and football are all popular. In fact, Bartow is home to some of the best soccer fields and facilities in the area.

For tennis fans, 14-lighted tennis courts are available for night play; and for those into exercise, there’s access to the city’s fitness gymnasium with Nautilus equipment at Polk Street Community Center.

To find out more about the City of Bartow’s Parks and Recreation Department’s many programs including youth sports, summer youth programs and camps, Sam Griner swimming pool, senior programs (Golden Age Club, Seniors on the Move), Bartow area meeting rooms, and parks information including pavilion rental, call or click the Bartow Parks and Recreation Department at 863-534-0120. You may also check out the latest events scheduled by Bartow’s Parks and Recreation Department, in the CAPITAL CITY QUARTERLY magazine, published four times a year. A copy may be picked up at the Chamber, or click here for a fully readable copy of the publication.

The City’s Parks and Recreation department is located at the Bartow Civic Center, 2250 S. Floral Avenue.