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

REGISTER NOW! - YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE: Registration is underway for the PCRPD/Optimist Youth Soccer Program and its 42nd season of play. All area youths ages 4-18 are eligible to participate in eleven age groups (co-ed 4, co-ed 5, co-ed 6, co-ed 7, boys 8-9, girls 8-9, boys 10-11, girls 10-11, boys 12-14, girls 12-14 and co-ed 15-19).  Age is determined as of 6/1/18 (birth certificate required). Over 1,300 youths participated on 100 teams last season, playing games at the Otis M. Andrews Sports Complex. The season is played from late March through the end of May, with games mostly on Saturdays for the 4-11 year olds and Tuesday nights for the older age groups. The registration fee of $35 covers all expenses, including jersey and supplemental accident insurance. Registrations will be accepted through Wednesday, February 7 at 4:30 pm by mail or in person at the Recreation & Parks administration office, 1904 South Park Road, Plant City 33563. A registration form and more info are available at the event link above or contact us at recinfo@plantcitygov.com or 813-659-4255.

REGISTER NOW! - 9TH ANNUAL DAD-DAUGHTER DATE NIGHT:   Attention Dads and Daughters, Grandfathers and Granddaughters, Uncles and Nieces, and Father Figures!  Come and join the fun as the Plant City Recreation & Parks Department hosts the 9th Annual Dad-Daughter Date Night at the HCC Trinkle Center, 1206 North Park Road (one block east of Park Road on Cherry Street) on Saturday, February 10 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm (doors open at 3:15 pm for pictures and pre-event activities).  Designed for girls ages 3 & up and their father or father figure, this popular event will feature entertainment, food, dancing, and a free photo!  Cost is $35 per couple and $10 for each additional young lady.  THIS YEAR’S THEME IS AN UNDER SEA ADVENTURE-COME DRESSED TO IMPRESS!   NO TELEPHONE/E-MAIL REGISTRATIONS AS PAID REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT.  EVENT FILLS UP QUICKLY, so register early!  Only 150 couples can register.  Registration form is available at the event link above.  Please pre-register at the Planteen Recreation Center, 301 Dort Street, Plant City 33563.  Registration deadline is Friday, February 2nd (please note that registration could be full before the registration deadline).  For more information, please contact Planteen Recreation Supervisor Maggie Morona at mmorona@plantcitygov.com or 813-659-4256.  WANT TO BE A SPONSOR?  Contact Maggie and she will give you the details!

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DATE CHANGE!  Due to bad weather, the Plant City Family YMCA Bike Rodeo has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 11 - same time (1:00 to 4:00 pm), same location - Plant City Family YMCA campus.  Click here for a copy of the flyer!

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!

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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.


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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.)
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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Watch the video below, presented by the National Recreation & Parks Association.