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Lake Crago Outdoor Recreation Complex


 

External view of the Lake Crago Outdoor Recreation Complex Building

525 Lake Crago Dr, Lakeland, FL 33805 | 863.834.2215
LakeCrago@Lakelandgov.net

Recreation Facility Hours of Operation
*Closed Wednesday, June 19, for the Juneteenth Holiday*
Monday - Friday 
8 AM - 5 PM
Some programs and activities may occur outside of normal operational hours


The Lake Crago Outdoor Recreation Complex is a multi-use facility in Lake Crago Park. The facility houses classroom space, event rental space, Lakeland’s first public kayaking and canoeing facility, and an educational amphitheater. 

Lake Crago Dog Park

Lake Crago Park Hours
*Open Wednesday, June 19, on the Juneteenth Holiday*
7 AM - 8 PM

 

  • Rental Spaces

    The Lake Crago Outdoor Recreation Complex has a variety of space types to accommodate all kinds of events, from meetings to parties, to kayak fishing tournaments.

    Check out the Parks & Recreation Reservations & Rentals Page for more info on the following spaces:

    Banquet Room
    Classroom
    Activity Room
    Educational Amphitheater
    Covered Patio

  • Fitness Classes

    Fitness Classes
    $5 per person per class unless noted otherwise. Most fitness classes are Silver Sneakers/Healthy Contributions applicable.

    BODY BALANCE 
    Focuses on senior stability, fall prevention, and strength.
    Instructors: Chrissy Plunkett
    Mondays: 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

    TOTAL BODY SENIOR FITNESS 
    Total body workout for seniors. Use of chair, ball, weights, and elastic. This class is great for enhancing balance, stability, and coordination.   
    Instructor: Cynthia Beyer
    Wednesdays: 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

    EXERCISE WITH JOY 
    A low-impact aerobic class designed to increase muscular strength, range of motion, and improve activities for daily living. This is a total body conditioning class utilizing a chair, hand weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a small ball.
    Instructor: Joy Poteet
    Tuesdays: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Thursdays: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

    SENIOR FITNESS 
    Focuses on senior stability, fall prevention, and strength.
    Instructors: Liza Boone
    Thursdays: 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

    TAI CHI (INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED) 
    We are now exploring movements of the Yang 24 Form. This class also works on improving the skill set of arthritis one and two, energy one and two, rehabilitation and Qigong for health. Come join us and explore the many forms of Tia Chi.
    Instructor: Dan Stoller
    Mondays & Wednesdays: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

    TAI CHI BASICS 
    Tai Chi Basics involves a series of low-impact movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Tai Chi improves balance, memory, and scientific studies show that Tai Chi is beneficial for those with arthritis and Parkinson’s. In this class, you don't have to learn complicated routines or memorize anything. It's about having fun and improving health.
    Instructor: Karl Olexa
    Mondays & Wednesdays: 8:15 - 9:15 AM

    BALANCE AND STABILITY
    In this class, we will have 10 minutes of light cardio and 30-40 minutes of exercises that enhance balance and stability while also working on circulation.  This class is good for seniors and all who desire healthy and balanced physical bodies.  Also good for fighting the restrictions of arthritis.
    Instructor: Cynthia Beyer
    Tuesdays: 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

    GENTLE YOGA
    Ideal for beginners or those seeking a relaxing experience at the end of the day. We work to ease stress through stretching and balancing poses, breathing techniques, music, and meditation.
    Instructor: Cristina Jones
    Tuesdays: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    YOGA DANCE
    A vibrant way to exercise with music chosen to uplift the soul and harmonize the body and mind. Ideal for those willing to experience joy with the combination of user-friendly dance, yoga, breath work, and meditation. This practice promotes flexibility, endurance, self-confidence, and stress reduction.
    Available with Silver Sneakers/Healthy Contributions programs
    Instructor: Cristina Jones
    Thursdays: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    FUNCTIONAL YOGA BLEND 
    This class is designed to maximize calorie burn and muscle tone. We use yoga asanas for muscle strength and fun dance moves for aerobic conditioning. In functional yoga, special attention is given to the individual capabilities of every student; adjustments are made according to each body type. We go more in-depth into the practice of each pose, aiding the body with yoga props for optimal health benefits. This is ideal for anyone willing to invest time and effort for a better functioning body and learn the tools for a more enjoyable life.
    Instructor: Cristina Jones
    Wednesdays: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM


    Interested in teaching at one of our facilities? Fill out our online call for instructors form.

     

  • Adult Dance Classes

    LINE DANCING CLASSES
    Returning in the Fall
    Choreographed dances set to music. No partner is necessary, but some experience is required.
    Instructor: Teresa Small
    Wednesdays:
    9:30 AM – Intermediate
    11:00 AM - Improver
    12:00 PM - Beginner
    $3 per person  


    Interested in teaching at one of our facilities? Fill out our online call for instructors form.

  • Children's Programming

    Logo for the Ethical Anglers Fishing Class

    ETHICAL ANGLERS
    Beginner Fishing Class
    Children will be introduced to the art and sport of freshwater fishing and learn about laws and regulations, knot-tying, casting techniques, and much more!
    Bottled water and equipment provided

    • Ages 8 - 12
    • Class size: 8 child max
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      (Drop off as early as 8:45 AM)

    Upcoming Dates:
    TBA

    Space is limited. Call or email to find out more. Register in person or over the phone. 

     

     

    Interested in teaching at one of our facilities? Fill out our online call for instructors form.

  • Kayak & Canoe Access

    For questions on Kayaking and canoeing access at Lake Crago, email LakeCrago@Lakelandgov.net or call 863-834-2215

  • User Check-In
    • All program participants should check in at the front counter prior to attending classes
    • Program participants will be registered in the participant program and issued an identification tag.
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