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Simpson Park Community Center



Front of the Simpson Park Community Center, with the name on the side of the builiding. Tree and plants in forefront.

1725 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33805 | 863.834.2577

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 9 AM - 9* PM | Saturday 8 AM - 4* PM | Sunday 11 AM - 5* PM

*To allow time for extended cleaning procedures, some portions of the facility may close earlier than the building closing times.

Basketball Gym
Open play during regular facility hours of operation

Open Play Indoor Pickleball
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 12 PM

Tennis Courts
Open Dawn - Dusk


Simpson Pool Hours

Falling into fun event poster - all details can be found on event page

Simpson Park Community Center Features: 

  • Two (2) multipurpose rooms
  • Game room
  • Kitchen
  • Weightroom
  • Cardio room
  • Computer center
  • Spacious gymnasium which houses two full-size basketball courts
  • Tennis court
  • Two (2) basketball courts
  • Playground
  • Softball field (newly renovated)

This indoor/outdoor facility allows the Parks and Recreation Department the opportunity to provide comprehensive recreation programming to suit the varied needs and interests of the North Lakeland Community. Instructional classes, sports leagues, recreational play, fitness, and special event programming ensure constant activities.

Parks and Recreation scan cards are required for all activities and classes. Due to limited enrollment, pre-registration and pre-payment is recommended and sometimes required for classes.

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

  • Fees & Check-in Procedures


    Fees are for weight room & gymnasium activities only; class fees are separate.

    • $4 per visit
    • $40 per 20-visit gym & fitness room pass (purchasing a pass saves you money!)
    • ACTIVITY PASS (Semi-Annual or Annual Pass) Covers Weight rooms, Cardio Rooms, Open Swim, Lap Swim, Open Tennis and any Health and Fitness Class with the  in front of the class

      Ages 14-59 (Individual) $200/$360

      Ages 60 and up (individual) $170/$300

      Family (Two adults up to the age of 59 living in same household plus any legal dependents) $450/$800

    All guests must check-in upon entering the Simpson Park Community Center and sign a waiver of liability to participate.

    Game Room:

    • All ages FREE

    User Check-In:

    • All users must check in before being permitted to use the fitness areas and gymnasium.
    • New users will be required to register in the participant program and will be issued an identification tag.
    • Lost ID tags are subject to a $1 replacement fee.
  • Weightroom & Cardio Room Rules
    • The minimum age is 15.
    • Participants 12-14 years of age may work out if accompanied by a parent or guardian, 18 and up.
    • Anyone under the age of 12 cannot use the fitness rooms due to insurance requirements.
    • All participants are encouraged to consult a physician before beginning any exercise program.

    Top-quality Pro Maxima weight machines including leg extensions, leg sled, cable-crossover, biceps, chest press, free weight station, treadmills, elliptical and more.

  • Fitness Classes

    $5 per class unless otherwise noted

    No experience is needed! Ages 16 and up. Bring water, a towel, and a mat.
    Mondays & Wednesdays: 10 AM – 12 PM

    No experience is needed! Ages 16 and up. Bring boxing gloves, a towel, and some water.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:30 - 7:30 PM 

    No experience is needed! Ages 16 and up. Bring water, a towel, and a mat.
    Mondays: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

    Go Hard Weight Training  
    No experience is needed! Ages 16 and up. Bring water, a towel, and a mat.
    Wednesdays: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    Dance Hall Fitness (for seniors) 
    No experience is needed! Bring water and a towel.
    Tuesdays: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    If you are interested in teaching a fitness class, please submit your info online here!

  • Children & Youth Programming

    Visit our eSports home for all of the video game updates!

    Come and let your creativity flow.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4 - 5 PM
    (offered during the school year only)

    A safe stress-free environment to help children sharpen common core skills learned in the classroom. We provide homework help and enrichment activities geared to help children stay at the top of their class. Healthy snacks are provided daily. Elementary only.


  • Martial Arts

    We are on the lookout for Martial Arts Programming. If you know someone please have them submit their info on our Call for Instructors Form!

  • Clubs, Hobbies & Enrichment

    Come enjoy an instructor-led evening of painting with a flow of jazz and finger snacks.
    Limited spots are available; class registration opens the first Friday of the month, and class registration closes the Thursday prior to the class date.
    Ages 16 & up
    Every third Friday 
    6 - 8 PM 
    $35 per class (register at a facility in advance)

    Lakeland Table Tennis Association welcomes you to play competitive table tennis.
    Open Play
    Sundays: 11 AM - 4 PM
    Mondays: 9 AM - 12 PM
    Wednesdays: 9 AM - 12 PM & 5 - 8 PM
    Fridays: 9 AM - 12 PM & 5 - 8 PM

    Head inside to the air-conditioned gym for one of the most popular sports!
    Confirm hours at the top of this page.