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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

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.
  • Safety Procedures to Help Curb the Spread of the Coronavirus
    • Cardio Room
      • Equipment will be wiped down after each use by staff
      • We ask participants to wipe down equipment after use. (non-compliance may result in a request to leave the facility.)
    • Weight room
      • We ask participants to wipe down equipment after use. (non-compliance may result in a request to leave the facility.)
      • The weight room will be disinfected with misting spray 2 - 3x per day
    • Classes
      • Any facility equipment used will be disinfected after class
    • Game Room
      • Games and equipment will be wiped down after use of play
      • Limited number of participants in game room to assist with social distancing
  • 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

    This class involves a combination of hip hop and Zumba put together. A great stress reliever that helps you burn calories as well. For all ages
    Tuesdays: 7:00 – 8:00 PM

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

  • Children & Youth Programming

    Come and let your creativity flow.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4 - 5 PM

    Coordinated dance steps and routines for kids.
    Wednesdays & Fridays: 4 - 5:30 PM
    (offered during the school year only)

    Helping youth care for the community
    Mrs. Monique 863.500.1636

    Offering one on one tutoring sessions
    Mondays & Thursdays 5 - 7 PM
    Schott Simpkins 863.651.8810

    Call for dates 863.834.2577

    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.

    Every second and fourth Thursday of the month.
    Veronica Robinson 863.661.5519

    A teen community program that helps young adults achieve and accomplish their gals with building self-confidence and motivating them along the way. #girlpower
    Ages 12-16
    Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
    5:30 – 6:45 PM

  • 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 available, class registration opens the first Friday of the month and class registration closes the Friday prior to the class date.
    Bring the kids for a monitored movie and snack while you brush.
    Ages 16&up
    Every Third Thursday 6 - 8 PM 
    Class dates October 15, November 19, December 17
    6 - 8 PM 
    $30 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