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The Recreation Section produces more than 40 special events and programs throughout the year. These events and activities are generally free or low cost. Polk County Parks and Recreation’s special events range in size from small, community-based events that target individual communities to large scale events which are often tied to a holiday or certain interest groups.

  • Jack-o-Lantern Jamboree
  • Color the Trail (10K, 5K and 1-mile runs)
  • Egg-a-Palooza
  • Family Fun Day
  • Mother/Daughter Picnic


In addition to our special events, Parks and Recreation often provides supplemental activities throughout the year that can be done either at home or on a self-guided, independent basis. These activities sometimes require pre-registration or have a limited capacity. We also offer virtual activities through our social media platforms.

  • DIY Scavenger Hunts
  • Rec2Go
  • Date Night Boxes
  • Letters from the North Pole
  • Bunny Mail
  • Creation Station
  • Enter to Win Giveaways


Polk County Parks and Recreation often partners with local community members to provide additional services or opportunities to our patrons.

  • Food Giveaways
  • After School Programs
  • Specific Event Sponsors

Interested in becoming a partner? Contact us at (863) 534-6911.