Youth & Adult Activities

The City of Lakeland offers both youth and adult sports and recreational activities.


Annual Schedule of Athletic Programs

Fall Sports (August-November)

  • Youth Tackle Football (8U, & 10U)   2022 MFL Rulebook
  • Youth Cheerleading – Football - Squads cheer for tackle football teams
  • Youth Flag Football (6U, 8U, & 10U) - 6U teams play in the MFL Flag division
  • Youth Soccer - Lakeland Recreation Soccer is operated by Tennessee Soccer Academy

Winter Sports (November - March)

Spring Sports (March - May)

Summer Sports (June - August)

  • Adult Soccer
  • Youth Baseball

*New for Spring 2023*

People Playing Sports

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Full Parks and Recreation staff directory

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor for the City of Lakeland’s Parks and Recreation Programs and Special Events, please contact the Parks and Recreation Director.

Suggestion Box

Questions, Suggestions, or Comments About Our Programs?

Contact Parks and Rec staff. Read info on Parks and Recreation/Natural Resources Board meetings, which are open the public.

Independent Contractors for the City of Lakeland

The City of Lakeland is requesting statements of qualifications and proposal(s) for Independent Contractors to work within the Parks and Recreation Departments catalog of programs. The City is requesting proposals from individuals and organizations to coordinate leagues, clinics and sessions of athletic, non-athletic and fitness programs.

The City’s objective is to contract with (a) qualified organization(s) to provide coordination of recreation programs to include, but not be limited to: youth sport leagues and clinics (e.g. soccer, lacrosse), adult sport leagues and clinics, non-athletic recreation programs (e.g. dog obedience, dance, martial arts), and youth, adult and senior fitness classes.

Interested individuals/organizations should complete the RFQ HERE, and send to the Parks and Recreation Director.