Youth & Adult Activities

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


Recreational Activities & Special Events 

Fall Sports (August-November)

Youth Tackle Football (6U flag, 8U, 10U & 12U Tackle)     2022 MFL Rulebook
Youth Cheerleading - Football - Squad cheers for 8U and/or 10U tackle football teams
Youth Flag Football (8U, 10U, and 12U)
Youth Soccer

Winter Sports (November - March)

Youth Basketball
    Game Schedules:
    6U Division
    8U Division
    10U Division
    12U Division
Youth Cheerleading - Basketball
    Cheer practices are Tuesdays 5:15 - 6:15 pm
    Game Schedule

Spring Sports (March - May)

Adult Kickball* - Registration begins January 2nd. Games begin Saturday, March 25th. Rules: Team registration fee is $250

Youth Soccer

Summer Sports (June - August)

Adult Soccer
Youth Baseball

*New for Spring 2023*

People Playing Sports

Lakeland Parks and Rec on Facebook
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 read a sponsorship packet.

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.