Recreation, Exercise, and Special Events
2013 Summer Sports Camp Registration
Junior Golf Clinic - June 3rd - 6th from 9 -10:30 a.m. at Stonebridge Golf Club, 3049 Davies Plantation. The clinic is for children ages 6-14 years old. Instruction will be provided in putting, chipping and driving. Students should bring their own clubs. Upon completion, each child will receive a sleeve of balls, a pack of tees, and a certificate. Camp fee is $80.
Memphis Grizzlies Basketball Camp - A Memphis Grizzlies Basketball Camp will be held June 10th - 13th from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at St. Paul’s UM Church, 2949 Davies Plantation Road. This camp is for children ages 5-12 years old. Your child will receive a basketball and a t-shirt for participating. Camp fee is $90.
Quick Start Tennis Camp - Quick Start tennis camp is scheduled for children ages 5-10 years old from June 17th - 20th from 9 - 10:15 a.m. at Windward Slopes Park, 9822 Beverle Rivera Drive. Quick Start tennis uses a larger ball, lower nets, and a shorter court for beginners. Full court available for oldest campers, if needed. Bring your own racket. All other equipment plus popsicles provided. Upon completion, your child will receive a Vaught tennis racket and certificate. Camp fee is $90.
Tennis Camp - Tennis camp will be held July 15th- 18th, from 9 - 10:30 a.m. at Windward Slopes Park (9822 Beverle Rivera Drive), for beginner and intermediate players, ages 11-18 or younger experienced students. Includes full court instruction, fundamental drills and competitive games. Upon completion, your child will receive a certificate and a trophy. Camp fee is $90.
Registration form for the above camps available, here. For additional information, contact Recreation Program Coordinator Joy Cloud at 867-2717 or e-mail.
Smartycat Kids Summer Camps are Back!
IH Clubhouse at 4523 Canada Road
Smartycat Kids’ Tech-gineering Camp is the perfect program for all of the budding tech geeks out there! Campers will get to enjoy a week full of tinkering with technology and designing and constructing projects using LEGO's, K'nex, as well as various building materials they can find around the house. They will build and race remote-controlled vehicles, learn how to create circuits using solar power or salt water, and have a battle bot challenge that is sure to excite any tech-savvy kid! Camp is July 8th-12th (M/T/Th/Fri...no camp on Wed) from 1-4 p.m.
Smartycat Kids’ Groovy Girls Summer Program was created as the perfect place for girls to come together, enjoy the summer with friends, and just have fun being a girl! They will have a wide variety of activities for groovy girls to participate in - everything from fashion design and making our own jewelry, baking and decorating delicious summer treats, to scrapbooking and tie-dye art. There will be free time each day where girls can choose their own activities or expand upon their favorite projects, and an awesome week of summer fun will end with a Groovy Girl Party! Program is July 22nd-26th (M/T/Th/Fri...no camp on Wed) from 1-4 p.m.
For children entering grades 1-6. Children will be grouped by age and friends/siblings can be grouped together upon request. $125 for each 4 day, 12 hour program (sibling discounts available). Flyer here. Register online at SmartycatKids.com. Questions? Call Smartycat Kids at 732-762-5022.
Men’s Tennis League
The newly formed Lakeland Men’s Doubles Tennis League begins the season with the first match scheduled for Saturday, May 18th from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. at Windward Slopes Park.
The Lakeland Men’s Doubles Tennis League is open to the public and includes varied skill levels. Matches have been scheduled for Saturdays from May 18th to June 29th, which will be followed by a championship match at the end of the season.
There are 8 members who will play two doubles matches each week with everyone changing partners every week. New members can still sign up as an alternate who will play for anyone who cannot play the scheduled match or arrange to play that week’s match sometime during the week before the next Saturday match.
For more information, you may contact City Commissioner Randy Nicholson at 521-0558, ext. 23 or .
Women's Tennis: Spring 2013
The Lakeland Women’s Tennis Group will resume meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Windward Slopes Park, 9822 Beverle Rivera Drive. The group’s goals are to exercise, enjoy playing tennis, and improve their game. For more information, please contact Peggy Young at or 606-8269.
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Monthly Lakeland Dance
7:00 - 10:30 p.m., one Saturday each month, at IH Clubhouse. Sponsored by the River City Boppers. Open to all ages. $4 for Lakeland residents. Each dance has a theme and participants bring a food to share (check website for dates and details).
Sherri Gallick, an AFAA Certified Instructor, leads classes on Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. and Tuesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the IH Clubhouse, located at 4523 Canada Road.
What is Lakeland Fitness? Lakeland Fitness is a fun way to beat boredom when it comes to exercise. The class combines several fitness disciplines such as yoga, pilates, dance, general aerobics and calisthenics to improve muscle strength, stamina, coordination, balance, flexibility and cardio. The 1st half of class is similar to a zumba gold and/or aerobics, however there is no need worry about keeping up with every move because as long as you are moving & having fun that is the goal! The class is low impact, but most movements can be adapted to make them more intense or less demanding to accommodate your fitness level.
The class age range has been from 35-79 but is suitable for anyone that strives to get in shape and wants to stay in shape. Sherri Gallick was a Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleader and taught fitness in Kansas City prior to her career as an executive in the Consumer Products Industry. Now she has traded her high heels in for tennis shoes and her suits for spandex & a ball cap. As a degreed professional and certified instructor, she wants to make an impact by educating people on the benefits of health, fitness and quality of life. Now in her 50's, Sherri feels the aches and pains of a maturing body. However, she can attest to the importance of maintaining your health and staying in shape.
The first class is free, each additional is $5, or you may purchase a 10 class card for $30. You will need a mat for the 2nd half of the class. For more information, contact Sherri at 901-867-2345 or . Click here for a flyer or here for the Facebook page (including any specials). May/June special: Bring a friend or refer a friend and if they purchase a punch card, you get a free visit added to your card! For more information on Lakeland Parks & Recreation activities, contact Recreation Program Coordinator Joy Cloud at 867-2717 or .
Silver Sneakers (Exercise & Strength-building)
IH Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road
Tuesdays & Thursdays, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Ongoing enrollment: bring your insurance card (or $4 per class; first class is FREE)
Silver Sneakers is a fun, energizing program that helps mature adults take control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events. Come out to the Muscular Strength & Range of Movement Classes on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Lakeland Weekly Senior Calendar here. Silver Sneakers website here.
Saturday, October 26th, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
IH Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road
Bring your family, invite your neighbors… Lakeland’s Halloween Carnival will have games, music, and prizes. Lakeland residents are invited to wear costumes, adults and children alike. The Lakeland Lions Club is partnering with the City of Lakeland for the event. For more information, contact Recreation Program Coordinator Joy Cloud at 867-2717 or .
Visit with Santa
Saturday, December 7th, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm.
IH Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road
The Lakeland Lions Club and the City of Lakeland are inviting children to the annual Visit with Santa at the IH Clubhouse. Tables will be set-up so that children can color with crayons and there will be storytelling. Don’t forget to bring your camera for pictures with Santa. For more information, contact Recreation Program Coordinator Joy Cloud at 867-2717 or .
Past Parks & Recreation Events:
Annual Fishing Rodeo Draws
Fishers from Around the Area
Sunny skies and mild temperatures was the setting for the Annual Fishing Rodeo at International Harvester Park Lake on Saturday, May 18th, from 8 - 10 a.m.
Over 100 children ages 4-12 accompanied by parents and grandparents participated in the event.
Trophies were given out for the longest fish, most fish caught - boy, and most fish caught - girl.
Rodeo Trophy Winners...
Most Fish Caught Girl: Kaylee Grunder; Most Fish Caught Boy (tie): Rider Miller and Bryan Gibson; Longest Fish: Preston Crum
Trophy winners, left to right:
Preston Crum, Bryan Gibson, Rider Miller, Kaylee Grunder.
The Fishing Rodeo was made possible through the combined efforts and resources of 4-Way Insurance of Bartlett, Sonic of Lakeland, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, the First Baptist Church of Lakeland, and the City of Lakeland.
We sincerely appreciate the ongoing support and help from the community volunteers who helped make the event such a success!
2013 Lakeland Easter Egg Hunt
More than 140 children brought Easter baskets to the Lakeland Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 16th at the First Baptist Church of Lakeland. Children ages 2-10 participated in arts and crafts, face-painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and an egg hunt. Trustmark Bank in Lakeland co-sponsored the event in addition to contributing a Grand Prize Easter Basket won by Blake Dexter. The Lakeland Community Easter Egg Hunt was sponsored by the Lakeland Lions Club, Trustmark Bank in Lakeland, and the City of Lakeland.
2012 Visit with Santa
Approximately 70 children attended the City of Lakeland’s Visit with Santa event on Saturday, December 8th. The event, sponsored by the Lakeland Lions Club and the City of Lakeland, was held at the recently-renovated International Harvester’s Clubhouse at 4523 Canada Road.
Event volunteers are shown left to right: Carolyn Tinner, Dale Tinner, Gwen Faller, Pam Golden, EW Golden, Bobbi Cornett, and Recreation Program Coordinator Joy Cloud; (top row) Bert Faller, Alison Ely, and Bill Eastin.
For more information on upcoming Lakeland Parks & Recreation activities, contact Recreation Program Coordinator Joy Cloud at 867-2717 or .
2012 Fall Carnival
Approximately 150 parents and children turned out at the Lakeland International Harvester’s Clubhouse for the Lakeland Fall Carnival, Friday October 26. The kids enjoyed showing off costumes and playing games, earning tickets used to purchase prizes at the “Fall Carnival Store”. The well-attended, family-fun event was sponsored by the Lakeland Lions Club and the City of Lakeland.
For more information on Parks & Recreation activities, contact Recreation Program Coordinator Joy Cloud at 867-2717 or .
Click here for a calendar that includes Parks & Recreation events.