Lakeland, Florida, Attractions

Lakeland, Florida, Attractions
Lying between Tampa and Orlando is Lakeland, Florida. The city's pleasant year-round temperature makes it an ideal spot for visitors to enjoy the outdoors. Lakeland gives the feeling of a tree-lined small town, but it has modern conveniences and amenities offered by a town much larger. Anglers enjoy dipping their line into one of the city's many lakes. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy golfing, hiking, boating, bird watching or just laying back in the sun at one of the city's many parks.

Curtis Peterson Park

Those wanting to enjoy a little bit of everything outdoors will want to visit Curtis Peterson Park on Lake John. Situated on 38 acres of land, this park offers recreational activities for all ages. Boaters can use the park's boat ramp to launch their boats and fish in Lake John. There is also a fishing pier for those wanting to fish from shore. The park has nature trails, an 1,100-foot boardwalk, playground, picnic pavilions, restrooms and a baseball field. The park is open year-round, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Curtis Peterson Park
3700 Cleveland Heights Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 834-2233

The Golf Club at Bridgewater

Recognized by Golf Week as one of the "Top Courses You Can Play" in 2008, Bridgewater is a semi-private club that offers championship golf. The course has 18 holes, with a 19th hole added for celebration. Built in 2007, Bridgewater offers a secluded, tree-lined course without the interference of surrounding homes. The course was developed to give golfers of all experience levels a challenge. The greens average around 10,000 square feet, with every hole being distinctly different.

The Golf Club at Bridgewater
6200 State Road 33
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 682-3000
www.golfbridgewater.com

Lake Parker Park

If experiencing a little bit of natural Florida is what you are looking for, visit Lake Parker Park. This 100-acre park on Lake Parker, abounds with native plants left in their natural state. Nature enthusiasts enjoy hiking the nature trails and watching for the many bird species that frequent the park. The park also boasts having one of the nicest lawn-bowling fields in the U.S. Other recreational activities include shuffleboard, volleyball, tennis, soccer, playgrounds and picnic area. Anglers can use the boat ramp or fish from shore. Restrooms and a rental pavilion are also located inside the park.

Lake Parker Park
910 E. Granada St.
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 834-2233

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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