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1904 S Park RoadPlant City, FL 33563-8113
The eight employees of the Recreation & Parks Department’s Recreation Division oversees the recreation center programs for three buildings, athletics programs at all City parks and produces community-wide special events.
- Responsible for all recreation center offerings, including special interest class development, instructor recruitment, scheduling and promotion. Classes include adult fitness, youth/adult self-defense, dance, art and senior programming. Youth out-of-school time offerings such as after school and summer programs are also coordinated. In addition, all production aspects for special events, including securing sponsorships, vendors, volunteers, entertainment and more, for department run large special events (July 4th Celebration, City-Wide Easter Egg Hunt, Bi-Annual Youth Fishing Derbies, Daddy-Daughter Date Night, Mom-Son Bowling event and Christmas in the Park). Staff also assists with other non-City coordinated special events (Chamber of Commerce, Main Street, Willaford Railroad Museum, other local non-profits). Oversee any community special events on their properties (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Festival, Black Heritage Festival).
- Responsible for all production and coordination aspects, including calendar, game scheduling, Parks Division field prep, youth sports uniforms and equipment, youth sports coach recruitment, part time officials recruitment/training/scheduling, and publicity for department-run athletic programming (youth flag football, youth basketball, youth soccer, youth sport skills contests, adult softball and adult Halloween softball tournament). Coordinates field use, calendar and Parks Division field prep for local non-profit youth sports organizations (baseball/softball, tackle football/cheer, competitive soccer). Coordinates field use, Parks Division field prep and act as a liaison for non-City run tournaments and other field rentals held over 40 weekends a year for youth travel baseball, youth travel softball, youth travel soccer, youth tackle football, youth lacrosse, youth/adult flag football and adult baseball/softball. Also, total oversight of the Plant City Tennis Center, from scheduling 10 courts, programming league play and developing programs and tournaments.