Recreation Division


1904 S Park Road
Plant 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.

Recreation Programming

-        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).

Athletic Programming

-        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.

Name Title Email Phone
Haldane, Deborah Program Manager 813-659-4200 ext. 4302
Cornelio, Maria Administrative Assistant, Recreation Division 813-659-4200 ext. 4300
position, vacant Recreation Supervisor, MLK Rec Center   813-757-9195
position, vacant Center Coordinator, MLK Rec Center 813-757-9195
Morona, Maggie Recreation Supervisor, Planteen Rec Center (813) 659-4200 ext. 4340
Hanlon, CPRP, CYSA, Tim Assistant Program Manager 813-659-4200 ext. 4311
Johnson, C Shane Tennis Professional 813-707-7485
Smith, Danny Youth Athletics Coordinator 813-659-4200 ext. 4313
Position, Unfunded Superintendent, Recreation Division   813-659-4200 ext. 4304
Position, Unfunded Athletic Program Manager   813-659-4200 ext. 4302