Parks and Locations

Locations of all City parks are listed below. Contact the Parks & Recreation Dept. for additional information at 863-291-5272.


Central Park

Photo of Central Park

455 East Cummings Street

At 7.6 acres, Central Park is equipped with:

  •  Basketball Courts with lights
  •  Football Field and bleachers
  •  Softball Field with lights
  •  Restrooms
  •  Picnic Pavilion
  • Pet-friendly walking path

City Hall Tennis Courts

Photo of Tennis CourtsNext Door to City Hall

 At 3.2 acres, amenities include:

  •  2 Tennis Courts
  •  Lights
  •  Restrooms
  •  Bleacher

Echo Terrace Community Park

Photo of Echo Terrace Community Park

Terrace Avenue near Buena Vista Drive

This family-friendly facility is equipped with:

  •  Basketball Court
  •  Playground
  •  Picnic Tables
  •  Dock

Echo Terrace Dock

Photo of Echo Terrace Dock S. Echo Drive and S. Nekoma Drive

At .15 acres, amenities include:

  • Dock
  • Picnic table
  • Limited parking

Frank C. Gardner Park

Picture of Gardner Park Sign US Highway 17/92 at Main Street

At 2.3 Acres, the park includes:

Veterans Memorial

The Lake Alfred Veterans Memorial is located in the Frank C. Gardner Park.  It was installed as part of a community effort and continues to grow.  The initial groundbreaking was in November of 2012 and the Purple Heart Memorial was added in March of 2015.  The memorial allows for personalized brick pavers and plaques.

The City of Lake Alfred embarked on a project to build a memorial that is the centerpiece of the city, dedicated to promoting the recognition of and honoring our veterans. 

The monument was originally on display on Interstate 4 for a number of years. Because of a road widening project it was going to be taken down and destroyed. However a group of vets formed Iwo Jima Monument, Inc. and it was taken down and put in storage in Auburndale for nearly 10 years. When the Parks and Recreation Director, a member of the Iwo Jima Monument board, heard of our plans for the memorial he offered the monument to us and with some restoration we now have this  amazing tribute to the men and women who served and currently serve our country. The City of Lake Alfred is grateful to the City of Auburndale.

Highlands Community Center

Photo of Highlands Community Center700 N. Third St.

At 1.10 acres, amenities include:

  • Multi-purpose building – Available for parties, gatherings, meetings, etc.
  • Basketball court
  • Paved parking

Lake Echo Boat Ramp

lake echo boat ramp and dockS. Winona Ave

  • Freshwater Boat Ramp
  • Limited boat parking spaces
  • Dock

Lake Haines Boat Ramp

Photo of Lake Haines Boat RampE. Haines Blvd

  • Freshwater Boat Ramp
  • Dock
  • Limited parking spaces for vehicles and boats

Lake Rochelle Park and Boat Ramp

Rochelle park US Highway 17/92 and Lake Shore Way

  • Freshwater boat ramp
  • Dock
  • Open space with large shade trees
  • Picnic pavilion
  • Limited unpaved parking

Lake Swoope Park

Photo of Lake Swoope Park

Lake Swoope Drive and E. Midway Avenue

  •  Covered Picnic Tables
  •  Benches
  •  Dock

Lion’s Park and Boat Ramp

175 North Nekoma Avenue

Encompassing 18.8 acres, the park includes:

  • Freshwater Boat Ramp with 12-15 parking spaces
  • Playground areas for different age groups
  • Covered and Uncovered Picnic Tables
  • Picnic Pavilions
  • Large Barbecue Pit
  • Restrooms with Handicap Access
  • Lions Clubhouse with Large Parking Area

Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve

945 Mackay Blvd.

On 112 acres of land, amenities include:

  • Beautiful Mackay Estate residence, available for weddings and other special events.
  • Nature trails and paved bike path along Mackay Blvd
  • Playground
  • Dock and canoe launch area
  • Restrooms

Twin Lakes Park and Lake Swoope Boat Ramp

Photo of Twin Lakes Park & Lake Swoope Boat Ramp

E. Swoope Street and Rochelle Drive

Encompassing 3.75 Acres, facilities include:

  • Freshwater Boat Ramp
  • Parking Spaces for Vehicles and Boats
  • Open Space Area
  • Walking path and boardwalk
  • Picnic tables
  • Water fountains
  • Pet Friendly