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Ocala Recreation and Parks

The Ocala Recreation and Parks Department has a variety of programs, activities and events to meet your leisure service needs. Check our main navigation for more information about our recreation programs, parks, cultural arts, events and much more!

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Activity Guide

1.21 Program Guide Cover Ocala Recreation ParksFresh off the press! The Ocala Recreation and Parks program guide features events, programs and more that will take place January through April. We have something to do for all ages so make 2021 your year to try something new with Ocala Recreation and Parks!


The guide is published three times a year: January-April, May-August and September-December. It is available in print and online. For questions regarding content or to sponsor the program guide, contact us by e-mail.

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Community Feedback Survey

In an effort to always be improving the services we provide you, we'd love your feedback! Please take a moment to complete this survey so we can know how to serve you better:  

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Let Them Play Scholarship

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It is an unfortunate reality that not all kids can afford to participate in paid recreation programs and summer camps. At the City of Ocala, we endeavor to ensure that every child has an opportunity to participate. You can help us continue to make constructive play time a reality for underprivileged children by making a donation to the Let them PLAY! Scholarship Fund.

Please go to our website to donate today or mail a check to Let them PLAY! Scholarship Fund, 828 NE Eighth Ave., Ocala, Florida 34470.

Thank you in advance for your investment in Ocala’s children.

Our Promise 

At Ocala Recreation and Parks, we endeavor to provide you with experiences uniquely yours in safe places and spaces that captivate and inspire; where strangers become friends and friends become a family we call community; where little boys and girls dream of mighty achievements and their families and neighbors are their biggest fans; where the song of the swing set, the roaring of the crowd and the rustling of the leaves all blend into a sweet symphony; where time and troubles slip away into smiles and laughter.  At Ocala Recreation and Parks we endeavor to ensure the memories you make with us here today will be treasured stories you share with your family, friends, children and grandchildren tomorrow.  We invite you to come out and play, Ocala!