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Bartow Civic Plaza
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Bartow Golf Course
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Bartow Park
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Carver Recreation Center
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Circle B Bar Reserve
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Ft. Blount Park
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Ft. Fraser Trail
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Gazebo Park
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Homeland Heritage Park
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Mary Holland Park
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McLeod Park
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Mosaic Peace River Park
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Nye Jordan Park
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Polk Street Community Center
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Richland Manor Park
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Summerlin Park at Wilson Lake
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Parks/Recreation

When it comes to places to go and things to do, the Bartow offers a lot. Whether you’re into sports, fitness, nature or history, you’re sure to find the right activity in Bartow.


Those seeking tranquility can picnic in one of the area’s beautiful parks, or take a relaxing walk through a pristine nature preserve. The Bartow area is also a favorite for those who enjoy cycling. Miles of roadways with a variety of terrain make Bartow an ideal place to enjoy the great outdoors. Summerlin Park at Wilson Lake offers a beautiful three-quarter mile walking/jogging path around Wilson Lake complete with benches and restrooms. For a list of upcoming progams & events, click here.
If you like to fish, you’ll have access to many streams and lakes throughout Polk County. The Bartow Chamber of Commerce can provide a list of guide services that can take you to some of the nation’s top bass spots.

Indoor recreation more to your liking? Perhaps you enjoy learning about the past. Bartow is a city proud of its unique area historical sites including the Polk County Historical Museum. If you’re interested in your own family history, check out the Polk County Genealogical Library located in the same building. Bartow’s Public Library offers an inter-library loan service in conjunction with the Florida State Library and the Tampa Bay Library Consortium giving those who are into research or reading endless resources.

If you’re into art, the nearby Polk Museum of Art offers works both historic and contemporary that visit the Museum as traveling exhibitions. Just outside the main galleries is the George Jenkins Student Gallery, dedicated to showcasing the works of Polk County public school students year round. The Perkins Gallery houses traveling exhibitions, usually by a single artist. Upstairs, the Murray and Ledger Galleries exhibit traveling exhibitions and permanent collection exhibits. Dorothy Jenkins Gallery & Emily S. Macey Gallery are the two main galleries featuring works from artists with national and local traveling exhibitions. The museum is located in Lakeland.

 

Polk Street Community Center

 

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       1255 West Polk Street: 5.5-acre site community center building with meeting rooms and kitchen, weight room with Nautilus machines, one lighted softball field, one lighted outdoor basketball court, playground, picnic shelter with grill, restrooms.

Carver Recreation Center

 

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      800 Oaklawn Avenue: 10-acre site recreation center with gymnasium, meeting rooms and kitchen, playground, two lighted racquetball courts, two lighted tennis courts, picnic shelter with four tables and grill.

Mary Holland Park

 

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      Just east of the Bartow Civic Center: 116-acre park 19 picnic pavilions with grills, 69 picnic tables, four soccer fields, concession stand, two restrooms buildings, tot and youth playgrounds. Reservation fees for picnic pavilions: $60 for large pavilions and $30 for small pavilions, which includes clean-up by the city prior to use. Unreserved pavilions may be used without charge when available. Three lakes (Heron, Cardinal and Purple Martin) are interconnected. Fishing is allowed from shore, piers, and boats (no gasoline engines permitted). Youth overnight camping area at Camp Crickette. Skateboard park near south end.

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Community Corporate Partners

INVESTING IN THE SUCCESS OF THEIR COMMUNITY . . . the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize the following businesses for their annual pledge of support to help make our community a better place to live, work and operate businesses.
Chairmen Level - $10,000 Partner

A-C-T
Taste of the Chamber, Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon, Spring Azalea Family Fun Festival, Pig Out Bartow!, Spirit of Bartow Awards, Polk Politics, Champions Cup, Chamber Golf Scramble, Hometown Heroes, Leadership Bartow, ENGAGE Young Professionals

 

CITY OF BARTOW

Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon, Spring Azalea Family Fun Festival, Pig Out Bartow!, Spirit of Bartow Awards, Polk Politics, Champions Cup, Chamber Golf Scramble, Hometown Heroes, Leadership Bartow, ENGAGE Young Professionals, State of the City Address

MOSAIC

Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon, Spirit of Bartow Awards, Pig Out Bartow!, Polk Politics, Champions Cup, Chamber Golf Scramble, Hometown Heroes, Leadership Bartow

SPATH JEWELERS

Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Spring Azalea Family Fun Festival, Pig Out Bartow!, Chamber Golf Scramble, Hometown Heroes, Chocolate Charms & Chamber Fun Thursday

 

President Level - $5,000 Partner

BARTOW FORD
 
Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon, Pig Out Bartow!, Spirit of Bartow Awards, Champions Cup, Chamber Golf Scramble, Fun Thursday, Hometown Heroes, Leadership Bartow

 

BARTOW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon, Champions Cup, Chamber Golf Scramble, Fun Thursday, Leadership Bartow 

 

COMMUNITY SOUTHERN BANK
Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Spring Azalea Family Fun Festival, Spirit of Bartow Awards, Champions Cup, Chamber Golf Scramble, Fun Thursday, Hometown Heroes, Fun Thursday, Leadership Bartow, ENGAGE Young Professionals

 

MADRID ENGINEERING GROUP, INC.
Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon, Spirit of Bartow Awards, Champions Cup, Chamber Golf Scramble, Fun Thursday, Hometown Heroes, Leadership Bartow

 

SEMCO CONSTRUCTION
Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Champions Cup, Hometown Heroes, Leadership Bartow, ENGAGE Young Professionals

 

Executive Level - $2,500 Partner

BADCOCK
Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Spring Azalea Family Fun Festival, Champions Cu[p, Chamber Golf Scramble

 

BARTOW COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION
Teacher of the Year Breakfast, Annual Meeting, Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon, Champions Cup, Fun Thursday, Leadership Bartow, ENGAGE Young Professionals

 

BOSWELL & DUNLAP, LLP
Annual Meeting, Mayor's Prayer Luncheon, Champions Cup, Chamber Golf Scramble,Hometown Heroes

 

CENTERSTATE BANK
Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Polk Politics, Chamber Golf Scramble, Hometown Heroes, ENGAGE Young Professionals

 

CITIZENS BANK & TRUST
Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Mayor's Prayer Luncheon, Spring Azalea Family Fun Festival, Polk Politics, Champions Cup, Hometown Heroes

 

DMAR TECHNICAL TRAINING
Hometown Heroes

 

KELLEY BUICK GMC
Polk Politics, Hometown Heroes, Leadership Bartow 

 

PARTY PEOPLE CELEBRATION COMPANY
Annual Meeting

 

SPHERION STAFFING
Barn Boogie, Pig Out Bartow!, Spirit of Bartow Awards, Chamber Golf Scramble, Leadership Bartow, ENGAGE Young Professionals

 

TD BANK
Spring Azalea Family Fun Festival, Champions Cup, Chamber Golf Scramble, Leadership Bartow, ENGAGE Young Professionals

 

TOM EDWARDS CHRYSLER/DODGE/JEEP/RAM
Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Pig Out Bartow!, Chamber Golf Scramble, Fun Thursday, ENGAGE Young Professionals

 

WATSON CLINIC
Annual Meeting, Spirit of Bartow Awards, Champions Cup, Leadership Bartow

 

Director Level - $1,000 Partner

AIR METHODS CORPORATION
Hometown Heroes

 

ASHLAND
Hometown Heroes, Leadership Bartow

 

BANK OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
Annual Meeting, Chamber Golf Scramble

 

MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION
Annual Meeting, Mayor's Prayer Luncheon, Champions Cup, Chamber Golf Scramble,Hometown Heroes

 

CENTERSTATE BANK
Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Champions Cup, Hometown Heroes, ENGAGE Young Professionals

 

RAINBOW INTERNATIONAL OF MID FLORIDA
Spring Azalea Family Fun Festival, Chamber Golf Scramble

 

STINGRAY CHEVROLET BARTOW
Barn Boogie, Chamber Golf Scramble, Pig Out Bartow!, Spring Azalea Family Fun Festival

 

TINDALE-OLIVER & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Mayor's Prayer Luncheon, Spirig of Bartow Awards, Chamber Golf Scramble, Hometown Heroes, ENGAGE Young Professionals

 

Business Level - $500 Partner

BB&T
Barn Boogie, Hometown Heroes, ENGAGE Young Professionals

 

BONEFISH GRILL
Chamber Golf Scramble

 

FLORIDA BLUE
Hometown Heroes

 

MOODY LAW
Fun Thursday

 

ORLANDO UTILITIES COMMISSION
Annual Meeting

 

MICHELL GITHENS STATE FARM INSURANCE
Barn Boogie, Mayor's Prayer Luncheon, Chamber Golf Scramble

 

THE VILLAGES AT LAUREL MEADOWS
Barn Boogie, Spirit of Bartow Awards

 

WHIDDEN-McLEAN FUNERAL HOME
Annual Meeting

 

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