Parks

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

 

CITY OF BARTOW

 

MOSAIC

 

POLK STATE COLLEGE

 

SPATH JEWELERS

 

President Level - $5,000 Partner

 

BARTOW FORD

 

BARTOW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

 

COMMUNITY SOUTHERN BANK

 

EVOLVE PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT, LLC

 

TOM EDWARDS CHRYSLER/DODGE/JEEP/RAM

 

Executive Level - $2,500 Partner

ASHLAND

 

BADCOCK HOME FURNITURE & MORE


BARTOW COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION

 

BERNIE LITTLE DISTRIBUTORS

 

BOSWELL & DUNLAP, LLP

 

CENTERSTATE BANK

 

CITIZENS BANK & TRUST

 

DMAR BUSINESS CENTERS USA, LLC

 

HARMONY HAVEN EVENT VENUE

 

PALLETONE, INC.

 

PARTY PEOPLE CELEBRATION COMPANY

 

THE POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT

 

SEMCO CONSTRUCTION

 

SPHERION STAFFING

 

TERRIE LOBB CATERING, INC.

 

TIM JONES BARBER SHOP

 

WATSON CLINIC, LLP

 

Director Level - $1,000 Partner

BANK OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

 

CROSS WIRED ELECTRICAL SERVICES, LLC

 

CRUISE PLANNERS

 

MCGEE AUTO SERVICE & TIRES

 

SACKETT RANCH

 

STINGRAY CHEVROLET BARTOW

 

TINDALE OLIVER

 

TRAVISS CAREER CENTER-WORKFORCE EDUCATION

 

THE VILLAGES AT LAUREL MEADOWS

 

Business Level - $500 Partner

LINKSTERS TAP ROOM - HIGHLAND CITY

 

 

METALCOAT, INC. OF FLORIDA

 

 

MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION

 

 

POLK POWER, LLP

 

 

STATE FARM INSURANCE - MICHELL GITHENS

 

 

SUNBELT FOREST PRODUCTS

 

 

SWAGELOK CENTRAL FLORIDA

 

 

WHIDDEN-MCLEAN FUNERAL HOME, INC.


 

Interested in becoming a Community Corporate Partner? Your company can benefit, as you benefit the community. The Community Corporate Partner program offers our Community Corporate Partners valuable perks to thank them for their support. Call Barbara Adamson today at 863-533-7125 and find out how we can help you help your community.

 

 

SCORERoundtable

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Bartow Chamber SCORE Roundtable event is the second Thursday of each month, at 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the Chamber boardroom. SEATING IS LIMITED. This month's topic: PEOPLE NETWORKING. Sign up for the July 9, 2015 Roundtable here.

 

 

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CITY OF BARTOW

COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY   Click here for a map of Bartow's CRA District.

MAIN STREET BARTOW, INC.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

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