Parks and Recreation

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Park Renovation at Lakewood Gardens Park

Please be advised that the playground at Lakewood Gardens Park is being removed and replaced with new exciting playground equipment and a new shade structure.  These enhancements will begin April 12 and should be completed this summer.  

Additional renovations include the newly resurfaced and painted basketball court, new picnic tables, upgrades to the sand volleyball court, park benches, new picnic shelter, upgrade to the walking path, and new landscaping.

Village Center Playground Improvements

The Village Center Playground will be closed beginning Monday, July 19, 2021 as crews begin the demolition of the existing playground and installation of the new playground.  This new playground is anticipated to be open by September 21, 2021.  

Lightning Safety

There is no safe place outside when thunderstorms are in the area.  Did you know that lightning kills more people in Florida than all other weather hazards combined? Please use the following tips to stay safe in the event of an oncoming thunderstorm:

Monitor threatening weather.  Be aware of thunderstorm watches and warnings and look for darkening skies, flashes of lightning or increased wind, which may be signs of a developing or approaching thunderstorm.

Check the latest forecast prior to a practice or event. Postpone activities if necessary. If thunderstorms are forecasted, most often during the summer months, consider postponing activities early to avoid being caught in a dangerous situation.

When thunder roars, go indoors. If you hear thunder, you are likely within striking distance of the storm. Suspend your activity immediately and instruct everyone to get to a safe structure. Avoid sheds, small or open shelters, dugouts, bleachers, or grandstands, and stay off corded phones and away from wiring or plumbing.  If a sturdy building is not nearby, a hard topped metal vehicle with the windows closed will offer good protection.

Consider an app for your mobile device. Apps for mobile devices are now available that provide access to a local network of lightning sensors.  This may be an additional resource for you to assess surrounding weather conditions and practice personal safety.

Please refrain from sitting underneath a dugout, open air shelters, shade structures over playgrounds, and pavilions with out walls.

Outdoor Activities

Bike or Walk- taking a bike ride or walking around the Village is a great way to stay healthy and keep your mind fresh.  Just Maintain Social Distancing!  A great family exercise as well.  Utilize sidewalks in your neighborhood or take a walk around Frost Lake Park.

DIY activities help get kids outside and make the most of early learning years thanks to Tinkergarten

Play at Home- run and play, tag, hide and go seek, red light green light are ways to just play!

Decorate your sidewalk with Sidewalk Chalk Art

Virtual Recreation- Strength Training and Cardio for Personal Fitness

*Please consult your physcian prior to any physical exercise including strength training or cardio.

This article will lead you to a link explaining the benefits cardio and strength training exercises can have.  It also includes a number of exercises, tips, reminders and reference sites. It also includes fun, fitness activities for kids!

Train with Kickoff 

Special thanks to Anna who provided us the link to this article and to Ms. Briggs for sharing.

Virtual Recreation- Soccer Instruction

Team sports may be at a standstill, but with this library of soccer instructional videos your game does not have to stand still!  Improve your skills today and help yourself become a better soccer player.  These you tube videos are free for viewing.  While the instruction takes place on a soccer pitch, you can do these in your yard or any piece of grass.  Some videos have ads that you will need to skip thru.

3 Beginner Drills for Youth Players

How to Improve Your Dribbling Skills

5 Essential Dribbling Drills Every Player Should Master

Dribbling Drills

*TechneFutbol is an app to help players sharpen their skills. It can be downloaded from the Apple or Google store. (The Village is providing this for information purposes only and does not endorse any specific app or service)

Virtual Recreation- Basketball Instruction

Become a better basketball player by taking this time to work on your individual skills.  These videos will help you work on your game.  Spend the time improving your ball handling and if you have a goal at your house, practice these shooting drills as well!

6 Best Ball Handling Drills

Maravich Drills 

Basketball Shooting Drills

*HomeCourt is an app to help players sharpen their skills. It can be downloaded from the Apple or Google store. (The Village is providing this for information purposes only and does not endorse any specific app or service)

Services Provided

The Village of Palm Springs Parks and Recreation Department is a full service provider or programs and facilities to meet the needs of our residents and visitors alike. We have programs for all ages and interests. We produce many special events throughout the year along with the quarterly Village Newsletter.

Programs, Classes & Activities

All of our youth athletics programs are recreational and are run directly by Village staff. Our Travel Club organizes group outings to arts and cultural events along with local casinos and to attractions throughout Florida and beyond. We have many facilities that are available to rent and we offer various exercise and special interest classes for both residents and visitors to participate in.

Youth Soccer League

League is for children 5-16 years old. Cost s $85.00 for Residents and $115.00 for Non-Residents.($10 additional fee may be applied for late registration) The program fee includes uniform shirt, socks, and shorts. Shin guards are required. Coaches and Sponsors are needed. Fall season registration begins August 9 and the program runs from September to October. This is a coed recreational league an no prior experience is required in order to participate.

Youth Basketball League

The Village of Palm Springs Youth Basketball Program is a coed recreational basketball program.  Minimum age is 8 years old. The program fee includes shorts and jersey. Coaches and Sponsors are needed.

Youth Flag Football  League

The Village of Palm Springs Youth Flag Football League is a coed recreational flag football program. Registration for the 2021-2022 season begins in November. Each participant receives a shirt and shorts. A mouthpiece is required. League provides flags. Coaches and Sponsors are needed.  

*iSport360 is an app to help players sharpen their skills in sports such as Baseball, Basketball, Futsal,Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer and Volleyball. It can be downloaded from the Apple or Google store. (The Village is providing this for information purposes only and does not endorse any specific app or service)