Recreation at our over 55 community


You’re active. And you can stay active with numerous places to visit and experience just a stone’s throw away from Lakeland Estates, a Polk County over 55 community. Walking and bike trails, wildlife watching, picnicking, feed our city’s famous swans donated by the Queen of England, enjoy sunny weather and endless activities throughout the year. Lakeland is known for its parks, recreational facilities and of course, lakes. There are even seven large lakes within mere miles of your new home at Lakeland Estates!

Walking Trails and Parks

If you enjoy being outside, then Lakeland Estates’ location can’t be beat! Lake Hollingsworth, Lake Parker and Lake Morton are just a few of the local lakes featuring beautiful scenery and recreation. Lake Morton, the “Swan Lake“, features newborn swans each January/February that are descended from the royal flock of swans on the river Thames. Less than 1 mile west of Lakeland Estates, the Hollis Garden is a botanical garden adjacent to Lake Mirror that offers natural beauty in a neo-classical architectural setting.


Every Tuesday at Lakeland Estates features a group golf outing to one of the several courses within 10 miles of our community. If you’re a golf lover, you couldn’t hope for easier access to top quality courses in Florida!

Major League Baseball

Baseball lovers need look no further. The Tampa Bay Rays play less than an hour away and every March to April Florida hosts the Grapefruit League where MLB teams from all over the country come to hone their skills for the coming season.

Here’s a list of some of the cities and teams in the area:

  • Lakeland – Detriot Tigers
  • Lake Buena Vista – Atlanta Braves
  • Bradenton – Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Port Charlotte – Tampa Bay Rays
  • Sarasota – Baltimore Orioles
  • Kissimmee – Houston Astros
  • Clearwater – Philadelphia Phillies
  • Dunedin – Toronto Blue Jays

Central Florida is also home to the Florida State League so you’ll be able to see a great, affordable baseball almost every day, all summer long.

  • Lakeland – Lakeland Flying Tigers (Detroit Tigers)
  • Port Charlotte – Charlotte Stone Crabs (Tampa Rays)
  • Bradenton – Bradenton Marauders (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Clearwater – Clearwater Threshers (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Tampa – Tampa Yankees (NY Yankees)
  • Viera – Brevard County Manatees (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Daytona Beach – Daytona Cubs (Chicago Cubs)
  • Dunedin – Dunedin Blue Jays (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Fort Myers – Fort Myers Miracle (Minnesota Twins)
  • Jupiter – Jupiter Hammerheads (Miami Marlins)
  • Jupiter – Palm Beach Cardinals (St. Louis Cardinals)
  • Port St. Lucie – St. Lucie Mets (NY Mets)

The Lakeland Center

Just minutes away from Lakeland Estates in downtown Lakeland is The Lakeland Center. This state-of-the-art facility plays host to many types of live entertainment such as orchestral concerts, comedians, regional sports and craft expos. You’ll never be at a loss for what to do on date night!


Lakeland Estates is located in the heart of the “County of 100 Lakes”. With this many choices available, you’ll have no problem finding a favorite fishing hole to call your own.

Organic Garden

Healthy living is something we believe in at Lakeland Estates. We’ve set up our organic “Share Garden” so that everyone in our community can enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables. Everyone who is able to work the garden may do so, but all residents share in the rewards. For a bit more variety, the Downtown Lakeland Farmers Curb Market hosts over 50 vendors of local produce and crafts every Wednesday and Saturday of the year.