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The Most Up to Date FUN!

Special Events 2015 

Special Events Calendar 

Be a Parktacular Ambassador!     

Come Out and Play Activity Guide 

Boomers and Beyond 





Come to the Discovery Foundation Blue Jean Ball on Friday, February 20 from 6-9 p.m. at the Discovery Center.  It's a FUN evening for adults with live entertainment, a silent auction, appetizers, drinks and much more!  For more information or to purchase a ticket, call 352-401-3900.  Bring the entire family to the Rotary Discovery Fest Cracker Cattle Drive & Cowboy Round Up for some good ole fashioned FUN on Saturday, February 21 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  The cattle head out from downtown Ocala and round up at Tuscawilla Park where the festivities begin.  We'll have live entertainment, lots of activities, a Kids' Corral with games galore and great food!  Come Out and Play Ocala!          




The Ocala Recreation and Parks Department has a variety of programs and services to meet your leisure service needs. We have programs for the young and the young-at-heart; programs for those who enjoy being active and for those who just want some down-time; programs for guys and gals of all ages! We have indoor programs. We have outdoor programs. We can guide you, or you can guide yourself. This is your time - and you are the star!  Make it meaningful.  We invite you, Ocala, to Come Out & Play.

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 that the memories you make with us here today will be the treasured stories you share with your family, friends, children, and grandchildren tomorrow. We look forward to sharing this journey with you.