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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 symphonywhere time and troubles slip away into smiles and laughter.  At Ocala Recreation and Parks we endeavor to ensure the memories you make with us here today will be treasured stories you share with your family, friends, children and grandchildren tomorrow.  We look forward to sharing this journey with you. 

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.

In an effort to always be improving the services we provide you, we'd love your feedback! Please take a moment to complete this survey so we can know how to serve you better:

Santa's Calling December 3rd through 5th 6 to 9 p.m. If your child would like a call from Santa, please fill out the reverse side of this flier and follow all submission instructions. Forms due no later than November 30th. For more information please call (352) 368-5517.

Santa's Calling!

It's the most wonderful time of the year, which means it's time to spread some holiday cheer!  Each year the Ocala Recreation and Parks department partners with the North Pole to directly connect Ocala's good boys and girls to Santa.  Holly Jolly operators will call  your home then put Santa on the line so he can speak with your child.

If your child would like a call from Santa, please fill out the application form and follow all submission instructions so they can be added to the call list.  Download application form.

All forms are due no later than Nov. 30. For more information, please call (352) 368-5517.