Parks & Facilities

Freedom Park

Freedom Park, located at the intersection of SR-33 and Berkley Road is open from dawn to dusk. It offers a playground for children, picnic tables under huge ancient living oak trees and park benches for passing the time of day. There is also a stage and bathrooms.

The bathrooms are locked after dusk. If you wish to have an event at the park and would like the bathrooms made available after hours the keys are available for a refundable security deposit. Please contact the city clerk’s office at 863-984-1375 for more information.

Freedom Park Restroom Key Application

Polk City Fishing Pier

The Polk City Fishing Pier is located at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Lakeshore Court. Open from dawn to dusk it offers

  • A fishing pier
  • Covered picnic tables
  • A beautiful view of Lake Agnes

Van Fleet Trail

The General James A. Van Fleet State Trail is officially designated as part of Florida’s Statewide System of Greenways and Trails and is one of Florida’s most rural rail-trails. Visitors may travel slowly to observe the abundant wildlife along the 29.2 miles of this beautiful trail, or zip along at a brisk pace since the 12 foot wide paved surface has only one curve and few crossroads.

The Van Fleet Trail is the ideal place to observe deer, turtles, alligators, and a variety of birds and wildflowers. Landscapes include the natural environments associated with the Green Swamp, former citrus lands, and cattle ranches. For more information, please call 352-516-7384 or visit the Florida Office of Greenways & Trails site.