Vision: To achieve community outcomes by enriching life experiences through recreation.

Mission: Provide diverse year round recreational opportunities through the preservation of open space, park settings, recreational facilities, and programs that meet the physical, mental, cultural and social needs of our residents, while enhancing the overall quality of life.

Parks and Recreation is a division within the General Services Department and is committed to improving the quality of life in our community by promoting healthy lifestyles, maintaining community assets, being good stewards of our parks and open spaces and fostering a sense of community pride and common purpose.

Browse our website and you'll find information on events, activities and facilities along with links to related websites.  With 26 parks and recreational facilities, there are hundreds of opportunities to get involved and experience the benefits of parks & recreation.

Click icon onlin to view facility availability, calendars and program information online.

 GMAC playground with kids posed DWP kids on playground boy swinging

KaBOOM! is a national recognition program honoring cities and towns determined to prioritize play and ensure that children are healthy by providing time and space for play. The City of North Port was named a Playful City USA for the eighth consecutive year in 2017 and joins 258 communities nationwide as a Playful City USA Community. 


As part of the Playful City USA program, other communities across the country look to North Port as a role model. These cities and towns will examine our best practices and look to replicate them in their communities. There is great pride in knowing that what we're doing in North Port will improve the lives of our children and children throughout our nation. Click on the Playful City graphic to the left to view our 2016 Playability Video.

Click on Playful City USA sign to view video.

Visit the Kaboom website, to search for playgrounds, parks, and other play areas near you by city, state, or postal/zip code.


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