Lakeland’s parks will vault to the next level in recreation opportunities when the Lake Crago Outdoor Recreation Complex opens to the public next month. The 144-acre park east of the Hollis Cancer Center in north Lakeland is the city’s first outdoors recreation complex with an aquatic theme. More
Carisse Brown of Lakeland starts her pro boxing career on Sept. 12 at the Polk Theatre, and is dedicating the fight to her mother, Ollie, who died on Jan. 31, 10 Tampa Bay reports.
The new boss of the Lakeland Magic has considerable work to do to measure up to the old boss. Hans Steinbrenner, 28, has been named president, taking over from Shelly Wilkes, who has been the organizational leader and public face of the Magic since the NBA G-League team came to town in 2017. More
The city of Lakeland’s Camp Blast at Kelly Recreation Complex is closed today and Wednesday for deep cleaning after a counselor tested positive for COVID-19. The camp reopens for the final two days of the summer session on Thursday.More
Detroit Tigers players preferred to resume Spring Training in Lakeland, but the team complied with MLB’s recommendation to stay within driving distance of their home field and will hold training camp at Comerica Park in Detroit, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Multiple news outlets are reporting that when MLB Spring Training resumes, the Detroit Tigers will be at Tigertown in Lakeland, not Comerica Park in Detroit, according to the Detroit Free Press.
City of Lakeland athletic fields and neighborhood parks will reopen June 8 and playgrounds will reopen June 15, the city announced today.More
The Three Parks Trail along Cleveland Heights Boulevard abruptly switches from 10 feet of smooth asphalt to a 5-foot width of bumpier concrete sidewalk around Robin Road. That will change — in about three and a half years.More
The staff at LakelandMom.com is doing an excellent job keeping up with which Lakeland-area facilities are opening up as coronavirus restrictions are being eased and which ones are still closed. As always, the emphasis is on family-friendly venues. Kudos, April!