The It Starts in Parks initiative supports three pillars of the value of parks and recreation.
Seminole County parks encourage healthy, active lifestyles as well as social development. Sound bodies and sound minds require physical activity and the chance to experience personal growth. Parks offer a wide range of activities suitable for all ages to get outside and get active - teaching positive lifestyle habits in all areas from nutrition to physical activities to sports and life skills.
Seminole County parks are key to connecting with our natural and historic treasures in order to preserve them. Connecting to everything around us and to each other, we learn to value our environment, our heritage, and our place in the world. We grow in awareness of our responsibility to protect and cherish these things through green practices and gentle use increasing our desire to conserve what we enjoy today for future generations.
Seminole County parks have become an integral component to economic development as well as an investment in the arts and cultural growth within our communities. Parks provide the setting for social events large and small where people can connect with each other, and participate in classes and group activities for personal enrichment. Parks also provide an investment in infrastructure needed to accommodate revenue generating sporting events and tourism, benefiting the local economy and community as a whole.
Experience and explore all of our parks, programs, trails and natural areas which truly make our County the "Natural Choice" to live, work and play! The County has over 24 active and passive parks, over 40 miles of paved trails, 8 wilderness areas encompassing over 6,600 acres and more!
Whether you are paddling on the wild and scenic Wekiva River, catching a fly ball at the Seminole Softball Complex, pumping up your heart rate during Cardio-Tennis or hiking in the Geneva Wilderness Area; you can find fun right in your back yard in Seminole County Parks!
Florida's Natural Choice for Residents and Visitors to Live, Work and PLAY!
Seminole County Leisure Services Earns National Recreation and Park Association Accreditation NRPA has announced that Seminole County Leisure Services has been awarded national accreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and is one of only 90 agencies in the United States to be awarded accreditation status.