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Parks and Recreation


Mission Statement:

DeSoto County's Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of the citizens we serve, by providing innovative and progressive recreational parks, programming and facilities, while preserving and protecting our cultural and natural resources.

Vision Statement:

DeSoto County Parks and Recreation department will strive to promote and enhance the quality of life for DeSoto County's residents by providing and expanding leisure activities in clean, safe, and attractive parks and recreational areas.

With boat ramps, baseball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, football, and miles of walking paths and trails to choose from, we have something to offer everyone. Whatever you choose to do, we hope you will take
time to unwind, enjoy your family, and be active.

Park Hours

All parks are open from sunrise to sunset weather permitting.

Additional Department Pages


Tara Anderson
Parks & Recreation Director
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Ph:   (863) 491-7507
Fax:  (863) 491-7523

Walt Brewer Sports Complex
1365 SE Hargrave | Arcadia | Florida | 34266
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Marilyn Patton
Administrative Assistant
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Ph:   863-491-7507

1365 SE Hargrave St. | Arcadia | Florida | 34266
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Kim Casale
Onsite Caretaker
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Ph:   863-491-5333

Brownville Park
Reservations are Required
1885 NE Brownville Street
Arcadia | Florida | 34266

Department News

Reopening of Brownville Park and Boat Ramp
Please be advised that Brownville Park and  Boat Ramp will reopen at noon today Wednesday August...  read more

Reopening of DeSoto Veterans Boat Ramp and Nocatee Boat Ramp.
Please be advised that the following Boat Ramps will reopen at noon  today Thursday August...  read more

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