Municipal Parks

To protect the public and employees and to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Sanford has closed all municipal parks effective March 20, 2020.

The City of Sanford owns or operates eight parks in Sanford’s city limits: Depot Park, the front section of Kiwanis Family Park, Walter McNeil Jr. Park, Third Street Park, Maple Avenue Park, Carr Creek Park, Sunset Park, and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

Due to the closure, the restrooms at Depot Park will be closed indefinitely. The restrooms at Kiwanis Family Park are open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

This closure means that no date has been determined for opening the Kiwanis Family Park Splash Pad.

The Endor Iron Furnace Greenway and Kiwanis Family Park walking trails are still open to the public.

The City of Sanford owns and maintains several parks within the Sanford city limits. Those parks include:
  • Depot Park
  • Martin Luther King Jr Memorial
  • Neighborhood Parks
The City hopes that its parks will encourage community members to spend time together engaging in outdoor activities. The overarching goal of the parks program is to improve Sanford's overall sense of community and our residents' quality of life.

Kiwanis Family Park

The City of Sanford and Lee County Government are currently partnering to redevelop Kiwanis Family Park, located at 1800 Wicker Street. 

When complete, the renovated park will include a splash pad wrapped by a half-mile walking trail. The park will also have a new playground and new shelter, updated restrooms, public art, and an expanded parking.

Lee County Parks

Most of the beloved parks in Sanford are owned and maintained by Lee County Government's Parks and Recreation Department. Those parks are:
  • Horton Park
  • Kiwanis Children's Parkplace
  • Kiwanis Family Park
  • San Lee Park
For more information or to report concerns about the County's parks, visit their website.