Municipal Parks

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.

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.

Kiwanis Family Park Splash Pad


The City of Sanford and Lee County Government are currently partnering to redevelop Kiwanis Family Park to provide updated amenities and a more pedestrian-friendly community.

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. View the splash pad renderings here and see the plans for the full park here.

The project was funded with the $2 million Parks and Recreational bonds approved by voters in the 2013 Bond Referendum. An additional $350,000 was provided by a Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) grant.

The upgraded park is anticipated to open to the community in the summer of 2019.