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Parks and Recreation department offers a wide variety of youth and after school programs. We have football, soccer, baseball, basketball, cultural arts, tutoring, and more. All of the programs are listed through our online customer portal. You can create an account, schedule, and even make a payment. By clicking the view programs link you will be taken to our new secure registration process with the City of Sanford. 

To create your account: Follow the link and click on Log in/Create Account, click Create your PARKS AND RECREATION account.

For more information on programs or activities please call the Recreation Department at 407.688.5120 opt 1.


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Afterschool Programs

The City of Sanford offers afterschool care during the school year at the Jeff Triplett Community Center. The program consists of sports, cultural arts, tutoring and much more. There is an annual membership fee of $40 per child for the afterschool program and limited transportation is available from Midway, Goldsboro, Pinecrest and Wicklow Elementary Schools.

The facility is located at 1211 S. Mellonville Avenue, in Sanford which is adjacent to Hamilton Elementary School. For more information please call City of Sanford Parks and Recreation 407-688-5120.

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The City of Sanford Parks and Recreation Department offers youth baseball leagues in the spring and fall. League age is 4 to 12 in the Cal Ripken Division and 13 to 18 in the Babe Ruth Division. Sanford leagues are co-ed and games are played at the Herbert “Whitey” Eckstein – Chase Park, 1500 Celery Avenue, Sanford 32771; Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium and Zinn Beck Field, 1201 S. Mellonville Avenue, Sanford 32771. For more registration information click Register Here! or visit for league updates and information.

John K. Polk (407) 302-1021 Email:

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The City of Sanford Recreation Department is excited to announce the addition of girls fastpitch softball to the Spring 2023 Babe Ruth lineup! Chase Park Youth Sports Complex will be home to Babe Ruth Girls youth fastpitch softball. We’re offering 3 divisions of youth softball: 8 and under, 10 and under, and 12 and under. The Spring league Opening Day is scheduled for February 25, 2023. For detailed information about our league please visit

2023 Spring Girls Youth Fastpitch Softball Registration Open through January 21, 2023 or until the Divisions are filled.

John K. Polk (407) 302-1021 Email: Recreation Supervisor

Aquatic Center

The City of Sanford Parks and Recreation Department offers swim lessons from spring to fall and the facility is available for open swim most of the year. Lessons are offered from three year old to adults.  Click on Register Here! for more information and specific dates and times.

Developed as a joint project between the City of Sanford, Seminole County and the Seminole County School Board, the Aquatic Center was opened to the public in March of 2000 and resurfaced in 2022. Since opening, the pool has hosted numerous competitive tournaments and events, including high school championship swimming and diving.

Aquatics Supervisor (407) 302-1034 Email:


The City of Sanford Parks and Recreation Department offers youth basketball annually in the fall/winter. Our league is a Jr. Magic partner and provides play for children aged 5 to 14. The Youth Basketball Leagues are held at the Velma H Williams Westside Community Center located at 919 S. Persimmon Avenue, Sanford FL 32771. Cost is $20 per player and includes a Jr. Magic jersey.

(407) 688-5189 Email: Britt Henderson

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Flag Football

The Sanford-Seminole Flag Football Leagues are provided to the citizens of Sanford and Seminole County though a combined effort of the City of Sanford Parks and Recreation Department, the Sanford Police Department and the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.

The youth league will consist of divisions in ages: 5 to 8, 9 to 11 and 12 to 14. Registration is June 10th through Aug 14th or until full. Games are on Saturday mornings beginning Sept 7th with practices beginning two weeks prior. Practices are determined by the volunteer coach. Cost is $40 (includes Jersey)

Player Rating Day: Saturday, Aug 17th
6-8: No Player Rating Day
9-11: 9AM (Check in- 8:30AM-9AM)
12-14: 10AM (Check in – 9:30AM-10AM)

(407) 688-5600 Email: Dominic Pascuzzo

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The City of Sanford Parks and Recreation Department is excited to present a youth soccer league for kids ages 4-6 years old, 7-8, and 9-10 years old. Registration is June 10th through Aug 14th or until full. Games will be played on Saturday mornings, starting Sept 7th, at the Jeff Triplett Community Center at Tim Raines Sports Park. Practices will start a couple of weeks prior to the start of the season and practice times will depend on the volunteer coaches. The season will be 7 games. If you would like to volunteer coach, please contact Dominic Pascuzzo, at

  • Spring Registration: June 10th – August 14th, or until full
  • Season starts Saturday, September 7th
  • Cost $40 (Includes Jersey)

This league is to be instructional and fun for the kids. Teams will be 5v5 (no goalie) and games will be played on a smaller field. This will allow kids to touch the ball more and learn the fundamentals. Games will be two 20 minute halves, running clock. 

(407) 688-5600 Email: Dominic Pascuzzo

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Soap Box Derby

The International Soap Box Derby® is a non-profit youth education and leadership development organization whose mission is to build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through collaboration, fair and honest racing competitions, STEM curriculum, and other community-focused activities.

(407) 353-6228 Email: Eric Griffin

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