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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.

Dominic Pascuzzo Email: Recreation Supervisor
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Softball

The City of Sanford Recreation Department is excited to announce the addition of girls fast pitch softball to the Spring 2022 Babe Ruth lineup! Chase Park Youth Sports Complex will be home to Babe Ruth Girls youth fast pitch softball. We’re offering 5 divisions of youth softball: 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U. The spring league Opening Day is scheduled for February 26th, 2022.  For detailed information about our league please visit sanfordyouthbaseball.com

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

Baseball

The City of Sanford Recreation Department offers several youth baseball leagues throughout the year. Chase Park Youth Sports Complex is currently the home of our 12 and under Cal Ripken Division and our 13 to 18 Babe Ruth Division of Youth Baseball; offering 6 divisions of youth baseball. The spring league is offered February thru May. Fall ball is offered August thru November.  We are a co-ed league! For detailed information about our league please visit sanfordyouthbaseball.com

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

Basketball

The City of Sanford Recreation Department offers several youth basketball leagues throughout the year. The Youth Basketball Leagues are held at the Velma H Williams Westside Community Center. Advance Online Registration begins November 18th, Walk-in Registrations begins November 30th, and the season begins on January 4th.

More than just a game, the league will teach fundamentals in shooting, passing, dribbling, along with team concepts. We will offer clinics, player & coach development and fun games!

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.

For boys and girls division ages: 6-8, 9-11, and 12-14

League Costs is $20 per player, which includes the jersey. Registration is from November 15th through February 6th, or until full. Games are Saturday mornings, beginning March 5th at the Tim Raines Sports Park.

Soccer

The City of Sanford Parks and Recreation Department is offers a youth soccer league for kids ages 4-6 years old and 7-9 years old. 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. 

League Costs is $20 per player, which includes the jersey. Registration is from November 15th through February 6th, or until full. Games are Saturday mornings, beginning March 5th at the Tim Raines Sports Park.

Aquatic Center

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.

Since opening, the pool has hosted numerous competitive tournaments and events, including high school championship swimming and diving. There are swim lessons and teams.

Aquatics Supervisor (407) 302-1034 Email: Tony.Ackerson@Sanfordfl.gov