Recreational Activities

Tavares Babe Ruth League

The City of Tavares offers youth baseball and softball for children ages 4-15 in both the spring and fall seasons.  League play is held at both our Woodlea Sports Complex and Fred Stover Sports Complex; additional games are also held in neighboring communities. 

Sign-ups for the spring season are now open! 
To register visit:
Tavares RecDesk

Wacky World of Sports 

The City of Tavares Recreation is introducing a new program for kids between the ages of 5-12 years old. The Wacky World of Sports program will introduce kids to 6 different sports over a 12 week period. There will be 4 sessions of each sports over a 2 week period. 

Registration for the spring will be available Jan. 6th.

To register visit: 
Tavares RecDesk

Start Smart

Start Smart Programs are designed as six one-hour sessions. Each session will take the participants through four different skill stations where one or two skills will be introduced and performed. Most programs are offered one day per week for six consecutive weeks to allow parents and their children time to practice in-between sessions. 

Summer Camp


Camp Ascend is a summer day camp, consisting of three separate sessions designed to inspire your child's inner creativity! Each session will last three weeks during the summer and will be open to campers ages 5-10 who have completed kindergarten. 

Adult Programs 


The Tavares Recreation Department offers a variety of adult programs. We offer an adult kickball league in the fall. We also do many sports tournaments such as, kickball, 3v3 basketball, cornhole, and whiffle ball. Keep an eye on our adult programs because we will continue to add different leagues and tournaments. 

Senior Programs 

Senior Socials 

Please join the City of Tavares and our senior citizen community as we offer a fun and entertaining afternoon of socializing. 

Community Recreational Opportunities

The Big House Sports Complex

Located at 1544 Lane Park Cutoff Road in Tavares, the Big House offers a variety of competitive and recreational sports opportunities.  From senior citizen days and adult nights, to before/after school care for your kids, there is something for everyone at the Big House.

The Big House features 9 maple wood basketball courts that convert into 16 volleyball courts for a variety of play.  They offer youth and adult leagues, clinics, camps and open play for all ranges of skill level.

To find out more information, or to register for one of their programs, please  at  call (352) 562-7878.

Tavares Youth Football League

The Tavares Youth Football League is a private, volunteer-based organization offering a football and cheerleading program for children ages 7-14.  They strive to enable young people to benefit from participation in team sports and activities in a safe and structured environment. Through this active participation, Tavares Youth Football (TYFL) programs teach fundamental values, skills and knowledge that young people will use throughout their lives.

TYFL seeks to provide fun athletic learning opportunities for children, while emphasizing the importance of academic success.  Specifically, TYFL seeks to familiarize players and spirit participants with the fundamentals of football. TYFL strives to inspire youth, regardless of race, creed or national origin, to practice the ideals of sportsmanship, scholarship and physical fitness.

To learn more about the Tavares Youth Football League, please visit their website at or contact Jennifer White at (352) 801-2776 or email

Golden Triangle YMCA

The Golden Triangle YMCA is a local branch of the Central Florida YMCA.  Located at 1465 David Walker Road in Tavares, their purpose is to improve lives of all in Central Florida by connecting individual, families and communities with opportunities based on Christian values that strengthen Spirit, Mind and Body. 

Offering both youth and adult sports programs, group exercise classes, swimming facilities and open gym, the YMCA is the starting point for many youth to learn values like respect, honesty, caring, responsibility and faith, which make our leaders of tomorrow great.  At the Y, sports and recreational activities have a way of encouraging us to take on challenges. Friendly competition, lots of variety and a supportive environment means team sports and recreation is fun, and it makes for a healthier lifestyle.

To learn more about joining the YMCA or to register for one of their programs, visit their website at or call (352) 343-1144

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