Land O Lakes Things to Do: Parks, Shopping, Golf

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Land O’ Lakes Parks

Land O Lakes Rec CenterThe Land O’ Lakes Recreation Center has a calendar of monthly programs for Land O’ Lakes residents to participate in. They also have many amenities for residents and guests to enjoy. Many leagues have made the LOL Recreation Center their place to play baseball, basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball. There is also an Olympic size swimming pool with seasonal memberships available. The gymnasium hosts many different events throughout the year and at the holidays. There are also tennis courts open to the public as well as a newly renovated playground for the children. The Land O’ Lakes branch Library is located directly next door to the Recreation Center. This recreation center is within walking distance from many subdivisions located along Collier Parkway and is a great place for children to play and exercise.

Land O’ Lakes Entertainment

The Land O’ Lakes Community Center is host to the annual Land O’ Lakes Flapjack Festival each year that not only involves a free pancake breakfast, but a midway, entertainment, a parade and an arts and crafts festival. Other times throughout the year the Community Center is used for different functions, programs, and meetings. On site there are softball, football, and basketball facilities as well as a shaded playground for the children. The Community Center also hosts many events throughout the year and at holidays.

Land O’ Lakes Annual Events

The Land O’ Lakes Flapjack Festival served its first free flapjack in 1983, but the festival itself began back in 1977. Today the Flapjack Festival serves all of Land O’ Lakes and its visitors with a free flapjack breakfast each year complete with syrup, and yes, you guessed it, Land O’ Lakes butter! Land O’ Lakes butter is not made in Land O’ Lakes, Florida, however, the Minnesota company agreed to supply the Land O’ Lakes butter and does so each year. The free flapjacks do draw lots of attention to this festival, bringing in people not only from Land O’ Lakes, but the surrounding cities and counties. Those people typically stick around for the other great festivities that go on during the full three days. There is local entertainment including dancing, singing, talent shows, magic shows and of course the “Mr. Legs” contest. There is also an arts and crafts festival which includes local businesses as well as individual crafters. The midway of rides not only provides hours of fun for thrill seekers, but also carries the scent of food and snacks that everyone enjoys. Be sure not to miss the flapjack parade featuring floats, bands, and talented dancers and cheerleaders. Don’t miss out on the festivities and your free flapjacks when you own property in Land O’ Lakes, Florida.

Restaurants in Land O’ Lakes

Land O’ Lakes is primarily made up of small family owned restaurants and cafes, however just recently there has been a growth of many franchise owned restaurants that are newcomers to the community. Land O’ Lakes is still growing and it’s future will see many new restaurants with the opening of a new mall set to be one of the largest in Florida. If you cannot find something in Land O’ Lakes to satisfy your craving, there are many communities within close proximity that have many restaurants to choose from. These communities include New Tampa and Lutz as well as a short drive over to Tampa where you will find some of the best choices in fine dining, casual dining, outdoor seating with pet friendly atmospheres and tons more!

Land O’ Lakes Shopping

Land O’ Lakes does have large discount centers, grocery stores and smaller shopping centers. Home improvement centers and malls are located only a few miles away in Tampa. The closest large shopping malls are Wiregrass and Citrus Park. University Mall is also very close, located near the University of South Florida. Land O’ Lakes and Wesley Chapel are now home to a large Outlet Mall “Tampa Premium Outlets” on State Road 56 near Interstate 75. This mall is the largest in Florida and includes restaurants and a movie theater. Land O’ Lakes has been growing so fast that it is not out of the ordinary to see another construction project beginning, offering Land O’ Lakes property owners more convenience as well as an increase in property value.

Golf Courses in and near Land O’ Lakes

golf courseHeritage Harbor Golf & Country Club, 19502 Heritage Harbor Pkwy.
TPC of Tampa Bay, 5300 W Lutz Lake Fern Rd.
Plantation Palms Golf Club 23253 Plantation Palms Blvd.
The Groves Golf & Country Club 7924 Melogold Cir.

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