The fun extends beyond Downtown with a number of recreational options throughout the City of Winter Garden. More than 2,000 businesses call Winter Garden home offering a vast selection of shopping and dining options. The expansive open-air Winter Garden Village at Fowler Groves includes more than 80 retailers and restaurants. Additional nature parks, recreational facilities, athletic fields and courts, and picnic pavilions are located throughout City.
Winter Garden Village at Fowler Groves
Located just a few miles down the road from Downtown is an expansive open-air shopping center with more than 80 stores and restaurants, including large retailers and superstores and chain restaurants. Constructed over what was once a citrus grove, historic statues and plaques throughout the center tell of the story of the town’s former residents.
City of Winter Garden Parks & Recreation
A number of nature parks, recreational facilities, athletic fields and courts, and picnic pavilions are located throughout the City of Winter Garden. Reservations and rental fees required for select facilities. The Jessie Brock Community Center offers a wide selection of recreational classes and programs for all ages.
Tucker Ranch and Nature Preserve
A short drive from Downtown is Winter Garden’s newest and most impressive of its nature parks: Tucker Recreational Park and Nature Preserve. Tucked along the marshy shoreline of Johns Lake, the sprawling 200-acre conservation park provides a true retreat to “Old Florida.” Meander through the wandering paths of the park to discover the history of the land and enjoy its authentic scenery and natural vegetation.
Recreational amenities include nature trails, a large playground beneath majestic Live Oaks, picnic areas, preserved cattle ranch relics, plenty of open space, canoe/kayak launch, and much more. Leashed dogs welcome.
Phase 1 of the massive park debuted in 2018, with various stages continuing to open over the next two decades. Future phases will include a 12-acre sustainable working and teaching farm, fishing areas, boardwalks, and a health and nutrition-learning center.