PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT
The City of Sweetwater owns four parks. Our largest,
Ronselli Park, located on S.W. 114 Avenue at S.W. 2 Street,
has facilities for playing baseball, basketball, racquetball,
t-ball, soccer and football and is where our new Jorge Mas
Canosa Youth Center is located. The City's summer program is
held here. Special activities are planned during the year such
as Halloween parties, Easter Egg hunts, 4th of July
celebrations, Christmas shows and the Jose Marti Parade. The
Jorge Mas Canosa building is also available for party rentals
The James M. Beasley Linear Park is located along the
Tamiami Canal between S.W. 107 Avenue and S.W. 117 Avenue. It
offers a bike path and vita course stretching the one mile
length of the park. There are also benches, lighting, water
fountains and two shelter rest stations.
Carlow Park is located across the street from Sweetwater
Elementary School at S.W. 106 Avenue and S.W. 4 Street. The
Claude and Mildred Pepper Senior Activities Center is on the
park grounds. Carlow Park provides, in addition to the elderly
services center, tennis courts, racquetball courts, a
basketball court and a tot lot. There are also gazebos which
are available for a fee on the weekends for parties.
The Jose "Lolo" Villalobos Dominoes Park is the
newest in our park system. The City acquired the land through
a grant from the State of Florida. It is an area for residents
to play dominoes. Buildings include a gazebo and a shelter to
house dominoes tables, a small tot lot and also bathroom and
Plans are near completion for major improvements at the
city’s main park, Ronselli Park. These include a renovation
of the field lighting, creation of additional parking along
the street, rerouting of traffic around the park, and many
cosmetic improvements inside the main building.
Going out for bids in the near future are improvements to
the Claude and Mildred Pepper Senior Activities Center in
Carlow Park to include approximately 1,259 sq. ft. of
additional space and a complete renovation of the original
building. Also in Carlow Park is a completely new tot lot and
playground installed as part of the Kaboom program sponsored
by Home Depot.
Joe Cubas Baseball Program - In partnership with the Joe
Cubas organization, the city provides the field facilities and
the Cubas organization provides the baseball program. City
residents participate at the same rate the City charged them
when it was running its own program. The partnership provides
a much better program than the City could afford to provide.
Elderly Meals Program - This is a second elderly program
based at Ronselli Park and run by a non-profit organization.
The City provides the space in the building for approximately