The City of Kissimmee Parks and Recreation Deptartment oversees recreation programs, park facilities, and a variety of classes for kids of all ages. The Parks Division manages more than 30 parks, ball fields, 16 tennis courts, playgrounds, 3/4 of a mile of lakefront property, a greenhouse, a nursery, 160 acres of open space, a cemetery, and recreation facilities. The Recreation team oversees Aquatics programs and Community Center facilities, along with recreation, athletic programs, and special events. Classes: The department offers a number of classes, including special classes for preschoolers, school aged children, youth athletics, and home school programs. Some of the highlights include Kiddie Korner and Kiddie Art, social interaction classes filled with games, music, singing, art projects, and more for kids ages three to five. Youth Gymnastics, Twirl and Pom-Pon, track and field, basketball, in-line hockey, and tennis classes are also offered. The city also offers recreation classes and gatherings for children with special needs. Programs include open play time, specially designed games for children, movies, and more. All special needs children - including those with autism, cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome, TMH, EMH, visual or physical impairments - are welcome. Parents must attend with their children and pre-registration is required. Camps: Kids won't have to worry about being bored with the City of Kissimmee's sports camps, full day summer camps, specialty camps, and school vacation day camps. Camps are available for both city residents and non-residents. Sports camps include preschool morning camps in basketball, soccer, and general coordination. School aged children can participate in softball, volleyball, cheerleading, football, baseball, and more. Specialty camps include Paintball Camp, Chef Camp, a television inspired Crime Scene Investigation Camp, Fishing Camp, and more. Advance registration is required. Call to reserve your space as far in advance as possible.