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New Director Positions Available for Hire!

The City of Haines City has the following Department Director Positions open for Hire. Job descriptions for each position listed below can be seen by clicking on the open position.

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For other great job opportunities, please see our Jobs Listings!

Road Closure 1 June 2016

Alta Vista Drive, between Verano Drive and Fieldstone Way, will be closed for repair on Wednesday, June 1 2016 from 7:30am – 3:30pm.  If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Dept at 863-421-3777.

Lake Eva Aquatics

Lake Eva Aquatic Center is now OPEN! Please view our flyers below for more information regarding open & lap swim, operation hours, entrance fees & passes and swim lessons.

Aquatic Center Hours of Operation

Open Swim: 12:00pm-6:00pm

April 16 – June 12: Saturday & Sunday ONLY

June 13 – August 14: Daily

August 20 – October 30: Saturday & Sunday ONLY

Lap Swim Hours (starts June 13): 

Tuesday & Thursday: 11:00am-2:00pm

Monday & Wednesday: 6:00pm-7:30pm

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Aquatics - Swim Lessons 2016

For more information, please contact Haines City Parks & Recreation at 863 421-3700.

Summer Recreation Camp

Registration is now open for Haines City’s Summer Camp! Eligible for ELEMENTARY Grades: 1-5 and MIDDLE SCHOOL Grades: 6-8.

A safe and affordable camp program, offered for 8 weeks over the summer, Monday-Friday. Summer Recreation Camp has a variety of activities, including swimming, crafts, movies, library programs and exciting field trips, which are at NO additional cost – all activities are included in registration fee.

Campers in the past have enjoyed day-trips such as: Sea World, Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo, Wet N Wild, Wonderworks and more!

Important Dates

Registration Ends: May 13, 2016

Camp Dates: June 13 – August 5 (8 weeks), Monday – Friday

Additional Questions? Call Haines City Parks & Recreation for more information 863 421-3700.

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Holiday Collection Schedule

The following is the Memorial Day collection schedule for Haines City:

Monday May 30th, 2016 Garbage, Recycle, Yard Waste and Bulk will be collected Tuesday May 31st, Tuesdays will be collected Wednesday June 1st, Wednesdays will be collected Thursday June 2nd, Thursdays will be collected Friday June 3rd, Fridays will be collected Saturday June 4th, 2016.

Haines City Loses One of its Finest to Medical Complications

jgillHaines City, FL – March 3, 2016 – Haines City mourns the loss of one of its finest, Officer Jorge Gil, 41, who died Monday evening after suffering from complications due to a severe medical episode while on duty two weeks ago.

“Officer Gil epitomizes the type of officer we all strive to be,” said Assistant Police Chief, Brian McNulty. “He was a hard-working team player who always put others before himself.”

On February 17, 2016, Gil was on duty and suffered a severe medical episode. He was rushed to Heart of Florida Hospital, then transferred to Tampa General Hospital. On February 29, 2016 at 9:01pm, surrounded by family, Officer Gil succumbed to his medical condition. He leaves behind his wife, Stacy Gil and three children, Shane, Devon and Donovan.

“It is never easy to lose one of our officers who so selflessly served the community on a daily basis,” said Public Safety Director, Richard Sloan. “Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.”

Gil began his career in Law Enforcement in 2009 with the Florida Department of Corrections at Everglades Correctional Institute. On March 12, 2012 he was sworn in as a Police Officer with the Haines City Police Department. He was assigned to the Patrol Division, served as a Field Training Officer and on the Crisis Intervention Team.

“Officer Gil should be remembered as a valiant public servant that gave his last full measure ensuring the safety, freedom and well-being of others,” said Haines City Manager, Jonathan Evans. “As a veteran of the United States Army 24th infantry division, Gil was the epitome of a true American hero.”

In Gil’s honor, Evans ordered both public safety flags to fly overhead shortly after his time of death Monday evening. The City will retire and present both flags to the Gil family, in addition to the American flag. Funeral services will be held at the NorthRidge Baptist Church, located at 2250 State Road 17 S. Haines City, FL 33844 on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 1pm.