About Our Programs

The Parks and Recreation Department offers an abundance of programs throughout the year for people of all ages and interests. For more information about any of our programs, please call the Parks & Recreation Department at (352) 735-7183.

Woodcarvers' Club

Do you remember as a kid the first time you tried to carve something? Well, there is a group of people who have learned the skills of woodcarving and are willing to teach others as well. Ralph Rossignol will be instructing the art of woodcarving and can be contacted at (352) 385-0483. Class meets on an ongoing basis.
  • Thursday
  • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Martin Luther King Center
  • $2.00/class
Woodcarvers' Club

Babysitters Training

Are you wanting to start babysitting or are you already babysitting, but you need a little guidance. Well, here's your chance to get all of your questions answered and have a good time while learning the ins and outs of childcare. For more information, contact Jill Santos at (352) 516-0363
  • $65 per person
  • Ages 11 yrs. old - 15 yrs. old
  • Must have a minimum of 7 participants
  • Saturday, May 5th 
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Private Classes Available Upon Request (must have 6 willing to take the class)
  • Mount Dora Community Building Lobby (520 N. Baker St)
  • Online Registration or Register in Person (Youth Registration Form)

Senior Club

A new Senior Club is coming to Mount Dora in May 2016. Focused in active seniors, there will be free lunch, games, speakers, arts and crafts and perhaps new friends. Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. For additional information, contact Gina Conway at(352) 729-6394
  • FREE
  • 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every Month
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Martin Luther King Center (803 Florida Ave)

Movie in the Park

Bring your chairs, blankets, family and friends! Movies start at dusk. In case inclement weather or if it is too cold, movies will be shown in the Mount Dora Community Building. Brought to you by Mount Dora Recreation Services.

Donnelly Park (530 N. Donnelly St)
Movies Begin At DUSK!

      • January 12th - Monster Truck (PG)
      • February 9th - The Wild Life (PG)
Downtown Dance Theatre
Offering students of all ages the opportunity to explore and challenge their artistic capabilities through a variety of dance styles such as Modern, Jazz, Lyrical and more including a strong foundation in classical Ballet. On and Off stage production education such as story telling, prop, costume and set design as well as choreography will be introduced to gain deeper understanding and appreciation for Art of Movement. For more information contact the instructor, Shawnee at (352) 435-5404 or
  •  $50 per month 
  •  Wednesday
    • 5pm - 6pm Juniors (8 years old and under)
    • 6pm - 7pm Tweens (9 - 12 years old)
    • 7pm - 8pm Young Adult (13 years old and older)
  •  Mount Dora Community Building Green Room
    • 520 N. Baker St
  • Attire: Form Fitting clothes such as leggings and tank top or leotard
  • No prior experience necessary
  • Ongoing registration
  • Month to Month Sessions
  • Online Registration or Register in Person at 900 N Donnelly St (Registration Form)

Yoga for ALL
Yoga For ALL is a meditative vinyasa style class that is designed for practitioners for all ages and skill levels wanting to improve their flexibility, core strengths, balance and alignment. With a mindful awareness on the breath, our life force, our chi, we will flow through a variety of postures, gaining a deeper sense of self awareness and improving our overall sense of well being. No previous experience necessary, modifications and props for physical restrictions are always offered. Please bring a mat. For more information contact instructor Shawnee  at (352) 453-5404 or e-mail
  •  $50 per month or $10 per class
  •  Tuesday's
    • 6:00pm - 7:30pm 
  • Donnelly Park Building (530 N Donnelly St)
  • No prior experience necessary
  • Ongoing registration
  • Month to Month Sessions
  • Online Registration or Register in Person at 900 N Donnelly St (Registration Form)
Leprechaun Treasure Hunt
GOLD, PRIZES & GAMES...What more can you ask for? Come join the City of Mount Dora Community Recreation Services for a St. Patrick's Day celebration for all your little leprechauns! There will be a mountain of gold to find, prizes, snacks and drinks. For more information contact us at (352) 735-7183
  • FREE 
  • Ages: 12 yrs old and under
  •  Saturday, March 17th
  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Gilbert Park (310 S. Tremain St)

Trash to Treasures Yard Sale
Need more room at home? Register now to join us in Gilbert Park for an old fashion Yard Sale. Get ride of your treasures while at the same time helping to raise funds for recreational scholarships for those in need. For more information contact us at (352) 735-7183
  • Saturday, April 14th 
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • $15 per space (10 x 10)
  • Gilbert Park (310 S. Tremain St)
  • Open to the Public
  • Online Registration or Register in Person at 900 N Donnelly St (Registration Form)