Parks & Recreation Committee

Fernwood Park & Lake Bessie Boat Ramp Updates

Beginning at 5:00pm on 3/21/2020, all parking at the Fernwood and Lake Bessie boat ramps will be prohibited until further notice. All cars will be ticketed and/or towed, regardless of if owners have purchased a Park Pass. Signs have been posted at the ramps.

Additionally, the Fernwood Park boardwalk is closed until further notice.

As of now, the boat ramps remain open to residents – however they should park offsite to comply with these new restrictions.


The Windermere Parks & Recreation Committee makes recommendations to Town Council on a wide range of recreational services to the Town. Unless otherwise noted, the Parks & Recreation Committee meets the second Thursday of every month at Town Hall. Meetings start at 5 pm.


The all-volunteer Parks & Recreation Committee is responsible for the following:

  • Parks, beaches, and recreational trails
  • Recreational Services
  • Maintenance of parks and beaches, park equipment, walking trails, streetscapes
  • Park operation
  • Providing recreation programs, activities, and events including the 5K/10K Run Among the Lakes, Pet Fest, the Halloween Hayride & Costume Parade, and otherwise providing organized recreation events for the citizens of Windermere

Essential Functions:

  • Schedule and attend meetings to support the goals of this committee
  • Plan and conduct special events and educational training as required
  • Attend county, state, and national events to keep apprised of activities and laws concerning recreation
  • Advise Town staff and Town Council of any concerns or issues that might arise
  • Solicit support from county, state, national, and private sources including grants or other sources of funding

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2020 Parks & Recreation Agendas and Minutes

January 9, 2020 Agenda Minutes
February 13, 2020 Agenda
March 12, 2020 Agenda

Previous Years' Parks & Recreation Agendas and Minutes

We are currently in the process of uploading past Parks & Recreation agendas and minutes. If you are looking for agendas or minutes prior to 2019, please contact the Town Clerk.

January 10, 2019 Agenda Minutes
February 14, 2019 Agenda Minutes
March 14, 2019 Agenda Minutes
March 28, 2019 Special Meeting Agenda Minutes
April 11, 2019 Agenda Minutes
May 9, 2019 Agenda  Minutes
June 13, 2019 Agenda Minutes
July 11, 2019 Agenda Minutes
August 8, 2019 Agenda Minutes
September 12, 2019 Agenda Minutes
October 10, 2019 Agenda  Minutes
November 14, 2019 Agenda Minutes
December 12, 2019 Agenda Minutes