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1313Lake Wales Area Resident and Visitor Guide Ortho Quarter Page Ad Ortho Quarter Page Ad Hip replacement surgery can help get you back into the swing of things. Sergio Martinez D.O. 1255 SR 60 E. Suite 300 Lake Wales If hip pain is keeping you from living life to the fullest Sergio Martinez D.O. is here to offer comprehensive orthopedic services. To schedule an appointment and learn more call 863-676-8358 or visit Another special annual event is Pioneer Days a weekend celebration of heritage which includes various old-time crafters spinners and woodworkers along with Indian dancers vintage cars and tractors. Theres always plenty of food and music and the weekends highlight is the naming of the Pioneer of the Year. Another crowd pleaser is the Kiwanis Club annual Christmas Parade a nighttime gathering of dignitary-lled convertibles and light-covered oats bands dancers and other marching groups. The historic Albert Kirkland gymnasium one of the rst buildings to be completed in the Hardman Cultural and Recreational Complex is used by many youth and adults for basketball and recongured for pickleball ve days a week. In addition the tennis complex has been completely renovated and offers ve lighted tennis courts and two racquetball courts. A soccer complex on Hunt Brothers Road south of Lake Wales and just east of U.S. Highway 27 was completed in September 2008. The multi- purpose complex includes a snack bar and four full-sized elds that provide space for league play tournaments special workshops and soccer camp. Community children enjoy the newly refurbished playground equipment at Crystal Lake Park. A project of the Lake Wales Kiwanis Club Barneys Dream provides additional playground facilities at Kiwanis Park near the lake for children of all abilities including those who are physically challenged. The Lake Wales YMCA located on Burns Avenue offers co-educational facilities to groups and individual members. The Y is located on a 10-acre site west of the entrance to Bok Tower Gardens. Many of the YMCA programs are open to the general public and a scholarship program helps ensure that the facilities are available to many children who might otherwise be unable to participate. The Y also sponsors daycare after- school and summer programs and has a large meeting room with food facilities. Recreational Programs for the younger set include Little League baseballsoftball Junior Magic Basketball Steelers or Gator league football and league soccer through the Lake Wales Soccer Club. Competitive travel teams for the more serious-minded are available in AAU baseball softball basketball football and soccer. An active Pram Fleet available only to residents of Lake Wales began in 1948 and is the second oldest in the world that is still in operation. Teaching sailing skills to children ages 9-15 the Pram Fleet sails every Sunday on Lake Wailes for eight weeks in the spring and eight weeks in the fall. Watching the eet of small sailboats is a popular leisure activity.