The City of Bushnell held the 7th annual "Grant a Christmas Wish" program this year. The Children's Home Society, who works with the Florida Department of Children and Families, provided the names of 50 children in need this Christmas season. This organization provides a safe harbor for children and helps to reverse crisis situations within family units. Children's Home Society provides treatment for developmentally disabled children, foster care, adoption, group homes, child abuse prevention, emergency shelters, and case management.
The Grant a Christmas Wish program was a huge success! The City was overwhelmed with the generosity of this community and the staff here at the City; there were so many wonderful toys and childrens' clothing brought in for the children. The citizens of the community came with bags of toys and open hearts, and this program resulted in providing Christmas gifts to over 70 children, not just the original 50 names on the tree.
The City of Bushnell would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who helped support the 2011 Grant a Christmas Wish program, and we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!
The City of Bushnell Community Center, located at 407 E. Belt Avenue, consists of a 4,000 square foot building with open interior architecture housing a full kitchen, stage and restroom facilities. This facility will accommodate parking for approximately 97 vehicles and has an interior capacity of 125 occupants. The grounds consist of two tee-ball fields, a small playground and picnic pavilion area, a shuffle board court, and a lit basketball court.
The Community Center is available for rental to the general public by reservation only. Click on the links below to download and review both the Rental Requirements/Guidelines and the Community Center Rental Application.
Community Center Rental Fee Information Sheet
Community Center Rental Application
Should you have additional questions, or want to check availability of a specific date, please contact Bushnell City Hall M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at (352) 793-2591, or visit us at 117 E. Joe P. Strickland, Jr. Ave., for information on how you can reserve the building for your event.
The City of Bushnell has three recreational facilities. The Kenny Dixon Sports Complex, located at 824 W. Noble Ave. just off HWY 48, is comprised of 30 acres of land dedicated to a variety of sporting and recreational activities. This complex consists of baseball and softball fields, a tee ball field, 2 soccer/football - multipurpose fields, racquetball courts, tennis courts, beach volleyball area, horseshoe area, basketball courts, a skate/bike ramp park, as well as a jogging and exercise trail that circles the entire park to creating approximately 1 mile of trail.
Picnic pavilions complete with grills, tables, restrooms and electricity are available on a first come, first serve basis. A large playground area is centrally located near the picnic area and is complete with swings and slides. Three smaller kiddie playgrounds are located throughout the complex between the various ball fields and are complete with covered shade-structures to protect playing children from both sun and foul balls.
The Kenny Dixon Sports Complex is open from dawn until dusk. Pets are not allowed.
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Listed below is a link to our "City of Bushnell Phone List" which contains our most commonly requested phone numbers for Sumter County government offices and schools, local cities, and many other categories. We have also provided a list of links to other Sumter County web sites that we have found useful for new residents.
The City of Bushnell has been a member of the Tree City USA® program for over 15 years. This program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, and provides direction, technical assistance, public attention, and national recognition for urban and community forestry programs in thousands of towns and cities that more than 135 million Americans call home.
The many benefits of being a Tree City include creating a framework for action, education, a positive public image, and citizen pride.
For more information about this program, click here.