Residents and visitors are encouraged to visit the Altamonte Springs City Library for all of their community’s informational needs. A full range of library services are available, including community information, the Altamonte Springs History Collection, Mobile Information Center ("Mic"), reference service, Inter-Library Loan Service, children's story programs, Artist of the Month displays, Internet access, and more. A monthly exhibit also takes place in the library. This monthly program exhibits both framed artwork and collections and are open to the public.
Altamonte Springs offers a variety of community and recreational activities and classes for different age groups. The Westmonte Park and Recreation Center offers a variety of events and programs that take place in the auditorium, such as gymnastics, tumbling, line dancing, community related meetings, and special events. Special program field trips and events geared toward older citizens and disabled young adults are scheduled frequently. Additionally, Westmonte Park boasts a 25-meter pool where swimming lessons, scuba classes and lap swimming are held. Summertime offers open swim, accommodating the water sports patron. Programs for seniors and mentally/physically challenged citizens are held in the indoor therapeutic pool complete with a whirlpool, ramp and chair lift. Supervised aquatic therapy to improve and maintain muscular fitness is promoted.
Just off Jamestown Boulevard, the Merrill Recreation Facility has three championship softball diamonds with state of the art field lighting and electronic scoreboards. This facility is the site of year-round softball, both open and league play. Bleacher seating and a grassy hillside present ample space for spectator viewing. Three beach volleyball courts with ample lighting will accommodate nighttime open and league play. For joggers, the nature trail is equipped with eleven exercise stations for a maximal workout.
Inside the George D. Perkins Civic Center at Eastmonte, many activities are conducted. Senior socials, community related meetings, and special events are a few examples. Eastmonte is the home site for Altamonte's Babe Ruth Baseball season in the spring. This is also the location of the newly created "Jim Hovis Youth Baseball Training Facility," featuring batting cages, pitching mounds and baseball fields for the city’s youth. Enclosed air-conditioned racquetball facilities are available for open play and adult leagues. An extensively equipped playground area provides ample play for children of all ages and sizes. Easily accessible restrooms and picnic pavilions with grills and tables were built with convenience in mind.
The Lake Brantley Multi-Purpose Complex is located on the campus of Lake Brantley High School and consists of a 50-meter competitive pool with a diving well, two one-meter and two three-meter diving boards, a shallow area for swimming instruction, and moveable bulkheads for multiple usage. Programs offered on-site include youth and adult volleyball, basketball, swim classes and competitive swimming, diving and water polo meets. Additionally, the site is used to attract state and national sports and swim meets.
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