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Lee County Parks & Recreation offering free parking and swimming July 28-29

Cape Coral also waiving fees at five boat ramps

July 10, 2018
North Fort Myers Neighbor

In recognition of National Park & Recreation Month, Lee County Parks & Recreation will offer free pool admission and free parking Saturday, July 28, and Sunday, July 29.

On June 19, Lee County Commissioners signed a resolution designating July as National Parks & Recreation Month in Lee County. The Lee Board of County Commissioners recognized Lee County Parks & Recreation as an agency which touches the lives of individuals, families, groups and the entire community and positively impacts the social, economic, and environment quality of our county.

This year's national theme is "A Lifetime of Discovery" (#DiscoverJuly). The city of Cape Coral also is participating by waiving fees at its five boat ramps, including the Yacht Club Boat Ramp, Horton Park, Rosen Park, Burnt Store, and BMX Boat Ramp.

Lee County Parks & Recreation sites offering free swimming or free parking:

Regional parks: Lakes Park, Manatee Park, Hickey Creek Mitigation Park, Caloosahatchee Regional Park, Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve;

Beach sites: Bonita Beach Accesses No. 1 and No. 10, Bonita Beach Park, Bowditch Point and Lynn Hall Memorial Park, Bunche Beach, Bowman's Beach and Turner Beach (north side only of Blind Pass);

Boat ramps: Punta Rassa, Matlacha, Alva, Davis, Pine Island Commercial Marina and Imperial River;

Pools: Lehigh Community Pool, North Fort Myers High School Pool, Pine Island Community Pool and San Carlos Community Pool.

Other recreational sites with Lee County which are owned or maintained by other government entities are not included in the free swim/free parking weekend. These include: Barefoot Beach, beach access points managed by the Town of Fort Myers Beach, and city of Sanibel sites, including the south side of Blind Pass.

For more information about Lee County Parks & Recreation locations, amenities, and other special events, visit, call 239-533-7275 or email

Download the Come Discover Map online or grab one at any Lee County site and enjoy "A Lifetime of Discovery" in July.



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