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Lee County Parks & Recreation to offer free parking, swimming

By Staff | Jul 17, 2019

In recognition of National Park & Recreation Month, Lee County Parks & Recreation will offer free pool admission and free parking on July 27-28.

On June 18, Lee County commissioners signed a resolution designating July as National Parks & Recreation Month. The Lee County Board of County Commissioners recognized Lee County Parks & Recreation as an agency that touches the lives of individuals, families, groups and community and positively impacts the social, economic and environment quality of the county.

This year’s national theme is “Game On” (#GameOnJuly).

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

– Regional parks: Lakes Park, Manatee Park, Hickey Creek Mitigation Park, Caloosahatchee Regional Park, Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve and 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 of Blind Pass)

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

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

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

For more information, visit www.leeparks.org or call 239-533-7275.