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County to celebrate National Park and Recreation Month


Lee County Parks & Recreation will offer free pool admission and free parking on July 24-25 in recognition of National Park and Recreation Month.

The sites offering free swimming or free parking will include:

– 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 Park and Lynn Hall Memorial Park, San Carlos Bay-Bunche Beach Preserve, Bowman’s Beach and Turner Beach (north side only of Blind Pass)

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

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

Other recreational sites within Lee County that are owned or maintained by other government entities are not included in the free weekend. These 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.

The free weekend happens annually. Lee County commissioners on June 15 voted to approve a resolution designating July as National Park and Recreation Month. They recognized Lee County Parks & Recreation touches the lives of individuals, families, groups and the community and positively impacts the social, economic and environment quality of the county.

For more information, visit www.leeparks.org or contact 239-533-7275 or leeparks@leegov.com.