Lee County Parks & Recreation Celebrates July as National Park and Recreation Month (July 24-25)
Lee County Parks & Recreation Celebrates July as National Park and Recreation Month
Posted on 07/23/2021
City HallLee County Parks & Recreation will offer free pool admission and free parking on Saturday, July 24, and Sunday, July 25, in recognition of National Park and Recreation Month.

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

• 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 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 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.

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