6 Collier parks listed online for men to hook up

Posted at 9:39 PM, Apr 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-02 15:36:44-04

A website that lists places for men to meet up and hook up recommends six Collier County parks and beaches.

The Naples Pier was one of the spots, given three out of five stars.

Beachgoers said they choose to go to the Pier because it's safe.

"Born and raised here. I've never had any issues," Lina Figueredo of Naples said.

When Figueredo heard it was listed online as a spot for men to get some action, she was surprised.

"This is a place where you just go with your children," she said.

"This is not a place to hook up, I'd say. If you want to hook up, you can go to a night club or something like that," Joe of Naples said.

The site recommends men go later at night; "just make eye contact and smile and you should have a good time," it says.

"That's a little uncomfortable, I would say," Figueredo said.

Cambier Park in Naples was also recommended with three out of five stars, saying the best hook up spot is the urinals.

Tanner Fulcher was playing tennis at the courts when Fox 4 told him about the site.

"I don't think Naples is any place to really do stuff like that, honestly," Fulcher said.

"You hear all the children running, playing, being happy. I don't know if that's a proper place," Edward Green said.

A check of the site shows four other places in Collier County as hookup hotpots.

Golden Gate Community park was given five out of five stars, with the bathrooms noted as the place to meet.

Veterans Community Park, Sugden Park, and Eagle Lakes Community Park were given three out of five stars, with the bathrooms recommended.

Years ago, Collier Detectives caught multiple men engaging in lewd acts at Sugden Park.

Signs there indicate the park closes after sunset.

"Do it at your home. Don't do it in public," Figueredo said.

Seth Finman of Naples Police said they have not noticed an issue or received any complaints regarding men committing lewd acts at the listed parks within the City of Naples. The Police Department’s Crime Suppression Team is constantly monitoring this type of activity.

Four in your Corner also reached out to the Collier County Sheriff's Office, but have not heard back yet.