LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Beachgoers, swimmers, and boaters can save a little money when they hit the water later this month during National Parks & Recreation Month.
On June 19, Lee County Commissioners signed a resolution designating July as National Parks & Recreation Month in Lee County.
On Saturday, July 28th and Sunday, July 29th, Lee County Parks & Recreation sites are offering free parking at the following sites:
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;
And free swimming will be available at the following pools: Lehigh Community Pool, North Fort Myers High School Pool, Pine Island Community Pool and San Carlos Community Pool.
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.
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.
This year’s national theme is “A Lifetime of Discovery” (#DiscoverJuly).