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Free parking and swimming in Lee County parks on July 27 & 28

In recognition of National Park & Recreation Month
Posted at 11:35 AM, Jul 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 11:48:23-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Visitors to Lee County public pools and parks later this month can enjoy free amenities as part of National Park & Recreation Month.

According to Lee County Parks & Recreation, it takes place on Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28.

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, 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;

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

The City of Cape Coral is also participating, waiving fees at its five boat ramps, including the Yacht Club Boat Ramp, Horton Park, Rosen Park, Burnt Store Marina and BMX Boat Ramp.

Other recreational sites with 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.

For more information about Lee County Parks & Recreation locations, amenities and other special events, visit, call 239-533-7275 or email