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YOU’RE OUT: South Fort Myers Youth Baseball fall season canceled

The Lee County Parks Department announced crews will replace the lights that were damaged during Hurricane Ian at Rutenberg Park
Fall Ball season canceled at Rutenberg Park for light repairs
Posted at 7:34 AM, Nov 14, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-14 09:05:01-05

FORT MYERS, Fla — The South Fort Myers Youth Baseball League canceled their fall ball season after the Lee County Parks Department announced Rutenberg Park will undergo light repairs damaged from Hurricane Ian.

  • 16 light poles and more than 50 light fixtures will be replaced, costing more than a million dollars
  • Rutenberg Park bathrooms are closed, bathroom renovations are part of the repairs
  • Lee County said, South Fort Myers Youth Baseball knew the potential timeline for repairs that would affect their season, told players in advance
  • Five other Lee County Parks still need repairs from Hurricane Ian: Brooks Park, Lee County Sports Complex, Pine Island Pool, Lehigh Acres Pool and San Carlos Pool
  • Lee County said the repairs for Rutenberg Park will take at least four weeks. Plans to finish the project before the winter/spring baseball season