City of Fort Myers reopens parks with limited operations

Posted at 3:26 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 15:26:03-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — The City of Fort Myers is continuing to reopen in phases.

The next phase is to reopen limited operations in parks and recreation.

This phase will happen on Wednesday, April 29th.

City officials say to use CDC guidelines for social distancing.

City baseball fields will open on April 29 for groups of 10 or less who want to practice baseball or softball, with related dugouts and bleachers remaining closed due to the lack of space for social distancing.

The suspension of league play is still in effect until further notice.

Outdoor tennis and pickleball courts will also reopen on April 29.

The sites will resume regular operating hours.

Indoor recreation centers (including the Skatium and Riverside Community Center), pools, all playgrounds, pavilions, multipurpose fields, volleyball courts, and basketball courts will remain closed.

Bleachers are closed at all locations.

The following facilities will open with restrictions:

Centennial Park, walkways open, volleyball, playground, and pavilion areas are closed.

Golf View Park, tennis courts are open; the pool, playground, and pavilion areas are closed.

Lions Park,–tennis courts are open; the soccer field and basketball courts are closed.

Roberto Clemente Park, tennis courts are open; the playground, pavilions, and basketball courts are closed.

Sam Fleishman Regional Sports Complex, Racquet Club open for tennis and pickleball, with restricted access to the lobby area. Only one person per group permitted at pavement area.

Shady Oaks Park, baseball fields are open; building, multipurpose field, and playground areas are closed.

STARS Complex, baseball fields are open, building, multipurpose field, playground, pavilion, and pool is closed.

Neighborhood parks are open, with the exclusion of playgrounds, pavilions, volleyball courts, and basketball courts.

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