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Lee County Parks & Recreation to offer free parking, swimming

July 19, 2017
Special to THE CITIZEN ( , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Lee County Parks & Recreation will offer free pool admission and free parking on July 29-30 in recognition of National Park & Recreation Month.

On June 20, Lee County commissioners signed a resolution designating July as National Parks & Recreation Month in Lee County.

The Lee County Board of County Commission recognized Parks & Recreation as an agency that touches the lives of individuals, families, groups and the entire community and positively impacts the social, economic and environmental quality of the county.

This year's national theme is "Get Your Play On." The Lee County 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 and 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 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

Other county recreational sites that are owned or maintained by other government entities are not included in the free weekend, including 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, visit online at: People can also contact 239-533-7275 or

Source: Lee County Government



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