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Parks (12/11/13)

December 11, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Caloosahatchee Regional Park

- Homeschool Kayak Tour

Dec. 12 from 2-4 p.m.

Students will learn basic kayaking skills then put them to the test on the Caloosahatchee. We will discuss the history of the Caloosahatchee and look for fossils along the banks of the river. Students must be accompanied by an adult and parents must sign a release of liability waiver for their minor children. There is no charge for adult chaperones. We will meet at the campground entrance at 19130 North River Road. Ages 8-18. Cost is $10 per student. A parking fee of $1 per hour is required. Bring your own drink, sunscreen, binoculars, clothing and shoes that can get wet. Call Kelly for more information at (239) 822-5212. Register online at: www.LeeParks.org or by calling (239) 533-7440.

- Caloosahatchee Ultra 25K and 50K race

Dec. 14

Southwest Florida's first Ultra. The Inaugural Caloosahatchee Ultra Run is an exciting-plus mile loop counterclockwise on varying terrain with beautiful views, rolling hills and some tough technical stretches in Caloosahatchee Regional Park. The course will run the perimeter of the north side along green, black and blue trails. Registration ends Dec. 12. For more information or to register, visit: ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=22622.

- Caloosahatchee to Hickey's Creek Kayak Trip

Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This six-hour kayak trip begins and ends at Caloosahatchee Regional Park campground. Paddlers should be experienced and/or be in good physical condition for a five-mile roundtrip paddle on the Great Calusa Blueway, which includes Hickey's Creek. We'll eat lunch and hike at Hickey's Creek Mitigation Park before paddling back. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All kayaking equipment is provided. Bring your own drink, lunch, sunscreen, binoculars, clothing and shoes that can get wet. We will meet at the campground entrance at 19130 North River Road. Cost is $40 per person. Registration is required. For more information, call Kelly at (239) 822-5212. Register online at: www.LeeParks.org or by calling (239) 533-7440.

Caloosahatchee Regional Park is a Lee County park at 18500 North River Road in Alva.

The park features 768 acres of pine flatwoods, scrub oak, cypress swamps and oak hammocks. Crossing through them, you'll find over 18 miles of hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails.

Primitive camp sites for families and groups are available, along with equestrian sites for people with horses. Kayaking and fishing are available along the banks of the Caloosahatchee River.

Find us online at: www.LeeParks.org.

Hickey's Creek Mitigation Park

- Caloosahatchee to Hickey's Creek Kayak Trip

Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This six-hour kayak trip begins and ends at Caloosahatchee Regional Park campground. Paddlers should be experienced and/or be in good physical condition for a five-mile roundtrip paddle on the Great Calusa Blueway, which includes Hickey's Creek. We'll eat lunch and hike at Hickey's Creek Mitigation Park before paddling back. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All kayaking equipment is provided. Bring your own drink, lunch, sunscreen, binoculars, clothing and shoes that can get wet. We will meet at the campground entrance at 19130 North River Road. Cost is $40 per person. Registration is required. For more information, call Kelly at (239) 822-5212. Register online at: www.LeeParks.org or by calling (239) 533-7440.

- Guided Walk

Dec. 21 from 9-11 a.m.

Join us as we explore natural plant communities on this guided walk. See firsthand the plants and animals that make southwest Florida so unique. Participants should be able to walk approximately two miles. This trail is only stroller and handicap accessible for about a quarter of a mile. Please dress appropriately and bring a water bottle. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This program is free with paid parking. Limit 25 participants. For more information, contact Kelly at (239) 822-5212 or kflaherty@leegov.com.

Hickey's Creek Mitigation Park is at 17980 Palm Beach Blvd.

It is one of the largest Regional Parks in Lee County encompassing 862 acres. This wildlife preserve, co-managed with the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission, consists of a variety of habitats including palmetto-oak scrub, pine flatwoods and seasonal wetlands.

Views of scenic Hickey's Creek can be enjoyed from trails and overlook areas. The park is home to threatened Florida scrub-jays and gopher tortoises.

Park amenities include parking, restrooms, a canoe/kayak landing, fishing pier, picnic areas with picnic tables, bridges across Hickey's Creek, trail shelters and miles of hiking trails. There is a handicap accessible trail to Hickey's Creek and to the amphitheater.

The park is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

The parking is free for those with a valid Lee County parking pass. Those who do not have a pass are required to pay $1 per hour or $5 per day. Please bring exact change.

Veterans Park

Veterans Park Recreation Center presents upcoming activities, events

- Breakfast with the Kringles

Dec 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Come join us for a continental style breakfast, holiday crafts and a special visit with Mr. and Mrs. Kringle. Each child will receive a present with their visit.

Be sure to bring a camera for your child's holiday photo shot.

Dance recital preformed by the Susan Katz Dance Group.

Cost is $5 per child for infants to age 13, includes breakfast, craft and present.

Cost is $3 per adult for ages 14 and older; breakfast only.

Pre-registration is required. Limited spaces available.

If you have any questions, call the Veterans Park Recreation Center at (239) 369-1521

Veterans Park Recreation Center is at 55 Homestead Road S.

 
 

 

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