Lakes Park to host 40th Anniversary Celebration & Earth Day event

Lee County Parks & Recreation and the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation invite the community to the park’s 40th Anniversary Celebration from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20.

Partners and supporters will provide information and giveaways at this free event. Cake and ice cream will be served at 11 a.m. after a brief ceremony. Activities include discounted rates for a bounce house park and train rides, tai chi and yoga demonstrations, Ding Darling Conservation Carnival and more.

Parking is $1 an hour or $5 a day, and Lee County annual parking stickers are accepted.

In recognition of Earth Day, 40 trees will be planted by volunteers from Keep Lee County Beautiful Inc. Funding for the tree planting is supported by Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation and the sale of Lakes Passports. The digital passports can be purchased for $40. The passport includes free parking to Lakes Park until May 31, a free train ticket, a commemorative token and entry into a raffle for prizes. Only 100 Passports will be sold and are available to purchase at

Lakes Regional Park opened to the public on April 21, 1984. An estimated 2,000 people attended. The 279-acre park, in the heart of South Fort Myers, offers a tranquil environment with 2.5 miles of paved and natural paths for walking or biking and both children’s community and fragrance gardens. It also is a haven for bird-watching, with more than 1,000 nests in the rookery during season. Families gather to enjoy the playgrounds, boat rentals, miniature train rides and fishing with rental shelters available for picnicking, parties and group events.

The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation, a nonprofit organization, assists Lee County Parks & Recreation through philanthropic and voluntary efforts to enrich Lakes Regional Park and the community’s enjoyment of this natural resource. The Foundation celebrates 20 years assisting the park and has raised more than $2 million dollars to enhance the beauty and experience of Lakes Park. Visit for further information.

For more information about Lee County Parks and Recreation locations, amenities and special events, visit, call 239-533-7275, email or visit leeparksandrecreation on Facebook and Instagram.

To receive updates from Lee County Government, sign up for the newsletter here:

Follow Lee County Government on Facebook,

About East Lee News

Dive into our latest issue for a vibrant snapshot of Southwest Florida’s pulse. With diverse topics and engaging articles, we ensure you’re always in tune with the latest news and stories that matter most in your area. Connect with the heart of East Lee County News with The Roar.

Recent Posts

Request Banner Ad Placement

Sales / Media Inquiries

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors