Explore Lakes Park
Help us improve our park! Volunteer, donate or attend our fundraising events.
Join our fabulous volunteer community to support maintenance and expansion of the Lakes Park Gardens, including the Fragrance Garden, the Community Garden, and the Children’s Garden.
Raised funds will go for enhancements throughout the park, such as rebuild garden beds in the Community Garden, expansion of the irrigation system in the Botanic Garden, improved educational signage along the trails and continued enhancements to the Children’s Garden.
Are you a gardener but don’t have the space for veggies? Rent one of our Community Garden beds! You will be surrounded by fellow gardeners and a beautiful park. Tools are available and beds come well amended. Rental period is one year.
News & Events
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Lakes Park Calendar
Wondering what’s Happening in Lakes Park? From volunteer days to no park fee weekends, Check out our Calendar here for more info.
|Now’s the time to be dreaming up YOUR Scarecrow!|
Movie character scarecrows will fill the Children’s Garden Oct. 14 – 30 bringing delight once again to children and adults from 2 to 80 years old! Everyone is invited to participate – companies, schools, families. The entry fee is modest and goes to enhancements for Lakes Park.
This is a contest with prizes for the winners. The theme this year is a movie character—Marilyn Monroe with a billowing skirt, Dracula, a favorite Disney character, Space Age heroes? Who would you like to showcase? A single figure mounted securely on a pole; creativity encouraged!
Watch for details soon or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|The Liberty Express is running!|
The Railroad Museum of South Florida decorated for Memorial Day May 30th. We will also be hosting “The Liberty Express” again this year. Come on out and ride our miniature railroad. We have many American flags, the flags of our fifty states, territories of the U.S. and the District of Columbia featured.
The Railroad Museum of South Florida entrance is to the left of the train ticket window, admission is FREE.
Summer Camp Starts June 13th
The camp is filled with 60 campers for the first week. A full range of outdoor activities plus swimming at the Cypress Lake pool will keep the campers busy having fun. For more information call 239-533-7578. Read more here for week 2.
Angie and Troy Wright generously donated all of their handmade wooden decorations to the LPEF and the Train Crew!
Honoring Bobby Jackson
A strong supporter of Lakes Park and friend of gardeners throughout Southwest Florida will be missed and is honored in the Children’s Garden. Read more for the beautiful article about him written by his wife.
Community Garden’s Generous Donations
The Community Garden had another great season of contributions to the Community Cooperative Food Pantry. With generous donations of canned and dried goods and produce from the garden, we were able to give them 1650 pounds of food. Big thanks to everyone who participated. We look forward to another great season. read more here.
If you’re an Amazon shopper, you can help out the Foundation at no cost to you. We are a registered charity with Amazon Smile. For every purchase you make we get a small donation. Just type in your browser smile.amazon.com or click here. Sign in, then where it says ‘charity’ type in Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation and start shopping! You can also do it right in the app. Go to settings, click Amazonsmile, search Lakes park, and add. It’s that simple!
Remember to always use smile.amazon.com and you are donating to us.
E.Z Rider Tours
At the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation, we believe that everyone should benefit from the beauty and fun at Lakes Park, which is why we created and are funding the E.Z. Rider Lakes Park Assisted Tour Service! The E.Z. Rider is a six-passenger golf cart available to guests of Lakes Park by advance reservation which transports individuals and families who could not otherwise enjoy the park.
Call for 239-533-7578 to reserve.
The E.Z. Rider is a great experience for the elderly or visitors with medical conditions that limit physical activity and prohibit excessive heat. The tour at Lakes Park can positively impact your elderly loved one by helping them get some fresh air, enjoy the scenery of the Botanic Garden, or bird watch.
While the E.Z. Rider is typically for those who wouldn’t be able to enjoy the span of the park without assistance, reservations are available for all park guests. For more information and to reserve the E.Z. Rider, call 239-533-7578.