The Lakes Park Fall Festival is Back!
REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEP 30!
We are happy to announce that the Lakes Park Fall Festival will return October 15 – 31, 2021
Scarecrows in the Park is back too…
simpler, easier, safer, and just as much fun!
Businesses, community groups, school/youth groups and families are all welcome to participate. There’s no limit to who can build or sponsor a scarecrow for this beloved annual event.
This year’s scarecrow theme is Book Characters. It’s time to start brainstorming ways to bring your favorite literary friends to life. Dr. Seuss, Harry Pottery, Fairy Tale Characters, Frankenstein… the possibilities are endless!
Help us improve our park! Volunteer, donate or attend our fundraising events.
Raised fund will go towards added fitness equipment along the trails for bikers, runners and walkers, the Community Garden and Botanical Garden enhancements to add a children’s learning garden.
Join our fabulous volunteer community to support maintenance and expansion of the Lakes Park Botanic Garden, including the Fragrance Garden, the Community Garden, and 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.
The Latest News
Here is what we’ve been working on to enhance and enrich Lakes Park
REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEP 30! KEY DATES & DETAILS Festival Dates: October 15th – October 31st, 2021Scarecrow Exhibit Location: The Children’s Garden at Lakes Park Registration and Scarecrow Name Due: September 30, 2021Installation: Thursday October 14th, 4-7 pm and Friday, October 15th, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm. LPEF representatives will provide direction and assistance on installation days only. WEEKEND DROP- OFF IS NOT PERMITTED!VIP Judging – Friday, October 15th, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PMRemoval of Display: Sunday, October 31 after 3 pm or Monday, Nov. 1, 7 am – 1 pm.ALL ITEMS MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE PARK – PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!Pick-up & Drop-off Location: Parking lot adjacent to the Children’s Garden. (more…)
The Mission of the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation is to enhance the beauty and experience of Lakes Park. Message From the President: Spring is in the air with summer on its heels! The park is in full bloom and buzzing with families, flowers and fun! Along with summer comes our campers, so keep an eye out for them exploring learning and even fishing! The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation is already planning for Scarecrows in the Park. The dates for the fall festival are October 15th to the 30th. More info on how to register and this year’s theme will be coming soon. Thank you to our supporters and I hope to…
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“The Secrets of Making Perfect Limoncello and other Liquores” Taught by Barbara Manzo on Saturday March 6th, 2021. Barbara is a LPEF Board Member and former Lee County Parks and Recreation Director. Barbera now spends her summers in Sardinia with family and friends where she learned the art of making Limoncello. Participants will not only learn how to make a variety of liquores but will also take home copies of the Family recipes and samples of Limoncello.Sign up on Eventbrite here “The Secrets of Growing Beautiful Orchids”Taught by Wes Higgins on Saturday March 20th, 2021Dr Wesley Higgins is a member of LPEF and world renowned Orchid expert! He is a Professor and lecture around the world and…
Our virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, walk on the road, the trail, on a treadmill or on a track. You get to run your own race, at your own pace and time it yourself. For more information or to sign up click here.
THE MISSION of the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation is to enhance the beauty and experience of Lakes Park.