Explore Lakes Park
We are set to reopen in January! Tentative date is January 9th. More information here.
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.
E.Z Rider Tours
**not operating at this time**
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.
News & Events
Click here to view our
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.
|**Update on Lakes Park**|
Tentative open date is January 9th. We will confirm that date in the coming weeks.
-Lakes Park Staff
|Ways you can help lakes park:|
Donate, donate, donate! While structures are covered by insurance, plants, trees and small structures are not and so the LPEF will be helping to purchase and replace the many trees and plants that are gone.
We all want and need to get back to our park but remember how important this operation is and the thousands of our neighbors who suffered great loss.
Let us know how you are and if you need help.
Please don’t go to the park you will be turned away by security.
Limit calls to the park as the staff won’t be able to return your call in a timely manner. Refer to the Lee County Website for updates.
Community Garden Update
Unfortunately, the Community Garden is currently closed to all gardeners until the park reopens to the public which we hope will be sometime in January. AS you know, FEMA trucks and equipment are still staged at Lakes Park. Connie and Randy Speck, with some help from Robyn Zimmerman have worked hard to have the Community Garden ready for the gardeners to arrive. All three of the sheds were torn apart and parts were blown outside of the fence. They are now back together and holding gardening equipment. Fortunately none of the beds were damaged during the storm. Some of the trees outside the fence were blown down and have been removed. This will provide more sunlight to the beds close to the fence. Thank you so much for your patience during this difficult time post Ian. Gardeners will be notified as soon as an opening date has been confirmed.
The Wheel of Fun Update
The wheel of fun will be ready to go when the park reopens. Check out there rental info 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.