Children’s Garden

VIP Winners: Who’s Your American Hero?

VIP winners of the 11th annual Scarecrows in the Park competition announced  Fort Myers, FL, October 25, 2020 – The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation and Lee County Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the VIP winners of the 11th annual Scarecrows in the Park competition.  The theme of this year’s competition is “Who’s Your American Hero?”. Who’s

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Scarecrows in the Park: American Heroes Edition

Registration now open for “Scarecrows in the Park: American Heroes Edition”  Fort Myers, FL, Sept. 4, 2020 – The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation invites the Southwest Florida community to participate in its 11th annual “Scarecrows in the Park” competition. Entries will be exhibited Oct. 24-31 throughout the Children’s Garden at Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus

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NEWS from the BOTANIC GARDEN August, 2020 

NEWS from the BOTANIC GARDEN at Lakes Park August, 2020      BED REBUILDING PROJECT in the Community Garden Each year for the past several years, we’ve selected 8-10 raised beds in the Community Garden for replacement. The harsh, extreme weather in Southwest Florida takes its toll on the bed, making them decay and crumble.

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News from the Gardens at Lakes Park, July 2020

News from the Gardens July 12, 2020   During this pandemic I know that the Gardens have been a great source of peace and joy for many folks walking through it each day. They take the time to tell us how much they appreciate what we do. Can’t get much better than that!  The high

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Scenes from the Botanic Garden – May 2020

Scenes from the Botanic Garden – May 2020 Food-growing season winds down, but our Garden Ambassador volunteers continue to work hard on  making the Botanic Garden a beautiful oasis. Community Garden Happenings Nancy Sanders from the Community Garden leadership team reports: “Many gardeners are closing up and getting ready for the hot summer. Some “Green

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What’s New In Lakes Park, March 2020

What’s New In Lakes Park March 2020 Wildlife Updates Early in February, the birding community was all abuzz with news of snail kites (Rostrhamus sociabilis) visiting the park. These raptors are aptly named, since they feed mostly on apple snails. More on snail kites from FWC: CLICK ME  The lake’s shores and shallows are littered

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Pave the Park and Bench Dedications for February 2020 UPDATED

Pave the Park and Bench Dedications for February 2020 Updated 02/29/2020  More bricks were installed on February 29th, in the Children’s Garden.  Big thanks to:  Jamie Friebel Debbie Whitehead Barbara Manzo We’d like to thank the following individuals for their generous donations to our Pave the Park program: Mary Jo Card (Train Museum walkway) James

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Volunteers in the Gardens & Beyond – Fall 2019

Volunteers in the Gardens & Beyond – Fall 2019 It’s time to feature our Garden Ambassadors, aka volunteers in the gardens. The Foundation’s main focus each autumn is the Fall Festival and our contribution to it – Scarecrows in the Park. But beyond the Scarecrows fundraising effort lies a world of volunteer activity that is

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PAVE THE PARK: Bricks Installed at Lakes Park July 12th, 2019

Here are the bricks installed at Lakes Park on July 12th, 2019.  NOTE: The Train Station is under construction for the duration of the summer. Bricks cannot be installed there while construction is ongoing. We anticipate being able to install in the timeframe of late September/early October. We thank you for your patience!