What’s New in Lakes Park – April 2020
New concrete repair/replacement
While the park was closed in April, Parks & Recreation took the opportunity to make some repairs. Concrete was replaced at the splash pads and also in the Rose Garden gazebo.
Plants and Flowers – What’s Bloomin’?
Park staff sent photos during the shutdown of What’s Bloomin’ in the Botanic Garden. Check out some of the flowers and plants that are thriving, thanks to the hard work of Lee County’s volunteer forces.
Gopher Tortoise Habitat – Progress Report
You may recall that the Summerlin Road side of the park was mowed early in 2019 to improve the habitat for gopher tortoises. These creatures are called a “keystone species” because their burrows are essential to the safety and survival of more than 300 other species who seek shelter within them. They need to be able to get around and graze in order to thrive and continue to provide shelter for other creatures. READ the previous post about this land stewardship activity, and then enjoy these photos, provided by Conservation 20/20 land stewardship coordinator Felicia Nudo.
Wildlife Sightings in the Park
We’re only half kidding when we say that the wildlife partied hard during the time the park was closed. Here are some photos of wildlife sightings provided by Parks & Recreation staff, and one from a resident of Amavida Living, a senior living facility bordering the Gladiolus Drive side of the park with great park views.