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beautiful park

great place for big events family reunions or just taking your kids there. lots of nature to see... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fort Myers, Florida
Beautiful Park

This is a very pretty park with lots of water features a bridge, snack shack bathrooms paddle boats... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fort Myers, Florida
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Lakes Park encompasses nearly 300 acres of beautiful nature trails, lakes and gardens. Two playgrounds and water parks, a miniature train ride and railroad museum, bikes and watercraft available for rental, food concession, fitness trail and lots of...more
7330 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33908-5118
+1 239-533-7575
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Reviewed 2 days ago

great place for big events family reunions or just taking your kids there. lots of nature to see. lots of birding trails.

Thank realshootingcoach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very pretty park with lots of water features a bridge, snack shack bathrooms paddle boats for a fee and walking paths. Nice place to spend a couple of hours.Only negative, and its a big one is you cant take your dog.But you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kids have a lot of fun with water and all kinds of vehicles. Great landscape Amazing food market, no entrance fees for that

Thank Trek602130
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a very active day here for Labour Day Saturday. The park was busy with family parties. The facilities are excellent, including the train, the splash area, the swings and walks. I can recommend this place highly. As a British visitor, it is most...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been there twice because it was advertised as having decent fishing opportunities. that is a farce. You don't get to see the one crocodile or alligator I guess from afar, which is to my liking. I did catch one fish there after several times...More

Thank Hudsom W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used to be an old quarry turned into County Park, Nice, canoes, walking, bike trails. V-ball court, room for baseball, football, picnic tables, grills/pits, open & rentable pavilions. Docks, canoes, fishing, wildlife, turtles, ducks. Miniature railroad for fee to ride, great children's playground. Small toddler...More

Thank lsp228
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an outstanding example of good tax dollar use. This park has it all with over 300 acres of fun. Many lakes, trails, fishing, nature path, gardens, bikes, water craft, railroad, museum, snack bars, picnic areas and amphitheater.. and more! I have never seen...More

Thank 84philip
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ride my bike through every week end, and it’s our Central Park for picnics and family gatherings. Easy, quiet, peaceful, safe, and touch of nature.

Thank SFrench886
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

The walk is lovely through the gardens and around the lake. You might even see an alligator sunning himself. There is a fee to park. There's a Fun play park for children with free water park. Weekly Farmers Markets. Bike rentals to ride around lake....More

Thank 205leslieb
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Visited with our family & loved all the great playgrounds & splash pads for the kids! Took the cool train ride & really enjoyed it- a must do if you visit! Train is $5 for age 5 & up, and parking is $5 per day....More

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Doreen S
August 11, 2018|
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Response from BobBobBobBob11061 | Reviewed this property |
Two fantastic locations to rent bikes & boats at Ft. Myers’ favorite park – one at the Whistle Stop Ice Cream Shoppe (near the Train Ride), and the other by the beach near the main entrance. M-F 10am-4pm & Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
Pat W
April 4, 2018|
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Response from Lee A | Reviewed this property |
You do have to pay for parking, I don’t know the price as I always drove a wheelchair van and they park for free.
Lee G
April 3, 2018|
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Response from BBofKY941 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can,and it is enjoyable.