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“A gem of a park....”

Lakes Regional Park
Ranked #2 of 125 things to do in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 picnicking areas. Every year over a million people enjoy Lakes Park's natural beauty for exercise and family recreation.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed September 4, 2012

This park is great for walking or riding bike. They rent bikes, canoes, paddle boats.. There are a couple of splash pads for the kids....a small beach area and many picnic pavilions. There is a cute small train little people as well as big can ride for a small fee. We always try to visit this park when in the Ft. Myers area....it's a great place to just enjoy the outdoors. There is no entry fee but rather a parking fee when you drive your car in. The parking fee is currently a dollar an hour or five dollars a day. If you have little ones take them out and enjoy the day anytime of the year.

1  Thank jimbhere
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

This is a must go for families in the area or visiting the area. Beautiful, landscaped acreage with large lake and miles of bike paths. Five playgrounds, a miniature train ride, two children's water parks, beach and bike and boat rentals. Best way to spend a family day for free!

3  Thank Melissalp7
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Warm water beautiful beach and large shell find not overly busy it was a little hard for parking my husband can't walk far due to his back and knee but it was worth the trip

1  Thank Eva R
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

The thing I like most about this place is that there has always been a path that goes around the whole place with different scenery to see every step of the way. The addition of the flowers/garden route was a nice change. Good setting for birthday parties because there are open fields to play makeshift football or friz-bee, whatever you can device. If you need some exercise, it is possible to get your fix on the paddle-boats, canoe (careful, I saw an alligator once), bicycles for rent, or bring your own bicycle and save some money.

1  Thank Jeffrey C
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Lakes Park is a wonderful park with 3 playgrounds and 2 water play areas that are convenient when you go with children who play at thte park and get to cool right off the water play area. I also loved the bike, and paddle boat rentals. Great prices. I don't care for the pay for parking method. The machines rarely work

1  Thank Isabel P
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