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“Lovely!”

Lakes Regional Park
Ranked #3 of 120 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 young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Four seniors spent the morning taking photos, riding the surrey ($25 /hour for 4-6) - self pedal, and riding the Lakes Park & Gulf RR (7.5 gauge RR) - 15+ minute ride (fee). Don't be put off by your initial view of the RR; it truly is enjoyable for ages 1 through 99! There is no entrance fee, and parking if free for seniors. We packed a picnic lunch and ate in a very nice shaded pavillion. What a perfectly lovely way to spend a morning! Our friends enjoyed it so much that they returned later in the week with their children and grandchildren for a repeat of our day! I highly recommend this park which opens @ 7:00 AM and closes @ dusk.

2  Thank grandmom32
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Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Kids were tired and hot by the time we arrived. But the water park perked them up. And amenities are convenient enough that four bathroom trips in one hour almost managed tone convenient. Wonderful, engaging playground. Water park top out by age 10 for sure.

1  Thank RoadTakenEM
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Park is very well laid out with extensive paved trails and lots of good bird viewing from boardwalks. A very pleasant morning.

2  Thank luvglass
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

This is a wonderful family friendly park. Its very extensive grounds and walkways surrounding the central lake provide acres of grounds for the numerous species of wildlife. The excellent facilities and variety of rental equipment available enable you to enjoy whatever type of outdoor exercise you prefer. The extensive gardens and in particular the cactus gardens are beautiful. The miniature train, children's water park and snack bar will keep the youngsters happy.

To have such an extensive facility in the heart of the city is a treasure.

5  Thank Dennis B
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

This was a real nice park. Its not too big, but offers lots of activities. Boating, cars that you peddle, small pontoon boats powered by trolling motors. A train exhibit, and great playground. Very Nice!

1  Thank Charlie03045
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