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“A great place to take the family”

Lakes Regional Park
Ranked #3 of 116 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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Fort Myers, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A great place to take the family”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

There is something here for everyone: biking, hiking, canoeing, playgrounds, water park for little ones. There are bar-b-q grills, bike rentals, snack shop with burgers, hot dogs, & ice cream. There are two small water parks which are great for toddlers. Large pavilions for special events with large bar-b-q pits, community gardens, scent gardens, trails for bike riding or hiking, a large playground, an old locomotive for train enthusiasts, and a small scale train ride. This is one of the best parks in Lee County!

Visited November 2012
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Well worth a 3+ hour visit”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you have children or grandchildren and want to spend several hours fishing, walking, playing in a splash park and picnicking, this is the place for you. There is a little train ride for young ones and a nice train museum. The concession stand has sandwiches and treats as well as a covered eating area. The play grounds are very well maintained and fun for active youngsters. It is well worth a day away from the beaches and crowds. I suggest that you pay to park all day, as there is enough to do for the family. You can move from parking lot to parking lot as your activities dictate.

Visited March 2013
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Fort Myers, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
306 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Geat Little Park”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Lakes Park is a favorite place for a gathering of family and friends. You can walk, bike, rent a boat, picnic, play games--great place for the little ones. There are 2 small splash areas where the youngsters can cool off. This is much more convenient than driving to the beach & trying o find a place to park! And here's a little secret--Lakes Park hosts a Farmer's Market during Season, free parking, fantastic fresh pastries, produce, jams and jellies. But the pastries are worth the trip!!!

Visited March 2013
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Fort Myers, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great Family Gatherings or Solo Recreation Experience”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

As the name indicates, this park has access to several lakes, bike trails, walking trails, botanical garden, kids park, and several other choice activities. You can rent bikes, trikes, peddle boats, canoes to name a few. I usually bike through the park or launch my kayaks when introducing beginners to the activity. Easy to access with ample parking. In the winter it is the site for a Friday farmers market that has a wonderful selection of local produce and crafts.

Visited July 2013
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Fort Myers, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“A pleasant oasis in heart of Fort Myers”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Despite visiting this part of the world for many years, I only recently 'discovered' Lakes Park. It is a great park to walk or cycle around. The lake attracts a great number of wading birds and is a great place for amateur and experienced bird watchers. A great outdoor place if you want a change from the beaches.

Visited July 2013
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