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“The best county park in the county!”

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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you love the outdoors you will LOVE Lakes park! We live near by and go often! It's a fabulous place for all family members! This park has great walking and biking trails, playgrounds for the kids, along with small water playgrounds, plus a small train ride too. You can rent both bikes and boats and even has great concession stands with yummy ice cream. If you are near the Fort Myers area Lakes Park is a must...you won't be disappointed.

3  Thank freedms
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Love to walk through the park and see all the birds. More birds if you go early or late in the day. You can rent bikes, buy ice cream or limited lunch/breakfat fare, see a butterfly farm, and there is a train ride for the kids.

3  Thank FLgourmet
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Lakes Park has something for everyone! There are several miles of walking and biking trails, beautiful gardens, a miniature train ride and water parks and playgrounds for the kids. Rent a boat and paddle through the lakes or choose from a variety of wheeled conveyances for 1-5 passengers. It is the site of one of the largest bird rookeries in the county with a variety of bird life easily visible. I see something different each time I visit. Friday mornings Nov-April there is a large farmer's market and several times a year there are concerts. Highly recommended!

2  Thank Marsha A
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

I can walk or ride my bike to this park and as I live within 1& half miles I have visited it many times. It has a good botanical park that has great plans for expanding. Wonderful place to bring the young or old or reserve a pavilion and bring a crowd. FREE only small parking fee .Try it you will love it

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Reviewed November 17, 2013

This peaceful park is nice for walking, jogging and bicycle riding. There's no entry fee, but there is a nominal parking fee, and you may rent bicycles or paddle boats. You can rent pavilions or shelters for things like birthday parties. There is a also a train, which is a fun way to see the park. There is a community garden and a farmer's market on Friday mornings during high season (November - April).

My husband and I launched our kayak there once and tried our hand at fishing. The water appears to be ideal for bass and bluegill--it even has fountains that oxygenate the water. The website says it "boasts good fishing for bass, bream and other fresh and saltwater species." Saltwater fish in a lake?? O-kay, well, all I can say about the fishing is that the one day we went there, nothing was taking our live worms. We didn't even see any alligators. It is a great place to kayak, though. We didn't see many birds, but it's well maintained and picturesque.

Every Halloween, Lakes Park has events for the kids. More recently, Lakes Park has been the venue for some very big country music concerts such as Alan Jackson, and upcoming is The Band Perry with Joe NIchols and others on December 15, 2013. Yee-ha!

2  Thank Funfinder139
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