1 Seahawk Park 2 Coral Oaks Golf Course 3 Northwest Softball Complex 4 Burnt Store Boat Ramp 5 Giuffrida Park 6 Burton Memorial Park 7 Caloosa Park 8 Reflections Park 9 Cultural Park 10 Saratoga Lake Park 11 Wm. “Bill” Austen Youth Ctr. & Eagle Skate Park 12 Lake Kennedy Comm. Park, Senior Ctr. & Special Pops 13 Strausser BMX Sports Cmplx & BMX Boat Ramp 14 Cape Coral Sports Complex 15 Storm Football Complex 16 Koza/Saladino Park 17 Jason Verdow Mem. Park 18 Four Mile Cove Eco. Preserve 19 Horton Park & Boat Ramp 20 Sun Splash Family Waterpark 21 Jaycee Park 22 Veterans Park 23 Cape Coral Art Center 24 Four Freedoms Park 25 Yacht Club Community Park & Tony Rotino Center, & Yacht Club Boat Ramp 26 Rotary Park 27 Pelican Soccer Complex 28 Pelican Baseball Complex 29 Camelot Park
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30 Jim Jeffers Park 31 Oasis Gymnasium 32 Bernice Braden Park 33 Joe Stonis Park 34 Paul Sanborn Park 35 Sirenia Vista 36 Pops Café 37 Rosen Park 38 Del Prado Linear Park 39 Founders Park
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23 Cape Coral Art Center / Rubicond Park 4533 Coronado Pkwy • 574-0802 Recreational facility offering programs and activities for a variety of ages, gallery, supply store and gift shop 2 Coral Oaks Golf Course 1800 NW28th Avenue • 573-3100 18-hole championship course featuring affordable play, driving range, pro shop and Knicker’s Pub (open to the public) 24 Four Freedoms Park 4818 Tarpon Court • 574-0804 Recreation facility overlooking Bimini Basin with a large, shaded, fenced in playground, on-site preschool, indoor pickleball & sunbathing beach 12 Lake Kennedy Community Park 400 Santa Barbara Blvd. • 574-0575 The Park includes: Lake Kennedy Center 574-0575 • Mini-Bus Service 574-0573 • Special Populations Ctr. 574-0574 26 Rotary Park Environmental Center 5505 Rose Garden Road • 549-4606 4,200 sq. ft facility set on 97 acres features a nature trail, boardwalk, observation towers, butterfly garden, bike path & dog pa rk 20 Sun Splash FamilyWaterpark 400 Santa Barbara Blvd. • 574-0557 1 4-acre aquatic attraction features thrilling slides, relaxing pools, children’s activities & more. Group rates & b-day parties available 11 Wm. “Bill” Austen Youth Center / Eagle Skate Park 315 SW2nd Ave. • 242-3950 Recreational facility offering programs & activities for kids ages 8-18 / Skatepark features 27,000 sq. ft. of ramps, rails & pipes 25 Yacht Club Community Park 5819 Driftwood Parkway • 574-0806 • Yacht Club Pool 242-3816 Includes: TonyRotinoCenter 574-0807•S unbathingbeach,fishingpier,boatramp,YachtBasin,tenniscourts,pool,waterfrontrestaurant 36 Pops Café 1015 Cultural Park Blvd. (inside Cape Coral City Hall) • 573-3134 • Open weekdays 7:30am-1:00pm
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Note: Must be part of a city organized or sanctioned activity or hold a valid field permit to utilize athletic fields. Contact the Athletic Office at 573-3128 for current league and tournament opportunities. 6 Burton Memorial Park 1502 NE 3rd Terrace • 4 Softball Fields, Tennis/Pickleball Court & Basketball Court
9 Cultural Park 528 Cultural Park Boulevard • Theatre, Historical Museum, & Art League located on site
38 Del Prado Linear Park OnDelPradoBlvdbetweenDiplomatPkwy&KismetPkwy • FitnessStations&2.2MileExercisePath n/a • 18 Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve 2101 SE 23rd Terrace • Trails, Kayak Rentals, Veterans Memorial Area 365 • • 5 Giuffrida Park 1044 NE 4th Street • Basketball Court 3.7 • • • 19 Horton Park & Boat Ramp 2600 SE 26th Place, located on the Caloosahatchee River 5 • • • • 21 Jaycee Park 4215 SE 20th Place Gazebo and Fitness Equipment, located on the Caloosahatchee River 8 • • • • 33 Joe Stonis Park 3444 Ceitus Parkway • Tennis & Pickleball Courts, Exercise Equipment, Shuffleboard & Horseshoe Pits 7.4 • • • • 39 Founders Park 929 SE 46th Lane .75 • 40 Pathway to Discovery at Cape Coral Hospital • Reflection Pond, Healing Garden, Exercise Stations, Teaching Gardens n/a • • 34 Paul Sanborn Park 2310 SE 3rd Street • Basketball Courts, Large BBQ Pit, Horseshoe Pits 3 • • • • 8 Reflections Park 815 Nicholas Parkway .25 • • 37 Rosen Park 2414 SE 15th Terrace • 2 Boat Ramps and Large Boat Trailer Parking Area 14.4 • • • 10 Saratoga Lake Park 170 SE 4th Terrace • Bocce & Basketball Courts, Horseshoe Pits 5 • • • 1 Seahawk Park 1030 NW28th Street • Radio-Controlled Plane Area 13.5 • • 35 Sirenia Vista 3916 Ceitus Pkwy • Kayak Launch (main entrance to Caloosa Blueway), Fishing Areas, Manatee Viewing 8.4 • • 22 Veterans Park 4140 Coronado Parkway • Bocce & Basketball Courts 4.2 • • •
Built within a century old oak hammock, Coral Oaks is a par 72 championship course with 8 lakes, 37 bunkers and 6 sets of tee boxes making it challenging and enjoyable for all skill levels. Features include:
• Full service restaurant – Knickers Pub • Large driving range & practice area • Pro Shop with variety of golf gear
Golf School $ 199 per student ¥ 5-session comprehensive program for all skill levels ¥ 75 minute sessions taught by PGA professional at 5:1 student ratio ¥ Topics include ball flight laws, full swing reviews, chipping, putting, pitching and bunker play
9-Month, Annual & Unlimited Golf Season Passes Available! Call the Pro Shop or visit the website for details.
Hit less shots and make your game more enjoyable by playing from Coral Oaks ’ FUN Tees (silver tees)!
Visit the website
or call for upcoming Golf School dates!
Junior Golf (7-18 yrs) June 21-July 26 Mondays, 7:30-11:30am $ 30 per child This six-week summer program consists of six levels from Championship flight to first swingers. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis. See details & sign up ONLINE after 3/1 at www. CapeCoralJrGolf .org
Adult Golf Clinics (18+ yrs) • Tuesdays......10:00am • Saturdays.....11:00am • Sundays.......10:00am Purchase two buckets of range balls & get FREE instruction from a PGA Professional!
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* Times subject to change; Call 573-3100 to register.
Mayor John Gunter City Council Members
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March-May 2021 Program Guide The mission of the Cape Coral Parks & Recreation Department is to provide a wide range of recreational programs for individuals of various ages, skill levels, interests, social needs and economic capabilities that collectively enhance the overall quality of life within the City of Cape Coral.
City Manager Rob Hernandez Parks & Recreation Department Kerry Runyon , CPRP Parks & Recreation Director Matthew Creed , CPRP Parks Superintendent Keith Locklin , CPRP Recreation Superintendent Lucille Vaillancourt-Kreider , CPRP Revenue & Special Facilities Superintendent Sandra Greiner , CPT, CGSP Waterpark Manager Allen Manguson , PGA Golf Professional Coral Oaks Manager Parks & Recreation Reception Cape Coral City Hall - 2nd Floor 1015 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral Office Hours : Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm (Except City observed holidays) (239) 573-3128 email@example.com Mailing Address: Cape Coral Parks & Recreation P.O. Box 150027 Cape Coral, FL 33915 Gloria Raso Tate ........................... District #1 Dan Sheppard .................................. District #2 TomHayden ....................................... District #3 Jennifer I. Nelson ........................ District #4 Robert Welsh ................................... District #5 RickWilliams ................................... District #6 Jessica Cosden ............................... District #7
ON THE COVER Explore the nature of Cape Coral from a new perspective! In addition to five public boat ramps, Cape Coral offers four kayak launch locations, seasonal weekend kayak rentals at Four Mile Cove Eco Preserve, plus kayaking tours throughout the year. See more details on pages 9 & 27.
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Parks & Recreation programs, schedules, and prices are subject to change.
The following locations offer a variety of recreational activities throughout the year and have staff onsite to answer questions and accept registrations. Hours vary by facility and season. Most locations offer private room and/or facility rentals. For more information, contact the site of interest or visit www.CapeParks.com . Recreation Centers &Attractions
Cape Coral Art Center 4533 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral, FL 33904 (239) 574-0802 • Specializes in fine arts and fine crafts
• Youth and adult classes, workshops, events & day camps • Galleries with monthly exhibits to showcase area artists • Art Supply Store - 10% off for Art Center students • Gift Shop featuring unique handcrafted items Coral Oaks Golf Course 1800 NW28th Avenue, Cape Coral, FL 33993 (239) 573-3100 • www.CoralOaksGolf.com • Features 18-hole, par 72 Championship golf course • Large driving range, chipping area and putting range • Daily play, season passes, MGA, LGA & Junior Golf • Well stocked Pro Shop & PGA instruction onsite • Full-service restaurant, Knickers Pub, open daily
Four Freedoms Park 4818 Tarpon Court, Cape Coral, FL 33904 (239) 574-0804 • Hosts programs and activities for all ages • Preschool / VPK facility onsite • Indoor pickleball court
• Shaded, fenced-in playground & sunbathing beach • Main room & indoor pickleball court rentals available
Freida B. Smith Special Populations Center 410 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33991 • (239) 574-0574 • Specializes in programs for adults and children with intellectual disabilities • Located within Lake Kennedy Community Park (by entrance to Sun Splash) • Offerings include a Life Skills 3 programwith employability training & opportunities, afterschool, camps, evening socials and special events • Volunteer opportunities & Guardian Angels support group Lake Kennedy Center 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard, Cape Coral, FL 33991 (239) 574-0575 • Specializes in programs for active older adults • Variety of classes, day trips, dances & special events • Cape Coral Mini-Bus Service (CCMS) & Caring Center onsite • Ballroom / side room rentals available
(in Cape Coral City Hall) • Open to the public Mon-Fri, 7:30am-1:00pm (except City observed holidays) • Freshly prepared breakfast and lunch specials plus catering available 1015 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33991 • (239) 573-3134 • www.CCPopsCafe.com
Rotary Park Environmental Center 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral, FL 33914 (239) 549-4606
Sun Splash FamilyWaterpark 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard, Cape Coral, FL 33991 (239) 574-0558 • www.SunSplashWaterpark.com • 14-acre waterpark features pools, slides, flumes and fun for all ages • Slide nights, events and special promotions • Youth swim lessons and summer camps • Daily tickets, weekly & season passes and group rates • Birthday party packages & park rentals available Tony Rotino Center 5817 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral, FL 33904 (239) 574-0807 • Ballroom / meeting room rentals plus wedding & party packages • Programs, dances and events for active older adults • Bingo nights & family events • Annual and semi-annual “Games Passes” • Specializes in environmental education and recreation • Variety of classes, seminars, events, tours & youth programs • Native plant gardens, butterfly house, nature trails & playground • Home of Wagging Tails Dog Park Yacht Club Community Park & Pool 5819 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral, FL 33904 (239) 574-0806 • Pool: (239) 242-3816 • Specializes in programs/events for toddlers and youth • Over 27,000 sq ft of ramps, street obstacles & a bowl • Concessions and Skate Pro Shop onsite • Birthday party packages and room rentals available • Provides programs, classes and community events • Public heated pool with diving boards and kiddie pool • Swim lessons, water exercise classes, and party rentals • Rental spaces available for weddings, parties or meetings • Public beach, fishing pier, tennis courts and marina onsite Wm. Austen Youth Center & Eagle Skate Park 315 SW2nd Avenue, Cape Coral, FL 33991 (239) 242-3950 • Skate Park: (239) 574-0490
Boating &Water Activities BOATING
BOATING & BOAT TRAILER PARKING
If you enjoy boating, you've come to the right place! The City of Cape Coral boasts over 400 miles of canals , many of which have direct access to the Caloosahatchee River and Gulf of Mexico, offering a wide range of marine activities to boating enthusiasts of all ages. The City's waterways are overseen by the Marine Services Division of the Parks and Recreation Department: ■ Marine Services Division 5818 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral • (239) 574-0809 Daily Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm • Holidays: 9:00am-5:00pm In addition to managing Cape Coral’s waterways, the Marine Services Division operates two marinas and the Chiquita Boat Lock: u Cape Coral "Godman" Yacht Basin 5818 Driftwood Parkway Located on the grounds of the Yacht Club Community Park, the Yacht Basin features 89 boat slips, which are utilized to dock vessels up to 55 feet in length. Daily, monthly and annual rentals are available on a first come, first serve basis. u Rosen Park Marina 2414 SE 15th Terrace The marina at Rosen Park houses 19 wet boat slips designed to handle vessels up to 40 feet in length, which are available for annual and transient rentals. Rosen Park can be accessed via boat by turningWest at marker #58. Marine Services staff monitors VHF channel 16. u Chiquita Boat Lock 5805 Cape Harbor Drive Hours of Operation: 6:00am-10:00pmAfter Hours Access : 239-542-5661 Please call lock operator one half hour prior to usage. The Chiquita Boat Lock provides Gulf access fromCamelot Canal & Southwest Spreader Waterway into the ICWvia the Caloosahatchee River and is located approximately 2.75 statute miles from the Sanibel Causeway Bridge. It is utilized to help control boat traffic and maintain safe water levels. PUBLIC BOAT RAMPS Cape Coral's waterways can be accessed by watercraft via five improved public boat ramps including: u BMX Boat Ramp 1509 SW7th Court Launches into Shelburne Canal which connects with several freshwater canals as well as Alhambra Lake, Lake Kennedy and Saratoga Lake. u Burnt Store Boat Ramp 230 Burnt Store Road South Launches into Rosemary Canal (saltwater) which connects with several canals and leads to Matlacha Pass. u Horton Park Boat Ramp 2600 SE 26th Place Launches into Chantry Canal (saltwater) which connects with the Caloosahatchee River south of the mid-point bridge. u Rosen Park Boat Ramp 2414 SE 15th Terrace Launches into Everest Canal (saltwater) which connects with the Caloosahatchee River just north of the mid-point bridge. u Yacht Club Boat Ramp 5819 Driftwood Parkway Launches into Redfish Cove (saltwater), which is a part of the Caloosahatchee River, south of the Cape Coral bridge.
Cape Coral's boat trailer parking program was established to help reduce boat ramp traffic and provide funding for additional security and future ramp improvements. This program requires boaters to pay a $10 daily fee to park their boat trailers at Cape Coral's five improved boat ramp locations while they are out on the water. Through a partnership with Passport , drivers are able to pay to park from their smartphone, tablet or computer. The Passport Parking app is free to download from the iPhone App Store and Android Google Play. If a boater does not have a smartphone, they can call (239) 424-9459 to register with Passport. When using the Passport Parking app, boaters are reminded to enter the tow vehicle license plate number and not the trailer plate number when entering payment information. Important Note: When entering payment information, Passport will require that boaters enter the zone number of the boat ramp location where they will be parked. Please see the Boat Ramp zone numbers listed below:
Boat Ramp Locations:
Zone #: Boat Ramp Locations: Zone #:
BMX Park 1959 Burnt Store 1961 Yacht Club 1957 Horton Park 1958 1960 Rosen Park
When using the iPhone app or internet site to pay for boat trailer park - ing, please be sure to pay BEFORE launching your vessel. Cape Coral Park Rangers & Law Enforcement personnel patrol the five park loca - tions daily and must issue violation tickets to any vehicles/trailers that do not pay the daily fee or have a current resident or commercial decal.
ANNUAL PARKING DECALS As another option to paying a $10 daily parking fee, Cape Coral residents may purchase an annual decal for only $50 (+ tax) allowing them to park their boat trailers as many times as they wish over the course of the year. There is also a provision for commercial Cape Coral businesses to purchase annual decals for $100 (+ tax) each. The provision applies to for-profit businesses, based in Cape Coral, which provide guide services, boat trips, construction, and other services on the water. Annual parking decals are only available to Cape Coral residents and Cape Coral based businesses, and they are valid one year from the date of purchase. They may be purchased at the Parks & Recreation reception desk in City Hall (239-573-3128) or at the front counter of the Yacht Club Ballroomwith cash, check, or credit card. Required to Bring: ■ Driver's license and vehicle registration ■ Proof of Cape Coral residency (i.e. local utility bill) with corresponding name and address on it. BOATING SAFETY Prior to boating, particularly in a new environment, it is recommended that people familiarize themselves with boating safety and etiquette . This information can be obtained through the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at (239) 549-1027. For a complete list of rules and regulations concerning recreational boating inFlorida, visit theBoatingpageof theFloridaFishandWildlife Conservation Commission's website at http://myfwc.com/boating/.
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Boating &Water Activities
FISHING With its vast canal system and convenient location on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River, Cape Coral offers several fishing opportunities for both freshwater and saltwater activity. Prior to dropping lines in the water, it is important that people be aware of, and adhere to Florida fishing license requirements and laws in order to avoid potential citations. The best source of information for current fishing rules and regulations, license fees, exemptions, measurements, seasons, species, and other “fish facts” both for saltwater and freshwater fishing is the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) website at www.MyFWC.com. KAYAKING / CANOEING / SUP With so much water located in and around Cape Coral, kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddle boarding are all popular activities enjoyedbylocalsandvisitorsalike.Thepopular GreatCalusaBlueway is a 190-mile marked canoe and kayak trail that encompasses three distinct regions of the Gulf of Mexico coast, ranging fromopen waters to sheltered mangrove creeks, and easily accessible fromCape Coral. For a complete list of rules and regulations concerning recreational boating inFlorida, visit theBoatingpageof theFloridaFishandWildlife Conservation Commission's website at http://myfwc.com/boating/. KAYAK LAUNCHES For those who have their own kayak, canoe or SUP and wish to explore the area on their own, there are several Cape Coral parks where people are permitted to launch their vessels from. In addition to the five public boat ramps, highlighted on page 8, additional kayak launch locations include: d Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve Launch is located adjacent to the Kayak Shack and allows kayakers to access the various saltwater creeks located within and around Four Mile Cove just north of the mid-point bridge. d Tropicana Park (unimproved) Narrow, unimproved kayak launch with access to the Calusa Blueway (saltwater) via Matlacha. d Saratoga Lake Park New ADA accessible kayak launch located on the southeast side of the park that launches into the same freshwater canal system as BMX Boat Ramp. d Sirenia Vista Park ADA accessible kayak ramp located on the northwest side of the park that provides easy access to the Calusa Blueway (saltwater). There is not a parking fee at any of these locations unless a boat trailer is used, in which case the Boat Trailer Parking Program fee applies. NEW! The Cape Coral Yacht Club Pier is now licensed for public fishing! (Individual license not required.) The Yacht Club also offers daily fishing pole and tackle rentals, with spinning and push button reels available. Call 239-574-0806 or stop by the Yacht Club Ballroom during regular operating hours for details.
FISHING LOCATIONS Below is a list of approved fishing locations within Cape Coral's parks and the hours that people are permitted to fish:
Bernice Braden Park
Shoreline &Under Bridge 24 hours
Four Freedoms Park
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Four Mile Cove Eco Preserve Two Piers
Glover Bight at Rotary Park
End of Boardwalk
Horton Park & Boat Ramp River Shoreline
Lake Kennedy Park
Two Small Piers
Seahawk Park (Lake Argosy) Around Lake
Sirenia Vista Park
Yacht Club Community Park Fishing Pier
KAYAK RENTALS For those who are looking to get in on the excitement but don’t have a kayak of their own, the Parks & Recreation Department offers seasonal weekend kayak rentals at Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve from early November through late-May. d Kayak Shack at Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve 2220 SE 21st Avenue • (239) 574-7395 OpenWeekends Only, November-May (closed June-October) Hours of Operation: 8:00am-4:00pm Last two-hour rental must depart by 2:00pm; All boats must be back by 4:00pm For information on weekdays or off-season, call Rotary Park at (239) 549-4606. KAYAK RENTAL RATES * Single kayak: $30/four hours; $20/two hours; $10/hr addl. hours Tandem kayak: $45/four hours; $30/two hours; $15/hr addl. hours * Must be 18 or older to rent a kayak with a driver's license as collateral and no pets or children under 6 are permitted; Rental prices include equipment and sales tax. The kayak trail at this preserve is intricate in nature and includes an 800-foot portage, so is not intended for beginners or young children. In addition to the portage, there are narrowmangrove tunnels, many twists and turns, and there could be shallowwater in the tunnels or choppy water if you venture out into the river to get to the cove. Four hours is the recommended rental choice because the best part of the park is on the east side of the portage. After the portage, there are no homes, no roads, just you and mother nature.
Park Pavilions / Party Packages The following locations have park pavilions and/or gazebos available to rent for a nominal fee. When shelters are not reserved in advance, they are available for the public to use on a first come, first serve basis. Check availability and reserve pavilions online at www.CapeParks.com or, for more information, call (239) 573-3128 .
■ Burnt Store Boat Ramp
■ Joe Stonis Park Two medium shelters (25 ppl) w/ BBQ grills, fans & electric
One medium shelter (25 ppl) – no BBQ
■ Lake Kennedy
■ Camelot Park Two medium shelters (25 ppl each) w/ BBQ grills and electric ■ Four Freedoms Park One medium shelter
Community Park Gazebo (15 ppl) at front of park
■ Paul Sanborn Park One large shelter (60 ppl) w/ BBQ grill & electric
(25 ppl) in fenced area – no BBQ
■ Giuffrida Park Two large shelters
■ Rosen Park
Three small shelters (18 ppl each) w/ BBQ grills & electric
(30 ppl each) w/ BBQ grills
■ Horton Park
■ Rotary Park
Two medium shelters (25 ppl) w/ BBQ grills & electric
Three small shelters (18 ppl each) w/ BBQ grills & electric
■ Jason Verdow One medium shelter (25 ppl) w/ BBQ grill
■ Saratoga Lake Park One medium shelter (25 ppl) w/ BBQ grill
■ Sun Splash *
■ Jaycee Park
One extra-large pavilion (350 ppl) w/ electric, water
One gazebo (15 ppl) area plus two medium shelters (25 ppl each) with BBQ grills & electric
& attached restrooms *Book directly thru Sun Splash at (239) 574-0558.
Park Pavilions / Party Packages • www.CapeParks.com We plan, you celebrate! Make your child’s celebration a memorable one. Choose a party package and Parks & Recreation will do the rest! ● Eagle Skate Park : Basic & private Skate Park parties
Sun Splash Family Waterpark
Wm. Austen Youth Center
● Lake Kennedy Center : Classic, Epic & Ultimate Kids Birthday Bashes ● Sun Splash Family Waterpark : Awesome & Splashtacular birthday parties & private waterpark rentals (Mar-Sept) ● Tony Rotino Center : Party packages with choice of three rooms ● Wm. Austen Youth Center : Basic birthday, character parties, laser tag/
nerf war & video game parties, Sweet 16/graduation parties, etc. ● Yacht Club Community Pool : Basic & private pool parties Contact the facility of your choice for more information and to book your party! Eagle Skate Park
Yacht Club Community Pool
Looking for an affordable indoor venue to host a wedding, baby shower, family reunion, anniversary, meeting or other special occasion? Cape Coral Parks and Recreation has you covered! Please note: Normal room capacities are indicated in parentheses.
■ Cape Coral Art Center Conference room (18 seated) ■ Coral Oaks Golf Course
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Cape Coral Art Center
Four Freedoms Park
Knickers Pub (88 ppl) ■ Four Freedoms Park Main room (96 seated) ■ Lake Kennedy Center Ballroom (160 seated) Two side rooms: Terrace (30 seated) & Veranda (40 seated) ■ Rotary Park Environmental Cente r Main room (80 ppl)
only; 48 seated dinner; 30 buffet/dance floor)
■ Yacht Club
Community Park Ballroom (350 max capacity; Varies by room set-up) East Room (60 ppl) ■ Youth Center
Lake Kennedy Center
Tony Rotino Center
Main room (100 ppl) Back room (100 ppl)
Please contact the facility of your choice for more information, to schedule a tour, and to book your private rental.
Yacht Club Community Park
Cape Coral Parks & Recreation has made our latest Program Registration as easy as 1-2-3! While you may sign up for a program in person or by calling the facility offering the program, the quickest and easiest way to check availability and reserve your space is to REGISTER ONLINE : 1 Log On Go to www.CapeParks.com and click on the “Register Online” button. 2 Program Selection Click on the “Browse Activities” Quick Link then restrict your search based on the available criteria OR simply enter the Activity Number (if known). Alternate option: Select one of the category boxes to check program availability. Note: To locate Sun Splash and Special Event tickets, click on the “Search” tab in the top navigation bar and choose “Ticket Search.” 3 Checkout Add desired selections to your shopping cart by logging in first with your User Name & Password or create a new account. Confirm selection with a check mark (if needed) and complete questions/waivers to place selection in Shopping Cart. Once all desired selections appear in cart, proceed to “Check Out” to enter payment information. All major credit cards are accepted. Please note: The registration process is not complete until all waivers and release forms are submitted.
Complete information about the City’s policies on insurance and waiver release forms, class cancellations/refunds, and photography/videography can be viewed under the tab labeled “General Info” on the Cape Coral Parks & Recreation website at: www.CapeParks.com
■ Eagle Skate Park 315 S.W. 2nd Avenue • (239) 574-0490 ■ Four Freedoms Park 4818 Tarpon Court • (239) 574-0804 ■ Rotary Park Environmental Center 5505 Rose Garden Road • (239) 549-4606 ■ Sun Splash Family Waterpark 400 Santa Barbar Boulevard • (239) 574-0558 www.SunSplashWaterpark.com ■ Wm. Austen Youth Center 315 S.W. 2nd Avenue • (239) 242-3950 ■ Yacht Club Community Park 5819 Driftwood Parkway • (239) 574-0806 Please contact the corresponding venue for more details.
AFTERNOON ADVENTURES (3-5 yrs) These classes will provide childrenwith fun-filled activities promoting Pre-Kindergarten preparedness Child needs to bring snack andwater. Four Freedoms Park $60 (5 classes)* • $48 (4 classes) DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY W 1:30-3:30pm 3/3-3/31 237007-03* W 1:30-3:30pm 4/7-4/28 237007-04 W 1:30-3:30pm 5/5-5/26 337007-01 VOLUNTARY PRE-KINDERGARTEN (VPK) (4-5 yrs) Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) is a FREE program for Florida’s families. VPK gives parents an opportunity to help their children reach their full potential. The VPK program is for all children who are four years old on or before September 1 and who reside in Florida (VPK voucher required). VPK at Four Freedoms Park - DCF#C20LE6127 Free (with VPK voucher); Child needs to bring lunch, a snack and water. DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) MWF 9:00am-1:30pm Aug-June VPK at Wm. Austen Youth Center - DCF#C20LE0066 Free (with VPK voucher); Lunch is provided DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) M-TH 8:30am-12:30pm Aug-May VPK WRAP AROUND CARE (4-5 yrs) This programprovides childcare before and after the Youth Center’s VPK program in one of two age separated rooms. (VPK only is free 8:30am-12:30pm, Mon-Thu). Wm. Austen Youth Center $90 per child per week DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) M-F 6:45am-6:00pm Aug-May Preschool Open House Four Freedoms Park • Tues, May 11 or Thurs, May 13 Looking for a preschool program for the fall? Please call 574-0804 to arrange a private tour of Four Freedoms’ Preschool on May 11 or May 13 . P
PRESCHOOL & VPK
Youth Programs • www.CapeParks.com TINY TOADS (3-4 yrs) This preschool program is designed to help develop social and emotional skills. Child needs to bring lunch, snack and water. Four Freedoms Park Monthly Sessions: $225 (9 classes) • $200 (8 classes)* DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY TU TH 9:00am-1:30pm 3/2-3/30 237001-03 TU TH 9:00am-1:30pm 4/1-4/29 237001-04 TU TH 9:00am-1:30pm 5/4-5/27 337001-01* CREATIVE CUBS (3-4 yrs)
This full-time preschool program offers safe, fun, educational childcare and is licensed by the Department of Children and Families (#C20LE0066). Wm. Austen Youth Center $99 per child per week DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY M-F 6:45am-6:00pm Aug-May 543500
SPRING BREAK CAMPS
CAMP-tacular SPRING BREAK CAMP (5-14 yrs) Participants will enjoy indoor and outdoor activities, art, crafts, guest speakers, and more. Parents need to provide lunch, a refillable wa - ter bottle, and two snacks per day. Call 242-3950 to pre-register by March 12. Program is limited to students in Kindergarten-8th grade. Wm. Austen Youth Center • $99 per child DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY M-F 6:45am-6:00pm 3/15-3/19 540039-01
SPLASH CAMP (8-12 yrs) In this water-based day camp, participants will enjoy the use of Sun Splash Family Waterpark, water games, and crafts. Bring a swim - suit, towel, sunscreen, tennis shoes, and socks. Daily lunch is includ - ed with program cost. Sun Splash FamilyWaterpark • $130 per person DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY M-F 9:00-4:00pm * 3/15-3/19 377006-13 JR. LIFEGUARD CAMP (10-13 yrs) This program is designed to enlighten participants to what being a lifeguard is all about. Participants will learn about CPR, Basic First Aid, lifeguard rescue techniques and proper swimming techniques. Uniform and daily lunch is included with program cost. Sun Splash FamilyWaterpark • $130 per person DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY M-F 9:00-4:00pm * 3/15-3/19 377005-13 * $20 extra charge per week if child cannot be picked up by 4:00pm. Child must be picked up by 5:00pm or an additional charge of $1 per minute will be charged for every minute late. $5 per day charge if a person will only be late on certain days.
Spring Break Camps & Youth Programs • www.CapeParks.com
FAIRY TEA PARTY (3-12 yrs) Children will enjoy tea sandwiches, treats, and punch in the butterfly garden. Feel free to wear fairy wings. Advance registration is required. Rotary Park • $15 per child DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY SAT 11am-12pm 4/10 245608-03 T.I.G.E.R.S. AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM (5-14 yrs) Participants will engage in indoor and outdoor recreation activities, homework assistance, art, crafts, and more. This program is licensed by theDepartment ofChildrenandFamilies (#C20LE0066). Program is limited to students in Kindergarten-8th grade. Wm. Austen Youth Center • $35 per week per child DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY M-F 2:30-6:00pm Aug-May 540036 T.I.G.E.R.S. PREMIUM EXTENDED CARE (5-14 yrs) A later pick up time is offered in this extension of the TIGERS pro - gram for enrolled participants. Program is limited to students in Kin - dergarten-8th grade. Wm. Austen Youth Center • $10 per child, per week DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) M-F 6:00-8:00pm Aug-May SPRING BREAK FISHING CAMP (8-13 yrs) Calling all junior anglers! This half-day camp is packed with fishing and fun activities to help kids learn basic concepts such as casting, knot ty - ing and cast netting. Therewill also be time to cool off in the Yacht Club Pool and every participant will receive a free fishing pole to take home! Yacht Club Community Park • $59 per child DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY M-F 8:00am-12:30pm 3/15-3/19 560092-01 SEWING CAMP FOR KIDS (8-12 yrs) Participantswill learn sewing techniques andmake their own pajamas! Requires pre-qualification. Please call 239-574-0575 for details. Lake Kennedy Center • $65 per person DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) M-F 10:30am-1:00pm 3/15-3/19
YOUTH PROGRAMS (5+ yrs)
SCHOOL’S OUT DAYS (5-14 yrs) Participants will enjoy indoor and outdoor recreation activities, group games, art, crafts, andmore. Parents need to provide a lunch, a refillable water bottle, and two snacks. Call 242-3950 to register by March 31 . Program is limited to students in Kindergarten-8th grade. Wm. Austen Youth Center • $26 per child, per day DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY M 6:45am-6:00pm 4/2 543300-09 M 6:45am-6:00pm 4/5 543300-10 Cape Coral Parks & Recreation will be offering a variety of summer camps from June 21-August 6 . See page 36 for a sneak preview. Summer CampsComingSoon!
KIDS LEARN TO SEW (8+ yrs) Participants will learn safety tips, parts of machine, how to thread and much more! Lake Kennedy Center • $20 per month DAY(S) TIME 1st Tuesday 10:00am-1:00pm 2nd Tuesday 3:00-5:30pm E.A.G.L.E.S. AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM (8-14 yrs) Participants will engage in indoor and outdoor recreation activities, homework assistance, arts, crafts, and will have access to Skate Park amenities. Program is limited to elementary andmiddle school students. Eagle Skate Park • $35 per child, per week DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY M-F 2:30-6:00pm Aug-May 544106
TEENVOLUNTEER PROGRAM “Teen Leadership Club” (8th-10th grades) This program is designed to help teens achieve their volunteer hours for school while supporting the Cape Coral community! The club will meet once a month and partner with local businesses and community programs throughout the city. Call 242-3950 for details. FREE For more information, please contact Connie Griglin, Youth Council Administrative Contact, at 239-574-0437 or cgriglin@ capecoral.net. Looking for a PArT Time Job? Cape Coral City Youth Council The Cape Coral City Youth Council is an advisory group that works towards identifying and meeting the necessities of Cape Coral’s youth. The council acts alongside the Cape Coral City Council to vote on issues pertinent to our city, bring forward recommendations on topics to the city council, and control a budget for potential projects within the council. The council is made up of two members from each Cape Coral high school, a junior and a senior, and one at-large member, summing up to 14 active members of our community. Meetings are conducted the second and fourth Friday of the month at 3:00 p.m. at the Cape Coral Council Chambers (1015 Cultural Park Blvd). Check the calendar at www.capecoral. net and connect with this group by email at youthcouncil@ capecoral.net and on social media at www.Facebook.com/ ccyouthcouncil and www.Twitter.com/Cape_YC.
AFTERSCHOOL CLUBS AT YOUTH CENTER (8-14 yrs) Wm. Austen Youth Center $20 per club, per month - Call 242-3950 for details.
M 6:30-7:30pm Cheer Club M 6:30-7:30pm Mad Science Club T 6:30-7:30pm Little Stitchers T 6:30-7:30pm Rocket Club W 6:30-7:30pm Bey Blade Club 543409 TH 6:30-7:30pm Video Gaming Club 540017 BABYSITTING COURSE (11-16 yrs) 543001 540011 540021 540015
Youth Programs • www.CapeParks.com The new Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) program gives young adults everything they need to know for safe and successful babysitting. From getting started with their business, to dealing with parents and children, to key safety, caregiving, and first aid tips. Four Freedoms Park • $40 (4-hour class) DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY SAT 9:00am-1:00pm 4/10 237100-02 CPR/AED CERTIFICATION (12+ yrs)
SWFL Safety Council will address all aspects of cardiopulmonary fail- ure during this hands-on training course which also includes the cor- rect use of the Automated Electronic Device (defibrillator). This class will teach Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED. Four Freedoms Park • $45 (4-hour class) DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY SAT 9:00am-1:00pm 4/17 237150-02 FIRST AID CERTIFICATION (12+ yrs) This training teaches skills to provide immediate care for a suddenly ill or injured person until more advancedmedical care arrives. How to recognize an emergency and take appropriate action will be taught. Four Freedoms Park • $45 (3-hour class) DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY SAT 9:00am-12:00pm 4/24 237160-02
The Youth Center is NOW HIRING seasonal and year round positions for the following: · Counselor · Head Counselor · Site-Director Perks included: Excellent training, flexible schedule, fun & rewarding work APPLY ONLINE AT www. CapeCoral .net
( See Adult & Family Events on pages 33-35 )
Golden Egg Hunt (8-18 yrs) Saturday, April 3 • 12:00-8:45pm General skate park admission applies Eagle Skate Park
Participants will search for hidden golden eggs throughout the day and receive prizes! Check out Eagle Skate Park’s Instagram page for hints! ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Spring Indoor Obstacle Course (3-5 yrs) Monday, April 12 • 1:30-3:00pm • $5 Four Freedoms Park Children can enjoy playtime with a fun obstacle course. A snack will be provided. Pre-registration is required. ACTIVITY: 339110-01 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————
SomeBunny Loves Me (1-3 yrs) Thursday, March 25 • 11:15am-12:00pm • $15 Four Freedoms Park
Little ones will enjoy making a craft and hunting for eggs in a special indoor egg patch. A special visit from Peter Cottontail is scheduled so be sure to bring your camera! Pre-registration required. ACTIVITY: 239082-01 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt (4-6 yrs) Friday, March 26 • 6:00-7:30pm • $20 Four Freedoms Park The fun starts with some great games and crafts and ends with an exciting hunt for the glowing eggs! Pre-registration required. ACTIVITY: 239025-01 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Bunny Express “You’ve Been Egged” (0-10 yrs) Saturday, March 27 • 9:00am-1:00pm • $20 per family Wm. Austen Youth Center Register your family for a visit to your home from the Easter Bunny including a basket filled with goodies and crafts for your child(ren). Photo opportunity will be available with the Easter Bunny! Limited space available - call 242-3950 to register. ACTIVITY: 543702-08 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Flashlight Egg Hunt (0-12 yrs) Saturday, March 27 • 7:00-9:00pm • $15 per family Wm. Austen Youth Center Bring your family, flashlights, and baskets for an evening of egg hunting in the dark! There will be a challenge to see who can find the most eggs and the special prize egg, plus family crafts and activities. Pizza and drinks included. Please call 242-3950 to register. ACTIVITY: 543702-09 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————
Youth Events • www.CapeParks.com
Summer’s Approaching Scooter Contest (8-18 yrs) Saturday, May 1 • 6:30-8:30pm General Skate Park admission applies Eagle Skate Park Contestants will have the opportunity to show off their awesome scooter skills and tricks and prizes will be awarded. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Spring Splash Bash (8-13 yrs) Saturday, May 8 • 1:00-3:00pm • $5 per child Wm. Austen Youth Center Participants will enjoy outdoor water activities and games so should dress to get wet and bring a towel and sunscreen. A snack will be provided. Parents arenot required to stay. Call 242-3950 to register. ACTIVITY: 543702-10 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————
T h e C a p e C o r a l P a r k s & R e c r e a t i o n Fun-Mobile is an exciting recreation center on wheels that offers organized activities to promote outdoor play at local parks for FREE! Roll with the Fun-Mobile! ■ Arts & Crafts ■ Outdoor Games ■ Sports & More!
Join the Cape Fun-Mobile Group on Facebook & stay in the loop!
Get details & see the Fun-Mobile travel schedule at www. CapeFunMobile .com
PROGRAM VENUES ■ Sun Splash Family Waterpark (Open Mar-Oct) 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard • (239) 574-0558 SunSplashWaterpark.com ■ Yacht Club Community Pool (Open Year Round) 5819 Driftwood Parkway • (239) 242-3816 Please contact the corresponding venue for more details.
$18.95 After 5p.m. Admission Cape Residents Non-Residents ■ Child (2-12 yrs) $11.95 $13.95 ■ Adult (13+ yrs) $13.95 $15.95 ■ Senior (60+ yrs) $11.95 $13.95 Parking rate $5 daily per car, $8 per RV, $3 per trailer, $2 per season pass holder, $19.95 for unlimited season parking pass, with $10 second vehicle option. WEEKLY PASS $35 per person (no residency requirements) Valid for 7 consecutive days; Does not include evening events. SEASON PASSES ■ Child (2-12 yrs) $64 $84 $79 $ 99 ■ Adult (13-59 yrs) $74 $94 $89 $109 ■ Senior (60+ yrs) $64 $84 $79 $ 99 * Purchase “Early Bird” season passes fromMarch 1- April 4 to save $20 on regular season pass prices! GROUP RATES Cape Residents Non-Residents Cape Res Cape Res Non-Res Non-Res “Early Bird” Regular “Early Bird” Regular
SUN SPLASH 2021 OPERATING SCHEDULE
MARCH 6–MARCH 7
■ Saturday and Sunday
MARCH 13–MARCH 21 (LEE COUNTY SPRING BREAK)
■ Open Daily
MARCH 27–MARCH 28
■ Saturday and Sunday
■ 15-49 people ■ 50-99 people ■ 100+ people
$13.95 $12.95 $10.95
$14.95 $13.95 $12.95
APRIL 1–JUNE 17
Aquatics • www.CapeParks.com ■ Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm
■ Friday (4/2) Good Friday ■ Monday (4/5) Easter Monday ■ Saturday Slide Night (5/8) ■ Memorial Day (Mon. 5/31)
10am-5pm 10am-5pm 5-8:30pm 10am-5pm
Want a Cool Seasonal Job?
JUNE 18–AUGUST 9 ■ Monday-Sunday (Open Daily) 10am - 5pm ■ Saturday Slide Night 5-8:30pm (6/19, 7/24, 8/7) ■ **Adult Only Saturday Slide Nights 5-8:30pm (6/5 and 7/10) AUGUST 10–OCTOBER 10 ■ Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm ■ Labor Day (Mon. 9/6) 10am-5pm Last day of the season is October 10, 2021 *Schedule subject to change without notice due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances. **Must be 21 yrs. old or older
Join the staff at Sun Splash for the 2021 season! • Food and Beverage • Guest Services • Lifeguards/Water Safety • Cashiers • Aquatic Maintenance • Group Sales See job listings at www.CapeCoral.net.
Visit www.SunSplashWaterpark.com • See Sun Splash Spring Break Camps on page 13