CCPR Program Guide FALL 2021 web

Sept.-Dec. ‘20


Charlotte Harb




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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Matlacha Pass


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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ELDORADO PKWYW 40 Pathway to Discovery Future GO Bond Parks A Crystal Lake Park B Tropicana Park C Joe Coviello Park D Sands Park E Lake Meade Park F Yellow Fever Creek Preserve G Gator Circle Park Cape Coral Parks Map • 26 27 28 29 D CAPE CORAL PKWYW SURFSIDEBLVD E L D MOHAWKPKWY AQUALINDA BLVD SANDS BLVD PELICANBLVD OASISBLVD

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PARKKEY Neighborhood Athletic

Specialty Boat Ramp Future Park

Recreation Center




Neighborhood Athletic

Recreation Center


Recreation Centers&Attractions

Acreage 2.2 •






Playground Facility


23 Cape Coral Art Center / Rubicond Park 4533 Coronado Pkwy • 574-0802 Recreational facility offering classes, workshops, fine art galleries, art supply store, gift shop and more 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

Cape Coral Parks & Recreation Facility Guide •

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Athletic Parks / Facilities

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

8.5 • • • • • 15 • • • • Acreage Athletic Courts Athletic Fields PicnicArea Playground


7 Caloosa Park 610 Del Prado Boulevard • 2 Football Fields

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14 Cape Coral Sports Complex 1410 Sports Boulevard • 5 Softball, 5 Soccer and 4 Baseball Fields 17 Jason VerdowMemorial Park 801 SE 27th Street • 3 Youth Baseball Fields 30 Jim Jeffers Park 2817 SW3rd Lane • 4 Soccer Fields, Baseball Field, plus Basketball & Tennis/Pickleball Courts

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16 Koza/Saladino Park 301 SW30th Terrace • 4 Youth Baseball Fields 3 Northwest Softball Complex 1030 NW16th Place • 5 Adult Softball Fields

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31 Oasis Gymnasium 3507 Oasis Boulevard

28 Pelican Baseball Complex 4128 Pelican Boulevard • 3 Youth and 1 Adult Baseball Fields

16.6 14.3

27 Pelican Soccer Complex 4020 SW2nd Court • 4 Soccer Fields 15 Storm Football Complex 2602 Chiquita Boulevard • 3 Football Fields

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13 Strausser BMX Sports Complex 1410 SW6th Place; BMX Boat Ramp 1509 SW7th Ct.

Neighborhood / Specialty Parks

Acre- age



Fitness Trails

• Picnic






32 Bernice Braden Park 2051 Cape Coral Parkway East, located on the Caloosahatchee River 4 Burnt Store Boat Ramp 230 Burnt Store Road South, located on the Caloosahatchee River


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29 Camelot Park 1718 SW52nd Terrace • Tennis & Pickleball Courts


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 2220 SE 21st Avenue • 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 • • •


Park Projects Update

By the community, for the community, the $ 60 million Parks General Obligation (GO) Bond , approved by Cape Coral voters in 2018, is building new parks, adding amenities to existing parks, and securing the future of Cape Coral. E nhancing facilities and upgrading city functions on an unprecedent- ed scale, the Parks GO Bond is ■ Joe Stonis Park • Permanent corn hole court installed • Tennis/Pickleball courts resurfaced

and relined for two tennis courts or six pickleball courts (including 2 warm-up courts)

funding the development of seven new neighborhood parks, an environmental park, three community parks, including a change in atmosphere at the Yacht Club Community Park, plus improve- ments at several existing facilities. These upgrades will positively impact the quality of life, economic health, and overall resilience in Cape Coral. Four of the new neighborhood parks are expected to break ground this fall, and several projects (highlighted below) have been recently completed with GO Bond funds or through the Parks operat- ing and/or capital expense budget. Recent Project Highlights (Note: GO Bond funded projects are shown in blue) ■ BMX Park • Asphalt parking lot installed at BMX track • Concrete pad poured for BMX staging area · Three clay infields resurfaced ■ Camelot Park • Both parking lots and walking path repaired and repaved • Permanent corn hole court installed • Tennis/Pickleball courts resurfaced and relined for two tennis courts or four pickleball courts ■ Coral Oaks Golf Course • Parking lot repaired, repaved, and relined

■ Koza Saladino Park  • Asphalt replacement and repairs completed on driveway • New playground installed ■ Multi-Sport Complex • Concrete pads and new player benches installed on four softball fields • Sod installation on soccer fields ■ NW Softball Complex • New playground installed • Two 20' pavilions installed with eight new picnic tables • Five clay infields resurfaced ■ Paul Sanborn Park • Permanent corn hole court installed ■ Pelican Baseball Complex • Asphalt repairs, replacement, and extension completed • New playground installed • Four dugout shade structures repaired ■ Pelican Soccer Complex • New 8’ perimeter fence installed • Parking lot repaired, striped,

Coral Oaks Golf Course

Jaycee Park

and wheel stops replaced • Sod restoration of soccer fields 1-3 ■ Rotary Park • Parking lot repaired, sealcoated, and striped ■ Storm Football Complex • LED stadium lighting installed on practice football field

NW Softball Complex

■ Horton Park • Two 20' pavilions installed with eight new picnic tables • Permanent corn hole court installed ■ Jason Verdow Park • Parking lot resealed and restriped • New press box constructed ■ Jaycee Park • Permanent corn hole court installed ■ Jim Jeffers Park • Tennis/Pickleball courts resurfaced and relined for two tennis courts or

■ Giuffrida Park • New perimeter fence and curb installed around playground • Shade structure over

Park Projects Update • four pickleball courts • Sod restoration and repair of soccer fields playground and two new play structures installed 

For more information on Park Projects and the GO Bond , visit www. CapeParks .com


Mayor John Gunter City Council Members

Program Registration Table Of Contents & Staff Directory •

September-December 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-4:30pm (Except City observed holidays) (239) 573-3128 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


■ Park Map & Facility Guide . . . . . . . . . 2-3 ■ Park Projects Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 ■ City Council & Staff Directory . . . . . . . . 5 ■ Recreation Centers & Attractions . . . . . 6-7 ■ Boating / Kayaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 ■ Park Pavilions, Parties & Rentals . . . . . 10-11 ■ Program Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 ■ Aquatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 ■ Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-16 ■ Coral Oaks Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 ■ Youth Programs, Camps & Events . . . . 18-22 ■ Fitness, Health &Wellness . . . . . . . . 23-25 ■ Gardening & Nature . . . . . . . . . . . 26-27 ■ Art & Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-31 ■ Special Populations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 ■ Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 ■ Clubs / Specialty Programs / Day Trips . . 33-35 ■ Adult & Family Events . . . . . . . . . . 36-39 ■ Citywide Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Pages

ON THE COVER Everyone loves the improved covered playground at Giuffrida Park! Cape Coral's first neighborhood park also features basketball courts, two large picnic shelters, and the park will soon be getting a multi-use path, pickleball courts, upgraded parking, and improved landscaping from the Parks GO Bond.


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 . 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 • • 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

Recreation Centers & Attractions •


Recreation Centers &Attractions

(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 •

Recreation Centers & Attractions •

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 • • 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, classes, dances and events for active older adults • Bingo nights, family events and lending library • Annual and semi-annual Games Pass • 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


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 1960 Rosen Park 1959 Burnt Store 1961 Yacht Club 1957 Horton Park 1958

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

Boating & Water Activities •


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 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 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

Seawall Area

24 hours

Boating & Water Activities •

Four Mile Cove Eco Preserve Two Piers

Daylight Only

Glover Bight at Rotary Park End of Boardwalk 

Daylight Only

Horton Park & Boat Ramp River Shoreline

24 hours

Jaycee Park


Daylight Only

Lake Kennedy Park

Two Small Piers

Daylight Only

Rosen Park

Seawall Area 

24 hours

Seahawk Park (Lake Argosy) Around Lake

Daylight Only

Sirenia Vista Park


Daylight Only

Yacht Club Community Park Fishing Pier

24 hours

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 or, for more information, call (239) 573-3128 .

■ Burnt Store Boat Ramp

■ Lake Kennedy

Community Park Gazebo (15 ppl) at front of park

One medium shelter (25 ppl) – no BBQ

■ Camelot Park Two medium shelters (25 ppl each) w/ BBQ grills and electric ■ Four Freedoms Park One medium shelter

■ Paul Sanborn Park One large shelter (60 ppl) w/ BBQ grill & electric

■ Rosen Park

Three small shelters (18 ppl each) w/ BBQ grills & electric

(25 ppl) in fenced area – no BBQ

■ Giuffrida Park Two large shelters

■ Rotary Park

Three small shelters (18 ppl each) w/ BBQ grills & electric

(30 ppl each) w/ BBQ grills

■ Horton Park

■ Saratoga Lake Park One medium shelter (25 ppl) w/ BBQ grill

Two medium shelters (25 ppl) w/ BBQ grills & electric

■ 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.

■ Joe Stonis Park Two medium shelters (25 ppl) w/ BBQ grills, fans & electric

■ Veterans Park One large shelter (50 ppl) w/ BBQ grill

Park Pavilions / Party Packages • 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

■ Tony Rotino Center (at Yacht Club) Coral Ballroom (135 chairs only; 120 seated dinner; 90 buffet/dance floor) Sunset Room (96 chairs only; 70 seated dinner; 50 buffet/dance floor) Sea Breeze Room (67 chairs

Room Rentals & Program Registration •

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

Youth Center


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 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:



PROGRAM VENUES ■ Sun Splash Family Waterpark (Open Mar-Oct) 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard • (239) 574-0558 ■ Yacht Club Community Pool (Open Year Round) 5819 Driftwood Parkway • (239) 242-3816 Please contact the corresponding venue for more details.


Daily Admission Adult (18+ yrs) : $3.50

Youth (10-17 yrs) : $3.00 • Child (up to 9 yrs) : $2.00 ■ Annual and Semi-Annual Memberships are also available. ■ All children aged 12 and underMUST be accompanied by an adult 18 or older to enter the pool! ■ The pool will be closed for public swimming if the air temperature is at or below 65 degrees or at the manager’s discretion based on inclement weather, attendance, or unusual circumstances. POOL HOURS: Open7days aweek•10:00am-5:00pm POOL CLOSED: ● Thursday, November 25 (Thanksgiving) ● Friday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) Closes at 3pm ● Saturday, December 25 (Christmas Day) ● Friday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve) Closes at 3pm The Cape Coral Yacht Club Pool is equipped with a handicapped ramp and wheelchair. It is the responsibility of the customer to provide their own assistance when utilizing the handicapped access ramp. I LOVE WATER POLO (ILWP) (10+ yrs) Youth program for ages 10+ where basic water polo skills are taught in a non-intimidating environment. Held in the deep end of the pool, this program will consist of swim training with water polo skills and play. Yacht Club Pool • $32 per session (4 weeks) T or TH (alternating weeks*) *Class will be held on Tuesday the first & third week and on Thursday the second & fourth week. DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY T or TH 4:00-5:00pm 9/09-9/28 163371-01 T or TH 4:00-5:00pm 10/07-10/26 163371-02 T or TH 4:00-5:00pm 11/04-11/23 163371-03 YOUTH SWIM PROGRAM



■ Saturday and Sunday ■ Labor Day (Mon. 9/6)

10am-5pm 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.


DAILY ADMISSION Aquatics • Cape Residents Non-Residents

General Admission ■ Child (2-12 yrs) ■ Adult (13+ yrs) ■ Senior (60+ yrs)

$15.95 $17.95 $15.95

$18.95 $20.95

$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. GROUP RATES Cape Residents Non-Residents ■ 15-49 people $13.95 $14.95 ■ 50-99 people $12.95 $13.95 ■ 100+ people $10.95 $12.95

Stop in for a drink, a snack and/or to pick up some pool essentials. BlueWaveSnackShop

NOWOPEN at theYacht Club Pool!

August 11 - December 29 Every Wednesday, adults age 55+ can swim all day for just Come out and enjoy a relaxing day with your friends at the Yacht Club Pool.



(Pre-registration is required.)

WHITE ——————————— If the student... Is afraid of water Can’t swim at all Will not get face wet

RED ——————————— If the student... Can’t swimwithout support, but loves the water Will get face wet Will jump in

YELLOW ——————————— If the student... Can swimunder water and on the surface Can get an occasional breath Sign up for YELLOW Group

BLUE ——————————— If the student... Can swimwith good body positioning Can float on front and back... Can tread water

GREEN ——————————— If the student... Can swim freestyle with rotary (side) breathing

Sea Sprites Sea Stars Swim Stars

Sign up for RED Group

Sign up for BLUE Group

Sign up for GREEN Group

Sign up for WHITE Group

STAR BABIES (6-36 mos)

Yacht Club Pool • $55 (8 Classes)

Designed to meet the needs of pre-school aged children, this class will develop a high comfort in the water, a readiness to swim, and for those children who are developmentally ready, teach beginning swim skills. The purpose of this course is to develop in very young children a high comfort level in and around the water while, at the same time, training parents in water safety and drowning prevention. This course does not teach children to become accomplished swimmers. One parent or trusted guardian must be in the water with each child. Swim diapers are required.





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Aquatics •

SEA SPRITES (3-5 yrs)

The class approaches teaching skills through creative and fun activities. Toddlers that have not been potty trained must wear swim diapers. Yacht Club Pool • $55 (8 Classes)








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SEA STARS (6-8 yrs)

Sea Stars combines swimming and adventure learning activities to provide an exciting and unique curriculum. Children progress at individual rates with the opportunity to learn core swimming skills

and evolve to advanced strokes. Five year olds must be Level Red or above to enroll in Sea Stars. Yacht Club Pool • $55 (8 Classes)








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SWIM STARS (9-12 yrs) Swimmers progress through exciting skill modules that combine core swimming skills and water safety. The objective is to provide the student with the opportunity to learn the elements of good swimming. Elementary backstroke, butterfly, and the sidestroke will be introduced. Yacht Club Pool • $55 (8 Classes) DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY T TH 5:00-5:30pm 9/07-9/30 163401-01 T TH 5:00-5:30pm 10/12-11/04 163401-02 SAT 8:00-8:30am 10/09-11/27 163401-03

ANGEL FISH (3-8 yrs) This program is designed to provide comprehensive swim instruc- tion for students who have special needs. All classes are conducted using the Starfish Swimming Core Competencies Teaching Models. Classes provide necessary teaching adaptions and adaptive equip- ment that may be required to make the students as independent and successful in the water as possible. Yacht Club Pool • $55 (8 Classes) AGE(S) DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY 3-5 yrs T TH 5:00-5:30pm 9/07-9/30 163261-01 6-8 yrs T TH 5:00-5:30pm 10/12-11/04 163361-01


LAP SWIM (18+ yrs) $3.50 per class


This program assists individuals who are suffering from arthritis, fibromyalgia, muscle/joint pain, stiffness, or fatigue. Water buoyan- cy facilitates joint exercise and protects against further damage. $1.50 per class DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) MWF 12:00-1:00pm 8/16-12/31 Also check out the Adult & Family Events on pages 36-39!




8:00-10:00am 8/16-12/31 DEEP WATER AEROBICS (18+ yrs)

A water fitness exercise program will help improve flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning, muscular strength, and endurance. $3.50 per class DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) MWF 10:00-11:00am 8/16-12/31



Cape Coral Athletic Office: 1015 Cultural Park Blvd (inside City Hall) Parks & Recreation Reception - 2nd Floor, Cape Coral, FL 33990 • (239) 573-3128 • Office Hours : M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm (Except City observed holidays) The Athletic Division is responsible for scheduling and overseeing the City’s numerous athletic complexes and athletic fields that accommodate weekly leagues as well as regional and national tournaments. While some leagues are operated directly by Athletics, several organizations throughout the community also operate their own leagues and utilize Cape Coral’s athletic parks for their games/matches. Note: You must be part of a City organized or sanctioned activity or hold a valid field permit to utilize athletic fields. Please contact the numbers below or the Athletic Office for current opportunities.

YOUTH SPORT LEAGUES Operated by City of Cape Coral Athletics Division [ Online Registration ]




Cal Ripken Baseball & Tee Ball (Spring & Fall) Erik Metzler City League Baseball (Spring & Fall)

Boys & Girls 4-13

Jan-June Sept-Nov

December August December August February August

Pelican Baseball Complex Cape Coral Sports Complex Oasis Middle School Gym Oasis Middle School Gym Oasis Middle School Gym

Boys 13-15 Jan-June Sept-Nov

Boys & Girls 5-8 Boys & Girls 9-14 Boys & Girls 18-Under Boys & Girls 5-13 Boys & Girls 10-17

March-May Sept-Nov

Biddy Basketball (Spring & Fall)

Youth Basketball (Summer &Winter)

June-July Dec-Jan

April October

High School League Basketball



Storm Football Complex Oasis Middle School

Youth Flag Football



Feb-April Sept-Nov

January August

Youth Volleyball (Spring & Fall)

For more information, contact or call (239) 573-3128.

YOUTH SPORT LEAGUES Operated by Community Volunteer Organizations

Athletics •



Little League Baseball ( Little League Baseball ( Girls Softball (

Boys 5-12 Boys 5-12 Girls 5-17

Jan-June Sept-Nov Jan-June Sept-Nov

American League W. of Santa Barbara National League E. of Santa Barbara

Koza/Saladino Park Jason Verdow Park Burton Park Caloosa Football Complex Storm Football Complex Cape Sports Cmplx Pelican Soccer

Jan-June Sept-Nov All of Cape Coral

PopWarner Junior Football & Cheerleading ( PopWarner Youth Football & Cheerleading (

East of Santa Barbara Blvd. West of Santa Barbara Blvd.

5-15 Aug-Nov

5-15 Aug-Nov

Youth Soccer (

5-17 Feb-May Sept-Jan All of Cape Coral

BMX Park


Youths Year Around All of Cape Coral


EAGLE SKATE PARK • (239) 574-0490 • 315 S.W. 2nd Avenue • Cape Coral, FL 33991 Eagle Skate Park is one of the largest skate facilities fromMiami to Tampa and features nearly 27,000 square feet of ramps, rails, street obstacles and a bowl. The Skate Park building has a pro shop plus freeWi-Fi and concessions, including soft serve ice cream. Helmet rentals are available.

Yacht Club Tennis Courts • Eagle Skate Park •

Ask about our Eagle Skate/Scooter Team! Also check out Skate, Scooter and BMX lessons and clinics for ages 5+ on page 15. ________________________________________________________ SCHOOL’S OUT SKATE TRIPS (5-16 yrs) Participants will travel with skate park staff and enjoy a day of riding and playing. All participants will have access to Eagle Skate Park after the trip return. Participants must bring their own skateboard, scooter, or bike and helmet. Pre-registration is required for all skate trips. DAY LOCATION DATE TIME COST ACTIVITY F Wheels Skate Park 10/15 1:30pm $15 540022-01 TH Sarasota Skate Park 11/11 10:00am $10 540022-02 ________________________________________________________

DAILY ADMISSION & HOURS: $5 per person Spectator Fee: $1 per person (Parents are free) Every day is mixed day!

(Skateboards, Bikes & Scooters are allowed at the same time) Mon-Thurs* 3:00-8:45pm Friday* 3:00-8:45pm Saturday 12:00-8:45pm Sunday 12:00-6:45pm *Note: The Skate Park will open Mon-Fri at 12:00pm on School’s Out Days.

EAGLE PROSHOP Explore a great selection of scooters, skateboards, and accessories!

YACHT CLUB COMMUNITY PARK TENNIS COURTS 5819 Driftwood Pkwy • (239) 574-0808 • Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-12pm & 6-9pm; Sat: 8am-12pm

FALL JUNIOR TENNIS PROGRAMS (4-18 yrs) September 21 - November 12 8-week program held at the Cape Coral Yacht Club that includes instruction, all strokes and a tournament. $ 120 per person

ADULT TENNIS PROGRAMS All 1 hour clinics - $ 12 per person (*Except Fri Cardio is $10 for mem & $12 for non-mem) PUBLIC CLINICS DAY TIME Beginner Clinic Wed 11:00am-12:00pm Cardio Clinic* Fri 8:00-9:00am Intermediate Clinic Fri 9:00-10:00am Beginners Clinic Fri 10:00-11:00am Intermediate Clinic Sat 8:30-9:30am Please call for details. PRIVATE LESSONS: $ 50 per hour; $ 25 per half hour Group of 4: $ 15 per person per hour TENNIS PRO SHOP: Well-stocked, located onsite (stringing available.) COURT FEES: $ 6 Res / $ 10 Non-Res per person per hour MEMBERSHIP: Annual & Seasonal Memberships Available.

TINY TOT (4-6 yrs)







JUNIOR (7-9 yrs) • Level 1

DAY Tue Thu



5:00-6:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 5:00-6:00pm

9/21-11/09 9/23-11/11 9/24-11/12


JUNIOR (10-18 yrs) DAY TIME


Please sign up early at the appropiate level as space is limited; Thu 5:00-6:00pm 9/23-11/11 Level 2 & 3 Thu 6:00-7:00pm 9/23-11/11 Level 3 & 4 Tue 6:00-7:00pm 9/21-11/09 (Includes seasonal matches as well as tournament must be approved by pro) Level 1

on Private and Group Lessons, Clinics, Leagues, Round Robins & Social Play. CALL FOR DETAILS

ROUND ROBIN Wednesday and Saturday 8:00-9:30am $ 6 non-member • free member 20 person max. REGISTER ONLINE at No Walk-ins will be accepted. Register online for all levels at


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