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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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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 • www.CapeParks.com 26 27 28 29 D CAPE CORAL PKWYW SURFSIDEBLVD E L D MOHAWKPKWY AQUALINDA BLVD SANDS BLVD PELICANBLVD OASISBLVD
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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 (Managed by ProParks) 400 Santa Barbara Blvd.• 574-0558 • www.sunsplashwaterpark.com 1 4-acre aquatic attraction features thrilling slides, relaxing pools, children’s activities & more. 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 • www.CapeParks.com
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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
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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
31 Oasis Gymnasium 3507 Oasis Boulevard
28 Pelican Baseball Complex 4128 Pelican Boulevard • 3 Youth and 1 Adult Baseball Fields
27 Pelican Soccer Complex 4020 SW2nd Court • 4 Soccer Fields 15 Storm Football Complex 2602 Chiquita Boulevard • 3 Football Fields
13 Strausser BMX Sports Complex 1410 SW6th Place; BMX Boat Ramp 1509 SW7th Ct.
Neighborhood / Specialty Parks
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 Courts, Covered Playground, Picnic Shelters 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 • • •
Letter from the Director
Dear Residents, What an exciting time it is for Cape Coral Parks & Recreation!
Our team, with the support of the City Manager, Mayor, City Council and our residents, has forged a path to excellence in the provision of recreation services, and we remain committed to continuing to offer a variety of programs to meet the needs of Cape Coral residents. After much planning and anticipation, park GO Bond enhancements are beginning to take shape. The Parks GO Bond includes major improvements to parks throughout the City including the addition of new parks, enhancements to current parks, and a complete renovation of the Yacht Club Community Park - which will include an expanded beach, a new playground, boat ramp relocation, seawall replacement, and a parking garage. The Yacht Club renovation will involve a lot of heavy construction and equipment. Trying to operate the facilities during demolition and construction presents safety risks to the public, which is why the City decided to close the entire Yacht Club Community Park facility during construction. The project is scheduled to begin in April 2022 and is expected to take about two years to complete. Details and renderings can be found online at www.CCYachtClub.com. Finally, I’m happy to announce a new era for Sun Splash Family Waterpark. The City has entered into a partnership with ProParks who will oversee onsite operations starting with the 2022 Season.
See more information on Cape Coral’s parks and upcoming activities in this program guide and at www.CapeParks.com. Remember, It Starts in Parks! Sincerely, Kerry Runyon Cape Coral Parks & Recreation Director
Letter from the Director • www.CapeParks.com
Mayor John Gunter City Council Members
Program Registration Table Of Contents & Staff Directory • www.CapeParks.com
January-April 2022 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 Business 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 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 Keith Long ............................................ District #6 Jessica Cosden ............................... District #7
TABLE OF CONTENTS
■ Park Map & Facility Guide . . . . . . . . . 2-3 ■ Letter from the Director . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 ■ City Council & Staff Directory . . . . . . . . 5 ■ Recreation Centers & Attractions . . . . . 6-7 ■ Boating / Kayaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 ■ Park Pavilions, Parties & Rentals . . . . . 10-11 ■ Program Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 ■ Youth Programs, Camps & Events . . . . 12-15 ■ Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-18 ■ Coral Oaks Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 ■ Dance, Fitness &Wellness . . . . . . . . 20-23 ■ Gardening & Nature . . . . . . . . . . . 24-26 ■ Aquatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 ■ Art & Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-31 ■ Clubs / Specialty Programs / Day Trips . . 32-34 ■ Special Populations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 ■ Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 ■ Adult & Family Events . . . . . . . . . . 36-39 ■ Citywide Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Pages
ON THE COVER Coral Oaks Golf Course is an Arthur Hills designed 18-hole championship course built in a century old oak hammock that features six sets of tees, GPS golf carts, PGA instruction, Knickers Pub, beautiful natural surroundings, and a competitive layout for all skill levels. The course offers daily play, season passes, golf leagues, charity tournament opportunities, a well-stocked Pro Shop, and the best practice facility in Cape Coral. For more details, see page 19 or visit www.CoralOaksGolf.com.
CONNECT WI TH US ! www.CapeParks.com
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
Recreation Centers & Attractions • www.CapeParks.com
Recreation Centers &Attractions
———— POP’S CAFÉ is staffed by Special Populations ———— 1015 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33990
Recreation Centers & Attractions • www.CapeParks.com
• Open to the public Mon-Fri, 7:30am-1:00pm (except City observed holidays) • Standard menu with breakfast & lunch specials daily
The mission of Pop’s Café is to provide Special Population participants the opportunity to reach their full potential and independence through education, life and employability skills.
■ To place an order in advance, call (239) 573-3134 ■ www.ccpopscafe.com ■
Rotary Park Environmental Center 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral, FL 33914 (239) 549-4606
Tony Rotino Center 5817 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral, FL 33904 (239) 574-0807 • Ballroom / meeting room rentals plus wedding & party packages • Drop-in dance and exercise classes • Specializes in environmental education and recreation • Variety of classes, seminars, events, tours & youth programs • Native plant gardens, butterfly house & nature trails • Exercise stations, playground & picnic shelters • 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 • School’s Out Day Camps & Afterschool Clubs • 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 • Programs and events for active older adults • Bingo nights, family events and lending library • Annual and semi-annual Games Pass
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 $15 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 $15 daily parking fee, Cape Coral residents may purchase an annual decal for only $75 (+ 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/.
Boating & Water Activities • www.CapeParks.com
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
Boating & Water Activities • www.CapeParks.com
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
■ 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
■ Jaycee Park
■ Veterans Park One large shelter (50 ppl) w/ BBQ grill
One gazebo (15 ppl) area plus two medium shelters (25 ppl each) with BBQ grills & electric
■ Joe Stonis Park Two medium shelters (25 ppl) w/ BBQ grills, fans & electric
Check availability and reserve pavilions online at www.CapeParks.com or, for more information, call (239) 573-3128 .
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
Lake Kennedy Center
Wm. Austen Youth Center
● LakeKennedyCenter : Classic, Epic&Ultimate Kids Birthday Bashes ● 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
Eagle Skate Park
Yacht Club Community Pool
Contact the facility of your choice for more information and to book your party!
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 • www.CapeParks.com
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
AFTERNOON ADVENTURES (3-5 yrs) Each class will provide children with fun-filled activities promoting Pre-Kindergarten preparedness. Child needs to bring a snack, water, and be self-sufficient in restroom care. Four Freedoms Park $48 (4 classes) • $60 (5 classes)* DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY W 1:30-3:30pm 1/5-1/26 237007-01 W 1:30-3:30pm 2/2-2/23 237007-02 W 1:30-3:30pm 3/2-3/30 237007-03* W 1:30-3:30pm 4/6-4/27 237007-04
■ Cape Coral Art Center 4533 Coronado Parkway • (239) 574-0802 ■ 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 ■ 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.
VOLUNTARY PRE-KINDERGARTEN (VPK) (4-5 yrs) TheVoluntaryPre-Kindergarten (VPK) program is aFREEprogramfor Florida’s children who turn four years old on or before September 1 and who reside in Florida (VPK voucher required). Child needs to bring lunch, a snack, andwater, and be self-sufficient in restroomcare. Four Freedoms Park - DCF# C20LE6127 Free (with VPK voucher) DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) MWF 9:00am-1:30pm Aug ’22-June’23
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TINY TOADS (3-4 yrs) This preschool program is designed to help develop social and emotional skills. Child needs to bring lunch, a snack, and water, and be self-sufficient in restroom care. Four Freedoms Park - DCF# C20LE6127 $240 (8 classes) • $300 (10 classes)* DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY TU TH 9:00am-1:30pm 1/4-1/27 237001-01 TU TH 9:00am-1:30pm 2/1-2/24 237001-02 TU TH 9:00am-1:30pm 3/1-3/31 237001-03* TU TH 9:00am-1:30pm 4/5-4/28 237001-04 Space Is Limited! Register Today! For More Information Visit: www.CapeParks.com
CREATIVE CUBS VPK AND WRAP AROUND CARE (4-5 yrs)
The Creative Cubs VPK program is offered for free with a VPK voucher Monday-Friday from 9:00am-12:00pm. Wrap Around Care provides engaging childcare before and after the VPK program. Breakfast, lunch, and snack are included for wrap around care. Will begin accepting VPK vouchers for the 2022-2023 school year on 2/1/22. Wm. Austen Youth Center $90 per child per week DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) M-F 6:45am-6:00pm August-May
TUMBLING, JAZZ & BALLET (2-6 yrs) Activities are designed to facilitate skill development, fun and confidence as children progress at their own pace. Students need to wear clothes that can stretch and allow full-range motion. Four Freedoms Park • $40 (4 classes) • $50 (5 classes)* DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY TU 4:00-5:00pm 1/4-1/25 237200-01 TU 4:00-5:00pm 2/1-2/22 237200-02 TU 4:00-5:00pm 3/1-3/29 237200-03* TU 4:00-5:00pm 4/5-4/26 237200-04 Help your child develop his/her fine motor skills through clay play. Child must be accompanied by an adult. Clay recipes will be given at the end of each class. Four Freedoms Park • $5 per class DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY TH 10:30-11:00am 1/6 237075-01 TH 10:30-11:00am 2/3 237075-02 TH 10:30-11:00am 3/3 237075-03 TH 10:30-11:00am 4/14 237075-04 TOT & ME (2-3 yrs) Classes provide quality time for one-on-one parent/child activities including a half hour of storytime, music, and crafts and a half hour of play. Classes are held in a preschool classroom. Four Freedoms Park • $20 per session DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY TU 9:30-10:30am 1/4 & 1/11 237120-01 TU 9:30-10:30am 2/1 & 2/8 237120-02 TU 9:30-10:30am 3/1 & 3/8 237120-03 TU 9:30-10:30am 4/5 & 4/12 237120-04 CLAY PLAY (2-3 yrs)
FAIRY TEA PARTY (3-10 yrs) Childrenwill enjoy tea sandwiches, treats, andpunch in thebutterfly garden…and they should feel free to wear fairy or butterfly wings. Space is limited, so register early. Rotary Park • $15 per child DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY SAT 11:00am-12:00pm 1/8 245608-01 INDOOR OBSTACLE COURSE (4-6 yrs) Children can enjoy playtime with a fun obstacle course. Snack will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Four Freedoms Park • $10 per class DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY F 1:30 - 3:30pm 1/7 239110-01 F 1:30 - 3:30pm 2/4 239110-02 F 1:30 - 3:30pm 3/4 239110-03 F 1:30 - 3:30pm 4/1 239110-04
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SOCCER STARS (2-7 yrs) Our classes are fun! Children will learn soccer fundamentals while using their imaginations. We teach soccer using fun games, adven- tures and songs. They will have a BALL! No class 3/16. Four Freedoms Park • $65 (4 classes) AGES DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY 2-3 yrs W 4:15-4:45pm 1/5-1/26 237310-01 4-5 yrs W 4:45-5:15pm 1/5-1/26 237310-02 6-7 yrs W 5:15-6:00pm 1/5-1/26 237310-03 2-3 yrs W 4:15-4:45pm 2/2-2/23 237310-04 4-5 yrs W 4:45-5:15pm 2/2-2/23 237310-05 6-7 yrs W 5:15-6:00pm 2/2-2/23 237310-06 2-3 yrs W 4:15-4:45pm 3/2-3/30 237310-07 4-5 yrs W 4:45-5:15pm 3/2-3/30 237310-08 6-7 yrs W 5:15-6:00pm 3/2-3/30 237310-09 2-3 yrs W 4:15-4:45pm 4/6-4/27 237310-10 4-5 yrs W 4:45-5:15pm 4/6-4/27 237310-11 6-7 yrs W 5:15-6:00pm 4/6-4/27 237310-12
T.I.G.E.R.S. AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM (K-8th grade) Participants will engage in indoor and outdoor recreation activities, homework assistance, art, crafts, andmore. This program is licensed by the Department of Children and Families (#C20LE0066). Wm. Austen Youth Center • $35 per week per child DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) M-F 2:30-6:00pm Aug-May T.I.G.E.R.S. PREMIUM EXTENDED CARE (K-8th grade) A later pick-up time is offered in this extension of the TIGERS program for enrolled participants. Wm. Austen Youth Center • $10 per week, per child DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) M-F 6:00-8:00pm Aug-May
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS at the YOUTH CENTER (8-14 yrs) Wm. Austen Youth Center $20 per month, per child · Clubs begin the first week of January. DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY M 5:00pm-6:00pm Lego Challenge 543001 TU 5:00pm-6:00pm Pokemon Trading 543409 W 5:00pm-6:00pm Slime Time 540011 TH 5:00pm-6:00pm Video Game 540017 CLAY KIDS (8-12 yrs) Cape Coral Art Center • Instructor – Dawn Ingram • $96 (6 classes) DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY W 4:30-6:00pm 1/5-2/9 290932-01 W 4:30-6:00pm 2/16-3/23 290932-02 W 4:30-6:00pm 3/30-5/4 290932-03 E.A.G.L.E.S. AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM (8-14 yrs) Participants will engage in recreation activities, homework help, and have access to Eagle Skate Park. Eagle Skate Park • $35 per week per child DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) M-F 2:30-6:00pm Aug-May HOME SCHOOL ART SURVEY (12-17 yrs) Cape Coral Art Center • Instructor – Leia Ruff • $96 (6 classes) DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY TH 1:00-2:30pm 1/6-2/10 290942-01 CLAY TEENS (13-17 yrs) Cape Coral Art Center • Instructor – Dawn Ingram • $80 (5 classes) DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY W 6:30-8:00pm 1/5-2/9 290933-01 W 6:30-8:00pm 2/16-3/23 290933-02 W 6:30-8:00pm 3/30-5/4 290933-03 Participants will learn fishing basics, techniques, how to use equip- ment and fish every day on the Yacht Club Pier. Campers will also get to hop in the pool daily to cool off! This popular camp has limited space, so register early. Cape Coral Yacht • $52 per child DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY M-TH 8:00am-12:30pm 3/21-3/24 ###### SPRING BREAK SKATE CAMP (5-14 yrs) This fun-filled specialty camp features instructional skate practice, group games, and exclusive access to Eagle Skate Park daily. Camp will also include two field trips, video games, team building exercises, and admission to the Skate Park after camp! Participants are required to wear proper foot attire (closed toe sneakers) and bring their own equipment (scooter, bike, skateboard, or skates). Space is limited. Eagle Skate Park • $130 per week, per child DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY M 6:45am-6:00pm 3/21-3/25 540039-03 Space Is Limited! Register Today! YACHT CLUB SPRING BREAK FISHING CAMP (8-14 yrs)
SKATE LESSONS (5-16 yrs) Skateboarders will have the opportunity to improve their skills or start from scratch by learning various tricks, safety, and etiquette for all skill levels. This new and improved class is offered twice a week to improve progression and consistency. Participants must bring their own skateboard and helmet. Eagle Skate Park $50 per person per month · Lessons begin the first week of January. DAY(S) TIME SKILL LEVEL ACTIVITY W& TH 6:30pm-7:30pm Beginner 543408 W& TH 7:30am-8:30pm Intermediate-Advanced 543408 BMX CLINICS (5-16 yrs) BMX riders will have the opportunity to improve their skills or start from scratch by learning various tricks, safety and etiquette for beginners. All riders will learn how to fix, clean, and put together a bike. Participants must bring their own bike and helmet. Eagle Skate Park $30 per person per month · Lessons begin the first week of January. DAY(S) TIME SKILL LEVEL ACTIVITY M 6:30pm-7:30pm Beginner 540021
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SCHOOL'S OUT DAY CAMPS
Youth Events • www.CapeParks.com SCHOOL’S OUT DAYS (K-8th grade) Participants will enjoy indoor and outdoor recreation activities, group games, art, crafts, and more. Parents need to provide a lunch, a refillable water bottle, and two snacks. Wm. Austen Youth Center • $26 per child, per day DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY M 6:45am-6:00pm 1/10 543300-08 TU 6:45am-6:00pm 1/11 543300-09 M 6:45am-6:00pm 1/17 543300-10 F 6:45am-6:00pm 2/18 543300-11 M 6:45am-6:00pm 2/21 543300-12 F 6:45am-6:00pm 3/18 543300-13 F 6:45am-6:00pm 4/15 543300-14 M 6:45am-6:00pm 4/18 543300-15 CAMP-TACULAR SPRING BREAK CAMP (5-14 yrs)
Participantswill enjoy indoor and outdoor recreation activities, guest speakers, art, crafts, and field trips. Parents need to provide a lunch, a refillable water bottle, and two snacks. Must register by 3/11. Wm. Austen Youth Center • $99 per week, per child DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) ACTIVITY M-F 6:45am-6:00pm 3/21-3/25 540039-02
YOUTH EVENTS ( Also see Adult & Family Events on pages 36-40 )
Space is limited. Pre-registration is required for all events.
SomeBunny Loves Me (1-3 yrs) Thursday, April 7 11:15am-12:00pm $15 per person Four Freedoms Park
EVERY FRIDAY • 6:00-9:00pm Wm. Austen Youth Center • $ 10 per child per week Participants will enjoy playing the latest video games, laser tag or NERFwars, and dancing. Pizza is provided for dinner. Parents are not required to stay. (7-14 yrs) Glow It Up! (8-13 yrs) Saturday, Jan. 29 • 5:00-8:00pm • $20 per person Wm. Bill Austen Youth Center The sights and sounds will be ELECTRIC at the Youth Center Glow Party! Don’t forget to wear white to glow under the black lights! Participants will enjoy dancing, games, and friendship with their favorite Youth Center staff. Glow items and pizza provided. Participants are encouraged to dress in neon. Parents are not required to stay. ACTIVITY: 543702-10 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————
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, April 8 • 6:00-7:30pm • $20 per person Four Freedoms Park The fun startswith some great games, crafts and endswith an exciting hunt for the glowing eggs! No need to bring their baskets. We want to surprise the parents at pick up with a basket that they created themselves. Drop-off and pre-reg. required. ACTIVITY: 239025-01 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Bunny Express “You’ve Been Egged!” (0-10 yrs) Saturday, April 9 • 9:00am-1:00pm • $25 per family Wm. Bill 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 available with the Easter Bunny. Limited space available. ACTIVITY: 543702-08 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Eagle Skate Park BMX Contest Saturday, April 30 • 2:00-6:00pm Eagle Skate Park • Skate Park admission required Sharpen your skills! Contestants will have the opportunity to show off their awesome BMX skills and tricks. Contest presented by Eagle Skate Park. Prizes will be awarded to top competitors. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— MARK YOUR CALENDAR! 24th Annual Mother/Son Night Of Fun
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Midnight Skate Jam (10+ yrs) Friday, February 11 • 9:00pm-12:00am • $5 per person Eagle Skate Park A special late night skate session with music, games, prizes, and more! Event registration and waiver required to participate. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Mardi Gras Madness! (8-13 yrs) Saturday, Feb. 26 • 5:00-8:00pm • $20 per participant Wm. Bill Austen Youth Center A colorful celebration of fun, games, and crafts! Enjoy authentic snacks, decorate a mask, and dance to soulful beats. Dinner is provided. Parents are not required to stay. Pre-registration is required by February 25. ACTIVITY: 543702-11 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————
Saturday, May 14 • 5:00-8:00pm -or- Friday, May 20 • 6:00-9:00pm
This year’s event will be held at a new location — Four Freedoms Park — with two dates to choose from! Get details and purchase tickets at 574-0804. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————
Traditional and Specialty Summer Camps, including Eco Adventure Nature Camp, Fine Arts for Kids Camp and more begin the week of June 6! Monday, April 4 - Registration opens for summer camps held at the Wm. Austen Youth Center, Eagle Skate Park, and Oasis locations.
Cape Coral Athletic Office: 1015 Cultural Park Blvd (inside City Hall) Parks & Recreation Reception - 2nd Floor, Cape Coral, FL 33990 • (239) 573-3128 • Athletics@capecoral.net 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 ]
AGES SEASON(S) REGISTRATION MONTH(S)
Cal Ripken Baseball & Tee Ball (Spring & Fall) Erik Metzler City League Baseball (Spring & Fall)
Boys & Girls 4-13
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
Biddy Basketball (Spring & Fall)
Youth Basketball (Summer &Winter)
High School League Basketball
Storm Football Complex Oasis Middle School
Youth Flag Football
Youth Volleyball (Spring & Fall)
For more information, contact Athletics@capecoral.net or call (239) 573-3128.
YOUTH SPORT LEAGUES Operated by Community Volunteer Organizations
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AGES SEASON(S) BOUNDARIES LOCATION / CONTACT
Little League Baseball (ccalittleleague.com) Little League Baseball (ccnlittleleague.com) Girls Softball (capecoralsoftball.com)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Jason Verdow Park email@example.com Burton Park firstname.lastname@example.org Caloosa Football Complex Ccjfa2014@gmail.com Storm Football Complex email@example.com Cape Sports Cmplx Pelican Soccer firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan-June Sept-Nov All of Cape Coral
PopWarner Junior Football & Cheerleading (capejr.com) PopWarner Youth Football & Cheerleading (cyfastorms.com)
East of Santa Barbara Blvd. West of Santa Barbara Blvd.
Youth Soccer (capecoralsoccer.com)
5-17 Feb-May Sept-Jan All of Cape Coral
BMX Park email@example.com
Youths Year Around All of Cape Coral
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