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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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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 NW 28th 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 • 1 4-acre aquatic attraction features thrilling slides, relaxing pools, children’s activities & more. 11 Wm. “Bill” Austen Youth Center / Eagle Skate Park 315 SW 2nd Ave. • 242-3950 Recreational facility offering programs & activities for kids ages 3-18 / Skatepark features 27,000 sq. ft. of ramps, rails & pipes 25 Yacht Club Community Park — CURRENLTY CLOSED Includes: Tony Rotino Center 574-0807 • S unbathing beach, fishing pier, boat ramp, Yacht Basin, tennis courts, pool, waterfront restaurant 36 Pops Café 1015 Cultural Park Blvd. (inside Cape Coral City Hall) • 573-3134 • Open weekdays 7:30am-1:00pm 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 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 SW 3rd Lane • 4 Soccer Fields, Baseball Field, plus Basketball & Tennis/Pickleball Courts 7 Caloosa Park 610 Del Prado Boulevard • 2 Football Fields Athletic Parks / Facilities

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27 Pelican Soccer Complex 4020 SW 2nd Court • 4 Soccer Fields 15 Storm Football Complex 2602 Chiquita Boulevard • 3 Football Fields

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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 SW 52nd Terrace • Tennis & Pickleball Courts


9 Cultural Park 528 Cultural Park Boulevard • Theatre, Historical Museum, & Art League located on site


38 Del Prado Linear Park 1223 NE 16th Place & on Del Prado between Diplomat & Kismet • Fitness Stations, Exercise Path, & Basketball 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 & Pickleball Courts, Covered Playground, Picnic Shelters 3.7 G Gator Trails Park 3612 Garden Blvd • Basketball courts, tennis & pickleball courts, fitness stations, and a multi-use path 16.8

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19 Horton Park & Boat Ramp 2628 SE 26th Place, located on the Caloosahatchee River 21 Jaycee Park 4215 SE 20th Place • Gazebo and Fitness Equipment, located on the Caloosahatchee River


33 Joe Stonis Park 3444 Ceitus Parkway • Tennis & Pickleball Courts, Exercise Equipment, Shuffleboard & Horseshoe Pits 7.4 • 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 NW 28th 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 • • • 39 Founders Park 929 SE 46th Lane .75


City Council

MAYOR John Gunter

COUNCILMEMBER William E. (Bill) Steinke, District 1

COUNCILMEMBER Dan Sheppard, District 2

COUNCILMEMBER Tom Hayden, District 3

COUNCILMEMBER Patty L. Cummings, District 4

COUNCILMEMBER Robert Welsh, District 5

COUNCILMEMBER Keith Long, District 6

COUNCILMEMBER Jessica Cosden, District 7

City Administration

Cape Coral City Council & Administration •

CITY ATTORNEY Dolores Menendez

CITY AUDITOR Andrea Russell



Parks & Recreation Department Joe Petrella Parks & Recreation Director Vacant

Program Registration Table Of Contents & Staff Directory •

May-August 2023 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.

Parks Superintendent Keith Locklin , CPRP Recreation Superintendent Lucille Vaillancourt-Kreider , CPRP Revenue & Special Facilities Superintendent Allen Manguson ,

TABLE OF CONTENTS Pages ■ Park Map & Facility Guide . . . . . . . . 2-3 ■ City Council & Administration . . . . . . . 4 ■ Parks & Rec Staff Directory . . . . . . . . 5 ■ Recreation Centers & Attractions . . . . . 6-7 ■ Boating / Kayaking . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 ■ Park Pavilions, Parties & Rentals . . . . 10-11 ■ Program Registration . . . . . . . . . . 11 ■ Youth Summer Camps . . . . . . . . 12-13 ■ Youth Programs . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 ■ Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 ■ Bicycle Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 ■ Coral Oaks Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 ■ Dance, Fitness & Wellness . . . . . . . . 18 ■ Gardening & Nature . . . . . . . . . . . 19 ■ Art & Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-23 ■ Special Populations . . . . . . . . . . . 24 ■ Community Services . . . . . . . . . . . 24 ■ Clubs / Specialty Programs / Day Trips . . . 25 ■ Adult & Family Events . . . . . . . . 26-28

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 CONNECT WI TH US !

ON THE COVER The City of Cape Coral proudly presents “Red, White & BOOM!” every fourth of July on Cape Coral Parkway at the foot of the Cape Coral Bridge. This free community event features over 50 vendors, live music, and the best fireworks display in SW Florida! See details on page 28 .

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 . The Yacht Club Community Park, including the Tony Rotino Center and Cape Coral “Godman” Yacht Basin will be closed until further notice pending hurricane damage assessment and evaluation. 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 • 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 1800 NW28th Avenue, Cape Coral, FL 33993 (239) 573-3100 •

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 program with volunteering, accessing community resources and meaningful day activities, 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

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Recreation Centers &Attractions

———— POP’S CAFÉ is staffed by Special Populations ———— 1015 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33990

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• 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 ■ ■

Tony Rotino Center — CLOSED 5817 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral, FL 33904 (239) 574-0807 • Ballroom / meeting room rentals plus wedding & party packages • Drop-in dance and exercise classes Rotary Park Environmental Center 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral, FL 33914 (239) 549-4606 • 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 — CLOSED 5819 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral, FL 33904 (239) 574-0806 • Pool: (239) 242-3816 • 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 • Specializes in youth programs/events • 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 • Programs and events for active older adults • Bingo nights, family events and lending library • Annual and semi-annual Games Pass


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'swaterways are overseen by theMarine Services Division of the Parks and Recreation Department: ■ The Cape Coral “Godman” Yacht Basin and Chiquita boat lock are closed pending hurricane damage assessment and evaluation. If you would like to put your name on a waiting list for the Rosen Park Marina, call the Harbormaster’s office at (239) 574-0809. u CapeCoral "Godman" Yacht Basin—CLOSED 5815 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 turning West at marker #58. Marine Services staff monitors VHF channel 16. u Chiquita Boat Lock — CLOSED 5805 Cape Harbor Drive Hours of Operation: 6:00am-10:00pm After Hours Access:  239-542-5661 Please call lock operator one half hour prior to usage: 239-542-5661 The Chiquita Boat Lock provides Gulf access from Camelot Canal & Southwest Spreader Waterway into the ICW via 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 2628 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 — CLOSED 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 residentsmaypurchase an annual decal foronly$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 Ballroom with 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 in Florida, visit the Boating page of the Florida Fish andWildlife Conservation Commission's website at http:/

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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

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

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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

KAYAKING / CANOEING / SUP With so much water located in and around Cape Coral, kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddle boarding are all popular activities enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. The popular Great Calusa Blueway is a 190-mile marked canoe and kayak trail that encompasses three distinct regions of the Gulf of Mexico coast, ranging from open waters to sheltered mangrove creeks, and easily accessible from Cape Coral.  For a complete list of rules and regulations concerning recreational boating in Florida, visit the Boating page of the Florida Fish andWildlife Conservation Commission's website at http:/ 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.

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 narrow mangrove tunnels, many twists and turns, and there could be shallow water 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 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 One medium shelter (25 ppl) – no BBQ ■ Camelot Park

■ Joe Stonis Park Two medium shelters (25 ppl) w/ BBQ grills, fans & electric ■ Lake Kennedy Community Park Gazebo (15 ppl) at front of park ■ Paul Sanborn Park One large shelter (60 ppl) w/ BBQ grill & electric

Two medium shelters (25 ppl each) w/ BBQ grills and electric ■ Four Freedoms Park One medium shelter (25 ppl) in fenced area – no BBQ ■ Gator Trails Park

■ Rosen Park

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

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

■ Giuffrida Park Two large shelters (30 ppl each) w/ BBQ grills ■ Horton Park

■ Rotary Park

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

■ 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

Party Packages

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 ● Lake Kennedy Center : Classic, Epic & Ultimate Kids Birthday Bashes ● Wm. Austen Youth Center : Basic birthday, character parties, nerf war & video game parties, Sweet 16/ graduation parties, etc. Lake Kennedy Center

Eagle Skate Park

Wm. Austen Youth Center

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.

Room Rentals & Program Registration •

■ Cape Coral Art Center Conference room (18 seated) ■ Coral Oaks Golf Course 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) ■ Youth Center Main room (100 ppl) Back room (100 ppl) Good for private & corporate events

Cape Coral Art Center

Four Freedoms Park

Lake Kennedy Center

Youth Center

Please contact the facility of your choice for more information, to schedule a tour, and to book your private rental.


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 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:



Themed Camps At Lake Kennedy Center (6-10 yrs) Campers will enjoy indoor and outdoor recreation, arts and crafts, guest speakers, and field trips (weather permitting). Breakfast and lunch are provided. All registration forms must be turned in by Friday before camp begins. $109 per week • $84 week of 7/3 • $63 week of 8/7 (No camp on July 4, August 10, or August 11) Camp Location: Lake Kennedy Center Camps will be held Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm ACTIVITY CODE THEME DATES 350002-03 Rockin Rec Jun 26-30 350002-04 Stars and Stripes Jul 3-7 350002-05 Adventure Awaits Jul 10-14 350002-06 Splashomania Jul 17-21 350002-07 Summer Wonderland Jul 24-28 350002-08 Smiles & Sunshine Jul 31-Aug 4 350002-09 Staycation Aug 7-9 Lake Kennedy Extended Summer Camp Time (6-11 yrs) This program is for Summer Camp participants at Lake Kennedy Center (only) who need extra care after camp. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. $10 per week (No camp on July 4, Aug. 10, or Aug. 11) Camp Location: Lake Kennedy Center Extended Care will be held Monday-Friday, 5:00pm-5:30pm ACTIVITY CODE DATES 350001-01 Jun 12-16 350001-02 Jun 19-23 350001-03 Jun 26-30 350001-04 Jul 3-7 350001-05 Jul 10-14 350001-06 Jul 17-21 350001-07 Jul 24-28 350001-08 Jul 31-Aug 4 350001-09 Aug 7-9 Police Athletic League (PAL) (7-11 yrs) Get ready for a fun-filled week with the Cape Coral Police Athletic League and the Cape Coral School Resource Officers. Campers will enjoy many different activities during the week, including arts and crafts as well as recreational sports. There will be guest speak- ers, field trips as well as breakfast and lunch provided daily. $109 per week Camp Location: Lake Kennedy Center PAL camps will be held Monday-Friday, 8:00am-3:00pm ACTIVITY CODE DATES 350002-01 Jun 12-16 350002-02 Jun 19-23 Super Science Camps (6-12 yrs) We are partnering once again with Super Science & Amazing Arts to offer science camps with amazing themes. Free breakfast & lunch will be provided for campers through the School District of Lee County. Campers will need to bring a refillable water bottle and afternoon snack each day. $200 per week Camp Location: Four Freedoms Park Camps will be held Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm ACTIVITY CODE THEME DATES 137019-01 Influencer Social Media Video & Makers Jun 12-16 137019-02 Best of Super Science & Art Jun 19-23 137019-03 Kitchen Chemistry Jun 26-30 137019-04 Engineering Jul 10-14 137019-05 Influencer Social Media Video & Makers Jul 17-21 137019-06 Best of Super Science & Art Jul 24-28 137019-07 Engineering Jul 31-Aug 4

Preschool Summer Camp (4-6 yrs) Participants will enjoy this non-travel camp with weekly themes, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor recreational activities, and guest speakers. Breakfast and lunch will be provided daily. Please pack an afternoon snack each day. Participants must be fully potty trained. $100 per week (No camp on July 4) Camp Location: Four Freedoms Park Camps will be held Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm ACTIVITY CODE THEME DATES

137126-01 137126-02 137126-03 137126-04 137126-05 137126-06 137126-07 137126-08

Mess-terpiece Summer Safety

Jun 12-16 Jun 19-23 Jun 26-30 Jul 3-7 Jul 10-14 Jul 17-21 Jul 24-28


4th of July Pirates Farm Life

Cooking without Heat

Safari Jul 31-Aug 4 Camptacular Traveling Summer Camp (5-14 yrs) Sign your kids up for a fun summer with us! Participants will enjoy guest speakers, indoor and outdoor recreational activities, field trips, arts and crafts, and more! Free breakfast and lunch are provided. Parents must provide a healthy afternoon snack. Partici- pants are required to wear proper foot attire (closed-toe sneakers). Camp is open to participants 5 years old - entering 8th grade. $109 per week (No camp on July 4) OfferedWeekly June 12-August 4 (*Last week of camp will be held at the Youth Center only) Camps will be held Monday-Friday LOCATION AGES TIME ACTIVITY 5-13 6:30am-6:00pm 343003 Wm. Austen Youth Center 5-10 6:45am-6:00pm 540018 THEMES (All Camps) DATES Surf’s UP! Jun 12-16 Carnival Crazy Jun 19-23 Around the World Jun 26-30 Sweet Sweet Summer Jul 3-7 Color Explosion Jul 10-14 Cartoon Craze Jul 17-21 Island Time Jul 24-28 Bummer…End of Summer Jul 31-Aug 4 Four Freedoms Park Oasis Middle School 5-10 6:45am-6:00pm 343000

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Eco-Adventure Nature Camp (7-12 yrs) Children will experience tons of fun at this nature camp with plen- ty of indoor and outdoor activities such as hiking and exploring in the swamp, learning about the creatures that inhabit the park, and cooperative games, sports, and crafts. Email RotaryParkInfo@ capecoral. gov for additional forms. $125 per week • $100 wk of 7/3 (No camp on July 4) Camp Location: Rotary Park Camps will be held Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm Nothing earlier or later is available. ACTIVITY CODE THEME DATES 345610-01 Creepy Crawlies Jun 12-16 345610-02 Super Science Jun 19-23 345610-03 Fossil Fun Jun 26-30 345610-04 Mammal Mania Jul 3-7 345610-05 Reptile Week Jul 10-14 345610-06 Survival Week Jul 17-21 345610-07 Shark Week Jul 24-28

Kids Tennis Camp Programs (7-18 yrs) Includes instruction, all strokes, match play and tournaments. $80 per week Camp Location: Oasis High School Tennis Courts Tues, Weds & Thurs: 9:30am-12:30pm ACTIVITY CODE DATES 336201-01 Jun 13-15 336201-02 Jun 20-22 336201-03 Jun 27-29 336201-04 July 4-6 336201-05 July 11-13 336201-06 July 18-20 Skate Park Summer Camp (8-14 yrs) This fun-filled camp will feature instructional skate times, group games, and access to Eagle Skate Park! Free breakfast and lunch are provided on days with no field trips. Please pack a lunch on field trip days. Parents must provide a healthy afternoon snack and a refillable water bottle. Participants have access to the park free of charge each day after camp ends. Participants are required to wear proper foot attire (closed-toe sneakers) and bring their own equipment (scooter, skateboard, bike, or skates). $139 per week (No camp on July 4) Camp Location: Eagle Skate Park Camps will be held Monday-Friday, 7:30am-3:30pm ACTIVITY CODE THEME DATES

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Fine Arts For Kids Camp (7-13 yrs) Fine Arts for Kids Camp helps children between the ages of 7-13 find their inner artists in a safe, educational, and fun environment. Each weekly themed program offers exciting techniques, guest speakers, and hands-on demonstrations to inspire your child’s imagination! Children can experience the creative processes in pottery, mixed media, drawing, painting, and gallery exhibition practices. The Cape Coral Art Center provides all the necessary supplies, and the kids simply need to bring their own lunch. $135 per week • $108 week of 7/3 (No camp on July 4) Camp Location: Cape Coral Art Center Camps will be held Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm ACTIVITY CODE THEME DATES 390960-01 Friendly Neighborhood Artist Jun 12-16 390960-02 Hues of Haring Jun 19-23 390960-03 Warhol for All Jun 26-30 390960-04 Meet Matisse Jul 3-7 390960-05 Camp in Cairo Jul 10-14 390960-06 Wonders of the Reef Jul 17-21 390960-07 Let’s Van Gogh Jul 24-28

344100-01 344100-02 344100-03 344100-05 344100-06 344100-07 344100-08

Surf’s Up Bruh!

Jun 12-16 Jun 19-23 Jun 26-30 Jul 3-7 Jul 10-14 Jul 17-21 Jul 24-28

Turnin Trash into Fashion


344100-04 The Grind Heard around the World

Sweet Summer Skate Cartoon Craze

Island Time

Bummer...End of Summer Jul 31-Aug 4 Special Populations Summer Camp (13-22 yrs) These weekly camps are offered for children of all abilities. Each day has planned activities to include many fun trips throughout each week. Children will work on recreational skills and develop social connections while building relationships and life experiences. OfferedWeekly July 5-28 $100 per week (No camp on July 3-4) Camps will be held Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm

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 new 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!

Paul Sanborn Park Pavilion June 13-July 28 • Mon-Fri, 11am-12pm Free Summer Meals Program In cooperation with the USDA and Summer BreakSpot, children up to age 18 can receive a nutritious lunch at no cost while school is out for the summer. The Fun-Mobile will offer fun, free activities that encourage outdoor play.

Get details & see the Fun-Mobile travel schedule at www. CapeFunMobile .com



Creative Cubs Childcare Location: William “Bill” Austen Youth Center

Jazzy Junior 3rd-Mid Location: Lake Kennedy Center Participants will learn to sing, dance act & much more! There will be a performance at the end of each session. ACTIVITY CODE AGE DAY DATES TIME FEE 150043-16 11-13 Th May 4 6-7pm $20 Jazzy Juniors K-2nd Location: Lake Kennedy Center Participants will learn to sing, dance act & much more! There will be a performance at the end of each session. ACTIVITY CODE AGE DAY DATES TIME FEE 150042-01 5-8 Th Jan 5-Aug 31 5-6pm $20 150042-18 5-10 Th May 4 5-6pm $20 Nature & Science Home School Programs Location: Rotary Park Environmental Center Bring your children to Rotary Park to learn about the nature and natural history of Florida. Programs are geared toward a broad age group and include hands-on activities or projects. Participants should wear shoes and clothes appropriate for hiking and outdoor exploration. Section 01 - Life Cycles, Section 02- Ecosystems. Advanced registration is required. ACTIVITY CODE AGE DAY DATES TIME FEE 345614-01 4-15 W May 17 1-2:30pm $10 345614-02 4-15 W Aug 23 1-2:30pm $10 Parent Night Out Location: Four Freedoms Park Parent’s Night Out!! Join us for themed fun! Kids will get to make crafts, play games, and enjoy activities. Dinner will be provided. May 19th-Dinosaurs; June 23rd-Under the Sea; July 14th-Christ- The William Austen Youth Center offers a safe and exciting day when there is no school on non-major holidays and in-service days. Children will have plenty of outdoor play, indoor competitions, and a few specials treats. Pack a lunch and snack for the day and don’t stress about the School’s Out Days with Parks and Recreation. ACTIVITY CODE AGE DAY DATES TIME FEE 543300-19 5-14 W Jun 7 6:45am-6pm $26 543300-20 5-14 Th Jun 8 6:45am-6pm $26 543300-01 5-14 M Aug 7 6:45am-6pm $26 543300-02 5-14 Tu Aug 8 6:45am-6pm $26 543300-03 5-14 W Aug 9 6:45am-6pm $26 Learn to skate from a talented instructor! Skateboarders can improve their skills or start from scratch by learning various tricks, FEE 543408-09 5-10 W May 3-24 6:30-7:30pm $25 Soccer Stars Location: Four Freedoms Park Our classes are fun! Children will learn soccer fundamentals while using their imaginations. We teach soccer using fun games, adven- FEE 137310-09 2-7 W May 3-31 4:45-5:15pm $60 137310-10 2-7 W Aug 2-30 4:45-5:15pm $60 safety, and etiquette for all skill levels. ACTIVITY CODE AGE DAY DATES TIME tures, and songs. They will have a BALL! ACTIVITY CODE AGE DAY DATES TIME Skate Lessons Location: Skate Park mas in July; Aug. 25th-Superheroes. ACTIVITY CODE AGE DAY DATES 137008-01 3-10 F May 19 137008-02 3-10 F June 23 137008-03 3-10 F July 14 137008-04 3-10 F Aug 25 School’s Out Days Location: William “Bill” Austen Youth Center TIME FEE 6-9pm $20 6-9pm $20 6-9pm $20 6-9pm $20

The Creative Cubs program offers a safe and fun place for chil- dren to learn, grow and prepare themselves for VPK. Children will enjoy using their imagination through storytelling, arts and crafts, and learning their shapes, colors, numbers, and more! This program is DCF Licensed (#C20LE0066) with perfect inspections every quarter. ACTIVITY CODE AGE DAY DATES TIME FEE 543500-01 3-5 M-F Year-round 6:45am-6pm $99 Clay Kids with Dawn Ingram Location: Cape Coral Art Center Students are taught how to construct hand building techniques such as pinch, coil and slab to make projects using clay. Projects will be worked on through steps of construction towards the finishing steps with glaze. Clay, glazes, and firing are included the fee for the class. This class can be messy, so have student dress accordingly. ACTIVITY CODE AGE DAY DATES TIME FEE 390932-01 8-12 W May 17-Jun 21 4:30-6pm $102 390932-02 8-12 W Jun 28-Aug 2 4:30-6pm $102 390932-03 8-12 W Aug 30-Sep 20 4:30-6pm $102 Clay Teens Location: Cape Coral Art Center Students are taught how to construct hand building techniques such as pinch, coil and slab to make projects using clay. Depend- ing on age, wheel throwing may be taught as another technique to make work. Projects will be worked on through steps of construc- tion towards the finishing steps with glaze. Clay, glazes, and firing are included in the fee for the class. This class can be messy so have student dress accordingly. ACTIVITY CODE AGE DAY DATES TIME FEE 390933-01 13-17 W May 17-Jun 21 6:30-8pm $102 390933-02 13-17 W Jun 28-Aug 2 6:30-8pm $102 390933-03 13-17 W Aug 30-Sep 20 6:30-8pm $102 Eagles Location: Eagle Skate Park E.A.G.L.E.S (Exciting After School Games & Lessons in Exercise & Skateboarding) is a fully supervised after-school program. Chil- dren can take advantage of homework assistance, engage in group games, enjoy, recreational activities, courtesy busing from most local schools, and free skating, even when the program is over. ACTIVITY CODE AGE DAY DATES TIME FEE 544106-28 8-14 M-F During school year 2:30-6pm $40 Freedom Sports Location: Four Freedoms Park Each week children will be introduced to the foundational skills of the sport in an age-appropriate setting. Includes basketball, tee ball, football, and gymnastics. Parent participation is encouraged. ACTIVITY CODE AGE DAY DATES TIME FEE

Youth Programs • 137315-05 2-7 W May 3-31 5:30-6pm $60 137315-06 2-7 W Aug 2-30 5:30-6pm $60 Game Night Location: William “Bill” Austen Youth Center

Children will enjoy playing the latest video games, NERF wars, air hockey, foosball, dancing, and more! Come and hang out with your friends, eat pizza, and plan to come back the next Friday! ACTIVITY CODE AGE DAY DATES TIME FEE 999418-01 8-14 F Aug 12-Jun 9 6-9pm $10

Go Skate Day! Location: Skate Park

Celebrate the pure exhilaration, creativity, and spirit of one of the most influential activities in the world and go skateboarding! Free entry! Must be accompanied by own skateboard for free entry. ACTIVITY CODE AGE DAY DATES TIME FEE 543715-01 W Jun 21 12-8:45pm Free



Tigers Location: William “Bill” Austen Youth Center

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Location: Four Freedoms Park

Tigers is a DCF Licensed Program (C20LE0066), maintaining 100% on all quarterly inspections and offering a fun and safe environ- ment to children year after year. This afterschool program allows children to engage in exciting outdoor activities from the large playground to group kickball tournaments, as well as creative arts and crafts to take home and homework assistance from counsel- ors as needed. Parents and guardians should pack their children a snack for aftercare daily. ACTIVITY CODE AGE DAY DATES TIME FEE 540036-35 5-14 M-F During school year 2:30-6pm $40 Tigers Club Location: William “Bill” Austen Youth Center Tigers Club offers extended care into the evening at the Youth Cen- ter after the T.I.G.E.R.S. Program. Continuing with the fun from the day, children also are provided an evening snack along with entry into Game Night on Friday evenings for no extra charge. ACTIVITY CODE AGE DAY DATES TIME FEE 540037-35 5-14 M-F During school year 6-8pm $24/wk Tiny Toads Location: Four Freedoms Park This preschool program is designed to help develop social and emotional skills. Each child needs to bring lunch, a snack and water, and must be self-sufficient in restroom care. ACTIVITY CODE AGE DAY DATES TIME FEE 137001-01 3-4 Tu & Th May 2-25 9am-1:30pm $240 137001-02 3-4 Tu & Th Aug 15-31 9am-1:30pm $180

The Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program is a FREE program for children who are four years old on or before September 1 and who reside in Florida (VPK voucher required). Each child needs to bring lunch, a snack, and water, and be self-sufficient in restroom care. Call for more info and how to enroll your student. ACTIVITY CODE AGE DAY DATES TIME FEE 137018-01 4-5 M,W,F Aug 11-May 10 9am-1:30pm Free 137018-02 4-5 M-F Aug 10-May 10 9am-12pm Free This class is for VPK students that attend Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m VPK program and will use this wrap around program from 12pm-6pm weekly. This program is for 10 months following the school calendar of August through June and is not held in the summer months of late June through early August. ACTIVITY CODE AGE DAY DATES TIME FEE 137004-01 4-5 M-F During school year 12-6pm $90/wk VPK Wrap Around Location: William “Bill” Austen Youth Center VPK Wrap Around care is for children enrolled in VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) giving children the ability to arrive early and stay until close. During this program breakfast, lunch, and an after- noon snack is provided. Children will be able to work on their literary and handwriting skills, as well as participate in a variety of STEM activities. ACTIVITY CODE AGE DAY DATES TIME FEE 543501-01 4-5 Th & F During school year 6:45am-6pm $89/wk VPK Wrap Around Location: Four Freedoms Park

Youth Programs

ATHLETICS For more information, email or call (239) 573-3128 BASKETBALL

Youth Basketball 9-14 Location: Oasis Charter Middle School

Athletics •

Recreation basketball program for boys & girls ages 9-14 that focuses on good sportsmanship, having fun, and developing the basic skills of basketball. ACTIVITY CODE AGE DAY DATES TIME FEE 335011-04 9-10 Tu & Th May 30-Jul 27 6-9:30pm $95 335011-05 11-12 M & W May 31-Jul 26 6-9:30pm $95 335011-06 13-14 Tu & Th May 30-Jul 27 6-9:30pm $95

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 from Miami 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.

(no age restriction) 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-Sat: 12:00-8:45pm Sunday: 12:00-6:45pm

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