ENRICHING OUR PARK,
ENHANCING OUR COMMUNITY
2013 Botanic Garden at Lakes Park Photography Contest
You are cordially invited to submit your best digital images to the first annual
Botanic Garden at Lakes Park Photography Contest. This event is an opportunity
for you to share your beautiful views of these very special gardens in Lakes Park.
Please visit our EVENTS Page for details.
Sue Moore – Finalist Lee County Citizen of the Year Award
On February 19, Sue Moore, board member of the Lakes Park Enrichment
Foundation was honored by the Lee County Commissioners as one of the
finalists in the Citizen of the Year Award given in memory of Paulette Berton.
Sue has given almost 1,000 hours of volunteer time to Lakes Regional Park.
In 1999 Sue was instrumental in starting the Lee County Bird Patrol by
counting the bird adults and chicks in the nests in the rookery in the park.
To protect the birds, Sue joined the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation in 2006.
By 2008 her interest had shifted to the Fragrance Garden and the new Community
Garden. Since those years many volunteers have been added to the gardens and
the foundation. A greatly admired Community Garden has been built and expanded to
75 container gardens for lease by the year. On May 10 the gardens will be celebrating
National Public Garden Day. Many demonstrations and discussions of preferred garden
techniques will be presented by local nurseries and garden shops. Save that date in
May for a wonderful educational day in these beautiful gardens.
The primary focus of the foundation is to assist Lee
& Recreation in the continued implementation of the
Lakes Park Master Plan enhancing the park's environmental
aesthetics, wildlife habitat and recreational amenities for the
to enjoy for many years to come.
What can I do to help?
the Annual Partnership Program
• Make a special donation (endow a tree, park bench, brick,
Our Mission is to support
Lee County Parks & Recreation through philanthropic and
voluntary efforts promoting ongoing community awareness and support of the recreational
and educational value of Lakes Park and its continuing evolution, to include a botanic garden and
other enhancements, resulting in an even more attractive natural environment for the community to
Our vision is a park that is highly regarded and enjoyed by the community
for its beautiful native Florida environment, its programs and
services, and its cultural events and contributions, all of which
add to the quality of life of all Lee County residents and visitors.