Garden Tours and the Farmers Market back.

Visit the Events page for details.

Sunday, March 15, 2015:

THE SECOND ANNUAL GROW THE GARDEN GALA CONCERT & ART AUCTION FUNDRAISER AT

ST CHARLES YACHT CLUB

The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization is

holding it’s second annual Grow The Garden Gala. A spectacular

afternoon begins at 3:30 PM with hors d’oeuvre, refresh ments and

viewing the art & activity auction items. At 4:00 PM Riko Niiya,

Southwest Florida Symphony Concert Master will entertain accompanied

by a string trio and followed by a short program and live auction. All

proceeds benefit the creation of a Children’s Learning Garden, the next

step along the development path of the Botanic Garden at Lakes Park.

The mission of the Children’s Learning Garden is to excite and educate young

people about the fascinating life of plants and their environmental importance. Through

self-directed exhibits the children will investigate the relationships of soil, water, and

sun to the growth of plant life. The Toddlers Cove area is ready for that first magical story hour.

Story Time in the Garden will begin in February.

This years auction features dinning & boating experiences, get-a-ways, sailing lessons and much, much more.

Art in a variety of mediums from painting to sculpture and textiles have been donated by talented area artists.

All will be on display and available for your silent auction bidding throughout the gala. The Grow The Garden

Gala fundraiser will be held at the St. Charles Yacht Club in Fort Myers on Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 4:00 to

6:30 PM. Admission is $60 per person and $100 for VIP tickets.

To make reservations please call 239-481-7845 or go to www.lakespark.org.


ENRICHING OUR PARK,

ENHANCING OUR COMMUNITY

The primary focus of the foundation is to assist Lee County Parks
& Recreation in the continued implementation of the $30 million
Lakes Park Master Plan enhancing the park's environmental
aesthetics, wildlife habitat and recreational amenities for the
community to enjoy for many years to come.

Click to watch a short video about the park.

What can I do to help?
Join the Annual Partnership Program
Make a special donation (to endow a tree, a park bench, brick, or support additional fitness stations and chilled water hydration station)
Volunteer

Mission
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

enjoy.

Vision
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.