Yearly Archives: 2018

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December 2018 – Happenings around the Park

December 2018 - Happenings around the Park Volunteers - We kicked off the month with a December 5th brunch in honor of all "Lakes Park Ambassador" volunteers. Your dedication helps to make Lakes Park THE place for families to gather and play in Lee County. Ambassadors from the Train Museum, the Botanic Garden, the Nest, [...]

By |2019-03-23T03:27:51-04:00December 25th, 2018|Bird Patrol, Birding, Blog Post, Children's Garden, Events, Lakes Park Farmer's Market, Lee County Bird Patrol, Parks & Rec, Train Museum, Volunteers|Comments Off on December 2018 – Happenings around the Park

Bricks Installed, December 2018

Pavers Installed, November/December 2018 We launched "Brick Madness" just in time for Black Friday. Since then we have sold an unprecedented 50 bricks in less than one month - and December isn't over yet! The last time anything like this occurred was several years ago, when we began to offer bricks in the Children's Garden [...]

By |2019-02-20T01:40:08-05:00December 25th, 2018|Blog Post, Bricks|Comments Off on Bricks Installed, December 2018

A brisk Saturday morning stroll in the park

A brisk Saturday morning stroll in the park We're all in love with the Botanic Garden at Lakes Park, as well as the playground and the Train Museum. But the less-roamed areas of the park are full of natural beauty and idyllic scenery. On a recent chilly Saturday morning, I took a stroll through the [...]

By |2019-02-20T01:40:08-05:00December 22nd, 2018|Blog Post, Trails|Comments Off on A brisk Saturday morning stroll in the park

Holidays in the Community Garden

  Holidays in the Community Garden submitted by Nancy Sanders  "If everyone helps a little, no one has to do it all." Holidays in the Community Garden are wonderful. The gate is decorated, our scarecrow is festive, and the garden beds are adorned with cheer! December is a great time to have a garden. It’s [...]

By |2019-02-20T01:40:08-05:00December 18th, 2018|Blog Post, Community Garden, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Holidays in the Community Garden

Brick Madness *EXTENDED* to Dec. 31st!

BRICK MADNESS *EXTENDED* to DEC. 31st!  Save $25 - ORDER NOW! The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation has been accepting engraved brick endowments at the same donation level for quite a few years. In order to meet the challenge of rising costs associated with running the Foundation and making improvements to the park, we're raising the [...]

By |2019-02-20T01:40:08-05:00December 4th, 2018|Blog Post, Bricks|Comments Off on Brick Madness *EXTENDED* to Dec. 31st!

BRICK MADNESS! Save $25 when you order before Dec 1st!

BRICK MADNESS!  Save $25 when you order before Dec 1st! The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation has been accepting engraved brick endowments at the same donation level for quite a few years. In order to meet the challenge of rising costs associated with running the Foundation and making improvements to the park, we're raising the donation [...]

By |2019-02-20T01:40:08-05:00November 15th, 2018|Blog Post, Bricks|Comments Off on BRICK MADNESS! Save $25 when you order before Dec 1st!

Winners of the ninth annual Scarecrows in the Park competition announced

Winners of the ninth annual Scarecrows in the Park competition announced Fort Myers, FL, Nov. 2, 2018 – The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation and Lee County Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the winners of the ninth annual Scarecrows in the Park competition, one of the featured attractions at the Lakes Park Fall Festival. [...]

By |2019-02-20T01:40:08-05:00November 6th, 2018|Blog Post, Events, Scarecrows in the Park|Comments Off on Winners of the ninth annual Scarecrows in the Park competition announced

Gartner Day of Caring energizes volunteers in Lakes Park’s Botanic Garden

Gartner Day of Caring energizes volunteers in Lakes Park's Botanic Garden On November 2nd, the United Way sent a team of volunteers from the Gartner Group to help Foundation volunteers in the Botanic Garden at Lakes Park. Dubbed a "Day of Caring", the United Way describes this service event as follows: "The United Way Day [...]

By |2019-02-20T01:40:08-05:00November 2nd, 2018|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Volunteers|Comments Off on Gartner Day of Caring energizes volunteers in Lakes Park’s Botanic Garden

Lakes Park frog hops over to the Children’s Garden

Lakes Park frog hops over to Children's Garden The statue of the frog that formerly resided outside The Nest (the information/volunteer booth) has hopped over to the Children's Garden for a change of scenery. Parks & Rec Sr. Supervisor Joe DeBacker says, "The frog will reside in this garden for one year before moving again [...]

By |2019-02-20T01:40:08-05:00October 19th, 2018|Blog Post, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lakes Park frog hops over to the Children’s Garden

Recent brick installations through November 2018 – PAVE THE PARK!

Building A Children's Garden - One Brick At A Time Recent Brick Installations through November 2018 - PAVE THE PARK! In between working hard on the Fall Festival, formulating our Annual Plan and finalizing our budget for the new fiscal year, the Foundation and Park staff have continued to work on the Pave [...]

By |2019-02-20T01:40:08-05:00October 12th, 2018|Blog Post, Bricks, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Recent brick installations through November 2018 – PAVE THE PARK!

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