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10th Annual Scarecrows in the Park competition – REGISTER NOW

Registration now open for 10th annual “Scarecrows in the Park” competition Oct. 11-27 Registration deadline : 09/20/2019 Fort Myers, FL, Aug. 6, 2019 – The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation invites the Southwest Florida community to participate in its 10th annual “Scarecrows in the Park” competition during the Lakes Park Fall Festival, planned for [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:11:46-04:00August 12th, 2019|Blog Post, Events, Fundraising, Scarecrows in the Park|Comments Off on 10th Annual Scarecrows in the Park competition – REGISTER NOW

What’s Happening at Lakes Park? July-August 2019

What's Happening at Lakes Park? July-August 2019 Ross Becker, Program Specialist at Lakes Park, conducting covert operations at the Lakes Park Summer Camp; they say he's "too good at this" Summer Camp at Lakes Park Each summer, children from all over Lee County attend Camp Tahini Hatchee at Lakes Park. Through a combination [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:20:29-04:00August 9th, 2019|Birding, Blog Post, Summer Camp, Wildlife|Comments Off on What’s Happening at Lakes Park? July-August 2019

PAVE THE PARK: Bricks Installed at Lakes Park July 12th, 2019

PAVE THE PARK: Bricks Installed at Lakes Park July 12th, 2019 Here are the bricks installed at Lakes Park on July 12th, 2019.  NOTE: The Train Station is under construction for the duration of the summer. Bricks cannot be installed there while construction is ongoing. We anticipate being able to install in the timeframe of [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:11:46-04:00August 9th, 2019|Blog Post, Bricks, Children's Garden|Comments Off on PAVE THE PARK: Bricks Installed at Lakes Park July 12th, 2019

Lakes Park Ambassadors in the News July/August 2019

Lakes Park Ambassadors in the News for July/August 2019 Summertime Volunteer Appreciation Brunch hosted by First Watch Lakes Park Ambassadors Bonnie Ryan and Kathy Busick mingle with other volunteers at the Train Museum for a brunch sponsored by First Watch After the snowbirds have flown north for the summer, a handful of stalwart [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:11:46-04:00August 8th, 2019|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Parks & Rec, Scarecrows in the Park, Train Museum, Volunteers|Comments Off on Lakes Park Ambassadors in the News July/August 2019

Birding cruise fundraiser for Lakes Park – December 2019

BIRDING CRUISE with DR. JERRY JACKSON a fundraiser benefitting the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation say, "LAKES PARK SENT ME!" when you book!  Dr. Jerry Jackson will lead Caribbean birding excursions this December - benefitting the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation! You’ve heard him reporting With The Wild Things, mornings on WGCU radio.  Now you can take [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:11:47-04:00June 28th, 2019|Birding, Blog Post, Fundraising, Wildlife|Comments Off on Birding cruise fundraiser for Lakes Park – December 2019

Girl Scouts, OneTree.org plant 60 new trees at Lakes Park

Girl Scouts, OneTree.org plant 60 new trees at Lakes Park Local Girl Scout troops teamed up with OneTree.org to plant 60 trees (17 varieties!) at Lakes Park in Fort Myers. Local Girl Scout troops partnered with OneTree.org to plant 60 new trees at Lakes Park earlier this month. 17 different varieties now grow [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:11:47-04:00June 28th, 2019|Blog Post, Fragrance Garden, Parks & Rec, Trees, Volunteers|Comments Off on Girl Scouts, OneTree.org plant 60 new trees at Lakes Park

Land management at Lakes Park benefits local residents and wildlife, too

Land management at Lakes Park benefits local residents and wildlife, too Gopher tortoise at Lakes Park explores the mowed area along Summerlin Road If you've passed by the Summerlin Road entrance to Lakes Park recently, you've seen that this side of the park looks quite different than it did a few months ago. [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:11:47-04:00June 27th, 2019|Blog Post, Parks & Rec, Wildlife|Comments Off on Land management at Lakes Park benefits local residents and wildlife, too

Scenes from Lakes Park, June 2019

Scenes from Lakes Park, June 2019 Here are some recent scenes from Lakes Park. Fort Myers Beach pier featured along Lakes Park's miniature train tracks Scenes from the Train: A scale model of the Fort Myers Beach pier has been installed along the train tracks at Lakes Park. This miniature joins already-installed models of various [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:11:47-04:00June 27th, 2019|Birding, Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Children's Garden, Community Garden, Lee County, Train Museum, Wildlife|Comments Off on Scenes from Lakes Park, June 2019

PAVE THE PARK: Bricks Installed at Lakes Park May 28th, 2019

PAVE THE PARK: Bricks installed at Lakes Park, May 28h, 2019 NOTE: Train Museum bricks may be delayed due to reconstruction of the train station. Thank you for your patience!  To help "Pave the Park", click here for information and ordering instructions: http://bit.ly/PaveThePark .    CHILDREN's GARDEN - Big thanks to James LeMay     [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:11:47-04:00May 31st, 2019|Blog Post, Bricks, Fundraising|Comments Off on PAVE THE PARK: Bricks Installed at Lakes Park May 28th, 2019

Tidbits from the Botanic Garden, April-May 2019

Tidbits from the Botanic Garden, April-May 2019 "Season" is over and our snowbirds/seasonal residents have all headed north once more. But before the action wound down, the Botanic Garden at Lakes Park buzzed and hopped with activity throughout the spring. Botanic Garden tours end for the season April saw the end of our monthly Botanic [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:11:47-04:00May 12th, 2019|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Volunteers|Comments Off on Tidbits from the Botanic Garden, April-May 2019

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