It's hard to beat a day at the park. Residents in the Fort Myers area love the outdoors and the number of unique parks serves as proof.
Lakes Regional Park is one of the biggest and most popular with picnic pavilions, volley ball courts, exercise stations, a kids water feature and a miniature train ride among other things. You might even see alligators here. If it's manatees you prefer, catch a glimpse of the gentle giants at Manatee Park from observation platforms or in the water. Kayak and canoe rentals are available.
A day at the park doesn't have to be relaxing. It can also be a fun place to find a pick up game of volley ball or basketball and many community parks offer an abundance of these opportunities. However, some of the most popular places for recreation, walking and wildlife observation are at parks found along the water.
At opposite ends of Estero Island or Fort Myers Beach, you'll find Lover's Key State Park and Bowditch Point. All have activities to suit any age or lifestyle.