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Parks & Recreation

Outdoor Recreation

With an average of 355 days of sunshine, every year and an average high temperature of 85 degrees, the City of Cape Coral is a great place to get outside and play! There's no need to go further than your local parks to find a wide variety of outdoor recreation options.

tennis ladyLooking for some fun physical recreation? Be sure to check out the options for bicycling as well as the parks throughout the city that offer fitness areas and/ walking paths. If you are in the mood for a little friendly competition, several of Cape Coral's parks are equipped to host sports / games including basketball, bocce, shuffleboard, tennis, and even pickleball! Southwest Florida youth and adults also have the opportunity to participate in the athletics organized by the Parks & Recreation Department such as softball, baseball, and football.

walking trail at eco parkIf you want to get in touch with nature, be sure to look into Cape Coral's eco tourism / recreation activities like bird watching, fishing, kayaking, and wildlife viewing, and/or hit Cape Coral's nature/walking trails for some great scenery and exercise. Or, maybe you are more in the mood for beaches & boating  to soak in the Florida sun and views of the water and sea life.  Cape Coral has several boat launches for boating enthusiasts who are looking for direct access to the Gulf of Mexico or the many miles of freshwater canals and lakes.

There are also a number of areas to enjoy picnics & playgrounds throughout the city. In addition, many of Cape Coral's parks have covered pavilions with BBQ grills that can be rented for the day for a nominal fee through the City's Park Shelter Reservation.  

As you can see, Cape Coral offers a little bit of outdoor fun for everyone, so make it a point to get outside for some fresh air and recreation!  

For general information about Cape Coral Parks & Recreation, call (239) 573-3128 or, if you encounter an issue in one of Cape Coral's parks, please contact the Cape Coral Police Department's non-emergency line at (239) 574-3223.