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Park Sports / Games

If you are looking for some friendly competition and good exercise, check out all the sports and games you can play in Cape Coral's parks. The following activities can be done in a variety of park locations at your leisure so grab a couple of friends and/or family members and come out to play! (Click on any topic below to get more information on that item or scroll down to view all information.)


If you are looking for details on organized sports offered in Cape Coral, such as softball and flag football, visit the Athletic Division home page and Community Athletic Organizations.  


BASKETBALL
All of the parks listed below have outdoor basketball courts which are available for the public to use from sunrise to sunset at no charge. They may be utilized on a first-come, first-serve basis, but please be courteous and restrict your time when others are waiting to use the courts.
Burton Memorial Park – One (1) full court with 10’ nets
Cape Coral Art Center – One (1) half court with a 10’ net located behind the building
Del Prado Linear Park - One (1) full court with 10’ nets
Gator Trails Park  - Two (2) full courts with 10’ nets
Giuffrida Park – Two (2) full courts with 10’ nets
Jim Jeffers Park* – One (1) full court with two 10’ nets; or two (2) half courts with 8’ nets
Paul Sanborn Park – Two full courts with 10’ nets; or two (2) half courts with 8’ nets
Sands Park - Two (2) full court with 10' nets
Saratoga Lake Park - Two full court with 10' nets
Veterans’ Park – Four (4) full courts with 10’ nets
* Jim Jeffers Park is lit until 9pm daily, so people playing basketball at that location are permitted to use the courts until the park closes.
 
Oasis Gymnasium
In addition to the above outdoor basketball courts, the Cape Coral Parks & Recreation Department owns and operates Oasis Gymnasium which is located adjacent to the Oasis Charter Schools. Outside of regular school hours, the two (2) full-size, indoor basketball courts located within the Oasis Gymnasium are utilized by the Athletic Division of the Parks & Recreation Department to run adult and youth leagues as well as tournaments. Please note that Oasis Gymnasium basketball courts are not available for public use.

For information about basketball programs offered at Oasis Gymnasium through the Athletic Division, call (239) 573-3128 or visit the Athletic pages of the website by clicking HERE.

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BOCCE
Whether you are looking to play a game of bocce with friends or interested in joining a league, the Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department oversees outdoor bocce courts under a roof at the following location:
Veterans Park – Six (6) courts including four (4) clay courts and two (2) carpet courts  
The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset UNLESS there is a scheduled AND permitted activity. You must provide your own equipment.
 
Please note: Several leagues utilize these courts on a regular basis and no private play is permitted during league play. The bocce league schedules are posted at the courts, with open play available most afternoons until 4:30 p.m. If you are interested in league play, there are several local bocce leagues and associations available including the Cape Coral Bocce Association, Goodfellas Bocce League, Italian American Bocce League, and Women’s Cape Coral Bocce Association. To view current contact information for these various organizations, visit the Park Community Group Directory.

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GOLF
Although people are not permitted to hit golf balls in the majority of the City’s parks, Coral Oaks Golf Course is a beautiful, Arthur Hills designed 18-hole, Par 72 championship course which is owned and operated by the Cape Coral Parks & Recreation Department. Large TifEagle greens, combined with contoured fairways, 8 lakes, and 37 bunkers make the course challenging, yet entertaining for golfers of all skill levels. 

Coral Oaks Golf Course also includes a large driving range and short game practice area, well-stocked pro-shop, Knickers Pub, which offers a diverse menu and full bar, and onsite PGA instruction. Rental clubs are also available for a nominal fee. For more details and current rates, visit www.CoralOaksGolf.com or call the course at (239) 573-3100 to book tee times up to 7 days in advance.

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HORSESHOES / SHUFFLEBOARD / CORNHOLE
Cape Coral has a few parks where you can play horseshoes, shuffleboard and/or cornhole. There is no charge for the use of these regulation sized courts; however, you must bring your own equipment to play.

The courts/pits may be utilized on a first come, first serve basis, but please be courteous and restrict your time when others are waiting to use them.

Click on the park names to get more details on park amenities and driving directions: 
Camelot Park   One (1) Horseshoe Pit; One (1) Cornhole Court
Jaycee Park One (1) Cornhole Court
Joe Stonis Park Two (2) Shuffleboard Courts; One (1) Cornhole Court
Horton Park One (1) Cornhole Court
Paul Sanborn Park Two (2) Horseshoe Pits; One (1) Cornhole Court
Saratoga Lake Park                    Seven (7) Horseshoe Pits
         

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ROLLERBLADING / SKATEBOARDING / SCOOTER RIDING
While skateboarding, rollerblading and riding scooters is not permitted in most public areas within the City, Eagle Skate Park offers a great venue for children of all ages to engage in these high energy activities in a safe and fully supervised environment. Eagle Skate Park, which is located adjacent to the William “Bill” Austin Youth Center on SW 2nd Ave, is one of the largest skate facilities from Miami to Tampa featuring nearly 27,000 square feet of ramps, rails, street obstacles and a bowl. Get more details about Eagle Skate Park, including hours of operation, admission rates, and directions to the park by calling (239) 574-0490 or clicking here.

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TENNIS / PICKLEBALL / RACQUETBALL

If you enjoy racquet sports, Cape Coral has several parks with outdoor tennis courts, parks with dual-use tennis/pickleball courts, as well as one location with outdoor racquetball courts that are available for public use. Players are responsible for providing their own equipment at all facilities.

Tennis

Although the tennis courts at the Yacht Club Community Park are currently closed, several parks (shown on the list below) offer free play on a first come, first serve basis.
Pickleball courts

Pickleball
For those who are not familiar with the latest sports craze, pickleball is a sport that is similar to badminton, tennis, and ping pong but has its differences. It is played with a hard paddle and a polymer smaller version of a wiffle ball on a court that is similar to a doubles badminton court. Because this game is easy to learn and less strenuous on aging joints than tennis, pickleball courts have been popping up throughout Lee County to help accommodate the increasing demand. 


Options for creating these courts include adding different colored pickleball lines to existing tennis courts for a reduced court size (joint use), converting seldom-used tennis courts into pickleball courts, and constructing stand-alone pickleball courts. 

There are several parks within the City of Cape Coral that have tennis/pickleball courts which are available for public use at no charge and open from sunrise to sunset (or later for locations with lighting). The courts may be utilized on a first-come, first-served basis; however, please be courteous and restrict your time when others are waiting to use them. Court locations include:

      • Burton Memorial Park - One (1) asphalt tennis court - no lights
      • Camelot Park - Two (2) tennis courts -OR- Four (4) pickleball courts with lights - open until 9:00 p.m. daily 
      • Gator Trails Park - Two (2) dedicated pickleball courts with lights 
      • Giuffrida Park - Two (2) dedicated pickleball courts  - no lights
      • Jim Jeffers Park - Two (2) tennis courts -OR- Four (4) pickleball courts with lights - open until 9:00 p.m. daily; and two (2) warm-up pickleball courts
      • Joe Stonis Park - Two (2) tennis courts -OR- Four (4) pickleball courts with lights - open until 9:00 p.m. daily
      • Lake Kennedy Community Park - 32 dedicated pickleball courts are scheduled to open with GO Bond improvements in 2024 
      • Lake Meade Park - Two (2) tennis courts -OR- Four (4) pickleball courts - This GO Bond-funded Park is scheduled to open in late 2023/early 2024 
      • Sands Park - Four (4) dedicated pickleball courts with lights 

Think it's too hot to play outside? Try playing indoor pickleball in air-conditioned comfort on the portable indoor court at Four Freedoms Park (4818 Tarpon Court)! Four Freedoms offers court times throughout the week at a cost of $5 per person (maximum of 4 players at a time) to reserve 2 hours of playtime. Paddles and balls can be borrowed, or you may bring your own. For reservations, call 239-574-0804.

For more information on the history and rules of pickleball, visit the USA Pickleball Association website at www.usapa.org. 

Racquetball
For those who enjoy playing racquetball, there are two (2) outdoor, open-back racquetball courts located adjacent to the Tony Rotino Center on the grounds of the Yacht Club Community Park that are lighted and open daily until 9:00 p.m. These courts are free for the public use and available on a first come, first serve basis; however, please be courteous and restrict your time when others are waiting.


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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.