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Celebrate July is Park & Recreation Month!

national park and rec month logo 2018Parks & Recreation is more than just playgrounds and recreation centers!

Discover the power of play and begin "A Lifetime of Discovery" as Cape Coral Parks & Recreation joins municipalities from across the country during the month of July to celebrate National Park and Recreation Month.

Initiated by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and celebrated in July since 1985, this annual observation recognizes all the ways parks and recreation can transform people’s daily lives.  From providing places to play and stay healthy, to fostering new relationships and forging connections with nature, Cape Coral’s park and recreation facilities provide essential services and improve the local quality of life.

As part of the month long celebration, some special activities include:

Monday, July 2 - Friday, July 27

  • "A Summer Moment" Photo Mosaic Art Display at City Hall - A collaborative photo mosaic portraying local children participating in summer camps and other park programs across the city will be on display on the first floor of City Hall. Stop by and see this unique display created by the Arts Studio! 
  • Free Childrens' Activity Books Available for Pick-Up at City Hall - Pick up a free activity book to help children* discover parks and recreation in their community at the Parks & Recreation Reception Desk located on the second floor of Cape Coral City Hall during regular office hours. (*Best for kids under 10 yrs; Available while supply lasts).

Wednesday, July 4 - 

  • Red, White & BOOM on Cape Coral Parkway, 5-10 p.m. - This event will feature Country Music Star Chase Bryant and an elaborate fireworks display to commemorate the 50th year of fireworks in Cape Coral!

Saturday, July 14 –

  • FREE “Parks & Recreation FUN Day” at the Youth Center, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. - Open to ALL AGES, the public will have a chance to learn about Parks & Recreation programs and community partners at one convenient location, as well as engage in a number of free activities including an inflatable slide and games, a photo booth, chair massages, a scavenger hunt, kid’s crafts, live critters, and prize drawings throughout the day. For more info, SEE FLYER BELOW.

Saturday-Sunday, July 29-30 –

  • Free Boat Trailer Parking at Cape Coral’s Five Developed Boat Ramps - Locations include the Yacht Club Boat Ramp, Horton Park, Rosen Park, Burnt Store Marina and BMX Boat Ramp. The normal daily boat trailer parking fee is $10.

Regardless of the time of year, Cape Coral’s parks and recreation centers offer numerous free and affordable ways for people to recreate and enjoy leisure time. There are 20 parks in Cape Coral with covered picnic shelters which can be reserved in advance for a nominal fee, 20 parks with playground areas and several parks with amenities ranging from tennis, basketball, shuffleboard and bocce courts, to walking and exercise trails.

To view a Cape Coral parks map, find out about upcoming activities, and/or to register for classes and programs online, visit or call (239) 573-3128. Also, sign up to receive free monthly E-newsletters and follow Cape Coral Parks & Recreation on Facebook and Twitter at and  

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