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Discover What Cape Coral Has to Offer During National Park & Recreation Month

Now that summer is in full swing, it’s the perfect time to get out and discover the great things happening at your local parks and recreation centers! Cape Coral Parks and Recreation is joining cities across the country in celebrating National Park and Recreation Month—an annual event created by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and celebrated in July since 1985. This yearly observation recognizes how parks and recreation can transform people’s daily lives. Cape Coral’s park and recreation facilities provide essential services and improve the local quality of life, from providing places to play and stay healthy to fostering new relationships and forging connections with nature.

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As part of the month-long celebration, special events and activities include:

Red, White & BOOM on Cape Coral Parkway (All ages)
Monday, July 4, 5:00-10:00 pm
This free community event will feature national entertainment on the City stage, as well as over 30 vendors offering food, drinks, novelty items, jewelry, arts and crafts, drawings for giveaways, and the best fireworks display in Southwest Florida. See more details at

Free "Bob Ross" Paint-Along at the Art Center
Saturday, July 9, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
This free event, which will include a contest for the best Bob Ross costume, is open to all ages; however, participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Must pre-register at 239-574-0802.

Free Ice Cream Social at Lake Kennedy Center (All ages)
Monday, July 11, 3:00 pm
Enjoy FREE ice cream sundaes, music, and activities with the Fun-Mobile! Pre-registration is recommended at 239-574-0575.

Free Beach Blanket Picnic & Bingo at the Yacht Club
Saturday, July 16, 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Celebrate National P&R Month with a free family indoor picnic. This fun event will have free hot dogs and drinks, a beach scavenger hunt, Southern Snowballs, and Bingo with prizes! Bring your own blankets or towels. For more information, call 239-574-0806.

P&R Month Giveaway Day at Eagle Skate Park
Saturday, July 16, 12:00-9:00 pm
The Skate Park will provide a discount admission, exciting giveaways, a skate demonstration, and more.

Summer Plant Sale at Rotary Park
Saturday, July 23, 9:00am-1:00pm
There will be a large variety of native plants, as well as non-native but nice butterfly plants and edibles available for sale. For more information, call 239-549-4606.

Free Family Fun Open House at Four Freedoms Park (All ages)
Saturday, July 23, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
This event will include children’s activities, crafts, a seasonal event informational area, VPK/Preschool tours, demonstrations, photo opportunities, snow cones, popcorn, giveaways, and more! For details, call 239-574-0804.

Free Boat Trailer Parking at Boat Ramps
Saturday, July 30-Sunday, July 31
Boaters can enjoy complimentary boat trailer parking at Cape Coral's five developed boat ramps, including the Yacht Club Boat Ramp, Horton Park, Rosen Park, Burnt Store Marina, and BMX Boat Ramp. The normal daily boat trailer parking fee is $15.

Along with the special activities taking place in July, Cape Coral Mayor John Gunter signed a proclamation designating July as "Park and Recreation Month," and an art display will be showcased on the first floor of Cape Coral City Hall from July 1-29. This year’s display will feature artwork created by summer camp participants whose quality of life has been enhanced by Cape Coral Parks and Recreation.

In addition, Coral Oaks Golf Course is offering “PGA Family Golf Month” specials all month long to encourage affordable family bonding on the golf course. (Visit for details.)

Regardless of the time of year, Cape Coral’s parks provide numerous ways for people to recreate and enjoy leisure time. There are currently 22 parks in Cape Coral with playground areas and more on the way as part of the Parks GO Bond, plus several parks with amenities ranging from tennis/pickleball, basketball, shuffleboard, and bocce courts to walking and exercise trails. Cape Coral also has over 90 miles of interconnected bike routes on easy-to-navigate routes for other fitness and wellness options.

To view the Cape Coral Parks Map and Bicycling Map, find out about upcoming activities, and register for classes and programs online, visit or call (239) 573-3128. You may also follow Cape Coral Parks & Recreation on Facebook and Twitter at and

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