Walking & Nature TrailsWhether you are interested in walking for exercise or taking in scenery and enjoying nature, Cape Coral Parks and Recreation offers many locations to choose from to have an enjoyable outdoor adventure. The below parks are open from sunrise to 9:00 p.m. daily. To view park amenities and get directions, click on the park name(s):
- Camelot Park – This 6.4 acre neighborhood park has a circular 3/10 mile paved walking path around the perimeter of two tennis courts, picnic pavilions, and a playground.
- Del Prado Linear Park - This park has a 10 foot wide concrete sidewalk that starts just north of Pine Island Rd and extends ~2 miles on the east side of the road with fitness stations, park benches, bike racks, etc. located between Diplomat Pkwy and Kismet Pkwy. The sidewalk also branches off between Pine Island Rd and Diplomat Pkwy to go under Del Prado with the sidewalk on the west side circling Lake Zurich.
- Horton Park – This park includes a short walking path along the Caloosahatchee River overlooking the five acre salt water boat launch facility.
- Jaycee Park – This popular park, located along the banks of the scenic Caloosahatchee River, has a 3/10 mile paved walking path and fitness stations on site.
- Jim Jeffers Park – This 18.7 acre park includes a short paved walking path from the parking area to a beautiful three acre lake.
- Joe Stonis Park – This neighborhood park has two paved walking paths – an interior one that is .2 miles and an exterior one that is .4 miles – circling a beautiful one acre lake with fitness equipment located along both pathways.
- Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve – This large nature park has a 6600’ nature trail and boardwalk plus two observation piers. Since this is a nature preserve, no running, bikes, dogs, skating or roller blading is permitted. Wildlife sightings are possible, keeping in mind that being slow and quiet will improve your chances of seeing wildlife behaving naturally in their environment. Guided and special hikes are available several times during the year so be sure to check the current program guide for dates and costs.
- Lake Kennedy - Lake Kennedy offers a 3/10 mile paved walking path around a beautifully landscaped garden and gazebo.
- Paul Sanborn Park – This three acre neighborhood park, which is home to the only remaining banyan tree in Cape Coral, has a paved walking path around the perimeter of the area.
- Rosen Park – This large saltwater boat launch facility offers a short walking path and boardwalk along the scenic Chantry Canal.
- Rotary Park - Part of the Great Florida Birding Trail, Rotary Park has a rugged trail that is less than one mile long and passes through uplands & salt marshes. During the rainy season, be advised that parts of the trail maybe under water, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Since this is a nature trail, no running, biking or dogs are permitted on the trail. Wildlife sightings are possible here as well, but the secret is to come early and walk quietly for the best chance to see creatures in their environment.
- Glover Bight - Glover Bight Trail is a 3/10 mile boardwalk trail, located within Rotary Park which is wheelchair accessible. The trail passes through mangrove wetlands and ends at Glover Bight, an area of oyster bars and shallow flats that is a great place to view wading birds, especially during low tide.
- Saratoga Lake Park - This five acre neighborhood park has a 3/10 mile paved walking path around it to enjoy a beautiful lake view.
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.