Parks & Recreation

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Parks and Recreation

P.O. Box 150027 
Cape Coral, FL 33915

Phone: 239-573-3128
Fax: 239-573-3129 

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Picnic Areas

Visiting a local park to enjoy a picnic with family and/or friends is a fun and affordable way to spend time together, enjoy the great outdoors, and get some fresh air!

For those who are planning an organized group outing, such as a birthday party, company picnic or family reunion and want to secure a specific park shelter on a pre-determined date, Cape Coral’s Park Shelter Reservations program allows people to reserve picnic shelters in advance at a nominal fee. Since the different park shelters have various capacities and some come equipped with grills, fans, and/or electricity, it is best to visit our Park Shelter Reservations page to find out about all of the options and the associated reservation fees. When the City’s covered picnic shelters are not reserved, they are available for public use on a first come, first serve basis.

In addition to parks that offer advanced reservations, there are a few Cape Coral parks with picnic areas that are free for the public to use and always available on a first come, first serve basis. Since the tables cannot be reserved in advance, these sites are best for small, spontaneous picnics with immediate family and/or a couple of friends in which the exact location is flexible. These parks and picnic spots include:

Four Freedoms Park - Along Bimini Basin - 4 picnic tables with grills
Horton Park & Boat Ramp - Along Seawall of River - 3 picnic tables; No grills
Jaycee Park - Along Caloosahatchee River - 32 picnic tables; 11 grills
Reflections Park (limited parking) - Next to Duck Pond - 2 picnic tables; No grills
Yacht Club Community Park  - Beach Area - 7 picnic tables; 2 grills
  - West of Boat Ramp - 6 picnic tables; 2 grills
  - End of Florida Ct. - 5 picnic tables; No grills

If you are looking to secure a specific picnic table at one of these locations, particularly on holidays and weekends, it is a good idea to arrive early in the day as the most scenic spots tend to be claimed very quickly. If, however, you do not require use of a picnic table to enjoy your outing, all of the above parks (except Reflections Park) have plenty of grass and/or sand areas that can be used for a good old-fashioned picnic on a blanket! Please Note: Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in parks.

For details on how to reserve a covered park shelter for a group outing, visit our Park Shelter Reservations page.

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.