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Parks & Rec Month

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Parks & Recreation is more than just playgrounds and recreation centers! 

Discover the power of play and be the we in "We Are Parks And Rec" 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:

July Parks and Rec Sweepstakes
July 1 - July 31

Sweepstakes
July is National Parks & Recreation Month! In a Month-long celebration, we’re doing a Summer Sweepstakes Giveaway with 3 winners randomly selected - EACH WEEK! To view the current weekly prizes and to enter, click here and fill out the form. Winners for Week #1 will be announced on Friday, July 10th. 

July 1 - July 31 - Coral Oaks Golf Course
PGA "Family Golf Month"
Special family deals start on July 1 and runs through July 31. Book 18 holes with your family (2 adults and 2 kids under 18) for only $50, including carts, any day after 12 p.m. and enjoy other specials as well! To learn more, please click here.  (Note: Family deals are based on children under the age of 18 and players must be at least 16 to drive a cart. Certain restrictions apply.)

July 1, 2020 - Cape Coral City Hall
Employee Recognition
The exhibit will be on display July 1 thru July 31 in the Main Entrance across from the stairwell. As part of the month-long celebration, a collaborative art display highlighting the department's employees will be on display in City Hall starting July 1.

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uly 2, 2020 - Art Center
In Spite of the Swamp
The exhibit will be on display July 2 thru August 27 in the Main Gallery. There will not be a reception for this exhibit. "In Spite of the Swamp" shines light on our local ecosystem that includes a diverse population of plants and animals, including a few considered to be endangered. Find inspiration in the university of myths or your personal experiences within swamps, sloughs, marshes, bogs, prairie, cypress domes and other similar areas across Southern Florida. Artists are invited to submit works in any medium. This is judged and juried exhibition. 

July 4, 2020 - Sun Splash
July 4th Special
On July 4th, all active, retired, veteran or disabled veteran military members from all branches receive free admission with a valid military ID or contract. Up to 4 accompanying family members receive $3 off general admission. A valid ID or contract must be presented at the ticket booth window at time of purchase.  (None of these offers can be combined with any other coupon or discount offer. Children 2 years old and under are admitted free of charge.)

July 10, 2020 - Rotary Park
Florida Friendly Landscaping
Join ONLINE at a Florida Friendly Landscaping (FFL) class to learn the nine principles that guide Florida friendly landscaping in Lee County. Each principle is covered in class so you can apply what you learn to your own garden. Plant selection and placement, efficient irrigation and proper mulching will be discussed. Learn how reducing your use of fertilizers and insecticides will help minimize the amount of chemicals that reach and pollute our waters. This will be a virtual event from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. A zoom meeting code will be sent to you. Click here to sign up through Eventbrite. 

July 11, 2020 - Eagle Skate Park 
Scooter
 Contest
In celebration of Parks and Recreation Month, the Eagle Skate Park will be hosting a scooter contest in partnership with Redi to Pedi on Saturday, July 11 from 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.! The contest is free to enter and prizes will be awarded to top competitors. Registration will be the day of the event. For questions, please call 239-574-0490.


July 11, 2020 - Lake Kennedy Center
Ice Cream Social
Come celebrate Parks & Recreation month on Saturday, July 11 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.! This event is FREE & open to all ages. Located at Lake Kennedy Center - 400 Santa Barbra Blvd. Cape Coral, FL. For questions, please call 239-574-0575. 

July 11 - 12, 2020 -Sun Splash
Mother's Day Weekend
Sun Splash Family Waterpark is celebrating Mother's Day Weekend from July 11- 12, 2020 due to 
the temporary closure. Moms will get in free with a regular paid admission for a kid aged 2 to 18 years old on July 11 and 12. (None of these offers can be combined with any other coupon or discount offer. Children 2 years old and under are admitted free of charge.)

July 17, 2020 - Rotary Park
Lovers Key with Vinos Picasso
Join Vino's Picasso at Rotary Park for another fun Paint pARTy on Friday, July 17 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.! The cost is $35 with all supplies provided. Open to participants ages 21+ (per City of Cape Coral guidelines). To register, please call Rotary Park at 239-549-4606. 
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
* Dress to paint. We'll have aprons for ya!
* Cape Coral Parks and Recreation is licensed for BYO beer/wine for this event so feel free to bring your favorite beverage.
* Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.
* Only registered painters are allowed in the painting area during instruction.


July 18, 2020 - Four Freedoms Park
Open House
Come by Four Freedoms Park on Saturday, July 18 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. for an open house! Activities will include preschool/facility tours, games, crafts, and more. Raffle tickets will be given out for a chance to win prizes including a roundtrip Key West Express ticket! Please contact the center directly for questions or more information about the preschool program, facility rentals and additional programs offered throughout the year at 239-574-0804. 

At Four Freedoms Park Preschool, children benefit from:
Social Interaction

  • Interact with other children
  • Help to learn and mature
  • Cooperation, manners, and conflict resolution
  • Help with developing independence and self-reliance

Structure

  • Routine can help children flourish
  • Makes for a smoother transition to elementary school

Cognitive Development

  • Language and literacy
  • Communication
  • Numbers and some basic math
  • Science: including animal, nature, and body parts
  • Observation and description
  • Learning through play and discovery


Hope to see you and your family on Parks and Recreation Day at Four Freedoms Park, the fun place!

July 24, 2020 - Rotary Park
Florida Friendly Landscaping 
Join ONLINE at a Florida Friendly Landscaping (FFL) class to learn the nine principles that guide Florida friendly landscaping in Lee County. Each principle is covered in class so you can apply what you learn to your own garden. Plant selection and placement, efficient irrigation and proper mulching will be discussed. Learn how reducing your use of fertilizers and insecticides will help minimize the amount of chemicals that reach and pollute our waters. This will be a virtual event from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. A zoom meeting code will be sent to you. Click here to sign up through Eventbrite.

July 25, 2020 - Rotary Park 
Plant Sale
Come celebrate Parks & Recreation month at the Plant Sale on Saturday, July 25 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Rotary Park (5505 Rose Garden Road)! Shop from a variety of native trees, shrubs, flowers, grasses, butterfly plants and tropical edibles, too. Plant experts will be on hand to answer questions and to help you choose the right plant for the right place. Come early for the best selection. This plant sale is held in conjunction with the Virtual Rain Barrel Workshop (Online only). For any inquiries please contact rotaryparkinfo@capecoral.net or call Rotary Park at 239-549-4606. 

July 25, 2020 - Rotary Park 
Virtual Rain Barrel Workshop
THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP. A ZOOM MEETING CODE WILL BE SENT TO YOU. PICK UP ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE DISCUSSED DURING REGISTRATION. 
Rain barrels are a great way to reduce storm water runoff and to save water for a dry spell. In this workshop led by Lee County Master Gardeners, you will learn how to make and install a rain barrel to use at home on Saturday, July 25 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Advance registration and payment is required as a limited number of barrels are available. The cost to participate is $45 per barrel (The class fee includes a pre-assembled rain barrel.) For more information please call Rotary Park at 239-549-4606.

The Cape Coral Fun-Mobile
The Fun-Mobile In the Park program, is returning, June 15 at Paul Sanborn Park. This mini-camp is FREE to the public and runs from June 15 to July 31. The Cape Coral Fun-Mobile will be there Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with themes weekly activities and crafts, along with special guest. The big thing to make note of is both breakfast and lunch are free for those 18 and under. Be sure to come by from 11 a.m. to Noon to take advantage of free lunch. 

Staff will be adhering to CDC guidelines with groups of no greater than 15. Restrooms will be open and there will be a hand sanitizer station. Each day the games and equipment will be cleaned. You are not required to wear a mask.

Parks & Rec Month Calendar - July 2020

P&R Calendar - July 2020