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COVID-19 Parks & Recreation Updates

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COVID-19 Parks & Recreation Updates:

  • Cape Coral Parks and Recreation programs, classes, and events - with the exception of select Summer Camps - have been SUSPENDED until further notice*
  • City of Cape Coral Pools & Facilities (other than those listed below) REMAIN CLOSED until further notice* 
  • Cape Coral Playgrounds, Basketball Courts, Fitness Equipment and Shelters/Pavilions (for personal use/not rentals) are REOPEN as of 6/2/20

* Please note: Cape Coral City Council determines park closures. The next City Council meeting is scheduled for 6/8/20.

Open Facilities/Services
Parks Open Daily from 8am-8pm as of 5/5/20** include:

  • Burton Park - Tennis/Pickleball courts open with restrictions**

  • Camelot Park - Tennis/Pickleball courts open with restrictions**

  • Cultural Park (green space)

  • Del Prado Linear Park

  • Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve - includes kayak launch; Welcome Center and Kayak Shack are NOT open

  • Giuffrida Park

  • Jaycee Park

  • Jim Jeffers Park - Tennis/Pickleball courts open with restrictions**

  • Joe Stonis Park - Tennis/Pickleball courts open with restrictions**

  • Paul Sanborn Park

  • Rotary Park - Building is not open; Dog Park reopen as of 5/5/20 (owners must bring their own chairs and take with them when they leave)

  • Saratoga Lakes Park - includes kayak launch

  • Sirenia Vista Park - includes kayak launch

  • Yacht Club Community Park - Building & Pool are not open; Pier and Beach reopen as of 5/5/20 (with social distancing required)

    • Yacht Club Tennis - Mon-Fri: 8am-12pm - Open for public play with restrictions
** Please note: Parks that have reopened are operating under the following guidelines:
    • Hours of operation will be 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
    • Amenities that will remain closed include pools, recreation centers and pavilions for rentals (Note: Playgrounds, fitness equipment, basketball courts & shelters for private use are reopen as of 6/2/20); 
    • Congregation of groups using the park facility will not be permitted;
    • Monitoring and educating the public will continue by Park Rangers, City Staff, and the Cape Coral Police Department;
    • The community interested in walking or biking should continue to follow CDC guidelines by practicing social distancing, staying at least six (6) feet from other people, not gathering in groups which includes in parking lots, staying out of crowded places, and avoiding mass gatherings;
    • Staff will continue to monitor this situation and update Council;
    • The disregard of CDC guidelines or a spike in the City of Cape Coral COVID-19 cases could result in immediate closure of the parks that have been re-opened.
** Note: Tennis/Pickleball courts that reopened on 5/5/20 are operating under the following rules:
    • Maximum of four players per court; Only players are permitted, with no spectators;
    • One-hour time limit for play at Camelot Park, Joe Stonis Park, Burton Park & Jeffers Park.

  • Athletic Fields reopen as of 5/12/20 to groups of 10 or less with the same park operating guidelines** as specified above; Athletic field use is limited to Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm; Sat/Sun: 8am-4pm; Please note: League play, bleachers & dugouts remain closed; Organized practices/tryouts (for groups of 10 or less) may be permitted with written plan submitted/approved by Parks & Recreation Director in advance.
    • BMX Sports Complex & Track 
    • Burton Park
    • Jason Verdow Baseball Complex
    • Jim Jeffers Park
    • Koza/Saladino Park
    • Northwest Softball Complex
    • Pelican Baseball Complex
    • Pelican Soccer Complex
    • Veterans Park - Bocce courts reopen as of 5/12/20 with special guidelines
Note: Cape Coral Sports Complex will be closed through June 2020 due to this facility being utilized as a Lee Health testing site.

  • Boat Ramps - (Note: Restrooms are reopen as of 5/5/20) 
    • BMX Boat Ramp
    • Burnt Store Boat Ramp
    • Horton Park Boat Ramp
    • Rosen Park Boat Ramp
    • Yacht Club Boat Ramp
  • Cape Coral Mini-Bus Transportation
    • Mini-Bus Service continues; Limited number on bus or in car
  • Chiquita Boat Lock
    • Normal operating hours of 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Pops Café (inside Cape Coral City Hall)
    • Pick-up only; Order by phone at (239) 573-3134
  • Special Populations Center
    • Enclaves Work Suspended
    • Evening Social Dining/Shopping Group A (April 6) - Canceled
    • Dining, Social & Leisure  B (April 13) - Canceled
    • Creative Art (April 22) - Canceled
    • Sports Night (April 30) - Canceled

Citywide Special Event Cancellations / Postponements

  • Red, White & BOOM - Canceled for July 4; Tentatively postponed until 9/5/20
  • Yacht Club Sprint Triathlon - Postponed until 10/18/20
  • Special Populations Fashion Show Fundraiser - Postponed until 3/13/21


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