There are very few areas left in Cape Coral that have been designated to be conserved as nature intended, other than the existing Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve and Rotary Park Environmental Center. However, the following two park areas are scheduled to be preserved and improved for the enjoyment of the great outdoors. The master plans have been completed and some of the improvements have already been made.
Sirenia Vista is an 8 acre undeveloped park located near old Burnt Store Road & Ceitus Parkway, where manatees have been known to congregate at certain times during the year. A kayak launch, completed in July 2007, provides public access to the Calusa Blueway thru Matlacha; the rest of the park will be developed in phases, with signs, parking lot, walking trails, restrooms, environmental center, fishing area, and observation tower to be added as funding becomes available.
Yellow Fever Creek
Totaling 535 acres, the Yellow Fever Creek property is part of a partnership with Lee County. Yellow Fever Creek Preserve will eventually be a fantastic nature preserve with plans for hiking and equestrian trails, large dog park, primitive camp sites, visitor center and a Florida cracker farm. Undeveloped & not yet open to the public, the best way to get a sneak peak at this area is to sign up for a guided walk thru the property with city staff. Check the current Parks & Recreation Program Guide for tour times/dates, however no walks are scheduled during the summer months. To view future site plans, visit the Lee County Conservation 20/20 website.