Southwest Florida Pit Stop: Lakes Regional Park

A pit stop in racing is quick. It’s necessary, but a prolonged stay is unwise and unneeded. A Southwest Florida Pit Stop is a quick visit (less than 30 minutes) to a quick, fun, cheap place in the Fort Myers, Sanibel, Naples, Cape Coral area.

A quick trip around Lakes Park fits this description well.

The main attraction at Lakes Park in Fort Myers is the giant water feature ripe for walking, biking, or canoeing.
The main attraction at Lakes Park in Fort Myers is the giant water feature ripe for walking, biking, or canoeing.

Of course, with a train, a playground for the kids, water sport rentals, grills, pavilions, and a fitness trail Lakes Park can be an all-day event. It fits in the “pit stop” category as a nice walk – an oasis off Daniels Parkway. Lakes Park is evening home

Ibises flock to Lakes Park in the evening.
Ibises flock to Lakes Park in the evening.

to a large collection of wading birds including ibises, egrets, and herons.

Parking is $1 an hour or $5 for the day. The October-April farmer’s market at the park is the largest in the area.

Lakes Park is located at 7330 Gladiolus Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33908.

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