Our Cape Coral Kids Corner is action packed with a wide variety of things to do involving children of all ages. Whether your looking for a laid back relaxing beach day, zoom around the track riding go-karts, explore southwest Florida waterways on a kayak or hang out at a local park and enjoy the beautiful weather Cape Coral has to offer we have you covered.
Southwest Florida Military Museum, located in Southeast Cape Coral, is an organization that is dedicated to honoring our military by displaying and preserving military artifacts and memorabilia, while educating future generations about our nation’s military heritage. Our 34,000 square foot facility contains collections of military artifacts, books, and papers that continues to grow. Our museum features displays ranging from the Revolutionary War through the Afghanistan conflict, and all artifacts have been donated or loaned by the military, government and generous individuals.
Captain Paul’s Yacht Charters offers a wonderful yachting experience for your own private party! Join Captain Paul and a crew on ‘Boadicea’, a 44′ private yacht that tours the beautiful waters of Southwest Florida. Captain Paul started this cruising business not long after he retired, and has had a 100 Ton United States Coast Guard License for over twenty years. We love to bring people to our local islands, to swim off the beaches, collect shells and relax in the Florida sun.
Banana Bay Tour Company is a company that allows people to experience Florida through guided boat tours. The boat tours are available in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Sanibel Island and Estero. Banana Bay Tour Company is dedicated to high-quality ecological tourism. If you want to see the breath-taking ecosystem of Florida, Banana Bay Tour Company is an experience you can’t miss! Be sure to bring a camera! Banana Bay also offers educational tours for students, with programs for all grade levels, and tours for Boy/Girl/Cub Scouts that meet the requirements for many different merit badges and honors. All boats are equipped with music, PA systems, restrooms and comfortable cushioned seating. Advance purchase is required, tours sell out well in advance!
Founders Park, located in Southeast Cape Coral along the Malaga Canal, was developed in conjunction with the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). This park is another green space for people to enjoy in Downtown Cape Coral. This .75 acre neighborhood park features park benches and a walking path. Founders Park is a small park that is perfect to bring friends and family to and enjoy a day in the Florida sunshine!
Del Prado Linear Park, located in Cape Coral off Del Prado, between Diplomat Parkway and Kismet Parkway, is a linear park that runs for four miles. This park was developed as a part of a road widening project. This park features a lighted, paved exercise path that is perfect for jogging, biking, roller-blading or walking, as well as eight fitness stations. This linear park is perfect for fitness enthusiasts who want to get a good work-out. Del Prado Linear Park’s sidewalk spans 10 feet wide and has bike racks, park benches, and a rain garden. this linear park also features dog waste stations, so dogs are always welcome!
Rosen Park, located in Southeast Cape Coral, is a neighborhood park that features a large saltwater boat launch facility that offers access to the Gulf of Mexico via the Caloosahatchee River. This boat launch facility is about 11.2 statute miles from the Sanibel Causeway Bridge. Rosen Park has a large parking area with 57 boat trailer parking spots and 31 vehicle parking spaces to accommodate the large number of boaters that visit this location. Rosen Park has two boat ramps (30′ wide by 60′ long), as well as 19 wet boat slips designated to hand boats up to 40 feet in length. There is also a picnic area, with shaded pavilions, picnic tables and BBQ pits. Enjoy a picnic or talk a walk on the boardwalk while enjoying the scenic location along Chantry Canal.
Sirenia Vista is an 8 acre environmental park located in Northwest Cape Coral where visitors can see manatees, a variety of birds, and other wildlife that live in this park. Park Visitors can kayak or canoe through the mangrove forest, fish from an ADA accessible fishing pad, or have a picnic in this quiet, serene environment. Endangered Florida manatees seek refuge from cold waters during the months of November to March, and they do so by swimming into Florida canals and other warmer waterways. Sirenia Vista Park offers a perfect destination for these manatees, and lucky park visitors can view adult manatees and their calves from vantage points on an elevated platform or from the park’s new boardwalk.
Paul Sanborn Park is a 3 acre neighborhood park located in Southeast Cape Coral. This park features a large, covered pavilion with BBQ grills, and a shaded playground area, making it a great place for a picnic or family gathering. This park also has a walking path, horseshoe pits and basketball courts, making it perfect for an afternoon workout. This park has extensive, beautiful landscaping that includes the only remaining Banyan tree in Cape Coral, so stop by and enjoy the peaceful, nature-filled environment that Paul Sanborn Park offers!
Located in Southwest Cape Coral, Joe Stonis park is a 7 acre beautifully landscaped neighborhood park that features several fitness stations as well as a walking path that surrounds a one acre lake. This park offers a quaint atmosphere for a perfect afternoon workout, picnic, or family gathering. Joe Stonis Park also features tennis courts and a great playground for kids. This park also has pavilions that offer shade during your picnic or family gathering, BBQ grills to make some lunch, and clean public restrooms.
Located at the foot of the Cape Coral Bridge, this 10 acre linear park is perfect for fishing or just enjoying the view of the Caloosahatchee River. Spanning both the north and south sides of Cape Coral Parkway, this park offers spectacular views and is a great place to enjoy the serenity of the environment and have a picnic. This park is also home to the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce, which offers visitor’s information, relocation help and helps local businesses with numerous services.
Jim Jeffers Park is an 18.7 acre park located in Northwest Cape Coral, and is the newest athletic facility. This park has become one of Cape Coral’s most popular park since opening in June of 2007. Jim Jeffers Park features a mega playground, one of the largest of its kind in the state of Florida. The mega playground is completely accessible, inclusive, and fun for kids of all ages! This beautiful park also has a 3 acre lake, walking paths, soccer and softball fields, 2 tennis courts, basketball courts, and so much more!
Pelican Soccer complex, located in Southwest Cape coral next to Cape Coral Fire Department Station 9 and the Pelican Baseball Complex, is a 14 acre complex that features four lighted soccer fields. This park is home of the Cape Coral Cyclone Youth Soccer program that allows kids ages 5 to 18 to play on a local soccer team as a part of the Cape Coral Soccer Association. This park also features 2 playgrounds for children ages three to twelve, public restrooms, a shaded pavilion and ample parking.
Four Freedoms Park and Recreational Center is a 3.2 acre park that overlooks the Bimini Basin. Four Freedoms is located off of Cape Coral Parkway between Coronado Parkway and Santa Barbara Boulevard. The park features a large, shaded area that has playground equipment for all ages. This park also has several picnic areas and a sunbathing-only beach with a beautiful view of the Bimini Basin. Four Freedoms also has a 3,900 square foot multipurpose facility that offers recreational programs for all ages. The recreational center also features an additional 2,000 square foot area, designed to accommodate preschool and VPK programs.
The Cape Coral Arts Studio, located in Rubicond Park in Southeast Cape Coral, provides a variety of fine arts and fine crafts classes and workshops for visitors of all ages! Enjoy the well-equipped studios, the specialty art supplies store and the gift shop! Whether you want to take part in our classes or enjoy what we offer culturally, the Cape Coral Arts Studio is a place where you can be creative, learn and have fun! Cape Coral Arts Studio also has a fine arts exhibit gallery that is open to the public and features different exhibits every month! Admission into the gallery to see our current exhibit is FREE!
The oldest baseball field in Cape Coral, Jason Verdow Memorial Park is a 5.5 acre park located in Southeast Cape Coral, right off of Veterans Memorial Parkway. This park features playground equipment that’s suitable for kids ages 2 to 5 years old. Jason Verdow Memorial Park is home to the Cape Coral National Little League for ages 5 to 12, and the park has hosted several District Tournaments. This park has lots of parking spaces and bleachers for each of the three lighted baseball fields, so you can bring the whole family to your kid’s little league game!
Located in southeast Cape Coral, adjacent to Cape Coral City Hall, Reflections Park is a small, peaceful park with a lake and fountain. Visitors can read, enjoy a picnic, or just relax by the lake at this tranquil location. Reflections Park features an abundance of trees, which provide shade and comfort for everyone to enjoy.
Giuffrida Park is a 3.7 acre park located in northeast Cape Coral, and was the first neighborhood park in Cape Coral. This park features a large, covered pavilion, picnic tables and BBQ grills which are perfect for outdoor small gatherings. Giuffrida Park has two playground areas, one for 3 to 5 years old and one for ages 5 to 12, an open grass-covered area perfect for recreational activities, and a basketball court with six hoops.
Veterans Park is a 4.2 acre neighborhood park located in southeast Cape Coral that offers a variety of recreational activities. This park has lighted bocce courts that host friendly competitions for bocce leagues and a basketball court. Veterans Park has an abundance of trees, offering shade for the picnic and playground areas. This park also features a picnic shelter and BBQ grills, making it a perfect destination for your next picnic!
At 365 acres, Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve is the second largest preserved green space in Cape Coral. Located just north of Veteran’s Parkway, Four Mile Cove / “Eco Park” is a brackish water wetland area that features a walking trail, visitor center, Veterans Memorial Area, and seasonal kayak rentals. There is an 800’ portage along the kayak trail, therefore it is not for beginners and children under 6 are not permitted in the kayaks. However, visitors of any age can walk through the preserve on the boardwalk. Possible wildlife sightings include eagles, ibis, herons, other wading & migratory birds, raccoons, snakes, etc. Be sure to stop at the visitor’s center for information on programs, local wildlife, trail guides and the “last chance to use the facilities.”
Located in southwest Cape Coral, right off of Santa Barbara Boulevard, Koza/Saladino Field is an 11 acre park that is home to the Cape Coral American Little League Baseball for children ages 5 to 12. This little league baseball field plays spring, fall, and All-Star leagues. Koza/Saladino Field features a large children’s playground, four lighted little league fields and overflow parking for little league games. The park has hosted several District tournaments since it’s opening in 1993.
Located in southwest Cape Coral, right off of Veterans Parkway, this 10 acre complex is home of the Cape Coral Youth Football Program for Boys and Girls ages 5 to 15. Storm Football Complex hosts many of the local Pop Warner Football & Cheerleading events. Storm Football Complex is located right next to the Cape Youth Football Association. Its primary football season is from August to December.
Eagle Skate Park, located adjacent to the William “Bill” Austen Youth Center, is one of the largest skate facilities from Tampa to Miami and features nearly 27,000 sq. ft. of ramps, rails and pipes. The park offers extreme fun for skateboard, scooters, and bike enthusiasts. All ages are welcome with our general admission. (Helmets and parental / legal guardian consent required prior to admission.) Skateboarders. Bikers, and Scooters are welcome every day at Eagle Skate Park! E.A.G.L.E.S. (Exciting After school Games & Lessons in Exercise & Skateboarding) After school Drop-In! Students ages 8+ will enjoy this after school program. E.A.G.L.E.S. runs Monday-Friday from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. during the regular school schedule. Many local schools bus for free to the Youth Center. Students are fully supervised. There will be homework assistance, group games and recreational activities available. E.A.G.L.E.S is only $30 / week.
Saratoga Lake Park is a beautiful 5 acre neighborhood park that offers a variety of recreational activities. This park is perfect for fishing and features a 1/3 mile walking path that is dog friendly! Saratoga Lake Park features lighted horseshoe pits, basketball courts, bocce courts, and exercise and playground equipment that is perfect for athletes and families. This park is a great place to have a picnic and BBQ next to scenic Lake Saratoga, a quiet lake that connects to the Caloosahatchee River.
Located in northeast Cape Coral off of Del Prado Boulevard, Burton Memorial Park is a 8.5 acre park that is the home of the Cape Coral Girls’ Softball League for ages 5 to 15. Burton Memorial has hosted several state softball tournaments. Burton Memorial Park has four lighted little-league softball fields with concession stands and picnic tables. Looking for a friendly game of basketball or tennis? This park has a tennis court and basketball court! This park has a shaded picnic area with playground equipment that’s perfect for kids from ages 2 – 12.
The Strausser BMX Sports Complex has been home to the BMX Motocross track since 1977 and the Men’s Fifty Plus Softball League since 1987. It is also the home of the Men’s Forty Five Plus Softball League. The park has hosted several state and national BMX Motocross races and softball tournaments. In addition to hosting BMX Motocross events, Strausser BMX Sports Complex has a playground, a picnic area, and softball fields. There is also a public boat launch facility, BMX Boat Ramp, with freshwater access located adjacent to the BMX track and ball fields.
Rotary Park is consisting of 97 acres, that includes mostly salt marsh, some upland and a lot of rock just under the surface, this park is the result of funding from a grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection stipulating the area be preserved. In the mid-1980’s, the Rotary Club of Cape Coral was looking for a worthwhile project where they could utilize the funds they raised through various activities on something to benefit the community. The site currently known as Rotary Park was then city property with no plans for development. So, after many years of hard work, Rotary Park opened in 2001 as the result of the combined effort of three local Rotary Clubs, the Department of Environmental Protection and the City of Cape Coral.
Camelot Park is located Southwest Cape Coral, just off of South Chiquita Boulevard. The park consists of 6.4 acres within a quiet neighborhood. The park features a playground with lots of equipment to keep the kid’s busy, picnic tables, grass area for free play, walking trail, and 2 lighted tennis courts. The courts are lined for pickleball, too. Grills and restrooms are also available. There is even a resident Burrowing Owl, or at least there’s a nest on the grounds. Two shelters may be reserved. Leashed dogs are welcome at the park. Camelot Park is almost hidden in the southwest corner of The Cape and just up the street from Cape Harbor. Single-family homes, on and off canals, encircle the park. Several condos are also nearby.
Enjoy 14-acres of water slides, pools and fun at Southwest Florida’s largest waterpark. Relax on our gently drifting Main Stream River Tube Ride. Thrill at the high-speed excitement of such scream-worthy slides as the Cape Fear, Fun-L-Tunnel, Zoom Flume and 457-foot Electric Slide & Power Surge. Free fall 5 1/2 stories down three distinctly different speed slides – the Thunder Bump, Terror Tube, and X-celerator. Let the little ones frolic at our Tot Spot (currently CLOSED to build a new play area), grab a summertime snack at the Calypso Café or simply soak up the sun in a lounge chair poolside there’s fun for everyone! No matter what kind of water activities you enjoy, Sun Splash Family Waterpark is the perfect place to splash all summer-long.
Former Boston Red Sox left fielder Mike Greenwell graduated from North Ft. Myers High School. Growing up in Lee County he realized the need for a fun safe place for the kids of our community. Since February 1992 Mike Greenwell’s Bat-A-Ball & Family Fun Park has been Lee County’s choice for family fun. We provide some of SW Florida’s largest & most successful special events including our annual Haunted Hike, Safe Trick or Treat, and Easter Bunny Trail. We offer attractions for kids and adults of all ages here at Mike Greenwell’s Bat-A-Ball & Family Fun Park. Race your friends and family on our gocart tracks. Knock a few balls out of the park in any of our batting cages. Finish up your day by testing your skills on the mini golf course or cooling off in the arcade!
The Yacht Club was built in 1958 and is one of the original landmarks of the City. Located directly on the Caloosahatchee River in a beautifully landscaped setting, the Yacht Club Community Park encompasses a wide range of facilities and amenities including the public beach, fishing pier and community pool. The ballroom is a popular rental spot for weddings, private parties and business meetings. Click here for ballroom rental information. An enclosed beach pavilion is also available for picnics, BBQ’s, birthday parties and other casual events. For beach pavilion rental info, click here.
Located on eight waterfront acres, Jaycee Park is one of Cape Coral’s most popular park destinations. With its fitness stations, gazebo, playground equipment, picnic areas, walking path and picnic shelters with BBQ grills available for rental; Jaycee Park is always filled with people enjoying birthday parties, events and other special occasions. Jaycee Park is also a great place to relax and enjoy the peaceful river view it has to offer. Jaycee Park is a well-traveled park in Cape Coral for several reasons. One it is located right on the water so you will be able to pack a lunch and relax watching the beautiful Caloosahatchee River. Two there is more than enough fun things for children ages 2-12. Three, if you’re a fitness buff Jaycee Park offers fitness stations and a walking park thru the park.There are also BBQ grills and sitting areas to relax and enjoy your time visiting Jaycee Park.
Seahawk Park is a 13.5 acre neighborhood park and has a wide open area with a landing strip built to service radio controlled airplanes and helicopters. The flying field is overseen by the Cape Coral R/Seahawks Club through an agreement with the City. Members fly at the fields throughout the week and weekends. All pilots must have a valid AMA full membership to fly at the field as well as pay additional yearly maintenance and user fees. Pilots are required to wear their AMA identification while flying. There is a two week guest flying membership after which joining the Club is requested. “The Gathering of the Giants” is a major event held at the park each year in March. Spectators are welcome to stop by and watch the flyers in action. Bring your chairs and enjoy the sights behind the safety fence. For more information on the Cape Coral R/Seahawks, visit www.RSeahawks.org.
Cultural Park is a 16 acre park that contains the Cape Coral Historical Society and Museum, the Cultural Park Theatre, the Cape Coral Art League, a rose garden, and a large open multipurpose field. Each facility contributes aspects of culture which truly make this park unique to Cape Coral. Details of each of the facilities located on site are listed below. Cultural Park is a great place to just hang out and enjoy the Southwest Florida sunshine. If your looking for a park to just sit around in a quite neighborhood this is the park. Please note Cultural Park does not have a children’s area and playground equipment on site.
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Open weekends only from November - May weather & tides permitting Paddle under the tree roots through narrow mangrove tunnels and calm park waterways to reach the river. There
Open weekends only from November – May weather & tides permitting
Paddle under the tree roots through narrow mangrove tunnels and calm park waterways to reach the river. There is an 800′ portage, this paddle can be tricky, bring a sense of adventure.
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For more information or to RSVP, call Rotary Park at 239-549-4606.
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