PARK AMENITIES ON SITE
Below is a list of park amenities that are found at Rotary Park. Please take the time to view our video of Rotary Park as well to the right.
- Environmental Center
- Liam J. Perk Playground
- Thomas J. Allen Butterfly House
- Wagging Tails Dog Park
- Picnic Shelters w/ BBQ grills
- Nature Trails & Ponds
The preserved area can not be developed (that is why it is called a preserve) excluding the 9 acres of upland that the building, the dog park, and the open areas currently occupy. The 4,200 square foot environmental center is used for gardening and nature related classes, exercise classes, summer camp, and is home to the annual Burrowing Owl Festival, and several large native plant sales throughout the year. The facility is also available to rent for small to medium sized gatherings, as long as you don’t mind partying with a few creatures! A variety of small critters reside in the nature center including snakes, fish, lizards, and turtles.
Rotary Park is the home of the Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly House, donated and cared for by the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife. You can view all the beautiful butterflies and plants from the outside of the butterfly house every day and you can pick up information on butterflies and how to attract them to your yard. Volunteer time, plants, and supply donations are welcome. Monetary donations are also accepted by the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife for maintenance of the butterfly house.
Free tours of the butterfly house are given each Monday, Friday, and Saturday at 10:30 a.m.