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News from Lakes Park - February/March 2020
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IN THIS ISSUE: 


Park Activities and Programs
Postponements and Cancellations in the park due to COVID-19, plus official source of up-to-date County news  
Highlights from the 2nd Annual Evening Under the Stars 
Some fundraising goals were reached and a wonderful, magical time was had by all
Pave The Park: Bricks Installed in February, 2020 
New brick installations 
What's New in Lakes Park - March 2020 
Wildlife sightings, garden happenings, and other news items from the park 
 
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PARK ACTIVITIES and PROGRAMS

OFFICIAL SOURCE OF PARKS & REC CLOSURE INFORMATION:  Please check this link before heading out to a Lee County park or preserve: http://www.leegov.com/parks 

DUE TO THE NEED TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE FOLLOW EVENTS AND PROGRAMS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE : 


SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
First Saturday of the month, year-round  
8:00-10:00 AM   
The Morning Meander - Lee County Bird Patrol Tour 

Meet at Shelter A7 in the park. Walking tour with Bird Patrol guide. Bring camera, binoculars, water. Wear hat, sunscreen or other sun protection, comfortable shoes, appropriate clothing for the weather. 
 


SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE  
Second Saturday of the Month
October through April
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 
Botanic Garden Tours with Master Gardener Paula Novander 

Botanic Garden Tours occur on the 2nd Saturday each month, October through April. 
Meet at the Community Garden sign by 9:00 AM. 
 

SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, October through April 
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM 
Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation Plant Sales - at the Farmer's Market 

Help support the Lakes Park Gardens. Buy plants propagated by our Garden Ambassadors.  Proceeds help us to purchase supplies and new plants to keep the gardens looking beautiful.


CHECK Lee County Parks page before coming to the park: 
http://www.leegov.com/parks 
Every Tuesday & Thursday, year-round 
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM 
Volunteer Work Days in the Gardens

Get your hands dirty and help enhance the beauty and experience of Lakes Park! Service-learning volunteers are welcome! Lee County Volunteer registration may be required. Visit us on SignUp.com. https://signup.com/go/mvnYLHB 
  

SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Third Wednesday of the Month, October through April
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 
StoryTime in the Garden

Stories, activities and FUN appropriate for the pre-school set. Parents must stay with their children. Meet in the Children’s Garden. 


SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Every Wednesday, October through April  
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM 
Lakes Park Farmer's Market 

Wednesday is your day to shop from Southwest Florida's finest growers, producers, and suppliers of the freshest fruits, vegetables, organics, seafoods, meats, cheeses, prepared foods, flowers, and more.  Parking is free for market shoppers. 
 
October 16 - October 18, 2020
October 23 - October 30, 2020 
Scarecrows in the Park
at the Lakes Park Fall Festival 

Get your organization's name in front of 50,000+ visitors. Build a display, or sponsor a youth group to build. Earn service learning/volunteer hours in a fun, family-friendly environment.

REGISTRATION SCHEDULED TO BEGIN JUNE 2020

MAILING LIST:  http://bit.ly/LPEFSignUp

 



SAVE THE DATE!

Thursday March 4th, 2021 
3rd Annual
Evening Under the Stars

A fundraising benefit for Lakes Park


6:00 - 9:30 PM at the
Oasis Clubhouse at Amavida Living 
7650 Gladiolus Drive

STAY TUNED for sponsorship and ticket opportunities! 

 
Highlights from the 2nd Annual 

An Evening Under the Stars 


"An Evening Under The Stars" raised funds to support various park projects, including STEM programs for our Lakes Park summer campers.
 
See photos, more! CLICK THE PIC... 
 
Sponsor Sandbar Title and guests

An Evening Under the Stars major sponsor Sandbar Title and guests

PAVE the PARK

Bricks installed February 2020
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What's New in Lakes Park, March 2020

Wildlife, gardens, volunteers, park improvements - get all your updates about What's New in Lakes Park, right here! March 2020
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Volunteer harvests vegetables at Lakes Park
 
 
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Erin White, Executive Director, Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation - headshot
Best regards,
Erin White, Executive Director 
Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation 

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