Estero is fortunate to have the unique Koreshan State Park in the center of our community.
This park offers year-round recreational opportunities for boating, fishing, and hiking, as well as concerts and even a farmers’ market. It’s also where the Estero River flows through to the Estero Bay and where a pine flatwoods habitat, as well as a wide range of plant species from all around the world, can be viewed.
At this park, you can explore structures and gardens of the 19th century Koreshan Unity Settlement. This settlement was the continuation of a religious movement started in New York in 1880 by Dr. Cyrus R. Teed. He took the name “Koresh”, the Hebrew translation of Cyrus, meaning shepherd.