Lee County ParksThe county announced today the re-opening of pools, playgrounds, pavilions, courts, multi-purpose fields (soccer/lacrosse/football), fishing piers and splash pads beginning Friday, May 22.

This decision was based on the continued voluntary compliance and the community’s greater awareness for Centers for Disease Control guidelines.  Staff will be onsite to help encourage following the CDC guidelines, including social distancing.  Parks staff have placed additional signs advising of CDC guidelines at all sites.

Additional details about the re-openings set for the coming weekend:

  • Multi-purpose fields (soccer, lacrosse and football) will reopen with no league play, benches or bleachers.
  • Activities on the multi-purpose fields will be restricted to groups of 10 or fewer to practice; some fields will need to be reserved and scheduled and some will be on first-come first-serve basis. Contact the Parks & Recreation supervisor listed on each landing page at leeparks.orgfor the individual site that has the field. Or call the Parks main phone number at 239-533-7275 for assistance.
  • Parks Staff will continue to clean frequently at all sites and educate the public on social distancing and CDC guidelines.
  • Normal operating hours at all parks, preserves and beach-access sites will be observed.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office will continue to assist with monitoring and educating the public at county beaches during the three-day Memorial Day weekend.

Recreation centers remain closed at this time.

Recommended guidelines for beaches and parks include:

  • All individuals, when in public, should maximize physical distance from others, maintain a minimum of 6 feet
  • Social settings of 10 people or more should be avoided, where appropriate distancing may not be practical
  • Vulnerable individuals should continue to stay home
  • Practice proper handwashing techniques, especially after touching frequently used surfaces
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Sneeze or cough into a tiss