VETERANS COMMUNITY PARK ../images/detail_photos/veteranspark.jpgVETERANS COMMUNITY PARK Address 55 Homestead Road South Lehigh Acres, FL 33936 239-369-1521 Google Map/Directions Contact Information Rebecca Flora, Supervisor 239-369-1521 DFlora@leegov.com Facility Staff Events Events Calendar Hours Veterans Community Park is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. Road Construction Updates During the week of 2/19/18, the contractor for the Homestead Road project will be installing storm drainpipe across the north entrance to Veterans Park requiring a closure of that entrance. Once they begin, the work will take approximately two days to complete. During this closure, it will be necessary to use the south entrance of Veterans Park to access the facilities. NEWSLee County Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce a new amenity at our off-leash dog parks. Aluminum chairs will be provided to patrons of Barkingham Dog Park, K-9 Corral, Paws 4 Duty, Pooch Park, and Woof-A-Hatchee dog parks. The chairs are on order and will be distributed to each location in the coming months. We hope you enjoy this addition and thank you for your continued support of our parks. Information Veterans Park is 95-acres full of activities for all ages. We have three exciting playgrounds. Come out to see our boulder playground for climbing for all ages, our traditional playground with playweb and finally, our splash playground.On the property we have a Lodge with a full kitchen that is available to rent for your large picnics.If you are interested in getting active, we have four lighted tennis courts, two covered and lighted basketball courts, two lighted softball fields, a skateboard course and our 38,000-sq foot recreation center.Our dog park - Paws 4 Duty - offers two large shaded off-leash areas; one for large dogs and the other for small, shy dogs or puppies. The park features water and shower stations for our canine friends to use while they exercise and socialize.Don't Feed the Monster, Part DooPet Waste that is left uncollected degrades water quality. With an estimated 134,000 dogs and 154,000 cats in Lee County, this results in a lot of waste that washes into our waterways increasing bacteria and nutrients. Join us in our Do your Duty campaign and pick up the waste! To learn more visit DoYourDuty.org and stop the Slime Monster. You can picnic by the scenic lake, spend some quality time with your pet or enjoy the free Wi-Fi under an oak tree. Please come and see all that Veterans Park has to offer.View Veterans Community Park. This facility is equipped with the WeatherBug Lightning Alert System. When the system detects lightning within 10 miles of the facility, the air horns sound an uninterrupted 15-second blast and the strobe light will activate. Park patrons who hear the horn and/or see the light need to seek shelter immediately. When the system no longer detects a threat, three 5-second blasts from the horn will sound and the strobe light will stop working. This is the signal that it is safe to return outdoors.No system is fool-proof. Park visitors should always assess weather conditions before going outside and always be prepared to take the appropriate action needed to ensure one's safety. *If the connection is DOWN, please follow the National Weather Service 30/30 rule until it is restored.* History ~Originally dedicated in 1993 as Lehigh Community Park South; however, the park's name was soon changed in 1994 to Veterans Park in honor of our country's veterans. ~Phase I (1993) consisted of a lake, pavilion, one unlit outdoor basketball court, concrete skate park bowl, playground, hill, and picnic areas. ~Phase II (2002-03) includes the large Recreation Center, lighted adult softball fields, additional parking, enlarged lake, and maintenance compound. ~Phase III has two covered, lighted basketball courts, four lighted tennis courts, and splash playground. ~Phase IV (2013) includes a four-acre multi-purpose athletic field, a handball court, additional picnic areas, and a new dog park – Paws 4 Duty. ~The James F. Crockford Jr. Memorial Walkway is lined with Oak trees donated by individuals honoring specific veterans.