BUCKINGHAM COMMUNITY PARK ../images/detail_photos/buckpark.jpgBUCKINGHAM COMMUNITY PARK Address 9800 Buckingham Road Fort Myers, FL 33905 239-229-0536 Google Map/Directions Contact Information Jason Eash 239-340-6027 firstname.lastname@example.org Facility Staff Events Events Calendar Hours Buckingham Community Park is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week.Park may remain open after dusk if athletic fields are rented Closures Information Dog-friendly Barkingham Park Features an off-lead area and primitive trails for on-lead walks. During the wet summer months, the off-lead area may have standing water. News:Lee 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.Park Amenities:Four baseball fieldsThree football fieldsTwo picnic areas with grills (the large shelter is limited to no more than four tables per group. The shelters are first come first served.)Three restroom facilitiesOne large playground area with swings and climbing structuresDon't Feed the Monster, Part Doo:Pet 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. Lightning Safety: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 The football fields were completed in 1994. The baseball fields were completed in 1996. Barkingham Dog Park opened in November 2001. The playground, climbing structures, swings, and large shelter opened in July 2002 and were funded in cooperation with Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program.