KARL J. DREWS COMMUNITY CENTER ../images/detail_photos/karldrewscenter.jpgKARL J. DREWS COMMUNITY CENTER Address 18412 Lee Road Fort Myers, FL 33967 Google Map/Directions Contact Information Nancy Apperson 239-267-2181 NApperson@leegov.com Facility Staff Events Events Calendar Hours Fall Hours: Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday noon to 9 p.m. Summer Hours: Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information This center provides programming for a variety of ages and abilities. Our programs are designed to give participants with special needs an opportunity to get involved in Special Olympics and a selection of recreational, leisure and sports activities that include, Summer/Spring camp, Fun Days on days off from school, after school Club Rec, Variety Club, and social programs. A Special Needs Assessment Packet must be completed prior to registering for a program. Take the Special Needs Recreation and Leisure Survey.View Karl J. Drews Community Center. 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 Karl Drews Community Center was built in the early 80's and has had many improvements since. The House renovations were complete in 2004. An All inclusive Playground was completed in 2009. The community center was named in honor of Fire Chief Karl Drews, who served the San Carlos Fire Department from 1979 until his tragic death in 1990 when he died in a plane crash while helping another fire district.