WA-KE HATCHEE PARK RECREATION CENTER ../images/detail_photos/wkhrc.jpgWA-KE HATCHEE PARK RECREATION CENTER Address 16760 Bass Road Fort Myers, FL 33908 239-432-2154 Google Map/Directions Contact Information David Lau 239-432-2154 Dlau@leegov.com Facility Staff Events Events CalendarWa-Ke Hatchee Wire Newsletter Hours Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For Open Recreation & program times, please See monthly Wa-Ke Hatchee Wire and Calendar. Closures Saturday, October 20- Pickleball (3 courts only), Badminton late start (2pm)Monday, October 22- No Badminton/Family GymTuesday, October 23- No VolleyballWednesday, October 24- No PickleballSunday, November 11- Recreation Center closed in observance of Veterans' DayWednesday, November 21- Game Room closed 7:30am-6pmThursday, November 22 through Friday, November 23- Recreation Center closed for Thanksgiving HolidaySunday, December 23 through Sunday, January 6- Recreation Center closed for floor refurnishing and Holiday's. We will reopen Monday, January 7 with normal business hours. Information *Next Beginners Pickleball 101 Clinic: Saturday, November 17, 6-7:30pm (Outside Courts)Lee County Parks & Recreation Membership Application:Individual ApplicationFamily Application This facility is an innovative, cooperative venture between Lee County Parks and Recreation and the Lee County School Board. Most of the facility is an independent recreation center that is open to the public throughout the day. The gymnasium is dividable and shared with Lexington Middle School during the school day and during school special events. During the evenings and weekends, the recreation center uses the entire gymnasium. Other amenities include a weight room & fitness center, aerobics and dance rooms, computer lab/classroom, meeting rooms and a game room. A variety of free and fee-based programs are provided by contracted instructors. You must be a facility member to register for classes. A one-time fee of $10 per person or $25 for a family is the only requirement to become a lifetime member of the facility! Additional Weight Room membership is $20 a month, $80 for six months or $120 a year. If you haven't been by, come take a tour! Wa-Ke Hatchee Park includes two lakes, walking trails, a playground, a dog park, tennis courts, pickleball courts, shelters, restroom facilities and a parking lot with an entrance off of Bass Road. Wa-Ke Hatchee LeaguesWaKa Kickball NFL Youth Flag Football FMTC Youth Run Club *Check out Youth Sports Contacts for additional Lee County leagues. History "Wa-Ke Hatchee"...what's with the name? It's a combination of Native American names combining "cow" and "water." A creek cuts through the 50-acre property on which the Recreation Center was built, and this watering hole was an important spot for the old Florida cowboys as the last source of fresh water for their cattle as they headed to Punta Rassa for shipment by boat to Cuba. The center first opened in September 2005 and held its official Grand Opening on Jan. 21, 2006. The park's Grand Opening was held on March 12, 2011.