​​​​​Lightning Alert System​ at LCPR parks

Lee County Parks & Recreation takes safety very seriously at all our parks and facilities.  Lightning is a threat to safety in southwest Florida.  In response, LCPR has installed automated ligthning alert systems at our most heavily-used parks.  These sytems go live during normal park hours and for special events.  

How It Works

When the system detects lightning within 10 miles, a horn sounds and strobe light activates.  When the horn is heard or strobe light is observed, everyone must immediately seek shelter.  Games will be suspended until the all-clear signal is received.  When the system no longer detects a threat, three 5-second blasts from the horn will sound and the strobe light will stop. This is the signal that it is safe to return to play.

However, no system is fool-proof. Park visitors should always assess weather conditions before going outside and be prepared to take appropriate action to ensure safety. 

Resources

Parks Equipped with Early Warning

​Name​Address
Alva Community Park

​21471 North River Road
Alva, FL 33920
Google Map/Directions

Bayshore Elementary School​​17050 Williams Road
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
Google Map/Directions
Brooks Community Park​​50 South Road
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Google Map/Directions
​Buckingham Community Park​9800 Buckingham Road
Fort Myers, FL 33905
Google Map/Directions
Estero Community Park​​9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.
Estero, FL 33928
Google Map/Directions
JetBlue Park​​11500 Fenway South Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913
Google Map/Directions
​​Karl J. Drews Community Center​​​18412 Lee Road
Fort Myers, FL 33967
Google Map/Directions
Kelly Road Soccer Complex​10750 Kelly Road
Fort Myers, Florida 33908
Google Map/Directions
Kurt Donaldson Community Park​​180 Hunter Blvd.
Cape Coral, FL 33909
Google Map/Directions
Lakes Regional Park​​7330 Gladiolus Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Google Map/Directions
Lehigh Acres Community Pool​​1400 West 5th St.
Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
Google Map/Directions
North Fort Myers Community Park​​2000 North Recreation Park Way
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
Google Map/Directions
North Fort Myers Community Pool​5170 Orange Grove Blvd.
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
Google Map/Directions
Phillips Park​​5675 Sesame Drive
Bokeelia, FL 33922
Google Map/Directions
Pine Island Community Pool​5675 Sesame Drive
Bokeelia, FL 33922
Google Map/Directions
​​Player Development Complex​4301 Edison Ave.
Fort Myers, Florida 33916
Google Map/Directions
Rutenberg Community Park​6500 South Pointe Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Google Map/Directions
San Carlos Community Pool​​8208 Sanibel Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33967
Google Map/Directions
San Carlos Park Elementary School​​17282 Lee Road
Fort Myers, FL 33967
Google Map/Directions
Tanglewood Elementary School​​1620 Manchester Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Google Map/Directions
Terry Park Sports Complex​​3410 Palm Beach Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Google Map/Directions
Three Oaks Community Park​18251 Three Oaks Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33967
Google Map/Directions
​​Veterans Community Park​​55 Homestead Road South
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Google Map/Directions
​Villas Elementary School​​8595 Beacon Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33906
Google Map/Directions
​​Wa-Ke Hatchee Community Park​​16760 Bass Road
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Google Map/Directions