All Inclusive at Lee County Parks & Recreation

Lee County Parks & Recreation  encourages all individuals to participate in the leisure and recreational opportunities of their choice. We welcome people with disabilities into all of our parks, recreation programs and facilities. Comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination of programs, services and activities for individuals with disabilities.

Special Needs Programs

Special Needs/Inclusion programs are being offered throughout the year for individuals with various disabilities. Programs such as Summer Camp, Spring Break Camp, and Fun Days are for school-age participants. The Social Club and Variety are for adults with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities. There are always inclusion opportunities in the various community recreation facilities as well.  

Special needs programS
​Program Name
Type
​Age
​Location
​Club Sunshine
​After school (Club Rec)
​6-22
​Karl Drews Center
​Variety Club
​Daytime social
​adults
Karl Drews Center​

Know Before You Go

Most of our special needs programs take place at the Karls Drews Special Needs CenterPre-registration is required for all our programs. Please download the special needs Registration Packet and email it to the Special Needs Coordinator or mail-in/drop-off to Karl Drews. Space is limited in certain programs, so register early! Individuals requiring personal care and/or medical assistance may need to bring a caregiver with them to participate in programs and activities. 

Hours

Fall Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. & Friday 12 p.m.-9 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Address
Karl Drews Special Needs Center
 
18412 Lee Road
Fort Myers, FL 33967
 
(239) 267-2181

Contact Information

Our special needs coordinator and program specialists can provide a confidential review to assess your recreation, leisure and social needs. We are always open to suggestions for recreation and leisure programs.  Stop by Karl Drews to talk in-person, call, or click on a staff member below to send us an email.

Karl Drews Center Staff

(239) 267-2181

Special Needs Coordinator

(239) 437-5759

Terri Farrell
ADA Coordinator

(239) 533-7515

Dorothy Barilla
Program Specialist & Special Olympics Coordinator
(239) 432-2031
Special Olympics Class A Volunteer Registration Form