Summer Camps and After School Programs

Club Rec

Weekdays after school - $100 per semester
The school day is done; time to join Club Rec. This program provides children an outlet to burn off the stress of the school day through organized games, activities, clubs, sports, crafts and homework time. Participants will learn the benefits of recreation, healthy lifestyles, teamwork and caring for/understanding the environment/nature. Club Rec expects children to participate in planned activities as well as maintain a steady attendance. Children regularly missing more than two unapproved program days per week will be dropped from Club Rec in order to open a spot for another child. Club Rec is offered only on days when school is in session that are not a county holiday. This program is for children in second to eighth grade.

Click here to register for classes and programs online

Spring Break Camp and Teacher-in-Service Fun Days

Teacher In-Service Days - $15 per day,
Spring Break - $75 per week
Come spend your teacher in-service days and spring break having fun with friends. Day may include games, swimming, crafts, music or field trip. Call the center for the day’s itinerary. Price does not include field trip cost (when applicable). Hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please bring a bagged
lunch, snacks and a water bottle.

Click here to register for classes and programs online

Summer Camp

Lee County Parks & Recreation offers a variety of camp programs to help make the summer fun.  Many camps fill quickly, so register early. Camps are offered on a weekly basis.  Register for the camps that interest you, on the weeks that work for you.

Click here for more information about summer camp.

Classes, Programs and Special Events

Recreation Centers/Community Center Classes and Programs

Most of our activities are held at our community centers and recreation centers. Programs vary at each site, so check the webpage of the one closest to you to see what they have to offer!

Register for classes and programs online

Swimming Lessons and Water Exercise

There are four community pools which offer swimming lessons for all ages, as well as a variety of water exercise classes and aerobics classes. Check out the swimming pools website to find a pool near you and to browse which classes are available.

Special Events

Check out the special events calendar to see upcoming events at our recreation centers and parks.

Guided Walks and Nature Programs

Click here to download the free guided walks schedule

Environmental Education

Classes and lectures are held regularly at several of the large regional parks. Call 239-533-7275 for more information.

Parks & Recreation also partners with the UF/IFAS extension program to offer a variety of nature courses and programs. For more information visit the UF/IFAS Lee County Extension Services website or call 239-533-IFAS(4327).

The Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trails

The Great Calusa Blueway is a 190-mile trail guides canoeists and kayakers using easily identified brown/white signs through shallow areas away from powerboat traffic. Click here for more information about the paddling trail.

UF/IFAS Extension Services -- Agriculture, Landscaping, Marine Education & Nutrition Programs

UF/IFAS Extension Services offers customized education and training in agriculture/natural resources, horticulture, 4-H/youth development, marine education, Florida Yards & Neighborhoods, and family and consumer sciences. 239-533-IFAS(4327). For more information visit the UF/IFAS Lee County Extension Services website or call 239-533-IFAS(4327).

Sports and Athletics Programs

Open Recreation Sports (Pickleball, Volleyball, Basketball, Disc Golf, Table Tennis and More!)

Open recreation sports are played at our parks and recreation centers during designated times. Our four large recreation centers offer open recreation times in their large gymnasiums and many of the parks feature outdoor facilities available for use.

Lee County Community Tennis Association

Public courts are located at various Lee County parks, which are typically open everyday, dawn to 9:30 p.m.

Visit Lee County Community Tennis Association

Find Lee County Parks & Recreation tennis courts nearest to you.

Visit or call 239-565-5300 for more information and to register for lessons/clinics.

Youth Sports Leagues

Lee County Parks & Recreation does not organize or manage the operation of youth sports at athletic fields but there are many partner organizations that do. Each one of these organizations must meet standards and code of conduct, and background checks for coaches are conducted.

Click here for contact information for youth leagues in the community

Major League Sports Events

Lee County Parks & Recreation hosts two Major League Baseball teams at its facilities for spring training. The Boston Red Sox play at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers. The Minnesota Twins’ spring “playground” is at Lee County Sports Complex in south Fort Myers. Both teams are competing in state-of-the-art facilities managed by Parks & Recreation staff. For tickets and information visit or

During summertime, Lee County Sports Complex is home to the Fort Myers Miracle, a Florida State League Team affiliated with the Minnesota Twins. Parks & Recreation also maintains the Player Development Complex on Edison Avenue and Terry Park Sports Complex on Palm Beach Boulevard—all of which host a variety of smaller nationwide tournaments. 

Special Needs and Specialized Recreation Programs

Karl Drews Special Needs Center Programs

Karl Drews Special Needs Center

Club Sunshine (Club Rec After School Activity) - ages 6-22

Variety Club (Daytime adult social) - any adult age

Pre-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. 


  • 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.


Special Needs Coordinator

(239) 267-2181

Adaptive Sports

Click here to learn more about adaptive sports in Lee County

Special Olympics - Lee County FL

Go to: for complete information

Lee County Parks & Recreation Special Olympics Coordinator - Don Payne


Special Olympics County Director – Justin Copertino


Community Programs

  • Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults 8 years of age and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Our athletes are also invited to participate in Athlete Leadership and Healthy Athletes programs.
  • We currently offer Nine Sports: Athletics (Track & Field), Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Stand Up Paddle, Swimming & Tennis
  • We currently serve 1,382 athletes throughout Lee County including School Based Programs.
  • Over 480 people from our community give their time to volunteer each year including School Based Programs.

School Based Programs

  • School Based Programs begin at age 2 and continue until age 22. These programs provide the opportunity to transition to, or simultaneously participate in the Community Programs. 
  • Young Athletes Program - Ages 2-7
  • Little Elites – 2nd – 5th Grade
  • Motor Activities Training Program
  • Unified Sports  & Unified Champion Schools
  • Fit 5 Plan


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