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Rotary Park Environmental Center

Consisting of 97 acres, Rotary Park is the result of funding from a grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection stipulating the area be preserved in perpetuity. In the mid-1980’s, the Rotary Club of Cape Coral was looking for a worthwhile project where they could utilize the funds they raised through various activities on something to benefit the community. The site currently known as Rotary...

Consisting of 97 acres, Rotary Park is the result of funding from a grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection stipulating the area be preserved in perpetuity. In the mid-1980’s, the Rotary Club of Cape Coral was looking for a worthwhile project where they could utilize the funds they raised through various activities on something to benefit the community. The site currently known as Rotary Park was then city property with no plans for development. After many years of hard work, Rotary Park opened to the public in 2001 as the result of the combined effort of three local Rotary Clubs, the Department of Environmental Protection and the City of Cape Coral. 

The upland area is occupied by the environmental center, butterfly house, dog park, playground, picnic shelters, and some open space for playing. The 4,200 square foot environmental center is used for a variety of programs, classes, and activities. This facility is available to rent for gatherings, as long as you don’t mind partying with a few creatures! The facility is home to an assortment of snakes, lizards, turtles, and fish, most of whom were unwanted pets that have been given up by their owners and now reside at the park. 

PARK AMENITIES:

  • Environmental Center
  • Liam J. Perk Playground
  • Thomas J. Allen Butterfly House
  • Wagging Tails Dog Park (registration required)
  • Glover Bight Boardwalk & Observation Tower  
  • Picnic Shelters (3) w/ BBQ grills*
  • Observation Tower
  • Nature Trails
  • Ponds
  • Butterfly and Native Gardens
  • Free Mulch (you haul)
  • Walking Path w/ Fitness Stations
  • Restrooms

Key Features

Things to Do

Parks and Nature

Outdoor Activities & Sports

Live Camera

Amenities

Suitable for Ages

All Ages

Hours of Operation

Monday

8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Tuesday

8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Wednesday

8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Thursday

8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Friday

8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Saturday

8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Key Features

Things to Do

Parks and Nature

Outdoor Activities & Sports

Live Camera

Hours of Operation

Monday

8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Tuesday

8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Wednesday

8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Thursday

8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Friday

8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Saturday

8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

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