Fort Myers Beach parks
May 28, 2009
Bay Oaks Recreation Center
A Lee County facility that is open to both residents and visitors. The rec center is located next to Beach Elementary School at 2731 Oak St., phone number is 765-4222. The hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Proper attire, including sneakers, is required. Admission and sports activities are free, however there is a small fee for classes.
Bay Oaks has the only public tennis courts on the island and they are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Basketball, ping pong, volleyball and free weights are available. The center also offers special senior activities.
Bowditch Point Park
At the north end of Estero Island. The county park has bathrooms, shower, picnic facilities, nature trails, with an extensive boardwalk opening directly onto the beach. Concession stand offers food and beach supplies. Parking is extremely limited! Take the shuttle at Times Square or Summerlin Square.