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Posted on: May 19, 2020

City of Fort Myers continues opening parks and amenities

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 19, 2020) – To encourage outdoor recreation opportunities for the health and wellbeing of its citizens, the City of Fort Myers is reopening its pools, playgrounds, pavilions, courts, multipurpose fields (soccer/football) and fishing piers beginning Friday, May 22. Park users are advised to observe all Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, with adherence to social distancing recommendations. Park restrooms are open in locations where facilities are available.

City baseball fields remain open for groups of 10 or less who want to practice baseball or softball, with related dugouts, benches and bleachers remaining closed. The suspension of league play is still in effect until further notice. Outdoor tennis and pickleball courts are open with normal operating hours. The Fort Myers Country Club and Eastwood golf courses are open.

At this time, indoor recreation centers, including the STARS Complex, Skatium and Riverside Community Center, remain closed to the public.

Pool usage and guidelines:

The Fort Myers Aquatics Center and Golfview pools will be available for physical exercise seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by reservation of 90-minute time slots.

  • One swimmer per lane, per 90-minute time slot is allowed.
  • Indoor showers and changing rooms are not available at this time
  • Youth swim teams will be able to practice under USA swimming’s guidelines

For more information, please visit https://cityftmyers.com/1388/Aquatics. To make a reservation, please contact Aquatic Center at 239-321-7553.

Multipurpose field and softball/baseball guidelines:

Multipurpose fields and city baseball fields are open for groups of 10 or less who want to practice.

  • Dugouts, benches and bleachers remain closed.
  • The suspension of league play is still in effect until further notice.

To reserve a baseball or multipurpose field for practice, please contact Matt Fairchild at 239-321-7527.

It is critical that everyone follow CDC safety guidelines in order for these facilities and activities to remain available to the public. City leaders continue to monitor Florida Department of Health data and work closely with Lee County on the phased reopening of public amenities. For additional Coronavirus updates and facility status information, visit www.cityftmyers.com/COVID19.

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