Sunday, March 7, 2021

July is Parks and Recreation Month

Where can you improve your health without going to a doctor? Where can you meet new friends or spend time with existing ones? Where can children learn and grow withoutgoing to summer school? Right here with the Collier County Parks & Recreation Department.

As part of a nationwide celebration, the Collier County Parks & Recreation Department is pleased to be recognizing the many values and benefits of parks and recreation. Did you know that citizens who had betteraccess to parks, visited parks more frequently, and engaged in physically-active park behaviors also made fewer visits to their doctor other than getting a regular checkup? Are you aware that adolescents who participated in extra-curricular activities are more likely to avoid “at risk” behaviors? Have you ever considered the economic impact that visitors to parks, tournaments, and special events bring to the community?

Please join the Collier County Parks & Recreation Department as it recognizes Parks and Recreation Month by attending or participating in one or more of the following activities: 4thOf July Celebration, Sunny’s Night Out, Dominos, Water Aerobics, A Canoe Trip Through the Estuary, Senior Cards, Community Yard Sale, Bingo, Shelling or Walking Through Freedom Park. Visit us online @ to view our R.E.A.L. Guide for program details.

The department will host the 10th Annual Ice Cream Social to celebrate Parks and Recreation Month. The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 30, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at SugdenRegional Park. Staff and volunteers will be dishing out yummy, free ice cream. Other activities will include entertainment, games, a giant water slide, canoeing, kayaking and a water ski show.

For more information, contact Parks and Recreation Administration by calling (239) 252-4000 or visit

Active Military Free Admission To Sun-N-Fun Lagoon

As a way to say “thanks” for their service to our country, Sun-N-Fun Lagoon is offering free admission to the water park for all active military on Monday, July 4, with one paid admission.

Sun-N-Fun Lagoon is located in North Collier Regional Park at 15000 Livingston Rd.

Facility Attractions:

  • 1 waterslide drops into Sunny’s Lazy River
  • 4 water slides take you to a drop pool
  • Heated family pool
  • Tadpole Pool, a children’s activity wading water area with a fish slide and more
  • Turtle Cove, a pool for ages 5 – 12 years old with lily pads and ropes for climbing
  • Sunny’s Lazy River, 1200 feet long
  • All pools except Tadpole wading area are heated

The park is offering a special discount this year to Collier County residents with a Florida Driver’s License. With a Florida Driver’s License showing a Collier County address, you and your party will receive$2 off any 48 inch or taller entry, normally $12. Children three and under enter free and those shorter than 48 inches are just $5.50. Add sales tax to all fees listed.

Group rates, seasonal passes and party packages are also available. Call (239) 252-4073.

Summer Hours of Operation:

Summer hours for Sun-N-Fun Lagoon are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the water park is open every day of the week from Memorial Day through August 21.

For more information about Sun-N-Fun Lagoon or other public pool facilities, please visit the Parks and Recreation Department online at The public may call Sun-N-Fun Lagoon at (239) 252-4021.


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