Parks and Public Lands

County Parks and Recreation

Estero Community Park

This regional park is a centerpiece to the Estero Community, providing sports fields, picnic areas, a large building, an outdoor amphitheater and more.

State Parks

The Florida State Park system is a nationally award winning department. State parks strive to provide easy access, with inexpensive use costs. We post local events in our

Koreshan State Historic Site

Koreshan State Park is the historical location of the Koreshan Unity movement’s Utopian settlement.

Mound Key Archaeological State Park

Mound Key is believed to have been the ceremonial center of the Calusa Indians when the Spaniards first attempted to colonize Southwest Florida. The only access to the island is by boat; there are no facilities. Mound Key is managed by Koreshan State Historic Site.

Estero Bay Preserve State Park

The first aquatic preserve established in Florida, this is one of the most productive estuaries in the state. The bay is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the bald eagle. The preserve protects the water, inlets, and islands along 10 miles of Estero Bay. Visitors can canoe or kayak in the bay or on the Estero River. Miles of trails offer visitors the opportunity to hike, bicycle, or study the variety of wildlife and native vegetation protected here.

Lovers Key State Park

West of Estero, between Estero and Fort Myers Beach is Lovers Key, a State Park consisting of four Gulf-front barriers islands, beaches and natural wonders.