Thursday, October 30, 2014

Lee Parks: Streets Alive in downtown Fort Myers

What's happening: Move…bike, walk and dance through the streets of downtown Fort Myers River District. Join in on the activities and move, for a healthy community. It's a great day for a family outing and all activities are free.

Where: Downtown Fort Myers, free parking in lots and garages. Portions of Hendry St., Main St., First St., Bay St. and Edwards Drive will be closed to motor vehicles.
When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
Cost: Free

What to expect: Streets Alive is an open streets event — offering fun, free physical activity in a safe open streets environment created by closing streets to motor vehicles. Dozens of activities will be led by professionals in addition to the length of the closed streets being open to walkers, bicyclists, skaters, runners, skate boarders, etc. Some of the activities include Zumba, jump rope, yoga, dance, and disc golf. Delicious and nutritious food and drinks will be sold by local vendors on the streets as well as inside downtown's many fine restaurants. This is a family event, so all ages are encouraged to join in on the fun!

History: Streets Alive was created to incorporate fun, fitness and food to promote healthier lifestyles by temporarily closing streets to motor vehicles and opening them for people to have fun and get active. This is the second annual Streets Alive event for Lee County.
Tips / Notes
• Bring your own water bottle to stay hydrated.
• Wear weather-appropriate stretch or loose fitting clothing that will allow you to move and comfortable shoes.
• Bring your bike, roller blades, skateboard, scooter or anything you enjoy using in outdoor play.
• Kids (and adults) encouraged to wear Halloween costumes.
• There will be activities offered for people with limited mobility, physical disabilities and those confined to a wheelchair.
• First aid assistance will be located at event headquarters — Lee County Administration East Building at Second and Hendry Streets.

Driving directions: From U.S. 41, turn right onto Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Turn left onto Monroe St. and find parking at any lot or parking garage.

About us: Lee County Parks & Recreation has over 230 positions, a $28 million budget and more than 31,500 acres of parks, preserves, facilities and other sites. The department oversees four recreation centers, 10 community centers, community parks, Conservation 20/20 lands, greenways, the Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail, four year-round pools, seven boat ramps, sports complexes including the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins spring training facilities, dog-friendly facilities and pristine Gulf-of-Mexico beach parks.
• Contact us at 533-7275 or

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