Dog park discussion to be held by Lee County on April 30

April 24, 2021
By Marcy Shortuse

STAFF REPORT – Join Lee County Parks & Recreation as they host an open house from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 30, in the auditorium at the Boca Grande Community Center, 131 First St. West for a proposed dog park coming to Boca Grande. The park is planned for the Wheeler Road ball field location.

During this open house, the public is invited to stop by and view plans of the proposed improvements as well as discuss them with county staff. The design of the park will mirror other Lee County off-leash facilities with an enclosure for large dogs and one for canines 18 inches and shorter. It will also include paved parking, shade structures, seating, a drinking fountain and other amenities.

The meeting will follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines. For those who are unable to attend or prefer to view the plans remotely, contact Lee County Parks & Recreation beginning May 1 to request a digital copy of renderings shared at the meeting. Email and put “Boca Grande Dog Park” in the subject line of the email.

For more information on Lee County Parks & Recreation facilities, visit or call (239) 533-7275.