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“fun and free to do in Cape Coral”

Rotary Park Environmental Center
Ranked #6 of 53 things to do in Cape Coral
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Great park, includes 2 dogs parks, one for large and one for small dogs. Butterfly Garden as well as numerous trails, playgrounds, pavilions. Wish the observation tower were open. You can bike, walk, run or picnic here

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Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

Rated as number 1 place to go in Cape Coral, we webt there to visit this place. It was clean and free parking, but nothing more. We didn't see anything and a local told us, he's coming here for more than 7 years, despite fishing you can't see or do anything here. We were really disappointed.

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Reviewed 28 March 2014

We loved this, it is our second visit and it is great to learn all about the wildlife and environmental issues around Cape Coral. Well worth a visit

1  Thank Crawley1938
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

the enclosed butterfly garden is quite interesting as is the center itself....large enclosed off-leash dog park on-site and a system of several short looped walking trails (< 1 mile total) which go through some scrub woods habitat around a couple of small ponds where you might see some shorebirds. The observation tower pictured in the brochures is closed. If you're looking to see wildlife, there are better opportunities elsewhere, this site will disappoint. If you're looking to see nesting burrowing owls (late Feb through March), just head on back up Pelican Blvd to the ballpark. The owls nest area is roped off on the lawn outside the ball field. When we visited, there was just one occupied nest burrow with 2 chicks. Also, the ball field light assemblies are the home of a colony of monk parakeets.

Thank Randy P
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

The butterfly house was very nice and the guide was extremely knowledgeable. The tower was closed, which was disappointing. We did see a red egret, blue heron and even a small alligator on the walk, but we were hoping for much more based on previous reviews. If you want to see nature, take the time and drive to Ding Darling or Corkscrew Swamp. The education centre was closed due to the school break and you couldn't access the dog park without a code. Otherwise, it's a nice city park to take small children with free parking and washrooms.

Thank Leslie218
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