July is "National Park and Recreation Month," and the Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a free family event Saturday, July 19, to celebrate. This year's "Discover Parks and Recreation Day" will be held at the Cape Coral Yacht Club from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Several Parks & Recreation divisions will be on hand ranging from the Cape Coral Arts Studio, Four Freedoms Park and Environmental Recreation to the Youth Center, Special Events division and the Yacht Club Pool. Featured activities include an ice cream social, bowling game, kids crafts, daytime telescope viewing, beach games, photo scavenger hunt, live reptiles and prize drawings throughout the day. There will also be a live deejay and a variety of dancing and other demonstrations on the main stage in the Yacht Club Ballroom.
In addition to the activities, over $1,000 worth of recreation-oriented prizes and coupons will be given out during the event including tickets to Sun Splash Family Waterpark, free golf at Coral Oaks Golf Course, passes to the Yacht Club Pool, tickets aboard the Key West Express, kayaking at Eco Park, tickets to Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, bowling passes to HeadPinz, tickets aboard the Fort Myers Princess and Naples Princess, passes to Coconut Festival 2014, Parks and Recreation T-shirts and more.
The Yacht Club Community Park is at 5817 Driftwood Parkway in southeast Cape Coral. For more information, visit www.CapeParks.com or call the Yacht Club at 239-574-0806.