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6500 South Pointe Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL

Main Contact: Paul Yacobelli 239-229-1610<br> Alternate Contact: Christine Bailey 239-229-0619

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Rutenberg Park is open from 7 a.m. to 10:45 p.m., seven days a week, unless permitted. Please contact Paul Yacobelli at 239-229-1610 to request a field permit.

Rutenberg Park is located in south Fort Myers, one block east of McGregor Boulevard, between College Parkway and Cypress Lake Drive.

Park Amenities:

  • Football field
  • Three baseball fields
  • Eight tennis courts
  • Two handball courts
  • Playground
  • Small pavilion
  • One basketball hoop
  • Public restrooms

This facility is equipped with the WeatherBug Lightning Alert System. When the system detects lightning within 10 miles of the facility, the air horns sound an uninterrupted 15-second blast and the strobe light will activate. Park patrons who hear the horn and/or see the light need to seek shelter immediately. When the system no longer detects a threat, three 5-second blasts from the horn will sound and the strobe light will stop working. This is the signal that it is safe to return outdoors.

No system is fool-proof. Park visitors should always assess weather conditions before going outside and always be prepared to take the appropriate action needed to ensure one's safety.

*If the connection is DOWN, please follow the National Weather Service 30/30 rule until it is restored.*

This 40-acre property was donated by Rutenberg Homes for use as a park and opened to the public in 1977.