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16760 Bass Road
Fort Myers, FL
(239) 432-2154
Jodi Goettemoeller
(239) 432-2154

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The Ribbon cutting and Grand Opening of the park was held on March 12, 2011. Current amenities to this 25+ acre park include two lakes, walking trails, a playground, a dog park, tennis courts, pickleball courts, shelters, restroom facilities and a parking lot with an entrance off of Bass Road. The address of our main entrance is 16760 Bass Road.


"Wa-Ke Hatchee"...what's with the name? It's a combination of Native American names combining "cow" and "water." A creek cuts through the 50-acre property on which the Recreation Center was built, and this watering hole was an important spot for the old Florida cowboys as the last source of fresh water for their cattle as they headed to Punta Rassa for shipment by boat to Cuba.

The center first opened in September 2005 and held its official Grand Opening on January 21, 2006. The park's Grand Opening was held on March 12, 2011 and is Phase 2 of this multiphase project. Phase One included the recreation center and basketball pavilion. Future amenities could include a water park "splash pad" and a ball field complex.