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16760 Bass Road
Fort Myers, FL
(239) 432-2154
Jodi Goettemoeller
(239) 432-2154
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Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Saturday & Sunday, November 1st & 2nd: The gymnasium will be closed all day due to a basketball tournament. (Zumba & Line Dance will be moved to the Aerobics Room).


Tuesday, November 4th: The gymnasium will be closed all day due to Election Day.


Tuesday, November 11th: The Recreation Center will be closed all day in honor of Veteran's Day. 


Monday, November 24th: The gymnasium will be closed from 4 - 8 p.m. for a school event. 


Thursday & Friday, November 27th & 28th: The Recreation Center will be closed all day for the Thanksgiving Holiday. 


Friday, December 12th - Sunday, December 14th: The gymnasium will be closed for Senior Games (Basketball). 


Friday, December 19th - Sunday, January 4th: The Recreation Center will be closed for floor refinishing and holidays.


SUMMER CAMP PARENTS! Click on the link below to view  the Wa-Ke Hatchee Traditional Summer Camp's end-of-summer slideshow!



This facility is an innovative, cooperative venture between Lee County Parks and Recreation and the Lee County School Board. Most of the facility is an independent recreation center that is open to the public throughout the day. The gymnasium is dividable and shared with Lexington Middle School during the school day and during school special events. During the evenings and weekends, the recreation center uses the entire gymnasium. Other amenities include a weight room & fitness center, aerobics and dance rooms, computer lab/classroom, meeting rooms and a game room. A variety of free and fee-based programs are provided by contracted instructors.

A one-time fee of $10 per person or $25 for a family is the only requirement to become a lifetime member of the facility! Additional Weight Room membership is $20 a month, $80 for six months or $120 a year.  If you haven't been by, come take a tour! 

Wa-Ke Hatchee Park is open! The park includes 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.