WA-KE HATCHEE PARK RECREATION CENTER
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16760 Bass Road
Fort Myers, FL
33908

Lisa Weaver
239-432-2154
lweaver@leegov.com

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BUILDING HOURS OF OPERATION:
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.

GAME ROOM HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

UPCOMING FACILITY/GYM CLOSURES:

*These dates are subject to change*

Wednesday, May 6th: Gym CLOSED 6 - 9 p.m. for School Event.

Thursday, May 7th: Basketball ends at 1 p.m. for School Event.

Friday, May 8th: Gym CLOSED 4 - 7 p.m. for Basketball Tournament.

Saturday, May 9th - Sunday, May 10th: Gym CLOSED ALL DAY for Basketball Tournament.

Thursday, May 14th: Gym CLOSED 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. for School Event.

Saturday, May 16th: School side of Gym CLOSED for Badminton Clinic. NO PICKLEBALL. NO OPEN GYM BADMINTON.

Sunday, May 17th: School side of Gym CLOSED for Badminton Clinic. NO PICKLEBALL. NO FAMILY OPEN GYM.

Tuesday, May 19th: Volleyball - Only 3 courts until 7:30 p.m..

Wednesday, May 20th: Gym CLOSED 6 - 9 p.m. for School event.

Thursday, May 21st: Gym CLOSED 10 a.m.- 4 p.m..

Monday, May 25th: Recreation Center CLOSED for Memorial Day Holiday.

Thursday, May 28th: Gym will be CLOSED ALL DAY for School event.

Friday, May 29th: Gym will be CLOSED ALL DAY for school event.

Information

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 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.

FUTURE PROGRAM REGISTRATION DATES:


2015-2016 Club Rec Registration Opens May 18, 2015

 

WA-KE HATCHEE LEAGUES:

WaKa Kickball

NFL YouthFlag Football

FMTCYouth Run Club

 *Check out Youth SportsContacts for additional Lee County leagues.

History
"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 Jan. 21, 2006. The park's Grand Opening was held on March 12, 2011.