WA-KE HATCHEE PARK RECREATION CENTER
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16760 Bass Road
Fort Myers, FL
33908
239-432-2154
Jodi Goettemoeller
239-432-2154
jgoettemoeller@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 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

UPCOMING FACILITY CLOSURES:

*These dates are subject to change*

Thursday, December 18th: The gymnasium will be closed 4 - 9 p.m. for floor refinishing.

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

Monday, January 19th: The Recreation Center will be closed in observance of the MLK, Jr. holiday. 

Friday, January 30th: The gymnasium will be closed from 4 - 8 p.m. for basketball tournament.

Saturday, January 31st - Sunday, February 1st: The gymnasium will be closed ALL DAY for basketball tournament.

Saturday, February 7th - Sunday, February 8th: The gymnasium will be closed ALL DAY for a tournament.

Friday, February 20th: The gymnasium will be closed from 4 - 9 p.m. for senior games (pickleball).

Saturday, February 21st - Sunday, February 22nd: The gymnasium will be closed for senior games (pickleball).

FUTURE PROGRAM REGISTRATION DATES:

2015 Summer Camp:
Counselor Applications Open January 2015
Camp Registration Opens February 23, 2015

2015-2016 Club Rec Registration Opens May 18, 2015

Information

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

 http://youtu.be/PfadE93ZJQ4

 

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.

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