JOHN YARBROUGH LINEAR PARK
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Six Mile Cypress to Crystal Drive
Fort Myers, Florida
33912

Dan Lott 239-707-3164 or
Christine Bailey 239-229-0619
Klott@leegov.com
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The John Yarbrough Linear Park is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week.
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John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail is a six mile paved multiple-use north-to-south linear park trail that can be used for walking, hiking, jogging, rollerblading, bicycling, on-leash dog walking, fishing, birding, wildlife viewing, and picnicking.

Park Amenities:

  • Pavilions
  • Way-finding signage
  • Trash receptacles
  • Dog stations
  • Benches.

The trail is well shaded on the southern-most section. The trail can be accessed by sidewalk or paths at: Six Mile Cypress Slough Parkway, Daniels Parkway, Crystal Drive, and Colonial Boulevard.

Public parking is available at several nearby recreational facilities (parking fees may apply): Lakes Regional Park (1.5 mi.), the Lee County Sports Complex (1 mi.), the City of Fort Myers Neighborhood Trailhead Park (2.1 mi.), and the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Interpretive Center (3.7 mi.).

John Yarbrough Linear Park is a dog friendly facility where dogs must remain on leash. At the current time there is no parking lot available for Phase two or three.

History
Phase I (from Six Mile Cypress to Daniels Parkway) was completed in November 2005 and included 1 1/4 mile of paved path and sidewalks, two shade shelters with picnic tables. Phase II (from Daniels Parkway to Crystal Drive) opened in October 2006 and includes two shade shelters with picnic tables and 1.5 miles of paved trails. Phase III (from Crystal drive to Colonial Ave) opened late April 2008.

On Sept. 9, 2008 Lee County Commissioners, renamed the park from Ten Mile Linear Park to John Yarbrough Linear Park in honor of longtime retiring Lee County Parks & Recreation Director John Yarbrough.