JOHN YARBROUGH LINEAR PARK
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|Six Mile Cypress to Crystal Drive
Fort Myers, Florida
|Main Contact: Dan Lott
Alternate Contact: Christine Bailey
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Sunrise to Sunset 7 days a week.
John Yarbrough Linear Park, origianlly called Ten Mile Linear Park is a slender green space with paths that you can skate, run, walk or bicycle. John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail is a six mile paved multiple-use north-to-south linear park trail with walking, hiking, jogging, rollerblading, bicycling, on-leash dog walking, fishing, birding, wildlife viewing, and picnicking. The park features amenities such as pavilions, way-finding signage, trash receptacles, dog stations, and 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.). Phase I from Six Mile Cypress to Daniels Parkway was completed in November 2005 and includeds 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.
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.
The park first opened in November 2005.
On September 9, 2008 Lee County Commissioners, renamed the park from Ten Mile Linear Park to John Yarbrough Linear Park in honor of longtime retiring Lee Parks & Recreation Director John Yarbrough.