In response to the tragic loss of an 8-year-old girl at a bus stop, Cape Coral Rotary Clubs and Kiwanis have received approval for a pilot program to introduce benches at school bus stops. The Cape Coral City Council has endorsed the initiative, aiming to install 200 benches across the city by August, coinciding with the start of the school year. Police Chief David Newlan joined club representatives in discussing their fundraising efforts for this critical project.
Spread across 97 acres, Rotary Park, funded by a Florida Department of Environmental Protection grant, exists today due to the Rotary Club of Cape Coral's vision and hard work in the mid-1980s. Initially city property, this now thriving park opened in 2001 through the collaboration of three local Rotary Clubs, the Department of Environmental Protection, and the City of Cape Coral. Its diverse offerings include an environmental center, butterfly house, dog park, playground, picnic shelters, and open space for play. The 4,200 square foot environmental center hosts various programs and can be rented for gatherings. Additionally, it provides a home for several reptiles and aquatic creatures, often former pets now residing in the park.
Vendor space will be available for local businesses at the Cardboard Boat Regatta at Seahawk Park on Saturday, March 30, 2024. To learn more, click the button below.