Lee County Manatee Park Winter Program Schedule.

 

Habitat Tour of Gardens:

 

Sundays starting January 6th through March 23rd 9:30 am Sundays only

 

Explore the native habitats that supply food, shelter and space for a many species of birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Tour begins on the porch of the Gift Shop. Tour is free with paid parking.

 

All about Manatees Program:

 

Jan 2nd - March 30th

 

11am and 2pm daily

 

Learn all about the biological characteristics and habitats of the Florida Manatee. Discover where manatees live, what they eat, and the challenges they face in the shallow coastal waters of Florida. Program is free with paid parking.

 

Manatee Park is a non-captive refuge for the endangered Florida Manatee. Optimum viewing for the Florida manatee is between the months of November March. Visitors will enjoy walking the ADA accessible paths through the restored native plant habitats and beautiful butterfly gardens. Volunteer interpretive naturalists provide guidance along the walkways throughout the park. In addition to wildlife observation the park offers picnic facilities, playground,fishing pier, self-guided ethnobotany trail, and canoe / kayak launch to

the Orange River.

 

Manatee Park is open 8:00a - sundown. Parking fee applies: $2.00/hr per vehicle, maximum $5.00. No Pets. Manatee Park is located at 10901 Palm Beach Blvd. 1.3 miles east of I 75 on SR 80 directly across the street from the FPL power plant. For more information go to www.LeeParks.org.