Naples is well known for having some of the most beautiful beachfronts in the nation, but if you prefer to stay further inland, the hidden charm of this coastal city lies in its parks.
Numerous, well-maintained, and brimming with fun and relaxation, the parks of Collier County are examples of how integrating the beautiful surroundings with fun amenities can create an experience that is impossible to beat. Different public parks are located in nearly every single community as well, so no matter where you live, you’ll always be near a gorgeous park that is a blast to play in, and just as enjoyable to relax in. Here are some of the best parks the city has to offer:
- Eagle Lakes Community Park
From birding to basketball to an exciting water playground for the kids, this park has everything to offer for the whole family. Open every day from 8 AM until dusk, you’ll never run out of things to do – the park boasts lighted baseball and softball fields, 2 lighted football/soccer fields, a lighted basketball court, a picnic shelter, a 2.5 mile nature trail, and much more.
- Freedom Park
The newest park in Collier County, Freedom Park gives you just that – freedom to enjoy the sun, relax among nature, and make the most of your free time. The 5-acre lake at the heart of the property is a beautiful focal point that fits in as a relaxing place to lie along the shore, splash in its waters, and cool down after a long day. Plus, the park offers other amenities such as a six lookout pavilions, a 2,500 square foot education center with restrooms, walking trails, and much more.
- Pelican Bay Community Park
This park is located right off U.S. 41 in North Naples, in a prime location that brings coastal charm to a beautiful property. Some of the activities available include 8 lit clay tennis courts, 2 bocce ball courts, 4 lit racquetball courts, an exciting, lit playground for the kids, a soccer field, walking trails, and a gorgeous lake. Plus, you’ll find one of the best tennis facilities in the state here at the park, where you can take part in tournaments, casual games, practice, and lessons from seasoned instructors for just a small yearly membership fee. It truly is one of the best all-around park experiences in Naples.