Rotary Park Environmental Center

5505 Rose Garden Rd., Cape Coral, 33914
(239) 549-4606
sunrise to sunset


This site is predominantly mangrove estuary with a series of man-made wetlands, and is one of the only preserved green spaces in heavily-developed Cape Coral. As such, it is a magnet for species seeking out foraging areas during migration and even areas to nest during summer. The main park area offers about a mile of walking trails that loop through the mangroves around the wetlands, and pass by an observation tower that provides a commanding view of the surrounding estuary. These wetland ponds dry down at different rates, giving bird species a selection of habitat ranging from open water to mudflats. A disjunct parking area provides access to a beautiful boardwalk that takes you through mangroves and down to the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River. Be sure to call and ask about the annual burrowing owl festival!

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