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Lakes Regional Park

Updated: May 21, 2023

Railroad Museum of South Florida that you must explore! "Train park"

Whats New?

The Railroad Museum of South Florida, recently purchased a new electric powered locomotive! It resembles the full size restored, engine 143 and it even has sound effects that sound just like a real train!

Explore The Train Museum

A must see when visiting the park! They have a beautiful train/town display that resembles the Florida railroad in the late 1950’s. It features the 4 leading industries at the time; fishing, logging, farming, and tourism. There is so much detail and dedication. We really love this place! They also have a small movie theater where you can sit and watch a video that talks about the history of the park and railroad.

You'll want to check out their cute little gift shop that offers many train related items:


-Train Whistles

-Key Chains

-Engineer Hats

-Bandanas & much more!

All Aboard The Choo Choo Train

Take a 15min ride on a locomotive train, through the cutest miniature railroad village at Lakes Regional Park. The train will travel past four full size operating grade crossing signals, through a tunnel with lights and sound, by a waterfall, windmill, goes over a trestle and a pedestrian bridge. Along the way, the train passes numerous small sized buildings that make up the villages along the route, giving you a historical perspective of what Southwest Florida communities looked like in the 1950s.

Holiday Train Rides

Halloween and Christmas time are our favorite holidays to visit the railroad museum because they offer evening rides through the park and they decorate the trains path with lights and holiday decorations. Their volunteers are truly the best and work so hard! It is something to see and it has turned into a family tradition for us. The lines get long so make sure to arrive early. We like arriving a couple minutes before sunset.

Train Hours

Monday – Fridays from 10am-2pm

Weekends & County Holidays from 10am-4pm

(The museum closes 30min before closing)

Train Cost

-Tickets are $5.00 per person (6years and older)

-Free for children ages 1-5 (Must share seat with an adult)

-Each seat can hold 1 adult and 2 children

-Tickets are not issued for a particular train and all seating is first come, first serve.

Important to Know

-Children under the age of 1 are not allowed to ride (safety/liability reasons)

-Women who are expecting, are not allowed to ride (safety/liability reasons)

-Anyone weighing more than 250lbs, are not allowed to ride (safety/liability reasons)

Train Theme Playground

They have a train themed playground that is so much fun! They also have a garden where they offer story time during the week. They serve Royal Scoop ice cream at the concession stand and you can rent bikes and petal boats for the day. There is just so much to do there! Oh and I almost forgot, they have a splash pad.

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Things To Do At Lake Park Regional

Lake Park Regional in Fort Myers is a popular destination for outdoor recreation and relaxation. Here's what you can expect to find at Lake Park Regional:

  1. Scenic Lake and Nature: The park is centered around a beautiful lake, offering picturesque views and a serene environment. Take a leisurely stroll along the walking trails that surround the lake and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area. The park is home to various wildlife, making it a great spot for birdwatching and nature observation.

  2. Picnic Areas and Pavilions: Lake Park Regional features shaded picnic areas and pavilions, providing a perfect setting for family gatherings, group picnics, or a peaceful outdoor meal. Pack your favorite snacks or grill up a delicious barbecue feast while enjoying the fresh air and scenic surroundings.

  3. Playground and Play Areas: The park offers a playground equipped with swings, slides, and other fun features for children to enjoy. Kids can burn off energy, climb, and play while parents relax nearby. Additionally, there are open spaces for outdoor games, allowing for even more recreational activities.

  4. Fishing Pier and Boating: Fishing enthusiasts will appreciate the park's fishing pier, providing access to the lake for angling opportunities. Cast your line and try your luck catching freshwater fish in the tranquil waters. If you have a boat, Lake Park Regional also has a boat ramp, allowing you to explore the lake by kayak, canoe, or small motorized watercraft.

  5. Dog-Friendly Atmosphere: Lake Park Regional welcomes furry friends, making it an ideal place for dog owners. Bring your four-legged companion for a walk or playtime in the designated dog park area. Remember to follow the park's guidelines for responsible pet ownership, including cleaning up after your dog.

  6. Fitness Trail: For those seeking an active outdoor experience, Lake Park Regional features a fitness trail that offers opportunities for jogging, walking, or exercising. Stay fit and enjoy the scenic surroundings as you engage in your workout routine.

  7. Special Events and Facilities: Lake Park Regional hosts various events throughout the year, including festivals, concerts, and community gatherings. Additionally, the park has facilities available for rent, such as pavilions and event spaces, making it an excellent venue choice for celebrations or group activities.

Lake Park Regional in Fort Myers provides a serene and family-friendly environment for outdoor recreation and relaxation. Whether you're looking to enjoy a picnic, go fishing, engage in physical activities, or simply unwind amidst nature, this park offers a range of amenities and scenic beauty to enhance your outdoor experience.

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