Water-Related News

Improvements and repairs coming to Lee County beaches and parks

Millions of dollars are on the way to improve Lee County’s beaches and waterfront parks.

The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted to pay for 11 Lee County beach and shoreline projects using nearly $4.4 million in tourist development tax revenue.

The agreements for funding are between Lee County and the Barrier Island Parks Society, Captiva Erosion Prevention District, City of Cape Coral, City of Sanibel, Town of Fort Myers Beach and the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society.

Commissioners approved the funding with the adoption of the fiscal year 2023-2024 budget and the agreements authorize the work and reimbursement of expenses.

The projects primarily allow for maintenance of beach park facilities including public accesses, boardwalks, restrooms and equipment.