FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is offered for adaptive needs individuals?
A: Collier County Parks and Recreation offers many programs for individuals, adults and children, with special needs. It is our goal to enable individuals to have meaningful, productive and most importantly, fun recreation experiences. Collier County believes that all individuals should be provided with leisure opportunities that allow for performance at the highest possible level. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to register for recreational programming. Along with registration, please make us aware of any accommodations that may be necessary to participate.

Collier County Parks and Recreation is pleased to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) regulations. Please, call For more information, or to request assistance contact Alice Miller, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, at 239-252-4184 or AliceMiller@colliercountygov.net.

Q: How much does a Vehicle on the Beach Permit cost?
A: A vehicle on the Beach Permit is $250. This fee is waived for public non-profit organizations engaging in bona fide environmental activities for scientific, conservation or educational purposes. Checks are made payable to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC).

Q: What is the cost for a beach parking pass?
A: BEACH PARKING INFORMATION

Full-time residents and/or Property Owners pay for their beach sticker as part of their property taxes. They may pick up a sticker at no additional cost at any Collier County community Park.

Non-residents may purchase a beach parking sticker for $50. The parking pass is good at all beach locations within Collier County. Any person may purchase a sticker. The term for the parking pass is 12 months from the date of purchase.

All beach goers have the options to park and pay as they go for $8 per day.

For information, call Collier County Parks & Recreation at (239) 252-4000.

Q: Can I volunteer for a Park program or event?
A: Yes.

Collier County Parks & Recreation is always looking for volunteers to assist with the teaching of exercise classes, helping with child care, assisting with set up and operation of special events and running sport programs for adults and children. The division hosts 600 programs during any given quarter including after school care and summer camp for kids, both of which require a lot of man or woman power. If you’d like to volunteer, click here to email for information or call (239) 252-4000.

Q: Can I register for programs online?
A: Yes!

If you wish to register for a Collier County Parks & Recreation program or activity, you may do so by visiting Play, Connect & Discover Online, and the division’s online registration system.

The online registration does not accommodate athletic league payments or registrations, new fitness memberships (renewals only) or facility rentals. However, ALL Park programs are listed on the Play, Connect & Discover Online website.

You will only be able to register for a program when registration is allowed, however programs not yet ready for registration will still be listed.

Q: How do I sign up or sign my child up for programs?
A: You may register for programs online, however all child-care programs such as After School and Summer Camps require that parents download forms for their child to participate. Once your child has been signed up for the program online, you should download the appropriate forms from this page.

Click here to search programs and visit ONLINE REGISTRATION.

Facility rentals, however, must still be done in person. Program information is available in the downloadable REAL Guide or by visiting the online registration area to search for programs.

For more information you may call Parks & Recreation Administration Offices at (239) 252-4000.

Q: What is the Cold Weather Policy for County pools?
A: Collier County owns and operates three pool facilities including the Golden Gate Fitness and Aquatics Facility, Sun-N-Fun Lagoon Water Park and the Immokalee Sports Complex pool.

All three facilities operate under the same Cold Weather Policy,which is:

If the air temperature is 59 degrees or less, the division may consider and implement a temporary shut down of any water facilities, such as those mentioned above. The coolest months in Southwest Florida are January and February.

If you plan on going to a water recreation site, call ahead to make sure it is open if the temperature is near 59 degrees.

You may also call the following numbers for information:
Golden Gate Fitness & Aquatics Facility (239) 353-7128
Immokalee Sports Complex (239) 657-1951
Sun-N-Fun Lagoon (239) 252-4021
Parks and Recreation Administration (239) 252-4000

Q: What is your withdrawal policy?
A: If you are not satisfied with a class or are unable to participate for any reason, please contact us immediately.

Our policy is to provide 100% credit or refund (your choice) to anyone who makes a WRITTEN request before the start of the second class. Requests received after the second class will entitle participants to a prorated refund.

Prorated refunds will be based on the number of classes remaining at the time the written application for refund is made. This offer does not include adult sports leagues or supplies purchased for the class. A 10% transaction fee may be applied to refunds. For more information call (239) 252-4000.

Q: Can we rent Parks’ facilities such as pavilions?
A: Yes, Collier County Parks & Recreation does rent its facilities following Collier County Government’s rental policies.

Click this link to find out more about our rental rates and consider Collier County Parks & Recreation for your needs.

You may also call (239) 252-4000 or the park you are looking at visiting

Q: Does Parks & Recreation offer refunds?
A: If you are not satisfied with a class or are unable to participate for any reason, please contact us immediately.

Our policy is to provide 100% credit or refund (your choice) to anyone who makes a WRITTEN request before the start of the second class. Requests received after the second class will entitle participants to a prorated refund.

Prorated refunds will be based on the number of classes remaining at the time the written application for refund is made. This offer does not include adult sports leagues or supplies purchased for the class. A 10% transaction fee may be applied to refunds. For more information call (239) 252-4000.

Q: Who manages Collier County Parks & Recreation?
A: The Board of Collier County Commissioners have oversight authority for Collier County Parks & Recreation. Daily management is conducted by the Parks Director and Division Administrator.

If you have questions about any park or program, call Parks’ Administration at (239) 252-4000.

The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board (PARAB) provides guidance and community input for the Division hosting public monthly meetings with Parks’ staff.