Top Secret Park Entry on Riverside Drive

Everyone knows how to get to Riverside Park from Old 41 or Pennsylvania Avenue.  Did you know there is a secret foot path from South Riverside Drive just off of West Terry Street?  Well, there is.  This is how you find it … if you know where South Riverside Drive is look for that tree up above.  If you don’t know where South Riverside Drive is here is a map.

Map picture

Across the street from that cool Wizard of Oz tree is this sign and walk way.  It’s a WALK way.  There is no parking lot.  You should probably be walking or at the most on a bike.  No cars.IMG_0123

Here’s a closer look at that sign:


After you go through the entry you get to walk by a very pretty garden that a private home owner keeps.  No touchie!  He’s a very nice man, by the way, and told me all about the owls that live back in the park.  You should probably look for owls back there, by the way.  A dozen yards in you’ll see this: 


Half way over the bridge look to your right and you’ll see this:


If you want to see the rest of Riverside and Island Parks in greater down town Olde Bonita Springs, Florida you’ll have to take a walk back there yourself.  The park is free, by the way, so it would be a great thing to do with your family.    If you’re looking for things to do in Bonita Springs take a Frisbee or something and enjoy the parks that are sitting there waiting.

Check out the park I “enjoyed” last week [sarcasm]:

Estero Bay Preserve State Park | Estero Florida