I had heard rumors floating around for a while about a possible new park and playground in Naples for those of us who live waaay out in the Estates, but it seemed too good to be true.
There really wasn't anything for kids like that out in Golden Gate Estates, so if you had kids or grandkids, you had to drive into town or just hang out and play in your big 'ol rural estates yard.
But what was once a dream is now reality! We now have our very own neighborhood park that is not only close by, but AWESOME!
I mean, it is HUGE! As in the largest park in all of Collier County!
But not only huge, but it has a big castle that is simply too cool for words!
The huge impressive castle, along with all of the other playground features, is hand-built! Inside the castle are multiple levels with lots of fun staircases with twists and turns that are fun for chasing, hide-and-seek, or make-believe.
At each level of the castle, there are different types of slides. The spiral one that descended several floors was my grandkids' favorite. I'm not sure if they liked going down or up better!
Along with the massive castle, the Big Corkscrew Island playground features all sorts of fun slides, cable bridges, zip lines, monkey bars, climbing stations, ramps, and therapeutic, tire and strap swings. There is also a separate play area for toddlers.
There are even solar-powered charging stations and lots of shade, which is a must-have here in SW Florida!
The nautical theme is super-fun! And so many areas to play and hide.
What kid can resist a dinosaur fossil dig? The "Dino Dig" is fun shaded sand play area with lots of hidden dinosaur bones to unearth like a real archaeologist!
Big Corkscrew Regional Park Aquatic Complex
Another awesome feature of Big Corkscrew Regional Park is their fun Aquatic Complex opening soon!
It has a 25-yard by 25-meter heated pool, a children’s activity pool, a wading pool, a 177-foot open slide, a 122-foot closed slide, one 1-meter springboards and one 3-meter springboard.
Even better? The price. You can spend a day at this waterpark for just a dollar or two! You can't beat that. You can get an even better deal with seasonal or annual passes.
Pool Entrance Fees
|Adults 18 +||$2.00|
What Amenities does Big Corkscrew Regional Park have?
Event Lawn With Stage
4 Multipurpose Athletic Fields
2 Concession Pavilions
2 Basketball Courts
2 Tennis Courts
6 Pickleball Courts
National Fitness Campaign Court
4 Baseball Fields
Is Big Corkscrew Island Regional Park Open?
The castle playground and several other amenities in phase 1 opened on December 16, 2022. More amenities are in the works, with the Grand Opening of Big Corkscrew Island Regional Park being planned for May, 2023.
How big is Big Corkscrew Island Regional Park?
Big Corkscrew Island Regional Park in Naples is 150 acres.
Where is Big Corkscrew Regional Park Located?
Big Corkscrew Regional Park by the located near the Collier County Fairgrounds at
810 39th Avenue, N.E.
Naples, FL 34120
What Hours is Big Corkscrew Island Regional Park Open?
- Park Hours: Mon-Sun 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
- Playground area closes at sunset
How do I get more info?
For more info on the awesome new Collier County park, check out their website HERE or call them at (239) 252-4900.
Big Corkscrew Island Regional Park Review
If you live in or near Golden Gate Estates, then I highly recommend that you visit the Big Corkscrew Island Regional Park. The playground and other activities are awesome for kids, and the community center, Aquatics complex, sports fields and other amenities are great for teens and adults.
There truly is something for everyone!