The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted to approve an agreement for the construction phase to expand Lehigh Acres Park, 1400 W. 5th St. About 41 acres of vacant land will be developed to accommodate the increased demand. The expansion will include three football fields with lighting, permanent restroom facilities, a disc golf course, a concession building, locker rooms, a paved parking lot, pavilions and nature trails. The existing park also will be upgraded with the addition of four pickleball courts, the relocation of the batting cage and construction of a covered maintenance building. The Lehigh Acres Raiders Football league will provide the scoreboards for each of the football fields and kitchen equipment for the concession building. The total budget for the project, including design, permitting and construction, is about $16.6 million. The project is planned to be complete in December 2023.