Manatee Park is a family fun atmosphere located only 7 miles from The Edison Apartments. It consists of fishing ponds, playgrounds, walking paths, wildlife viewing, gardens, and picnic areas. Manatee Park is best known for its non-captive refuge of the Florid Manatee. The best viewing months are late December, January, and February when the Gulf temperature is cold. For more information please check them out on http://www.leegov.com/parks/parks/manateepark.