Exploring Cambier Park in Naples, Florida

Just south of the upscale shops on Fifth Avenue, Cambier Park is in the heart of the city of Naples, Florida. It covers almost 13 acres and was named after one of Naples’ earliest and most influential residents, William Cambier.

Exploring Cambier Park in Naples, Florida. The 12-acre park is the hub of the Naples community with various festivals, tennis courts, a children’s playground, and popular Band Shell for free concerts and movies. Photo credit Jennifer Brinkman. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com.

Photo credit Jennifer Brinkman

William Cambier was the town engineer during the early days of development. He was appointed to the city in 1926. The park was a long-held dream of his and it was finally dedicated in his honor in 1948. Located on Park Street, it still serves the purpose of providing recreational space for the Naples community. Dogs are permitted on a leash. The established trees create shady footpaths for walking around the activities and gardens.

A plaque marks the Diamond Jubilee of the City of Naples (1923-1998) and includes some history about Cambier Park. The land for the park was donated by the Naples Company with a deed restriction allowing it to be used solely as a public park and playground.

Exploring Cambier Park in Naples, Florida. Veterans Memorial Cambier Park Naples, Florida. Photo credit Jennifer Brinkman. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com

Photo credit Jennifer Brinkman

Cambier Park Recreational Amenities

Cambier Park has something for all generations with a children’s playground for youngsters and two bocce courts for the young at heart! There are swings, a climbing wall, slides, water fountains, and plenty of benches. There are also five lighted shuffleboard courts, a softball field, a covered pavilion, and lots of grass for picnics and family fun.

Exploring Cambier Park in Naples, Florida. The 12-acre park is the hub of the Naples community with various festivals, tennis courts, a children’s playground, and popular Band Shell for free concerts and movies. Photo credit Jennifer Brinkman. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com.

Photo credit Jennifer Brinkman

The Norris Community Center is part of Cambier Park along with the Arthur L. Allen Tennis Center. The clay courts are well maintained and Resident and Non-Resident membership is required for play–visit their website for membership information. The Norris Center is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and rentals can be arranged. The park is also the home of the National Champions–Greater Naples Girls Little League.

Exploring Cambier Park in Naples, Florida. The Norris Community Center is part of Cambier Park along with the Arthur L. Allen Tennis Center. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com

Photo courtesy Arthur L. Allen Tennis Center

Activities at Cambier Park in Naples, Florida

Cambier Park hosts many events including regular concerts by the Naples Concert Band, Naples Dixieland Jazz Band, and others who make use of the landmark Band Shell. Admission to each performance is free but donations go towards sponsoring concert costs and the Band’s Scholarship Fund.

Exploring Cambier Park in Naples, Florida. Cambier Park hosts many events including regular concerts by the Naples Concert Band, Naples Dixieland Jazz Band, and others who make use of the landmark Band Shell. Photo credit Jennifer Brinkman. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com

Photo credit Jennifer Brinkman

The Naples Concert Band has been entertaining Naples residents since 1972 and now has around 80 musicians. The Sunday Concert Series starts at 2 p.m. on scheduled dates from November through April. Bring your own chairs or blanket and enjoy the free musical entertainment that ranges from Big Band to Jazz.

Exploring Cambier Park in Naples, Florida. Cambier Park hosts many events including regular free concerts by the Naples Concert Band. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com

Photo courtesy Naples Concert Band

The Naples Art Association presents Art in the Park seasonally on the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., November through April. The event is believed to be the first outdoor art show in Naples and has been showcasing the work of local artists on a regular basis since 1957.

Cambier Park is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. You’ll find all kinds of community events taking place in the park, especially on July 4thand Halloween. Look out for the annual Butterfly Release in early April, the Fine Art and Craft Show, IndiaFest, and many other cultural events. See more Naples, Florida events.

Exploring Cambier Park in Naples, Florida. The 12-acre park is the hub of the Naples community with various festivals, tennis courts, a children’s playground, and popular Band Shell for free concerts and movies. Photo credit Jennifer Brinkman. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com.

Photo credit Jennifer Brinkman

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Nita Ettinger is a Co-publisher for Siesta Publications Inc. and the Editor in Chief for Must Do Visitor Guides. Must Do Visitor Guides provides Southwest Florida visitor information through printed magazines and the website MustDo.com. Must Do magazines are published bi-annually and are available at no cost in Sarasota, Lee, and Collier County Chamber of Commerce, visitor information centers, select Southwest Florida hotels, and wherever free publications can be found.

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