A good choice for senior entertainment is the local park. Riverside Park in Bonita Springs has a continuous schedule of affordable and delightful activities that are unexpected from a quick "drive by" on Old U.S. 41.
The "river runs through it," a charming, meandering Imperial River slips into Old Florida on a lazy canoe or kayak trip, renting both at the Artists Cottages at Riverside Park. These cottages may inspire renting "Just Cause" with Sean Connery filmed at what was once the Liles Hotel. The hotel cottages were moved and refurbished, now occupied by working artists and open during Riverside Park Events.
The Big Dog Show, bigger than life, 500 pound dog sculptures by Dale Rogers will be on exhibit through May. Wander among these 15 con-10 steel dogs and take a picture in their shadow.
Hardly a weekend goes by without a music festival. The Bonita Blues Festival is at the park this weekend. When there's not a festival, great bands perform on Sunday at no cost or a donation to help local charities.
Cross the railroad tracks by the old Depot. A child's play area is suitable for the grandchildren, fenced and even offering special play equipment for those with special needs. A wandering walk in the enclosure gives parents and grandparents a lovely stroll which keeping an eye on the younger set. Pick up some fresh produce at the nearby Lion's Club and picnic down by the river, watching for Manatees Cross over the decorative bridge and walk on the small island.
Enough shade, sun, benches and interesting activities abound to please anyone on a lazy weekend in the outdoors, surrounded by nature's bounty and more.