Veterans Recognition Breakfast Being Held on Saturday, Nov. 12

Veterans Recognition Breakfast Being Held on Saturday, Nov. 12

The City of Cape Coral Special Events Division is hosting a Free Veterans Recognition Breakfast on Saturday, November 12. The Breakfast will be held at Founders Park, 929 SE 46th Lane, Across from Club Square, at 9 a.m.

Space is limited, so all Veterans who would like to attend must register in advance by clicking the button below. Veterans who plan to bring a guest must pre-register for two tickets.

This event is not open to the public. It is only open to Veterans with a Military ID plus one invited guest.

Reserve your tickets today here!

Each year, the City of Cape Coral hosts a celebration to recognize the sacrifices that our Veterans and their families, near and far, have made for the freedoms we get to enjoy every day.

*This event was previously scheduled for Friday, November 11; however, due to weather conditions, the event has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 12.*

Coral Oaks Golf Course Reopened Monday, November 7

Coral Oaks Golf Course Reopened Monday, November 7

Coral Oaks Golf Course and its amenities, including Knickers Pub, the Pro Shop, the driving range, and the practice area, reopened to the public on Monday, November 7, 2022.

Like many residents and businesses in Cape Coral, Coral Oaks suffered a direct hit from Hurricane Ian, resulting in a lot of damage and debris throughout the property.

Although the course is still far from peak condition, the reopening will allow golfers to get back out to play and enjoy socializing with other players.

Coral Oaks shoulder season rates of $69 before noon, $59 after noon, and a twilight rate of $49 after 2 pm are in effect through December 31, 2022.

Players can currently book tee times online at to play on or after November 7.

For safety reasons, players will be asked to avoid wooded areas and hunting for golf balls. There is still much debris throughout the golf course, and workers will be present for a few weeks moving piles and cutting trees.

For more information, visit, call Coral Oaks Golf Course at (239) 573-3100, or e-mail



City of Cape Coral received approval from the state of Florida to begin debris cleanup in canals today.

Crews will begin clearing debris that can be accessed from land, such as downed trees and items on the shoreline.

Debris will be removed from the water using barges at a later date.

Since debris collection began on Oct. 5, the city’s debris contractor has removed 21,175 truckloads of hurricane debris from the streets, totaling more than 1 million cubic yards. The debris collected could cover 160 football fields at 3 feet high.   

Cape Coral Interactive Debris Map, Pickup Update

Cape Coral Interactive Debris Map, Pickup Update

Since debris collection began on October 5, the City of Cape Coral’s debris contractor has removed 8,778 truckloads of hurricane debris from Cape Coral streets, totaling 430,112 cubic yards. The debris collected could cover 66 football fields at three feet high. 

Residents can find their debris zone and learn when the first pass will be completed in their neighborhoods by viewing the City’s Interactive Debris Map. Click on your zone to view detailed pickup information.

There are 160 debris removal trucks – to cover the 120 square mile City – working seven days a week to remove debris. Their primary focus is on the south portion of the City, which was hit extremely hard.

While much progress has been made in the last three weeks, we urge residents to remain patient. There’s still an estimated 1.4 million cubic yards of storm debris left behind by Hurricane Ian.

Storm debris is collected separately from household garbage and recycling. Waste Pro collects regular garbage and recycling; a separate vendor collects storm debris. Place debris curbside, not in the roadway, to prevent safety issues.

Hurricane Debris must be sorted into separate piles

  • Vegetative debris (e.g., tree branches, logs, plants) – do NOT place in bags.
  • Construction Debris (e.g., building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet)
  • Appliances and Electronics

Vegetative Debris Drop-off

  • Cape Coral residents can drop off vegetative debris ONLY at 2930 NW 13th Street from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. A driver’s license or utility bill is required. 
  • Vegetation will be ground into mulch and hauled offsite.

Construction and Demolition Sites

  • These sites are for use by City contractors ONLY. The public cannot drop off debris at these locations.
  • Construction debris must be placed at the curb.


  • Storm-related debris does not have to be bundled or cut into smaller pieces.
  • Household chemicals cannot be placed at the curb.
  • Avoid placing debris on top of utility boxes. Contractors cannot see them, which may result in accidental damage.
Residents with Homes Built Before 1981Urged to Hold Off on Repairs

Residents with Homes Built Before 1981Urged to Hold Off on Repairs

The City of Cape Coral advises residents who own a home built before 1981 not to make repairs until December 1, 2022. 

The 50% Rule, a regulation of the National Flood Insurance Program, requires structures with damage exceeding 50% of their market value to be rebuilt consistent with the current flood elevation and Florida Building Code.

The City doesn’t want residents to pay additional costs to repair structures before determining whether it has received 50% or more damage.

Cape Coral’s City Council is expediting the approval of an ordinance that may remove regulations, to make it easier on the homeowner when determining calculations for the 50% Rule.

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