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Lake Eola Park

Lake Eola Park Review

This beautifully landscaped 43-acre park is the verdant heart of downtown Orlando, its mile-long walking path a gathering place for families, health enthusiasts out for a run, and culture mavens exploring area offerings. The well-lighted playground is alive with children, and ducks, swans, and native Florida birds call the lake home. A farmers' market takes up residence on Sunday afternoon.

The lakeside Walt Disney Amphitheater is a dramatic site for concerts, ethnic festivals, and spectacular Fourth of July fireworks. Don't resist the park's biggest draw: a ride in a swan-shaped pedal boat. Up to five adults can fit comfortably into each. (Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.)

The Relax Grill, by the swan-boat launch, is a great place for a snack. There are also several good restaurants in the upscale Thornton Park neighborhood along the park's eastern border. The ever-expanding skyline rings the lake with modern high-rises, making the peace of the park even more welcome. After a lightning strike in 2009, the landmark fountain was revamped and features an LED light and music show every night at 8 and 9:30.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 195 N. Rosalind Ave., Downtown Orlando, Orlando, FL 32801 | Map It
  • Phone: 407/246–4485 park; 407/246–4485 swan boats
  • Cost: Swan boat rental $15 per ½ hr
  • Hours: Park daily 6 am–midnight; swan boats Sun.–Tues. 10–7, Wed.–Sat. 10–10
  • Location: Central Orlando
Updated: 03-13-2013

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