Fodor's Expert Review Lake Eola Park

Florida City Park
Free Fodor's Choice

Ringed by modern high-rises, this peaceful, beautifully landscaped, 43-acre park is the verdant heart of Downtown. Its mile-long walking path attracts families, health enthusiasts out for a run, and culture mavens exploring area offerings; its well-lighted playground is alive with children; and ducks, swans, and native Florida birds call its lake home. A popular farmers' market takes up residence on Sunday; the lakeside Walt Disney Amphitheater is a dramatic site for concerts, festivals, and July 4 fireworks; and a landmark fountain features an LED-and-music show on summer evenings at 9:30.

Don't resist the park's biggest draw: a ride in a swan-shape paddleboat that can comfortably accommodate up to five people (children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult). The Relax Grill, by the swan-boat launch, is a great place for lunch, and the park is surrounded by a variety of restaurants and lounges in both Downtown and Thornton Park.

City Park Family Free Fodor's Choice Pet Friendly

Quick Facts

195 N. Rosalind Ave.
Florida  32801, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Swan boat rental $15 per ½ hr

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