Crane's Roost Park

Crane's Roost Park, Altamonte Springs: Hours, Address, Crane's Roost Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Crane's Roost Park
4.5
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Marnette S
Webster, FL1,876 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We moved to Central Florida in January. Since then, we've been exploring the area on day trips. The challenge was to 'find a park within a city off of the Turnpike' (so we could practice navigating it with our new pass). Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs was the perfect choice, another town in Florida's railroad and citrus history.

The park hosts several community events like movies and yoga classes including a Tunnels to Towers 5K run/walk race on 9/11. The one-mile loop along the lake has numerous benches to sit and rest and reflect on the beauty of this serene place. We saw numerous ibis and muscovy ducks which were not shy along with lots of cypress trees and 'knees' on the lake shore. Decorative metal cranes are placed at intervals around the lake.

The focal point of the 45-acre Crane Roost Park is the European-style plaza with a unique floating stage. The plaza tower is 62' tall and built of Minnesota limestone. It is a popular wedding venue. Its bronze finial draws the eye to the top.

The park was renovated in 2016 to include boardwalks, benches and landscaping. No expense was spared in the construction materials.

Another draw is "Nurture," a park sculpture made of 200 pieces of polished stone weighing 10K and standing 19' tall and 18 1/2' wide. According to master sculptor, Mark Aeling, "a roost suggests a home and home is about family." This quote was the inspiration behind the sculpture: a bird raising its young.

The 4,500 gallon fountain has 61 jets and 60 lights capable of producing 16.7 million colors. Choreographed performances are shown nightly at 8 and 9 p.m. Amphitheater seating overlooks a stage for outdoor concerts.

Restrooms are available; we parked in the Altamonte Mall parking lot, a short walk from the park. Cafe Murano, an Italian restaurant, overlooks the lake.

We had a lovely day at "a park within a city."
Written September 5, 2021
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Amy red B
Marathon, FL1 contribution
Apr 2021 • Solo
Walking cranes roost at night it's almost magical because they're a little buildings all glow with light that change color is very beautiful place
Written June 21, 2021
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Pampurr
DeLand, FL127 contributions
Jun 2021
Great place to take a walk. It is a decent way around the lake and after 2 times around you feel that you got a decent work out.
Written June 5, 2021
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Barbara G
45 contributions
Apr 2021
This has a delightful and easy one mile path that goes around the lake. Any wheeled vehicle or dogs are not allowed, which makes it nice.
Written April 26, 2021
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Rai
3 contributions
Apr 2021
my family and i mobved from jerssey city to altamonte in 2019. we didnt know this lake was in our back yard. what a gem. from the people to the cleanness this park is a great place to come and enjoy with family and friends. id def reccomend this place for those who want to take a walk, jog, picnic, photos and more.
Written April 13, 2021
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Tammy
6 contributions
Mar 2021
It is a beautiful place to have an evening walk around the lake. They play up to date music for the ones who do not want to carry a phone with them.
Written March 30, 2021
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Pat B
Miami, FL202 contributions
Jan 2021
This family friendly park is right next to a Mall. It is very pleasant to walk around the lake and talk to the hundreds of people walking their hundreds of breeds of dogs. We met several very nice men and women who were willing to let us caress their dogs and have a nice chat with us. We learned a lot about those short conversations.
During the holidays this park features numerous lighted Xmas decorations that reflect in the water of the lake at night. The park is very clean and romantic for pictures and relaxation after dinner.
Written January 15, 2021
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Naomi P
Orlando, FL30 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
The park walking areas surrounding the lake crane’s roost is in. It’s big, specious. Lots of people come excessive or just walk with family or friends. It is right in Uptown Altamonte. It’s well lit at night. There are several events planned at the park throughput the year, like free concerts. During Christina’s they set up a big tree and a light show, which is very pretty to come see.
My only drawback is the amount of roaches I see when I go at night. I don’t encounter the same issue at Lake Eola.
Written December 13, 2020
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Bob C
Longwood, FL93 contributions
Nov 2020
Best place in the area for a leisurely walk, a power walk and excellent sunsets. For seasonal fun, a beautiful Christmas tree is great for taking a family portrait and occasionally is host to year-long events.
Written November 14, 2020
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Scott S
3 contributions
Oct 2020
Great place for a walk and to see the ducks. I also have enjoyed jogging there, though weeknights are best .
Written October 11, 2020
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