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Lake Eola Park

512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801-1941
+1 407-246-4484
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Lake Eola Park is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando. The sidewalk that circles the lake is 0.9 miles in length, making it easy for visitors to keep track of their walking or running distances. Other activities available to park visitors include renting swan-shaped paddle boats, feeding the live swans and other birds inhabiting the park, seeing a concert or a play in the Walt Disney Amphitheater, grabbing a bite to eat at Relax Grill on Lake Eola or relaxing amid beautiful flower beds and a spectacular view of Orlando's skyline. Parking is free on Eola Drive on the east side of the park and there is metered parking on Central Boulevard and Rosalind Avenue. There is also street parking in Eola Heights and Thornton Park, a two to five block walk to the park. You can also park in any of the garages within a few blocks of the park. These include the Post Parkside parking garage at Osceola Avenue and East Central Boulevard; the Paramount/Publix parking garage at Lake Avenue and East Central Boulevard; and the Library parking garage at 112 East Central Boulevard. Please note: swans can get sick eating bread and popcorn. Visitors to the park can feed them lettuce, spinach, duck food pellets or buy food from the new swan feeders.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801-1941
+1 407-246-4484
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Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

We came here just for a weekend fun in Downtown Orlando. It was still too early to check in to our hotel so we went to Thornton parking garage to park. We went to the park and able to go around the lake in less...More

Thank Pinaywife
Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

When you are a park lover. Than you must go to the eola lake park. In the lake you can spot a lot of turtles and can rent a waterbycicle

Thank Yvar V
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Lake Eola is great city park in the heart of Downtown. Plenty of areas to walk, watch the fountain or swans, or sit in the grass and enjoy a meal. Publix Supermarket is across the street, and there's plenty of restaurants within walking distance to...More

Thank sjcruiser36
Reviewed June 20, 2016

Exactly one mile jogging/walking trail around the lake with built in speakers that pump out pleasant music. Lots of joggers, power walkers and dog walkers at every hour of the day. Restaurants and Bars adjacent to the lake and plenty of menicured lawn for picnics....More

Thank Gilkatzman
Reviewed June 20, 2016

The park is nice and the new fountain is a fun addition but the homeless problem that surrounds the park is a bit of a shame.

Thank Cheetah1840
Reviewed June 19, 2016

We ate at the restaraunt close by. Lots of areas to walk to. One of the best free parks in Florida. Rent the Swan boats they are so much fun!

Thank shelby07230
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Great Lake park thats great for jogging, walking, or just relaxing on one of the many benches around the lake. Many cafes and places eat near by with lots of great scenery of down town Orlando FL.

Thank Stunt S
Reviewed June 13, 2016

It was mothers day when we visited the park. My kid had her face painted. The farmers market was lovely. I have never seen such huge tomatatoes. The peanuts cooked in chilli was SO yummy. It was a lovely experience. The paddle boats were fantastic.

Thank Premi M
Reviewed June 10, 2016

We hit up this park on a Sunday and it was fantastic. We did the Swan boats which my kiddos loved riding in (but it was a lot of work to peddle!) The market was amazing! The best I had ever been to with fantastic...More

1  Thank NAGEM18
Reviewed June 8, 2016

My wife and I stopped at Lake Eola Park for around an hour, taking in the sights, walking the perimeter of the lake, and taking time to admire the wildlife and variety of birds. It's a pretty lake surrounded by flowers, art installations, a small...More

Thank Davidjellis
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Are dogs allowed in the park?
November 20, 2016|
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Response from Jenni L | Reviewed this property |
Yes Dogs are allowed, you may also see monkeys, snakes, lizards, exotic birds, and even Big Bird and cookie monster :)
My husband and I are visiting Orlando next September and are keen to experience more than just the theme parks. Looking at reviews of Lake Ecola Park, it looks like somewhere we would enjoy visiting. Is there plenty of parking and is it signposted? Many thanks
October 31, 2016|
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Response from kimlovesfl | Reviewed this property |
You really want to spend some time in the downtown Orlando/Winter Park area, in fact, allot a couple of days. The Orange County History Center is just a couple of blocks away, there is antique row on Orange Ave, Leu Gardens... More
Traveling down I-4 , coming from Tampa, what exit do I get off at, and where is the best place to park
October 22, 2016|
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Response from Linda M | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure of directions. I would suggest MapQuest for turn-by-turn directions. There is plenty of parking in several areas around the lake.