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“Nice park, convenient location.”
Review of Lake Eola Park

Lake Eola Park
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Ranked #33 of 428 things to do in Orlando
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice park, convenient location.”
Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Pleasant walk around the park, then to the playground. Could spend several hours there. Easily walk to surrounding restaurants. Well kept park. There are many activities, shows, etc. there. Can't beat the fireworks on the 4th of July.

Visited September 2013
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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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“Picturesque setting in the heart of downtown Orlando”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Looking for a relaxing stroll around a beautiful lake? Then try Lake Eola Park! I did and was not disappointed. It was a sunny Saturday morning/afternoon, people were relaxing on the grassy banks under shade trees while others were paddling around in swan boats. There were plenty of real swans in the lake too for some old world charm. Plenty of places to rest, some places to eat around the edge of the lake too. Restroom facilities and a great family feeling. and a large fountain flowing with water and occasionally shooting a stream skyward!

Visited August 2013
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Melbourne, Florida
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“Beautiful park and fun paddle boats”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

We had a great time relaxing on the lake and paddling around on swan boat. The cost was $15 for 30 mins and the staff there super nice. The boats are very well kept. This is a great activity to do to get away from the hecticness of the city and just float around peacefully. My 13 and 11 yr olds loved it.

Visited August 2013
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“Yellow curb = $45 fine”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

So free parking for 2 hours - yay- except if your bumper is even a few inches into the yellow painted curb then you can expect your day to be ruined with a parking ticket.
The park is lovely - worth a visit - lovely swan boats sailing on the lake. Lots of real swans and other birds to admire. Swan food available from a dispenser for 25cents.
A pleasant stroll.

Visited August 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Swan Lake”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

I love the outdoors and this place did not disappoint. I spent about 1.5 hours just walking and taking pictures of the beautiful swans and other birds indigenous to Florida. With me being from Tennessee you dont see a lot of Black swans, so as soon as I saw one, I knew I made the right decision to visit this haven of peacefulness. :) We came as the temperature was dropping in the afternoon and just feeling the breeze on your face, the sun setting and looking at the swans swimming in the lake was like a little piece of heaven. Although there were lots of people there, you still could feel the peace and relaxation. I saw families sitting in the gazebo, young mom's and dad's playing with their children and older folks reading and feeding the birds. This place is certainly the place to relax at the end of the day, especially if you have tired of all the "busy-ness" of the "expensive" attractions. I loved the calmness and peacefulness of this beautiful park.

Visited August 2013
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