Lake Eola Park, Orlando
Lake Eola Park, Orlando - Address, Phone Number
Address: 512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801, United States
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 06:00 am - 11:59 pm Details
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Water Body, Park, View Point, Race Track, Leisure, Family And Kids, Lake, Fountain, Nature, Court, Amphitheater
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About Lake Eola Park, Orlando
Lake Eola Park is found in Downtown Orlando. The gorgeous lake is the focal point of the Park. However there are many other activities that can be done here. The Disney Amphitheatre is just one of the many places of interest that surround it. You can try boating across the lake to enjoy its beauty and serenity.
The park was built in 1888 and became a full-fledged tourist attraction in 1892. The recreation center zone a huge variety of things like a zoo; tennis courts; a horse race track; the show site of a neighborhood radio station; and a dock.
The gorgeous “Centennial Fountain” was instituted in 1957. It is also known as "Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain". This is certainly a must visit while you are at Lake Eola.
Lake Eola Park Information
- The famous water fountain is the informal image of Orlando.
Lake Eola Park Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
Lake Eola Park Opening and Closing Hours
- For Lake Eola Park Events, refer to the website.
How To reach Lake Eola Park by Public Transport
- Rosalind avenue station
Restaurants Near Lake Eola Park
- Independent Bar
- The Cafe on the Park Restaurant
- Cafe Oriental
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Lake Eola Park, Orlando Reviews - Write a Review
This park provided the most fun I've ever had for 25 cents. There were all different kinds of birds loitering around the bird food machines and we really enjoyed feeding them and watching them interact with each other. A nice shady path, plenty of lush vegetation and an amazingly diverse ecosystem - at least to my northern eyes! Highly recommended.
This was such a great and relaxing experience after a couple of days in the commercial jungle aka the amusement parks. We visited lake Eola on a Sunday while the farmers market was on. Such a great atmosphere with cozy stands and food. A great place to meet very friendly locals from Orlando. And there was a big pack of different birds, swans and turtles. Be sure to visit lake Eola for a cozy picnic or just a walk around the water for some relaxing moments in peace and quite.
Sometimes it can be difficult to obtain parking to visit this park. Has that every stopped us? Absolutely not. Lake Eola Park has never turned its back on us, and every time we are in Orlando we do not turn our backs on it. You can ride a swan boat (what???). You can see up close, and during some portions of the walk even feed, actual gigantic amazing swans (what????). The swans will, from my experience, not attack you, even if you are a small child walking boldly across its path (which I am not, but which I witnessed). You will see more dogs than you can count on one or possibly two hands. You will see more variety of birds than you can count on one hand, if this is something important to you (it is extremely important to me). Oh you will encounter scores of outdoor art pieces. I am usually so distracted by all the bird watching I almost forgot about the art at times literally built into the park. You will see that as well and it is extremely cool. This is an excellent park, with an excellent (though very bustling and sometimes marginally congested at a given point) trail around a lovely lakefront. As long as you're courteous you'll be welcome at any pace, whether it be sitting down or a sprint with your chocolate lab.
I love coming here to walk around the lake. It's very fun to see the exotic geese that are here as well. Give yourself some time when you're in Orlando to visit this place. Take your time and enjoy the stroll. There are public restrooms and even a concert area, and you can see the skyline of the city.
Lovely quaint downtown park. Huge kid friendly park. Pet friendly. Bring quarters so you can get swan food to feed them close up. Also you can enjoy a fresh walk around the park. If your feeling adventurous jump in a swan boat and paddle along the lake. Good times!