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Lake Eola Park, Orlando

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Wildlife Area
Lake Eola Park is known for its namesake lake with its recognizable fountain, as well as views of the city skyline. Plan a picnic on the green, or children can enjoy the playground. Residents and visitors mingle at events on the great lawn and along the many jogging paths. After dark, the fountain changes color, and a walkway around the lake fills with visitors eager to see the spectacle. A Chinese pagoda in the eastern part of the park joins the light show, and LED lights keep the walkways well lit. To visit Lake Eola Park and other attractions in Orlando, use our Orlando trip itinerary builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • I loved everything about this place ,it is well kept however you will spot if lucky turtles swimming, swans,birds .All in the/near the lake which was so nice and clean. Had lunch in a nearby cafe over...  more »
  • Orlando has done a great job with Lake Eola Park and I encourage every Orlando visitor and Central Florida locals to visit there for events, farmers markets or just to walk around.  more »
  • Took my Dog down here to walk around the beautiful grounds of Lake Eola. He is always a celebrity hit when walking around the lake. Lots of Dog friendly restaurants which is a must for me. We stopped ...  more »
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  • Was a beautiful park surrounding the lake... a statue commemorating veterans service... a boat load of various birds being fed...great place to eat and have a drink... not to mention the swan pedal boats to your the lake... will most definitely visit again if ever in Orlando.
  • This is a beautiful multifaceted city park. Features include swans and other fowl, beautiful fountain, paddle boats, lovely views, majestic cypress and oak trees, small multipurpose fields, amphitheatre, and more. My wife and I were very impressed. The restrooms are a little widely spaced, but this is a brilliant place to walk your dog, enjoy a pleasant evening, feed the birds (t'pence a day...), or check out any of the scheduled events like the farmer's market and dance shows. 5 stars!
  • Great park centered around a lake. Nice place to take your date to go walking, all only a few blocks from downtown area. There are a few bars right next to the park, too, so you can get your drink on. There's usually a farmers market here on the weekends, which means it can also get crowded at times. Well lit enough to walk/run around when after dark.
  • Fun for a walk around the lake. Lots of swans which makes for a beautiful sight. However, you wouldn't want your kids running ahead of you because this park is downtown, and there are homeless people everywhere.
  • Lake Eola Park is a great place to come if you are in downtown Orlando. Downtown Orlando does not really get enough attention with tourists. While Disney is a important component of Central Florida's culture, Disney is not technically located in Orlando but the City of Lake Buena Vista. Lake Eola is the TRUE Orlando, & is the symbol of the City of Orlando. Great place for people watching, & is a city oasis.