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Lake Eola Park, Orlando

(4.6/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I live downtown and have been enjoying taking advantage of the many activities around Lake Eola. During the day they have a great playground, walking trail around the lake, swan boats, Orlando sites, ...  more »
  • This is a must visit park, especially if you have kids. They have a play ground for kids to play in, a large lawn area for you to put down a blanket and have a picnic and throw a ball around. On Satur...  more »
  • Every Sunday the park has a farmers market filled with local vendors and a good crowd. The park is always nicely maintained. A few homeless people wondering around but they keep to themselves. You can...  more »
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  • Such a great area in downtown Orlando for not only us locals but for visitors. Nice for a scenic stroll or run or to catch one of the many events that continually occur. Love the swans, the real ones! Pet friendly! Surrounded by great cafes and restaurants. Only negative is you must pay for parking so come prepared, but still worth it.
  • Everything about this park is 100% perfect to me. I love to see the fountain as the swan boats go around it and such. It's the best spot to hang out and play with family, friends, and a great spot to talk to someone close and dear to you.
  • I don't know what else I can say that has not already been said in all the other top reviews given for this wonderful park. So many events are held here... nearly every day there is something has happening. One year, a group of friends and I had our Thanksgiving dinner here, picnic style, and it was the most unique Thanksgiving I've ever experienced. The city's 4th of July fireworks are held here and usually draw a crowd around 100k each year. There's a local Farmer's Market held here every Sunday, and every October the park is at the very center of Orlando's Gay Pride event and parade which also draws in around 100k+. The lake itself is so very historic, and downtown is built around it. It has very old oaks and tall Palmetto palms. The lake itself is pretty shallow considering its size, but has a deep crater near the fountain... which is the highlight monument of Lake Eola. It was struck by lightning in 2011 and soon rebuilt and was made one hundred times more intriguing with its beautiful light shows and water shows that it puts on each night and throughout the year.
  • This is a great place to take a walk or a run, after work hours. Lots of people and it has a nice feel, but man during the day and late night, it is just FULL of people asking for money or just sitting around waiting for something. I do not like going there during those times. One day, while on a walk, found a tiny turtle on the path, before anyone squished it, we were able to get it off the path and on to the rocks by the water. (see photo posted).
  • Love to walk rounds around Lake Eola. Especially after work. It is relaxing to walk and listen to great Tunes, seeing People relaxing, running, gathering and just chilling. Great Scenery of Nature and Buildings. Nice Places to have a drink and a bite to eat.