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Address: 512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801-1941
Phone Number:
+1 407-246-4484
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Lake Eola Park is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando. The sidewalk...

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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There is actually an Orlando attraction that doesn't cost a dime! It's Lake Eola Park. It's right in downtown Orlando. I was able to find free parking on a side street less than a... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is actually an Orlando attraction that doesn't cost a dime! It's Lake Eola Park. It's right in downtown Orlando. I was able to find free parking on a side street less than a block from one of the park entrances. The park is beautiful and very dog-friendly. My pooch loved it. It's a great way to get a little... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved jogging here. Not a tourist site, but great to get your miles in with a good view. Fave place in the city for my jogs while in Orlando.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

03-21-17 Stopped in today to ride the swans no wait 30 minute's 15$ not bad also was a nice park to walk around

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes, Eola Park is a peaceful spot to enjoy a natural setting in the middle of busy Orlando. The tortoises, the swans, and the birds are welcoming and in abundance. It's a nice change of pace on a vacation to enjoy the park. Carry some fruit and water... it's a large area to cover.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always fun always something going on, if your not a dog person don't go. Dogs (leashed) always there. Great on weekend with farmers market. You can rent swan boats, walk the park there's a Panera as well. But the food tents at the farmers market are the bomb. Check their website though festivals and 5ks are abundant as well. Ducks,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice views of downtown and the lake, swan boat rides, and live swans around the area. A military honors sitting area. Seemed well maintained.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spent a few hours wondering around Lake Eola last weekend and had a great time. The swans were beautiful and the weather was perfect. Great time for a stroll around a beautiful lake.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake Eola is an icon in downtown Orlando. The park is set around a lake with a fountain at the center. There are swan paddle boats to rent if you want to go out on the lake. There is a playground which is usually very busy. It is a great place to take a long walk. There are a number... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed a break from the parks and took an Uber down here for the Sunday Farmers' Market. It was great: real people, real vendors, a lot of fun. I would recommend this for anyone looking for a break.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lived in Orlando for almost 3 years and never been to Lake Eola Park. I visited with coworkers for a work related scavenger hunt in Downtown Orlando and it was beautiful to walk around. Nice atmosphere, especially in the Florida Spring weather.

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