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Lake Ella & Fred Drake Park

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Address: N. Monroe and S. Lake Ella Dr., Tallahassee, FL

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always enjoy a walk around the lake

I guess I'd agree with others that I wouldn't go out of my way to visit here but if you are in this area of Tallahassee, take a wander around the lake and enjoy the park. Ignore... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wesley Chapel, Florida
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess I'd agree with others that I wouldn't go out of my way to visit here but if you are in this area of Tallahassee, take a wander around the lake and enjoy the park. Ignore the comments about too many ducks.....they found a place to live and have their ducklings so it is cute to see. We also... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit to just sit by the lake, go for a stroll, have a bite to eat on the patio or a snow cone.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The atmosphere is very conducive to walking and running around the lake area. Many young and mature people were milling around and enjoying the ducks in the pond. Very good walking path and for dog walking as well. Small playground for young kids to swing.

1 Thank Buenita L
Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Pretty park - Nice lake - My kids really enjoyed our stroll around the lake and watching the baby ducklings.

1 Thank Kara K
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Nice lake with fountains, too many ducks, and nice clean walkway circling the lake. This is NOT a destination place if you are from out of town -- just a place if you have an odd bit of ttime and it's convenient. However, if you live in Tally or nearby, it's a neat place to take a walk and is... More 

1 Thank features
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Families, couples, birthday partys, feeding the ducks, playing music in the gazaboo, walking paths, picnic tables and a swing. Very nice lake, park spot to spend a few hours.

1 Thank Toni M
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

A really nice park to take a walk- the sidewalk encircles the lake. You'll encounter many varieties of ducks along the way. There are signs not to feed them, however we saw many people with popcorn and bread. There are also funky shops to one side of the park, didn't have a chance to go inside but they add to... More 

1 Thank classicdj
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

in a word. THURSDAY, be there. dont miss it. 7 or 8 food trucks with a variety of eats gather at Lake Ella with live music behind the cottages, come on down and check it out. Totally worth the trip. I promise!

2 Thank builder23
Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Beautiful day loved all the natural and ducks. Its like a little oasis in the middle of a very busy street.

2 Thank keyshacurry
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This park is close and has plenty of parking. There is also a great coffee shop when you want to take a break from your walk. This is a pet friendly park but beware there is quite a few ducks that your dog may want to chase.

1 Thank Meldusa

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