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“Very Pretty”
Review of Lake Eola Park

Lake Eola Park
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Orlando City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #34 of 424 things to do in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Waynesville Ga
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very Pretty”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

Nice place to just sit on the grass and watch the swans have a little lunch. We walked around the lake and enjoyed it.

Visited March 2014
Thank CindyWaynesvilleGa
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“would recomend”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

something different a nice relaxing beautiful park with a farmers market on the weekend with good music and great fresh food, there seems to be different events happening all the time.

Visited May 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“very nice half day”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

We went here on a sunday during our holiday to orlando, mainly for the farmers market.
We were pleasantly surprised at how lovely the lake and surrounding areas were. The market was ok, but we enjoyed our walk round the lake, the wildlife and other statues etc.

Visited May 2014
Thank thenellster
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West Palm Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful park but the bad reviews are correct!”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Do you want the good news, or the bad news? Okay here's the good. Its a beautiful park the swans and ducks are beautiful... The squirrels will run right up to you looking for food... The relax grill was great place for a bear... The swan rides are pretty nice...Now for the bad.... It wasn't really the homeless population that bugged me. Some were talented singers and musicians... But most were swindlers, or mentally ill... I was asked for money by easily 15 people... We were stopped and told story after story... I was afraid my friend and I were going to be pick pocketed... Across from the library a drunk guy approached us said we were fine as **** and in the wrong area, said we must be tourist and lost... Not a place for two single girls day or night... Something weird about this place... Feels dangerous....

Visited May 2014
6 Thank PalmBeesh
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to retreat from tourist traps”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

If you are visiting Orlando and need a day to unwind, this is an option. There is a large track around the lake that takes about 20 minutes to walk. If it's hot during the day, there are locations where one could seek shelter under trees. The swans are beautiful and love to be fed. There is also a very large playground for children and a small outdoor cafe that has a full menu. The fountain illuminates in the evening and changes colors.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank OrlandoRachel
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