Lake Eola Park

Lake Eola Park, Orlando: Hours, Address, Lake Eola Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Lake Eola Park
4.5
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Bill K
Mantorville, MN5,502 contributions
Jan 2022
What a gem! This park, located in the downtown district, is as lovely and as vibrant as they come. I visited on New Year's Day and it was filled with people walking/running to start their New Year's resolutions, children playing, birds, holiday statuaries, and folks just enjoying the wonderful weather.

Every large city should have a central park that is as beautiful and well-tended as this one.
Written 4 January 2022
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sarahtham
Lawrence, KS583 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Lovely views of the lake.the varieties of birds. Some historical landmarks. But beware trying to get parking. But be persistent. It's a pretty easy lake to walk around
Written 2 January 2022
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WALL-Etrooper606
Windermere, FL22 contributions
Dec 2021
We went with my sissy, my mom (not her hubby included because he was in work), and her best friend to Lake Eola in Christmas Eve and it's so gorgeous. When you walk around the lake, then it feels like you're walking around World Showcase in Epcot but shorter. Yes, it resembles World Showcase if Christmas version (included dancing Christmas tree). It has some Christmas lights tunnels. The lake also has swans too. I really love how they included the Japanese or Chinese shrine in there. And the objects are so excellent in this. I take a picture of Christmas lights with my mom's iPhone. If you haven't been on Lake Eola, then this place is checking out! PS: We are driving through the city makes me got vibes (combines jazzy, Barranquilla in Colombia, and Orlando city). And we saw homeless people in town.
Written 25 December 2021
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Umalena Moor
Orlando, FL1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Friends
I enjoy the Lake view and swans 🦢 It is awesome but the homeless people are an eyesore. I’ve been there many times but I’m going to find another place because of the homeliness around the park and surrounding streets and area.
Written 13 September 2021
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nabeab
Hollywood, FL5,227 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
I had an amazing morning walk around the lake. Beautiful swams in the lake, amazing sunrise and art also.
Very clean and well maintained
Written 17 August 2021
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ChanceMan00
Orlando, FL225 contributions
Jul 2021
Once of the nicest things about Downtown Florida is that a number of lakes are parks. Lake Eola is the granddaddy of them all. I tend to do two laps every Saturday morning before an early lunch. On Sundays you will often find a Famer’s Market if the city isn’t fighting germ warfare. You’ll also see arts shows and dog shows and sometimes 5K.

The homeless can be a problem but they tend to congregate at the southwest part. Often there are fools smoking weed. I guess they are more likely to get into trouble with their landlords than law enforcement. It doesn’t seem to keep the families away. With the history center and the library just to the west of here, you can spend all day getting exercise, culture, and food.

We went to the fireworks show on July 4 for the first time in years. It was crowded. You want get there early or pay for parking if you attempt it, otherwise you be parking in the nether reaches and stuck in traffic. On any other day parking is available one way or the other.

Lake Eola is essential the character of downtown.
Written 8 July 2021
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Chloe Thomas
Russell Springs, KY797 contributions
Jul 2021
I spent the Fourth of July evening at the beautiful Lake Eola Park. I had visited back in May and it was amazing then as well. The celebrations were amazing and the park is very well kept.
Written 4 July 2021
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aboooo
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Family
They refused us service twice on two separate days we attended to ride the swan boats. They kept saying it was due to inclement weather or because there was a waitlist, but on the website it says first come first serve. We called multiple times and they never mentioned a waitlist. Overall, very unorganized and I am never one to complain. Majority of the boats are broken, I don’t know why they just don’t get newer boats to prevent all this issues from occurring.
Written 27 June 2021
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cynthia_sue
Yukon, PA142 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
My husband and I went to this park to take an evening walk and were delighted with all of the sights and sounds surrounding the lake. We never saw so many swans in one place! There were swans, birds, other waterfowl, sculptures, play areas, swan boats you can rent, etc. The fountain in the middle is very nice as is the back of the bandstand. It was very busy yet there was plenty of room to walk and enjoy. There were also lots of benches along the way to take a break. We enjoyed it so much we walked around the lake several times. We noticed there were many places near the lake to eat, have a drink and socialize also.
Written 27 April 2021
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will h
Shorewood, IL67 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
Our walk around Lake Eola was wonderful. We saw lots of swans, turtles and ducks. You can also rent a swan paddle boat to cross the lake. There are plenty of interesting restaurants all around the lake and we ate at Metro Espresso Pizza which had a lot of meal choices . We loved it! The fountain in the middle of Lake Eola was beautiful. It was a nice day and a nice way to enjoy it.
Written 5 April 2021
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