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Lake Eola Park
195 N Rosalind Ave., Orlando, Florida, 32801
There are countless things to do in Lake Eola Park, including a weekly farmers market to visit, complete with fresh produce and live entertainment. Children run amok on the Lake Eola playgrounds, and the iconic swan boats are a favorite for all ages. The park also has its own performance space, the Walt Disney Amphitheater, which hosts events throughout the year.
Book a guided tour to visit the park’s landmarks and art displays and to learn about the history of the area. Plus, take in the views of the Orlando skyline rising in the distance, a stunning contrast to the peace and quiet of the park and a beautiful reminder of the nearby city.
Orlando Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt of Lake Eola's Art Scene
$12.31 per adult
Great family fun
Had a great time and saw an area of Orlando that we didn’t know existed. Lake Eola is a gem. Great family fun, our kids range from 8-21 & all enjoyed it.
Kim_W, Jul 2021
Things to know before you go
- There is no entrance fee to the park; the swan boats are available for half-hour rentals.
- Restrooms are located on the park grounds.
- Self-guided audio tours of the park are also available.
- Do not feed the swans bread or popcorn; lettuce, spinach, duck food pellets, or food from the swan feeders (available for purchase) are OK.
How to get there
Lake Eola Park is located in downtown Orlando. If you plan to drive to Lake Eola Park, make sure to bring change to pay for the street parking meters; free parking is available on Eola Drive on the east side of the park. There are also several nearby parking garages. Orlando’s bus service, known as LYMMO, offers a route (the Grapefruit line) to Lake Eola from the Amway Center as well.
When to get there
On Sundays, visit the on-site Orlando Farmers Market, where local vendors sell an assortment of seasonal produce, plants, and arts and crafts, plus a beer garden opens at noon. Also, a group yoga class takes place in the park on Sundays, either at the northeast corner or the northwest corner by the amphitheater.
A Nearby Neighborhood to Explore
A short walk from Lake Eola Park, the Thornton Park District is where you can go to grab a bite to eat or a cocktail at one of its many eateries or to browse the boutiques or to watch live entertainment. Here, you’ll find quaint Craftsman-style bungalows, along with high-end condos.
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