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Lake Eola Park

Lake Eola Lake Eola Photo by Ricardo Mangual via Flickr

Lake Eola Park is among Orlando’s greatest tourist destinations that attract people from all over the world. As the name suggests, the main center of attraction of this park is the Lake Eola. Lake Eola is in fact a sinkhole in Downtown Orlando and is famously known worldwide for its fountain. At night, the fountain changes its colors and creates a sort of beautiful light show. Surrounding the park are four streets: East Robinson Street, Rosalind Avenue, East Central Boulevard and North Eola Drive.

Further, it has attractive and pleasant surroundings. More often you will see people strolling here especially during the lunch time. Also, if you wish, you can engage in boating. There are paddle boats available here and their swans shaped are very pretty to look at. The boats are allotted on rent and you can paddle your way around the lake thereby enjoying the view. However, if you do not wish to go on a boat ride, you can even feed swans which can be found here in numbers.

Apart from these, Lake Eola Park also has a playground. You can bring children over. They will love playing here. At the same time you may also stop over at the small outdoor café. That is not all! The Park also features the Walt Disney Amphitheatre. The Amphitheatre is popular for conducting various performances and many community events throughout the year. These performances are one of the reasons why people gather here in masses.

In addition to these, other activities that are conducted in and near the park are:

    • Lake EolaFireworks over the fountain – This is a kind of celebration and starts in the evening when the fireworks are at their best. Held during the month of July, this program is quite entertaining.
    • Spin City Classic – An amateur bicycle racing is held during the month of March on the streets surrounding the Park.
    • Fiesta in the park – The fiesta includes a range of arts and crafts. Other than this there are shows performed and is a great party time during November.
    • Moreover, Kung Fu and T’ai Chi classes are held at the Lake Eola Park for the purpose of training.

Information

Address/Map:    195 N Rosalind Ave Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (407) 246-4485
Website: Lake Eola Park