Lake Eola Park
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
The area
Address
Reach out directly
See what travellers are saying
  • Starviagera
    Florida2,126 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice stroll and good pictures
    It needs a bit of maintenance since so many people use it. There were a few bums around; but for the most part families and people enjoying and feeding corn, that is for sale there to the birds. Nice to see that the birds are not given bread and other things that are not good for them.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 28 March 2023
  • Patti F
    Wakefield, Massachusetts5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Lake
    Wanted to explore someplace in Orlando rather than Disney and found this beautiful lake which had a great walking path. We went on a Sunday and there was a Farmer's Market going on. Definitely explore this area.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 30 March 2023
  • LaFemmeTinita
    Titusville, Florida38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Fun Park
    This is a great fun park for so many people…friends, couples, and families. A lot of fun activities they host too! They also have a fun Sunday farmers market which has a great gelato food truck.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 May 2023
  • StevelikesUSA
    29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely place to visit, which I do whilst on vacation in Orlando
    Lovely clean park, Swan fountain in middle of lake, leisurely 0.9 mile walk round the Lake. Sunday Market stalls, places to sit, dine, have a drink. Clean toilets.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 October 2023
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,828 reviews
Excellent
1,089
Very good
600
Average
112
Poor
16
Terrible
11

Mlashley
Simpsonville, SC44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Lovely park for stroll around the pond and great spot for bird watching minus all the homeless people. The ibis and swans were beautiful to look at. The Bums not so much.
Written 23 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

pat
Novi, MI1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Impossible to park construction everywhere. Drove in circles before giving up. Just go to Morse museum it was worth it.
Written 1 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mandi C
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Gorgeous, unique park to spend some time outside. Unfortunately the homeless population, at least for our visit yesterday, is out of control. We did one circle of the lake and really would have liked to spend more time there but as two women walking we did not feel safe to do so as we were aggressively yelled at by one man just after the swan boat rental, followed by a group in the swan feeding area and begged several times on our 0.9 mile walk. It really ruined the entire experience that would have otherwise been beautiful. I can’t say I’d recommend. I’m no stranger to bigger cities and beggars but they were quite intimidating. I’d probably only return for an event where maybe they have some security to control the issue.
Written 17 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

StevelikesUSA
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Lovely clean park, Swan fountain in middle of lake, leisurely 0.9 mile walk round the Lake.
Sunday Market stalls, places to sit, dine, have a drink. Clean toilets.
Written 14 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Lolita S
37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The views are pretty and can take some epic shots of timed well. We visited restaurants and went on a ducky ride which was work out for the thighs. My word.
Written 11 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sandy S
Inverness, FL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Beautiful surroundings as I enjoy my volunteer ministry at Lake Eola Park.
The swans are a city treasure...and the landscaping around the lake lovely.
Written 28 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Stephen K
Winter Park, FL4,326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Lovely place for a stroll day or night. During the day there are swan boat rentals and a nice lakeside bar. There’s also a Sundays farmers market.
Written 11 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Exploration813832
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Beautiful area in the concrete jingle of a major city. You can feel the calm of the country in a city environment. Worth a visit
Written 2 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Katie NZ
Auckland, New Zealand275 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
This park is beautiful! Music is played from speakers throughout the park, there are lots of activities for all ages, and the walkways are tidy and go between shaded areas and sun. We tried out the swan pedal boats and were surprised how much we enjoyed it! You pay $15 per swan for 30mins (more than enough time to explore the lake). It doesn’t take too long to walk around the entire lake.

Pro: the atmosphere! The park calms you down and if you’re on a busy holiday or just want a place to wind down, it’s worth a visit.
Con: there are a few homeless people around the area, some of which badger quite a bit for money.
Tip: there are lots of free parking areas around the park, though paid parking options are available as well ($5).

Take away: worth a visit while in town!
Written 24 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

StevelikesUSA
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Having been to Orlando many times over last 23 years, I only came across Lake Eola Park in 2022. 40 minute drive from my accommodation, but well worth it.
Walk round the lake 0.8 miles and things to see (swans, fountain, boat hire, somewhere to eat)
Written 27 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 1,231
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Lake Eola Park (Orlando) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Eola Park

According to Tripadvisor travellers, these are the best ways to experience Lake Eola Park: