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Lake Ella & Fred Drake Park

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Address: N. Monroe and S. Lake Ella Dr., Tallahassee, FL
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Beautiful day loved all the natural and ducks. Its like a little oasis in the middle of a very busy street.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful day loved all the natural and ducks. Its like a little oasis in the middle of a very busy street.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is close and has plenty of parking. There is also a great coffee shop when you want to take a break from your walk. This is a pet friendly park but beware there is quite a few ducks that your dog may want to chase.

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Thank Meldusa
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Great place to sit at tables around the park or on park benches and watch the ducks and the people meandering around the lake. Or if you must excercise, it is a great walk around the lake.

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Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is a nice lake to walk around in the middle of the city. It takes about 15-30 minutes to walk around the entire lake (depending of course on your speed) There are a few small cafes and shops by the lake.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

(Warning: young adult visitors from Tampa Bay in for the weekend) I was fascinated by the little shops that border one of the lake’s corners (especially Black Dog Café). Thankfully this picturesque little lake has a sidewalk (not the widest thing) that encircles the whole thing. The distance around is only 0.6 miles. LITTLE FEATURES TO ENJOY There’s a land... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

There is a history for Lake Ella, its a beautiful place for people to run or walk. The park has lots of maintained plant life. They have rabbits, squirrels, bugs and insects and lots of birds.

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Thank 387indy
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is a nice place for a walk or run. The lake is beautiful and there are usually ducks walking around. There are also a couple of shops nearby. A lot of homeless hang out here.

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Colleyville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Lake Ella has a great history. Per Wikipedia: Lake Ella was originally called Bull Pond (sometimes spelled Buhl). Records for this name date back as far as 1867 when some local black churches held baptisms in its clear waters. In 1867 some 2000 "freedmen" gathered there for a day-long political rally. In the early 20th century Lake Ella became part... More 

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Thank Randy F
Sarasota, Florida, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

It was such a nice place to spend some time. We walked around the lake which was shaded the whole way. would go there again

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Think about your idea of what a duck looks like. Now go to Lake Ella and look at what those ducks look like. I assure you that you are in for a surprise and a treat. Multi-colored ducks march around the visitors, intriguing little ones and admired by adults. They swim in lovely Lake Ella and seem to enjoy the... More 

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