195 N Rosalind Avenue
Lake Eola Park, first established in1892, is a popular destination spot in downtown Orlando for local residents and tourists alike. Known for its signature fountain and views of the ever-changing city skyline, the 43 acre park has much to offer.
Families enjoy the newly reconstructed (2007) playground that meets current safety and accessibility guidelines. The play areas are divided into two sections--one for toddlers, and one for older children. The playground features state-of-the-art play equipment, rubber surfacing, improved lighting and comfortable seating for parents.
A .9 mile jogging path is popular with joggers, doggy walkers and moms with baby strollers. Many benches are located along the walking path, making it a great place to read a book, have a picnic lunch or just relax and people watch.
Visitors can also rent swan-shaped paddle boats or see a concert or a play at the Walt Disney Amphitheater, which is located at the western side of the park.
One of Orlando's most recognizable landmarks is the lighted Lake Eola Fountain (also called the Centennial Fountain), centered in the middle of the 23 acre lake. The current fountain, installed in 1957 to replace the original 1912 fountain, was restored in 1988. In the evening the kaliedoscopic fountain lights, teamed with the city lights, give the park a softly focused ambiance.
Because so many enjoy this park, it has also become a popular location for many special events such as the Sunday Farmer's Market, Fireworks Over the Fountain (the annual 4th of July celebration) and Fiesta in the Park (an annual spring & autumn arts & crafts show.)
Did you know that portions of Lake Eola Park can be reserved for weddings and other special events? Reservations for different areas in the park including the Ting (Oriental Gazebo) can be made and rented by the hour.
The park is open Monday through Sunday from 6:00 a.m. - 12 a.m