Lake Eola Park

Lake Eola Park, FloridaPhoto credit: Darcy Kiefel

In the fall of 2008, the City of Orlando found itself with an opportunity to add five significant lots to the well-loved downtown Lake Eola Park. The impact would be huge, and the city was eager to seize the opportunity, but knew they couldn't pull it off without help. The Trust for Public Land stepped in to buy and manage the property until the city can acquire it by the fall of 2013.

The new land will add 1.36 acres to the existing 43-acre Lake Eola Park, which is by far, Orlando's most popular city park. Here visitors come to picnic and relax, paddle boat and walk, triathlons begin and end, and people enjoy 4th of July events, music concerts and plays. It is where visitors can feed swans, play on the high tech playground and shop at the weekend farmers market or Orlando's famed Food and Wine Festival.

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Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3.3 million acres and completed more than 5,400 park and conservation projects.