Lake Eola Park
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. Trust for Public Land stepped in to buy and manage the property until the city was able to acquire it in 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 Fourth of July events, concerts, and plays. It’s a place 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.