Lake Eola Park
Lake Eola Park, East Washington Street, Orlando, FL, United States
Lake Eola Park is the centerpiece of beautiful Downtown Orlando. Lake Eola Park is a popular destination in Downtown, regularly hosting events and festivals. The lake is most famous for its fountain, officially known as the Centennial Fountain, but commonly known as the Lake Eola fountain. The fountain was originally installed in 1957 and has remained an iconic Downtown landmarks since that time.
The fountain was struck by lighting in 2009, which left the fountain dry and inoperable. It wasn’t until 2011 that the fountain was completely restored, far beyond its condition before the lighting strike. The fountain now performs magnificent water and light shows choreographed to music.
An attractive feature of Lake Eola is the countless birds, in particular swans, that live pleasantly at the park. Lake Eola is one of the few parks in the world that contains every species of swan. Since the late 1800’s Lake Eola has been one of the treasures of Downtown Orlando. Now surrounded by high-rises and urban growth, the lake maintains a sense of historic Orlando.