Perhaps you’d rather go out on the water itself? Then you’ll want to check out Lake Eola Park Peninsula, to the northeast of the city. The park is a narrow strip of land surrounding Lake Eola, featuring a pagoda and metallic monuments alongside the peninsula. Visitors can rent paddle boats shaped like swans or they can simply check out the real, live swans also enjoying the flower bed-lined park. The park’s sidewalk runs .9 miles around the circular lake.
Also northeast of the city is Lake Druid Park, serving Coytown, Northeast Orlando, and Colonialtown North. Stretching along an open space southeast of the Druid Lake, this green space caters to fans of mountain biking thanks to three separate tracks. Hikers will also enjoy the paths, there is a space for volleyball, and there are restroom facilities. The park also has a fenced dog park area. This 19 acre park once belonged to the Navy but was transferred to the city in 2009. Future plans for the space include a community garden.