Parks of Orlando, Florida
When people think of Orlando, Florida’s “parks,” they tend to focus on the region’s many theme parks and entertainment attractions. But the fourth largest city in the state has countless lakes, lovely urban and rural parks, and natural wonders to share with visitors as well throughout the year. SWS is proud to offer security systems in Orlando and the surrounding area.
Tucked away off of the Rio Grande Park neighborhood, Clear Lake Park is a flower-filled park space that makes perfect use of its waterside location. Immediately adjacent to Clear Lake, picnic-goers can choose to dine under a shady gazebo. The kids can enjoy the playgrounds under the trees even on sunny days, and afterward, there are trails through the woods, along the water, and extending out to a scenic pier on the water. There are fitness stations for those looking to get in shape.
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.