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Florida Friday; Lake Eola Park

From 2014 through to early 2016 one of my running routes took through downtown Orlando via Lake Eola Park.






Lake Eola is a 23 acre lake in downtown Orlando bounded by Robinson Street (Florida State Road 526) to the north, Eola Drive to the east, Central Avenue to the south, and Rosalind Avenue (Northbound FL 527) to the west.  The photo above was taken on a morning run sometime in the fall of 2014 looking west towards downtown.  The land that Lake Eola Park sits one was donated in 1883 but didn't become a Orlando City Park until 1892.  Lake Eola Park is generally considered to be the heart of downtown Orlando and is the site of many of the local events.  Just west of Lake Eola US 17/92 once ran on Orange Avenue through downtown Orlando on what is now southbound FL 527.

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