The Best Parks to Visit in Central FL

Are you looking for places to go to take in all of Central Florida’s natural beauty? If so, you’ve got to check out the local parks that Mr. Clean Can loves to visit. From beautiful scenery, to entertainment, each park has something you and your family will enjoy!

Shadow Bay Park

If you are an active family, and you are in search of the perfect park with plenty of options for recreational activities, this is the place to go. With 111-acres of land that includes trails, playgrounds, areas for fishing, and a 17-court tennis center, Shadow Bay Park has plenty to offer. If you’re interested in trying out a new sport, definitely check out pickleball on Thursdays from 10am to 12pm. Pickleball is a racquet sport that’s a combination of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. It is free to play, and you have to be aged 18 or older to participate. Shadow Bay Park is open in the summer every day from 8am to 8pm, and then in the winter every day from 8am to 6pm.

Lake Eola Park

For live entertainment, events, and the best view of Lake Eola, you do not want to skip a visit to Lake Eola Park! Located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, there is always a lot to do and see while visiting this park. While you’re here, you and the family have to rent the swan-shaped paddle boats! The paddle boats give you the opportunity to enjoy the lake and park from a different perspective, and it’s an activity the kids will love! If you work up an appetite while on the paddle boats, there are plenty of amazing local restaurants nearby in Downtown Orlando to grab a bite to eat at. Along with all of this, Lake Eola Park frequently hosts fundraisers, concerts, and other fun events.

Lake Louisa State Park

Do you want to visit a park that has lots of wildlife to see? If your answer is “yes”, then you need to plan a visit to Lake Louisa State Park immediately! While visiting this park, you may see deer, bobcats, gopher tortoises, fox squirrels, bald eagles, and more. Observing wildlife isn’t all Lake Louisa State Park has to offer. You can also canoe, kayak, paddleboard, and bike around the park’s paved roads! If you’re interested in camping, this is also an option for those of you looking to spend the night. Lake Louisa State park is open daily from 8am until sundown. You can find more information about this park, and the different fees, by heading here.

While the Central Florida area is known for its theme parks, sometimes it’s nice to experience the natural beauty the area has to offer! Do you have any favorite parks to visit in Central Florida? Let us know in the comments below!