FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Cassandra Lafser, 407.246.2182
Heather Fagan, 407.246.3423
Orlando Opens the Eola House at Lake
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 4 City Commissioner Patty
Sheehan will officially cut the ribbon to open the Eola House in
Downtown’s Lake Eola Park this Friday.
The two-story house was built in 1924 in the Mediterranean Revival style
of architecture. The Eola House will now serve as the main office for
Lake Eola Park and a welcome center for the City of Orlando. The welcome
center will feature history about Orlando, local art, information on
nearby points of interest and a gift shop. The house is also Orlando’s
newest venue for meetings, weddings and receptions. It includes an
upstairs balcony patio, two conference or meeting rooms and a bride’s
The house is located on the newly expanded east lawn which opened
earlier this year at the Fireworks at the Fountain July 4th event. The
expansion includes 1.36 acres of lawn, new LED lighting, widened
sidewalks, nearly 4,000 square feet of paved patio and an additional
7,500 square feet of brick paved space on East Washington Street.
This new expansion increases the total land area of the park to more
than 17 acres and nearly 47 acres including the lake. The expansion
completes the outline of Lake Eola Park and creates a contiguous gateway
to the neighborhoods, restaurants and businesses in the surrounding
COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE:
In addition to the ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, the Mayor and
Commissioner are hosting a community open house on Sunday, September 22.
This free event will feature Eola house tours, entertainment and
family-friendly activities on the newly expanded east lawn.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Community Open House
Sunday, September 22, 2013
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
512 East Washington Street
Southeast corner of the park, Eola Drive and Central Boulevard
PARKING FOR COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE:
The closest recommend parking garage is the Orange County Library
Garage, located at 112 East Pine Street.
The free LYMMO Circulator is recommended for Downtown residents and
attendees parking at garages other than the Orange County Library
Garage. LYMMO stop information is located at CityofOrlando.net.
Limited meter and non-meter parking along streets in Downtown Orlando
are also available on a first-come, first-serve basis and are free on