Bill Frederick Park covers 183 acres of land alongside Turkey Lake, one of the top-five rated fishing lakes in the state of Florida. The park is designed for nature lovers and provides families, organizations and community groups with several recreational activities and scenic views. Minutes away from some of Orlando’s largest attractions, Bill Frederick Park also serves as the perfect alternative to hotel lodging. So whether you’re looking for a day full of fun or an entire weekend full of activities, Bill Frederick Park is the place to be.
3401 S Hiawassee Road,
Orlando, FL 32835
November – March: 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
April – October: 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Take part in the ultimate MLDB Championship, an international showcase of paddlers hungry for the opportunity to stretch their racing season to the max. This is the largest event in Florida attended by more than 70 teams. The festival’s recent move to Turkey Lake in Bill Frederick Park was met with rave reviews, and teams can expect the same great racing and continued development of the festival experience this year. Special out-of-town rates are available to teams living at least 150 miles outside of Orlando. Festival grounds are sure to be abuzz with vendors and entertainment. The Health and Wellness Village provides products and services to help participants and spectators lead healthy, active lives. Taste the international flavors offered at Food Truck Bazaar, then head over to the Asia Trend Cultural Expo for displays and performances highlighting the diverse and fascinating cultures found throughout Asia. Wind down with a cold one at the Beer Garden – you’ll have earned it! Orlando delivers an unforgettable day of competition, including a 2k pursuit for top Mixed crews (a favorite among spectators). Teams can relax under tents in the Athletes’ Village. Compete against the most diverse pool of talent on the MLDB circuit and join us in celebrating another successful year of MLDB racing! For more information go to http://www.gwndragonboat.com/Default.asp?id=orlando&l=1
Monster Runs, 5K Zombie Run and Color Blast 5K
Saturday, October 20, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Enjoy one or take the Fun Run Challenge for this event and run both the 5k Color Blast and The 5k Zombie Run in the same day and get a discount. You will start out with the Zombie run where you have a choice or be a runner and run from zombies or be a zombie and pull the runner’s flags as they run through your Zombie Zone. Runners wear 3 flags on a belt. Protect these flags; they’re your “life.” Zombies are staged throughout the course ready to chase you and steal your flags. Try to survive, if you can… Lose your flags, and you can still finish the course as a runner. Look for Safe Zones at mile markers 1 and 2 with water, and pick up an extra life flag! Prepare for walkers, runners, crawlers… and some surprises. Choose to become a member of the Zombie Horde instead, and polish your human hunting skills while adorned in true flesh-eating fashion, compliments of the event’s expert make-up team, followed by a visit to our Blood Splatter zone (both incl w/reg). Makeup is free of charge, though tips are appreciated!
Next on the same day take the 5K Color Blast fun run. Come have a BLAST with us! You will run, walk, or skip your way through 5 color zones where we’ll cover you in color. Have a blast as you are turned into a human canvas All FUN RUN CHALLENGE participants earn a THIRD special “challenge” medal! For more information go to http://www.the5kzombierun.com
The Happy Halloween Run 5K
October 27, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Happy Halloween Run is a national series of 5k running events that partner with non-profit organizations to put on Halloween themed events to help raise funds and awareness for their cause. Come out and join the fun. Register early to get deep discounts. The Happy Halloween Run is here to save your day! For more information go to http://thehalloweenhustle.com
Family Fun Day
November 3, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Free park entry by showing an invitation flyer on your phone or a hard copy. Fun activities for the whole family: Hay Rides, face painting, a family photo station, disc golf and more. For more information call (407) 246-4486.
St. Vincent De Paul – Walk for the Poor
November 3, 2018, 7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This an annual 3K Walk that St. Vincent De Paul uses to raise funds for the poor. Here is a little of what they donate and how their cause contributes to the well being of the community: Their food pantry through volunteers and fund raising feeds 31, 732 individuals per year. The thrift store provides about $51,485 worth of free clothing per year. For more information go to https://www.fopwalk.org/eventlisting/eventdetail/?eventid=2106
Go! Running Tours
November 9, 2018, 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
A new and unique way to visit a city called sightrunning, running sightseeing, sightjogging, running tours… there are many names for one of the newest sightseeing trends in the world’s metropolises. But what is this new trend? Sightrunning is exactly what it says on the tin – it is a combination of running and sightseeing. A local runner, guides guests through their home city while sharing facts, history and anecdotes with the participants. During the tour, the runners stop by the many sights to receive information and take photos. However, that is not all, as it is a local person showing runners around the city, the tours also include hidden and unknown pearls that only locals are aware of. They promote a healthy and active way of experiencing the highlights of a city. A very fun, informal and unique run. For more information go to https://gorunningtours.com/tampa-bay
Orlando Renaissance Festival
December 7 – December 9, 2018, 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
We are happy to present the third annual Orlando Renaissance Festival. You will relive medieval times through magic and mermaids, hear minstrels weaving their music through melody and rhyme and discover a fairy realm full of sparkle and laughter for kids of all ages. There will be vendors selling their goods and live entertainment that will take you back to life in the 14th century. See more information at http://www.orlandorenaissancefestival.com/ or #jointhereverlry
Christmas Cookie Fun Run
December 15, 2018, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
How much fun can you stand! Cookies, Santa, & “Snow” with either the 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run or do the Christmas Cookie Challenge. Run BOTH and get a 2nd Christmas Cookie Challenge medal. There will be clock timing, photos with Santa, Cookies with Santa’s elves, Carolers, a Costume contest, “Snow” and awesome medals & race shirts. For more information go to https://www.christmascookierun.com/orlando
Bill Frederick Park Amenities Price List
|Park Entry Fees||* includes tax|
|Per car, daily||$4.00|
|Driver only, daily||$2.00|
|Buses and 15/16 passenger van, daily||$1.00/person|
|Family Annual Pass||$79.88/year|
|Individual Annual Pass||$30.14/year|
|Facilities||* tax not included|
Accommodates 250 people per pavilion
Lake view, near pool
Accommodates 175 people
Indoor with AC, has tent camping area
Accommodates 400 people
Secluded with 4 sun shelters
Best for small gatherings
|* Refundable cleanup/damage deposit||$100.00|
|North End of picnic area:|
Accommodates 500+ people
|South End of picnic area:|
Accommodates 500+ people
|Refundable cleanup/damage deposit for both areas||$1,000.00|
|For reunions and meetings|
Includes A/C, seating inside/outside
Accommodates 90 people inside, 210 outside
The wedding fee includes a 1 hour rehearsal, use of the Carter Center for 5 hours, the gazebo, the bride's dressing room and admissions
|Up to 90 guests $460.00
Up to 150 guests $540.00
Up to 210 guests $620.00
|Refundable cleanup/damage deposit for this area||$100.00|
|North End of primitive camp area|
Accommodates 500+ people
|Refundable cleanup/damage deposit||$1,000.00|
Accommodates 10 people
Includes AC/heat, outdoor grill, restrooms and showers separate
(Must be 25 years old to rent)
|Refundable cleanup/damage deposit||$100.00|
|Refundable key deposit||$20.00/cabin|
|Softball Field or Volley Courts|
Rent for 3 hours or first come first serve basis
|$30.00/ 3 hours|
Thursday-Sunday, 7 - 11 a.m. only
Max 3 people
Call for reservations
|$30.00/ 4 hours|
For weddings and other events
|Lake shore area|
Regattas, Dragon Boats, other water events (deposit required)
Use for special events
|RV campsites: includes camping device, 4 people and 1 vehicle fees|
|Full hook up|
Electric, water and sewer
|Partial hook up|
Electric and water
|Additional person (over 4 people)||$5.00|
|RV Parking (overflow area)||$13.33/night|
|Additional camping device (tent only)||$8.89/night|
|Primitive tent camping: includes 1 tent and 4 people (must be 18+ years old)|
|Vehicle charge||$4.00 (first night only)|
|Additional person (over 4 people)||$5.00|
Cancellation Policy For All Reservations
- Cancellations made the same day of making a reservation will be refunded in full.
- Cancellations made prior to 72 hours of the date of the event will be subjected to a 25% administrative fee, not to exceed $25.00.
- Cancellations made less than 72 hours before the date of the event, all fees and charges will be forfeited.
For information about our youth group rates, family and individual passes call 407.246.4486.
- Call the park office (phone: 407.246.4486)
- Pay to reserve date
- Fill out application and send back to park office (fax: 407.297.2056)