Lake Eola Park-Orlando Florida

Lake Eola Park – Orlando, Florida

Lake Eola Park Orlando Florida

Lake Eola Park, Orlando, Florida – A view to the multi color illuminated water fountain at Lake Eola Park with the Orlando downtown skyline. Featuring the PNC Bank, the American Momentum Bank and The Warverly Building in the background. Photographed during the blue hour after sunset. Lake Eola is a small lake in Downtown Orlando, Florida. The lake is actually a sinkhole and is famous for it’s multi color Linton E. Allen Memorial water Fountain.

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Lake Eola Park, Orlando, Florida – A view to the multi color illuminated water fountain at Lake Eola Park with the Orlando downtown skyline. Featuring the PNC Bank, the American Momentum Bank and The Warverly Building in the background. Photographed during the blue hour after sunset. Lake Eola is a small lake in Downtown Orlando, Florida. The lake is actually a sinkhole and is famous for it’s multi color Linton E. Allen Memorial water Fountain.

 

Some history from Wikepedia regarding Lake Eola Park:

In 1883, wealthy Orlando resident Jacob Summerlin—owner of the Summerlin Hotel, the first City Council president, and financial lender for the construction of Orlando’s courthouse in the 1870s—donated a large tract of land to establish a park in Orlando. In 1883, Summerlin came to a city council meeting and offered the land around the lake on the condition that was beautified and turned into a park. He also required that the city plant trees and put a “driveway” around the lake. To ensure that the city followed through with the stipulations of the donation, Summerlin put reverter clauses in the contract to allow his heirs to reclaim the property if the city failed in its obligations. Several years later, his sons threatened to exercise the reverter clause if the city did not make good on its promise. Today, the park is still maintained according to his requirement that it be kept beautiful.

The Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain changes colors at night like a light show. The park is best known for it’s fountain.

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