Lake Eola Park

Lake Eola Park

Downtown’s Living Room

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Lake Eola Park

Location: Orlando, Florida

Client: City of Orlando

Project Scope: Project Management
Master Planning & Urban Design
Landscape Architecture

Architect: Architects Design Group, Inc.

Project Size: 175 acres

Award: AAN, National Landscape Award
ASLA, Centennial Celebration- Medallion Award
ASLA, Florida Chapter, Award of Honor
AIA, Mid-Florida Chapter, Award of Merit Secretary of State, Florida Design Arts

Executed by Frederick Halback as Founder & Senior Principal of Herbert-Halback, Inc.

Project Description & Challenge

The revitalization of Lake Eola Park and design of subsequent additions returned to the public an important, historic landmark. Frederick Halback developed a master plan and design that addressed a multitude of issues, ranging from image to capital improvements. Working with the city, civic groups, the police department, and adjacent businesses, a comprehensive plan evolved. Further additions enlarged the park by closing streets and expanding the lake.


Lake Eola Park was returned to the public as the ‘civic living room’ for all residents and visitors. With over 1 mile of waterfront and an abundance of features and garden spaces, it has become the place for festivals, farmer’s markets, concerts, public art, civic memorials, protests, celebrations, quiet reflections, and family gatherings.

Marquis Latimer + Halback, Inc. | 34 Cordova Street, Suite A, St. Augustine, Florida 32084 | 904.825.6747