Whether you are looking for places to spend time with your kids, pets or a date, Orlando is full of public and state parks worth checking out. The Florida weather has finally cooled down so you can spend some time outside enjoying all the natural beauty that Orlando has to offer.  Make the most of this short-lived Florida Fall by visiting our top picks for the best parks in Orlando. 

Lake Eola Park

A beautiful, natural landscape in Downtown Orlando perfect for a wonderful walk around the lake, rent a swan boat or grab a bite at Relax Grill . Lake Eola is very pet-friendly, and with the recent opening of The Constitution Green Dog Run in Thornton Park the newest leash-free dog park in Downtown Orlando it's the perfect spot to take your pup for a day of play. Check it out.  City Of Orlando Celebrates New Downtown Dog Park

Lake Underhill Park

Lake Underhill Park is a neighborhood park that covers 8.8 acres of green space on the southern banks of Lake Underhill. This park is a haven for boaters who utilize the boat ramps to fish on the lake. Grab your polls and spend some time on the water creating life long memories surrounded by the beauty of Lake Underhill.   

Kissimmee Lake Front Park

Grassy waterfront park with walking paths, a fishing pier, picnic pavilions & a shaded playground makes this park the perfect break away from the theme parks and touristy destinations. Experience the natural beauty of Kissimmee. 

Big Tree Park

A lush, natural landscape in Longwood perfect for everything from biking to hiking, walking, and more. Stop by and relax under the shade provide by the thick tree canopy and get back to nature. 


Secret Lake Park

The Secret Lake Park is a secret worth telling.  With 3 lakes, playground, boardwalk, field, fishing pier, sports courts & recreation center.this is a great spot to spend some quality time outdoors with the kids. 

Leu Gardens

Although Leu Gardens technically isn't a park, it is a perfect spot to go and enjoy the beauty of nature. Leu Gardens is a reserved area full of nature and other wondrous botanical items.  With 50 Acres of lush gardens filled with bright colorful florals,local and native plant life this local gem will make you forget all about the chaos of the city. 

Kelly Park

Kelly Park features a free-flowing natural spring (68 degrees year round), full-service concession, picnic pavilions and playground. Tent and RV camping are available at this park making it a perfect spot to get closer to nature during this beautiful fall weather. 

Wekiwa Springs State Park

Located at the headwaters of the Wekiva River, the beautiful vistas within this park offer a glimpse of what Central Florida looked like when Timucuan Indians fished and hunted these lands. Unplug from technology for a while and enjoy the natural beauty of old Florida.