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Lake Ella & Fred Drake Park

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Address: N. Monroe and S. Lake Ella Dr., Tallahassee, FL
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Beautiful Park

Pretty park - Nice lake - My kids really enjoyed our stroll around the lake and watching the baby ducklings.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Kara K
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty park - Nice lake - My kids really enjoyed our stroll around the lake and watching the baby ducklings.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Nice lake with fountains, too many ducks, and nice clean walkway circling the lake. This is NOT a destination place if you are from out of town -- just a place if you have an odd bit of ttime and it's convenient. However, if you live in Tally or nearby, it's a neat place to take a walk and is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Families, couples, birthday partys, feeding the ducks, playing music in the gazaboo, walking paths, picnic tables and a swing. Very nice lake, park spot to spend a few hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

A really nice park to take a walk- the sidewalk encircles the lake. You'll encounter many varieties of ducks along the way. There are signs not to feed them, however we saw many people with popcorn and bread. There are also funky shops to one side of the park, didn't have a chance to go inside but they add to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

in a word. THURSDAY, be there. dont miss it. 7 or 8 food trucks with a variety of eats gather at Lake Ella with live music behind the cottages, come on down and check it out. Totally worth the trip. I promise!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Beautiful day loved all the natural and ducks. Its like a little oasis in the middle of a very busy street.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This park is close and has plenty of parking. There is also a great coffee shop when you want to take a break from your walk. This is a pet friendly park but beware there is quite a few ducks that your dog may want to chase.

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Great place to sit at tables around the park or on park benches and watch the ducks and the people meandering around the lake. Or if you must excercise, it is a great walk around the lake.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is a nice lake to walk around in the middle of the city. It takes about 15-30 minutes to walk around the entire lake (depending of course on your speed) There are a few small cafes and shops by the lake.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

(Warning: young adult visitors from Tampa Bay in for the weekend) I was fascinated by the little shops that border one of the lake’s corners (especially Black Dog Café). Thankfully this picturesque little lake has a sidewalk (not the widest thing) that encircles the whole thing. The distance around is only 0.6 miles. LITTLE FEATURES TO ENJOY There’s a land... More 

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