The Park is a facility of the City of Orlando, Public Works Department, Wastewater Division.
The Park began receiving reclaimed water in 1987.
No. Motorized vehicles are prohibited except for staff.
The park is open every day from sunrise to sunset.
The street address is 25155 Wheeler Rd., Christmas, FL 32709.
Cash as well as checks made out to Strengthen Orlando, Inc.
Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
No. Tours are on a first-come first-serve basis. Large groups should call at least 4 weeks ahead to check to see if your group can be accommodated.
No. The tram is to be driven by Park staff and volunteers only. Tram tours are offered on Fridays and Saturdays only.
Orlando Wetlands Park is 1650 acres with 1200 of that consisting of man-made wetlands for water treatment.
It depends whether you walk, bring your bike or take a tram tour. The average visit is about 2 to 4 hours. There are miles of berms. So please pick up a map, especially if you are walking.
Yes you can on Fridays and Saturdays when there is an attendant in the Education Center. Soft drinks and water are available.
There is no nearby restaurant, but there are soft drinks and water available in the Education Center which is open on Friday and Saturdays only. Many visitors bring drinks and a picnic lunch.
A 2015 estimate was over 1700 alligators.
Absolutely not! This creates a danger for yourself and other visitors. Alligators and other potentially dangerous animals that lose their fear of humans will need to be euthanized.
No. Pets are not permitted at the Park. There are many hundreds of alligators present.
Some facilities are. The parking lot has reserved spaces. The Education Center is accessible as are some picnic tables.
Groups should contact the Park well in advance at 407.568.1706 to see if their event can be accommodated.
Once a year, the Park sponsors the Orlando Wetlands Festival held at Ft. Christmas Historical Park. In addition, there are occasionally classes offered on some nature topic or on nature photography.
Any day is good. Tram tours are available on Fridays and Saturdays only. Summer can be very hot on the berms.
Lodging is available near the intersections of SR 50 and I-95 to the east as well as at SR50 and Alafaya Trail to the west.
Yes you can. The Park seeks to include guests of all ages and physical abilities, although it is important to note that not all park locations are wheelchair or ESV accessible. Electric service vehicles are only allowed on the berm roads for disabled persons.
Visitors usually stay at the park from 2 to 4 hours. There are many miles of berm, so you can plan a hike length to suit you.
Proper dress is important. The berms are very open and so exposure to sun and wind are always possible. A wide brimmed hat is recommended as are closed-toed shoes to help avoid fire ants, sand spurs, etc.
Yes we do. Drinking fountains are located on the east side of the restrooms. There is also a water bottle refiller.
Yes. If you have already left the Park for the day and realized you lost an item, you may call 407.568.1706 to inquire.