Lake Eola Swans Receive their Annual Checkup
Last updated on November 20, 2020
Swan Round-Up Time! Lake Eola Swans Receive their Annual Checkup and Two New Swans are Introduced
On Saturday, November 21, 2020, District 4 City Commissioner, Patty Sheehan, a veterinarian, and specially-trained volunteers will participate in the City of Orlando’s annual Swan Round-Up. The iconic swans will receive their yearly medical check-ups and well-being assessments.
During this annual checkup, Commissioner Sheehan will formally introduce the newest additions of two donated female Trumpeter swans to Lake Eola and recognize the donors who made it possible.
The Swan Round-Up takes place each year where specially-trained volunteers corral the swans at the west end of the park. Once corralled, volunteers will take the swans to a temporary clinic set up in the park where they will be weighed, inoculated, and checked by a veterinarian.
Swans at Lake Eola:
Lake Eola is home to more than 50 swans representing five different breeds:
Black Neck swans
Royal Mute swans
Australian Black swans
Anyone wishing to help support the health and well-being of Lake Eola’s swans can donate to Swan-A-Thon, a fundraising effort lead by Commissioner Sheehan and managed by the Orlando Community Youth Trust, a non-profit that supports the mission of the City of Orlando’s Families, Parks and Recreation Department.
For more information visit, www.orlandotrust.org/swan.
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Media Window: 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Lake Eola Park, along the water near Eola House by the playground
512 East Washington Street
Media planning to attend are required to RSVP by Friday, November 20 by 4:00 p.m. by contacting Samantha Holsten, City of Orlando Public Information Officer, at 321-418-9361 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org (email).
Media parking will be available along North Eola Drive. Media should set up outside the low brick wall near the water across from the playground.
In alignment with CDC guidelines, media must wear a cloth face covering and maintain six feet of physical distance between others at all times.