2023 Swan Round-Up

Last updated on November 11, 2023

The Swans of Lake Eola Park Receive Their Checkup During Annual Swan Round-Up

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, District 4 City Commissioner Patty Sheehan and specially-trained veterinarians, volunteers and kayakers will participate in the City of Orlando’s annual Swan Round-Up at Lake Eola Park. At the round-up, the city’s iconic swans will receive their yearly medical check-ups and well-being assessments.

During the annual Swan Round-Up, specially-trained volunteers corral the swans at the west end of the park where a temporary clinic is set up for them to be weighed, inoculated and provided an individual medical exam by a veterinarian.

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 orlandotrust.org/swan.

Swans at Lake Eola Park:
Lake Eola Park is home to more than 50 swans representing five different breeds:

  • Trumpeter swans
  • Black Neck swans
  • Whooper swans
  • Royal Mute swans
  • Australian Black swans
Saturday, November 11, 2023
8 – 10:30 a.m.- Veterinarian checkups
**8 – 9 a.m. - Media Interview Window

Lake Eola Park, 512 East Washington Street
Along the water near Eola House by the playground

On-site interview opportunities with park staff must be pre-arranged. Staff can discuss fun swan facts and share information on how the city cares for the swans, what’s involved in their annual check-ups and how can residents help.

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.

Media planning to attend are required to RSVP by Friday, November 10 by 3:00 p.m. by contacting Ashley Papagni, City of Orlando Public Information Officer at Ashley.Papagni@orlando.gov.





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