Orlando Wetlands Park
The Orlando Wetlands Park is a man-made wetland designed to provide advanced treatment for reclaimed water from the City of Orlando and other local cities. The Park is 1650 acres in size and located in Christmas, Florida. Visitors may enjoy primitive and passive activities at the Park including:
- Wildlife viewing
- Biking (non-motorized)
- Horseback riding
- Guided Tours
Orlando Wetlands Park Services
Water Quality & Wetlands Management
Advanced treatment of reclaimed water is the primary function of the Orlando Wetlands Park. Water quality data directs how the Park is managed and maintained.
Parking is located at the entrance to the Park and is free of charge. Motorized vehicles are not permitted inside the Park.
Seasonal weather in Central Florida can vary from cool to very hot. The Park consists mostly of open exposed marsh with little to no shade; however, there are shaded wooded trails along the Park's perimeter. From late spring, through summer and early fall, expect hot temperatures with the potential for high humidity, lightning and thunderstorms.
Education Center and Visitor Pavilion
The Education Center is a visitor center with permanent and seasonal exhibits that include live animals and multimedia displays. It is located just west of the parking lot and is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday tours are from September through March. Just north of the parking lot is the Visitor Pavilion with informational displays, map guides of the Park, and informative brochures. Stop here to sign-in and out of the Park.
Things to Do
Only passive recreation activities are permitted at the Park. These include photography, wildlife viewing, hiking, the use of non-motorized bicycles and horseback riding. Vehicular traffic, boating, swimming, flying of drones, hunting and fishing are NOT allowed.