Town Parks

One of the perks of living in Windermere is the wide variety of beautiful parks located within our two square miles. Whether you are looking for a place to let your kids play, a shady spot to have a picnic or barbeque, enjoy outdoor activities such as volleyball, tennis, or frisbee golf, a place to launch your boat onto Lake Bessie or onto Lake Butler and the Chain of Lakes, or a looking for a total body workout, Windermere has you covered.

We hope you enjoy your time outside, “among the lakes,” in our meticulously maintained and ever-improving parks.

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Central Park

405 Oakdale Street (Oakdale Street between East 4th and 5th Avenues.)

Amenities include:

  • Playground
  • Picnic tables and pavilion
  • Walking path
  • Frisbee golf
  • Parking
  • Bike racks
  • Drinking fountain/bottle filling station
  • Exercise equipment

The newest addition to Central Park is a full-body workout circuit. Follow the walking path to each exercise station targeting different muscle groups. Each station has detailed instructions on how to use the equipment and which muscles are engaged.

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Fernwood Park

232 W 7th Avenue (along the Lake Butler shoreline, with the entrance on West 7th Avenue and Butler Street.)

Amenities include:

  • Resident-only boat ramp*
  • Dock
  • Park bench
  • Parking**

*Residents of the incorporated Town of Windermere, please contact Diane Edwards for information on purchasing a Park Pass (boat ramp key).

**Parking is for vehicles only. Trailer parking is prohibited.

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Johnson Park

Johnson Park is located along the Lake Bessie lakefront on East 6th Avenue between Lee and Lake Streets. There is a park bench, though this park is mainly used for stormwater retention and there is no parking.

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Lake Bessie Lakefront Park

Lake Bessie Lakefront Park is located along the Lake Bessie shoreline from East 8th to 11th Avenues.

Amenities include:

  • Resident-only boat ramp
  • Walking trail

*Residents of the incorporated Town of Windermere, please contact Diane Edwards for information on purchasing a Park Pass (boat ramp key).

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Lake Street Park

415 E 5th Avenue (end of East 5th Avenue at Lake Street, adjacent to the end of the trail along Lake Down.)

Amenities include:

  • Walking trail
  • Park benches
  • Fishing pier
  • Picnic tables
  • Swing

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Palmer Park

418 W 2nd Avenue (Pine Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.)

Amenities include:

  • Playground
  • Picnic table
  • Park benches
  • Parking

 

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Park Among the Lakes

Park Among the Lakes is located at Main Street is between East 2nd and 3rd Avenues.

Amenities include:

  • Three resident-only tennis courts*
  • Parking

*Residents of the incorporated Town of Windermere, please contact Diane Edwards for information on purchasing tennis keys.

 

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Parramore Park

Parramore Park is located along Main Street between West 5th and 7th Avenues. Parramore Park is the former railroad right-of-way in front of Town Square, Town Administrative Offices, and the Windermere Police Department. It is used for landscaping and drainage only.

The 1887 School House is not park of Parramore Park, but is a nearby landmark of special interest. The 1887 School House is located on the corner of West 7th and Main Street, and is on the register of historic building. For groups (including schools) interested in tours of the 1887 School House, please contact George Poelker, Windermere Historic Preservation Board Chair.

For more information on the 1887 School House, including the history and images, click here

Pocket Park

Pocket Park is located on East 5th Avenue off of Main Street. The annual Windermere Police Department Easter Egg-Stravaganza kicks off the Easter Bunny parade from this location.

Amenities include:

  • Park benches

 

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Town Square Park

Town Square Park includes the one-block area from Main Street to Forest Street between West 5th and 6th Avenues.

Amenities include:

  • Town Hall*
  • The Franklin W. Chase Memorial Library
  • Windermere Community Room*
  • Basketball courts
  • Park benches
  • Parking
  • Public restrooms
  • 9/11 Memorial
  • Windermere Veteran’s Memorial
  • Historic Cal Palmer Building
  • Future home of the Windermere Pavilion (small outdoor amphitheater)

Town Square Park is the location or starting point for the majority of Windermere’s events, such as:

  • Windermere Farmers Market
  • Family Food Truck Night
  • Treebute & Arbor Day Celebration
  • Wine & Dine
  • Pet Fest
  • Windermere Police Department Foundation St. Patrick’s Day Event
  • Windermere Police Department Easter Egg-Stravaganza
  • 5K/10K Run Among the Lakes
  • 4th of July Pancake Breakfast
  • Craft Beer Fest
  • National Night Out
  • Halloween Hayride & Costume Parade
  • Light Up Windermere
  • Holiday Movie Night

*Town Hall and the Community room are available for rent. Please visit the rental page, and contact Diane Edwards for details.

Beginning mid-July 2020, Town Administrative and Windermere Police Department temporary facilities will be located toward the back of Town Square Park along Forest Street, while permanent facilities are being constructed over foundations of current offices.

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Windermere Recreation Center ("Butler Bay")

The Windermere Recreation Center, also known as Butler Bay, is located at 11465 Park Avenue.

Amenities include:

  • Three, resident-only tennis courts*
  • Volleyball court
  • Fishing pier and boardwalk
  • Two rentable pavilions**
  • Kayak launch
  • Barbeque grills
  • Foot bridge to a small island on Lake Crescent
  • Public restrooms
  • Parking

*Residents of the incorporated Town of Windermere, please contact Diane Edwards for information on purchasing tennis keys.

**Please contact Diane Edwards for information on renting either Windermere Rec Center Pavilion. Please note, that due to COVID-19, we are not renting the Pavilion to individuals at this time. We anticipate being able to start making bookings again in 2021. In the meantime, the pavilions are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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