A couple years ago, a friend invited us to visit South Econ Community Park and it quickly became a regular in our rotation. The park has a lot of features that make it perfect for families of children with varied ages and it’s featured on our Orlando Park Crawl, so make sure you check that out as well!
What we love about South Econ Community Park
- There are two playgrounds side-by-side. One is for older children (though Graham can use most of it at 3 years old) and the other is for younger children. They’re close enough that you can very easily see kids on both playgrounds at the same time, making it perfect if you have kids of varied ages.
- The playgrounds are covered. Can I get a hallelujah?? Especially in the Florida heat, this is a necessity.
- There are baby swings and “big kid” swings on the same swing set.
- The bathrooms are clean!
- There are covered picnic tables and benches that make it comfortable to enjoy a picnic or just a quick snack.
- There’s a small pond with soft-shell turtles in it! The kids love walking over to it and checking them out.
- The parking spaces are right next to the park. If you have small children, you understand why this is such a big deal.
- This park is located in east Orange County at 3850 S Econlockhatchee Trl., Orlando, FL 32829.
- It’s open from 8AM to 8PM in the summer, 8AM to 6PM in the winter.
- There is also a rec center with various classes and youth programs.
- Amenities include basketball and tennis courts as well.
- There are summer camps that use this park regularly so, if you visit during the summer during the day, you’ll likely see lots of kids from these camps. I’d recommend going during the evening hours or on the weekends during the summer so the park isn’t so crowded.
- Bring a towel if you go early in the morning. Since there are shades over the playgrounds, the slides don’t dry very quickly.
- Watch your kids on the larger playground, especially if they’re fairly small. There’s a bouncy bridge that has a very large gap between the bridge itself and the railing where smaller kids or those who aren’t as skilled at walking across this type of bridge could easily fall off.