Here's the next installment of my favorite parks in Orlando:
I lived here for a year and a half, and have found some of the most precious parks around in this area.
Kraft Azalea Gardens—The overall best in town. Hidden in Winter Park. It's small, but tranquil. And definitely beautiful. I've witnessed many glorious sunrises and sunsets here, and experienced numerous hammock naps and paddleboard launches here. (I've felt this way for a while.)
Maitland Arts Center—The most delightful courtyard is in Maitland. Used to promote the arts via classes and events, the place is art itself: twenty buildings all surrounded by a wall and a garden area at the center in old Spanish/native Florida design. If I could design a commune for some of my closest friends and myself, it'd look something like this place.