Thornton Park is a neighborhood park at Washington Street and Summerlin Avenue in Orlando, Florida. It is east of Lake Eola. The park is considered one of the more trendy areas with a diverse crowd during the day and night. There are various restaurants on the block such as Shari, Hue, Dexter's Wine Bar and CityFish. Shari Restaurant serves contemporary sushi, while CityFish offers fresh seafood such as oysters. Hue is an American restaurant and Dexter's provides brunch and happy hour treats.
Lake Eola Park which is part of Thornton Park provides a Farmer's Market on the shores of the Lake. Children can enjoy this same area due to the outdoor playground. A walkway has been built around the lake for running, jogging, or walking. Swan paddle boats are available for guests to cruise around the lake.
From downtown Orlando it takes a half an hour to reach the park. It is 15 to 20 minutes from Disney. Thornton Park is a place to relax to have a picnic, lunch or dinner out. It is not a tourist area meaning it is low key for those who want to escape the tourist areas of Orlando. Nearby is the Mad Cow Theater.