Cranes Roost Park is one of the City’s newest and most visible parks. The park itself encompasses a thirty-seven acre lake surrounded by one mile of continuous boardwalk/sidewalk. This pedestrian path includes restrooms, benches, covered seating areas, a 900-seat amphitheater, floating stage and a Park Ranger office.
If you are interested in scheduling an event at Cranes Roost or would like to know more about the events at the park, Events Management can help you.
Cranes Roost Park is staffed by trained, State of Florida certified Park Rangers seven days a week. These Park Rangers perform a multitude of tasks that keep the park beautiful and patrons safe. You and your family can feel safe and secure at Crane’s Roost Park knowing that during posted hours Park Rangers are on-site keeping watch over the activity in the park.
Monitoring of these activities is accomplished by several means. First and foremost is the Park Ranger physically patrolling the park to observe and interact with visitors in person. The park also has an emergency phone system with locations around the park where a visitor can pick up a phone that will automatically connect them with a Park Ranger or the Altamonte Springs Police Department. Then the caller can request assistance or alert a Ranger about suspicious activity in the park.
To supplement the methods listed above there is a camera system installed at various locations in the park that can be monitored by Park Rangers and the Police Department to observe suspicious persons or activities and to aid us in identifying possible problems or hazardous situations within the park. In addition to duties listed above the Park Rangers are responsible for the maintenance and up-keep of the park. On any given day you might find them trimming trees, pressure-washing, painting or repairing items throughout. Of course there are many tasks that must be performed daily such as litter removal and cleaning restrooms. As you can see the Park Rangers do whatever is needed to keep the park safe for our guests as well as ensuring that Cranes Roost Park is immaculately maintained.
Cranes Roost Park provides a great place for various types of recreational and leisure activities. Perhaps the most popular is walking and jogging. Other favorites include picnics and brown bag lunching. For those who are interested in enjoying some of our natural resources there is bird watching and fishing available with many different species of each of the two families found within the park.
The development of Cranes Roost Park began in 1990 with the City of Altamonte Springs acquiring land surrounding what is now Cranes Roost Lake. By October of 1992 the first phase of development was complete with the construction of the amphitheater, one-half mile of walkways, the eastern-most boardwalk and the installation of benches throughout the park. In 1994 the second phase of Cranes Roost Park’s construction began with adding another one-half mile of walkway, restrooms, ranger office and the western boardwalk. At the end of this phase of development the City added two amenities to increase the enjoyment of the park by our visitors. One of these is a sound system which allows music to be broadcast throughout the facility, another and possibly most noticeable is the floating stage which is used for special events.
Q. What hours is the park open?
A. Sunday thru Wednesday 7 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Thursday thru Saturday 7 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Q. What hours do the Park Rangers staff the park?
A. Sunday thru Wednesday 7 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Thursday thru Saturday 7a.m. - 12 a.m.
Q. What is the length of the walkway around Cranes Roost Lake?
A. One mile.
Q. Are pets allowed in the park?
A. Yes, pets are allowed in the park within certain areas. The plaza area and the lower bowl of the amphitheater do not allow pets. The rest of the park is open to pets as long as they have a leash (8 foot max). Pet owners are required to clean up their pets waste. Waste stations have been provided throughout the park to assist with the clean up. Any time there is an event at the park and Cranes Roost Blvd. is shut down to traffic, pets will not be allowed anywhere in the park.
Q. Are bicycling, skating or skateboarding allowed in the park?
For more information contact:
Cranes Roost Office (407) 263-3742