Nature / Outdoors, Outside Party

Blue Jacket Park ~ Picnic Time!

Visit Blue Jacket Park for lots of open spaces & green grass

Visit Blue Jacket Park for lots of open spaces & green grass

Bring a picnic, bring friends. There is room for everybody and the open spaces leave room for beautiful breezes that roll over the fields.

We regularly play impromptu ultimate frisbee on weekends or a late Wednesday night, you’ll see dog walkers and kids passing one another on the paved path. Enjoy some quiet Florida outdoors with families here.

This park is about 12 minutes from Orlando Science Center, headed to Baldwin Park neighborhood.

Address: Blue Jacket Park
2501 General Rees Ave, Orlando, Florida

A quick 5 minute drive away is Stardust, one of my favorite coffee houses. The lunch food there is awesome! (The “5 Easy Pieces” sandwich has fresh buffalo mozzarella, grilled eggplant, red pepper, pesto, tomato slices, and it is grilled on a panini bread with a side of spring mix salad with balsamic dressing….YUM.) Coffee is top notch too.

Address: Stardust Coffee & Video
1842 Winter Park Rd, Orlando, FL
(407) 623-3393

Oh ya, we all have Netflix now. But if a rare movie is NOT on Netflix, you can rent it here. (As long as it is a cult classic, or delectably strange and in French.)

1 more thing — tempeh tacos. Sounds gross? Yes. But they are delicious!! I swore off tempeh after being force fed it as a kid, but those tacos seriously changed my mind. Order them at least once.


  1. morphogen

    March 12, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Thanks for this awesome post! Heading to Orlando to visit relatives soon and pining for non-Disneyesque things to do.

  2. Eric

    April 11, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Thanks for yet another great tip! We recently went to Stardust and fell in love with its unique vibe! I’ll check out this park! 🙂 Thanks so much for having this blog!!

    1. iamvioletta

      June 17, 2014 at 6:26 pm

      So glad you’re enjoying the blog Eric! I posted about my fav coffee houses today.

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  4. Bibs

    July 24, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    So weird…I have lived in Orlando for 8 years and I have never heard of this park. Looks beautiful – I will have to check it out soon. Nice blog!

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