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Best billiards hall

1st Sportstown Billiards, 2414 E. Robinson St., 407-894-6258, sportstownbilliards.com
2nd Cue-Phoria Billiards and Café, 2050 Semoran Blvd., Winter Park, 321-972-1867, cuephoria.com
3rd Trick Shots Billiards, multiple locations, trickshotsbilliards.com

Best city park

1st Lake Eola Park, 195 N. Rosalind Ave., 407-246-4485, cityoforlando.net
2nd Central Park, 251 S. Park Ave., Winter Park, 407-599-3334, cityofwinterpark.org
3rd Dickson Azalea Park, 100 Rosearden Drive, 407-246-2283, cityoforlando.net

Best dog park

1st Fleet Peeples Park, 2000 S. Lakemont Ave., Winter Park, 407-599-3334, cityofwinterpark.org
2nd Paw Park, 427 French Ave., Sanford, sanfordfl.gov
3rd Dr. P. Phillips Community Park, 8249 Buenavista Woods Blvd., 407-254-9045, drphillips.org

Best day trip

1st Wekiwa Springs State Park, 1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka, 407-884-2008, floridastateparks.org/wekiwasprings
2nd St. Augustine, ci.st-augustine.fl.us
3rd New Smyrna Beach, cityofnsb.com

Best gym

1st YMCA, multiple locations, ymcacentralflorida.com
2nd Planet Fitness, multiple locations, planetfitness.com
3rd LA Fitness, multiple locations, lafitness.com

Best ice rink

1st RDV Sportsplex Ice Den, 8701 Maitland Summit Blvd., 407-916-2550, mvpsportsclubs.com
2nd The Ice Factory of Central Florida, 2221 Partin Settlement Road, Kissimmee, 407-933-4259, icefactory.com
3rd Light Up UCF, UCF Arena Bldg., 50 N. Gemini Blvd., 407-823-6006, lightupucf.com

Best local sports team

1st Orlando Magic, orlandomagic.com
2nd Orlando City Soccer, orlandocitysoccer.com
3rd Orlando Solar Bears, orlandosolarbearshockey.com

Best sports team coach

1st Stan Van Gundy, former Orlando Magic
2nd Adrian Heath, Orlando City Soccer
3rd Matthew Cascaddan, Winter Park High School crew

Best mini golf course

1st Mighty Jungle Golf, 7792 W. Irlo Bronson Highway, Kissimmee, 407-390-6453, mightyjunglegolf.com
2nd Congo River Golf, mult-iple locations, congoriver.com
3rd Pirate's Cove Adven-ture Golf, 8501 International Drive, 407-352-7378; 12545 S.R. 535, Lake Buena Vista, 407-827-1242, piratescove.net

Best place to bike

1st West Orange Trail, 407-654-1108, parks.onetgov.net
2nd Cady Way Trail, 407-836-6200, parks.onetgov.net
3rd Cross Seminole Trail, 407-665-2001, seminolecountyfl.gov

Best place to bowl

1st Colonial Lanes, 400 N. Primrose Drive, 407-894-0361, coloniallanes.net
2nd Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center, 10749 E. Colonial Drive, 407-384-0003, alomabowlingcenters.com
3rd Aloma Bowling Center, 2530 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, 407-671-8675, alomabowlingcenters.com

Best place to camp

1st Wekiwa Springs State Park, 1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka, 407-884-2008, floridastateparks.org/wekiwasprings
2nd Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort, 4510 N. Fort Wilderness Trail, Lake Buena Vista, 407-939-6244, disneyworld.disney.go.com
3rd Moss Park, 12901 Moss Park Road, 407-254-6840, orangecountyfl.net

Best place to swim

1st Wekiwa Springs State Park, 1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka, 407-884-2008, floridastateparks.org
2nd Kelly Park/Rock Springs, 400 E. Kelly Park Road, Apopka,407-889-4179, ocfl.net
3rd YMCA, multiple loca-tions, ymcacentralflorida.com

Best public golf course

1st DubsDread, 549 W. Par St., 407-246-2551, historicaldubsdread.com
2nd Winter Pines Golf Club, 950 S. Ranger Blvd., Winter Park, 407-671-3172, winterpinesgc.com
3rd MetroWest Golf Club, 2100 S. Hiawassee Road, 407-299-1099, metrowestgolf.com

Best place to canoe/kayak

1st Wekiwa Springs State Park, 1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka, 407-884-2008 floridastateparks.org/wekiwasprings
2nd Rock Springs Run State Reserve, 30601 County Road 433, Sorrento, 407-884-2008, floridastateparks.org/rockspringsrun
3rd Blue Spring State Park, 2100 W. French Ave., Orange City, 386-775-3663, floridastateparks.org/bluespring

Best shooting range

1st Shoot Straight, 4700 S. U.S. Highway 17-92, Casselberry, 407-834-2242; 1349 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka, 407-889-0842, shoot-straight.com
2nd East Orange Shooting Sports, 7210 Gardner St., Winter Park, 407-679-1995, eastorangess.com
3rd Oak Ridge Gun Range, 6160 S. Orange Ave., 407-857-5663, oakridgegunrange.com

Best skate park

1st Vans Skatepark, (now closed)
2nd Orlando Skate Park, 400 Festival Way, 407-898-9600, actionparkalliance.com/orlandoskatepark
3rd Midtown Skate Park, 5043 Forsyth Commerce Road, 407-440-2802, midtownskatepark.com

Best sports complex

1st RDV Sportsplex, 8701 Maitland Summit Blvd., 407-916-2442, mvpsportsclubs.com
2nd XL Soccer World, 825 Courtland St., 407-641-4791, xlsoccerworldorlando.com
3rd Amway Center, 400 W. Church St., 407-440-7000, amwaycenter.com

Best theme park ride

1st The Incredible Hulk, Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza, 407-363-8000, universalorlando.com
2nd Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza, 407-363-8000, universalorlando.com
3rd Manta, SeaWorld Orlando, 7007 SeaWorld Drive, 888-800-5447, seaworldparks.com

Best theme park

1st Islands of Adventure, Universal Orlando Resort, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza, 407-363-8000, universalorlando.com
2nd Universal Studios, Universal Orlando Resort, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza, 407-363-8000, universalorlando.com
3rd Epcot, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, 407-939-6244, disneyworld.disney.go.com

Best water park

1st Wet 'n Wild, 6200 International Drive, 407-351-1800, wetnwildorlando.com
2nd Aquatica, 5800 Water Play Way, 407-351-3600, aquaticabyseaworld.com
3rd Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, 407-939-6244, disneyworld.disney.go.com

Best yoga studio

1st Orlando Power Yoga, 2415 E. South St., 407-719-0101, orlandopoweryoga.com
2nd College Park Yoga, 3029 Edgewater Drive, 407-999-7871, collegeparkyoga.com
3rd Shine On Yoga, 619 N. Thornton Ave., 407-601-4394, shineonyoga.com

Best zipline

1st ZOOm Air Adventure Park, Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 N.W. Highway 17-92, Sanford, 407-330-0767, zoomair.us
2nd Screamin' Gator Zip Line, Gatorland, 14501 S. Orange Blossom Trail, 800-393-5297, gatorland.com
3rd Zipline Safari, Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida, 4755 N. Kenansville Road, St. Cloud, 407-957-9794, floridaecosafaris.com

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

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