“Hey hey – what are these? I saw a sign that said “Baffle Box” but I still don’t get it.”


Well, baffle boxes are essentially large filters that are put in place to sift things out of stormwater runoff during/after storms, including pollutants and litter, before it reaches a nearby lake or river.

The boxes were first installed in Al Coith Park in 2020 and have since been expanded throughout the city of Orlando, including Lake Eola. The first baffle box has a transparent cover so curious spectators can look in and see how it works.

According to Ashley Papagni, Public Information Officer at the Mayor’s office, there are 115 baffle boxes installed across town, with more to come.

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