Facilities for Rent

Picnic Shelters and Gazebos

Contact: Lakeside Recreation Facility

1033 South Lake Storey Road
Phone: 309/345-3683 for reservations

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Steps to Reserve a Shelter or Gazebo

Fee: $25.00

  1. Call number above during regular business hours to inquire about availability. Reservations can be made up to 364 days in advance. When calling indicate:
    • date and time
    • shelter number
    • number of rows if partial shelter reservation is desired
  2. Recreation staff will check availability and confirm a date and time.
  3. Once payment is received, a permit and a receipt are issued.
  4. It is required to have permit available on the day of the event.

No mail-in reservation request accepted. No refunds issued due to rain.

Shelters Available

  • Lake Storey Park, Lions Shelters #1 (South, closest to the lake and restrooms)
  • Lake Storey Park, Lions Shelter #2 (Middle)
  • Lake Storey Park, Lions Shelter #3 (Farthest to the North, first one as you come into the park)
 
Each shelter has 9 rows of tables.  Each row seats 30 people.  Rows number from South to North.  Six double outlets per shelter.  Water and grills nearby.
 
  • Lake Storey Park, Lions Shelter #4 (West, North Lake Storey Park by soccer field and ball diamond #3.) 
 
No restrooms or playground close.  Take 2nd entrance, hard right, around horseshoe curve.  Shelter is about 300 yards west of the Lake Storey Pavilion, through the woods.  Shelter has 8 rows of tables, each row seat 16 people.  Rows number South to North.  Has electricity and water.
 
  • Lincoln Park — Lions Shelter #1
 
Next to parking lot.  Is near restrooms, has electricity and is near playground.  Has 5 rows of tables, each row seats 44 people.  Tables number East to West.  Total capacity: 220.
 
  • Lincoln Park - Gazebo (currently is not available for reservation due to structural damage).
 
  • Standish Park — Gazebo
 
  • All other Shelters are first come, first serve.

Meeting, Banquet, Recreational

The Lake Storey Pavilion — Perfect for meetings, seminars, wedding receptions, family reunions. Capacity of 400.  Please call 309/345-3604 for reservations.

Allison Campground — Whether in a tent or RV, Allison Campground is perfect for family fun.

Bunker Links Golf Course — Located at Lincoln Park on the north side of Galesburg, Bunker Links' 18 holes (6022 yards) has gently rolling terrain. Water comes into play on 6 holes.

Hawthorne Centre Recreation Complex — Perfect for birthday parties or church youth group activities.  Please call 309/345-3683 for reservations.

Lakeside Water Park — Rent the entire water park for your family and friends.  Please call 309/345-3683 for reservations.

Lake Storey Beach — Swimming, boating, water slide, concessions.

Lakeside Recreation Facility — Multi-purpose floor and tennis courts.  Please call 309/345-3683 for reservations.

Picnic shelters and gazebos — Reserve a shelter for your next picnic. Gazebos are also a favorite for warm weather weddings.

Park Plaza — Located downtown, this multi-tiered outdoor stage can be used for various recreational, educational and entertainment needs.

 
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