Prior to Lakeside's purchase by the City in 1990, Lakeside Recreation Facility was a private swimming and tennis club. Subsequent to its purchase, the city reorganized by developing major Capital Improvements to the facilities for use by the general public. While providing Galesburg's only public Water Park, Lakeside's main building provides valuable, indoor recreational space. This capability provides an added dimension to the services the City of Galesburg Parks and Recreation Department is able to provide, especially in the winter months.
Lakeside Recreation Facility offers area residents the following amenities:
- 4 hard surface indoor tennis courts.
- Two Multi-Purpose courts which host
- 2 Volleyball courts
- 2 Basketball courts
- Portable Basketball Standards
- In-door Batting Cage for Baseball and Softball.
- Men/Women restrooms/locker rooms.
- Individual and group tennis lessons.
Office: Lakeside Recreation Facility
1033 South Lake Storey Road
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (mid-May through mid-October)
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (mid-October through mid-May)
Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. (mid-October through mid-May)
Rate for Multi-Purpose Courts is $25 per hour, per court.
Reservations are taken for open court times by calling 309/345-3683.
Indoor Batting Cage
Your team can reserve the in-door batting cage, regardless of whether your team plays softball or baseball. Reservations must be scheduled through the Galesburg Parks and Recreation Department to ensure availble times. Batting helmets are required, except for Adult Slowpitch Softball.
Participants may ONLY use balls provided by the Parks and Recreation Department. Participants must pick up the balls when their time is up and return them to the Recreation Attendant on duty. An adult MUST accompany youth under 16 (No exceptions).
In-Door Batting Cage:
FEE: $25 per hour (Time is scheduled on the hour only.)
In-Door Golf Driving Range
If golf is your game, and you can't play outdoors, keep your skills sharp at the driving range, inside, at the Lakeside Recreation Facility. There are also two indoor putting greens/mats.
In-Door Golf Driving Range:
FEE: $25 per hour (Reservations are encouraged.)
In-Door Tennis Courts
Enjoy playing tennis out of the weather, with your own group, or take group lessons or private lessons on one of the four In-Door Tennis Courts.
Tennis Court Hours/Rates:
Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. - $16.00 per hour
Monday - Thursday. 5:00-9:00 p.m. - $20.00 per hour
Friday - 8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. - $16.00 per hour
Saturday - 1:00-6:00 p.m. - $20.00 per hour
Sunday - 1:00-6:00 p.m. - $16.00 per hour
Anytime - $16.00 per hour, any time. (Any individual attending an educational institution on a full-time basis.)
Walk-on's are allowed, but reservations are encouraged through the Parks and Recreation Department at 309/345-3683.