Fourth of July events

July 1, 2014 12:29 PM
 Fourth of July Big Bang Splash Bash at Lakeside Splashzone Water Park
Date:  Friday, July 4, 2014
Time:  11 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Site:  Lakeside Splashzone Water Park
Fee:  $5 admission or season pass

Celebrate Independence Day with a Big Bang Splash Bash at Lakeside Splashzone Water Park with the City of Galesburg Aquatic staff.  There will be events for children including relays, games, water balloon toss, contests and prizes during the day.  Don't miss the fun festivities at the Splashzone.  Enjoy the Fourth of July with the Galesburg Recreation Division before heading out to watch the fireworks.  There will be plenty to do for everyone.

Lakeside Splashzone Water Park will be open during the holiday weekend, and all summer long, during operating hours Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. and on Sundays from Noon - 7 p.m., weather and attendance permitting.  Daily admission is $5 per person or a season pass, which may be purchased at the Lakeside Recreation Facility during office hours Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The office, and Hawthorne Municipal Pool, will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014 in observance of the Fourth of July.  

Fourth of July Big Bang Boom at Lake Storey Beach and Waterslide
Date:  Friday, July 4, 2014
Time:  11 a.m. Start
Site:  Lake Storey Beach

Celebrate the Fourth of July weekend at Lake Storey Beach and Waterslide this year.  Activities that will be available include swimming, paddle boating, canoeing, riding the tube waterslide, having a picnic or walking the nature paths throughout the park.  Lake Storey Beach and Waterslide operating days are Friday-Sunday all summer long from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.  The beach will close later on the Fourth of July.  Swimming is not permitted when lifeguards are not on duty, for the safety of the patrons.  Lake Storey Beach has an ADA accessible path to take you directly down to the beach and boat ramp.  Modernized locker room facilities are also available with a concession stand on site as well. Swimming is free at Lake Storey Beach.  The Lake Storey tube waterslide has a full enclosed tunnel with rates of $2 for 3 rides, $5 for 10 rides and $10 for all day.  Paddleboat, jon boat and canoe rentals are $8 per hour.  Please keep in mind, if you bring your own boat, only trolling motors are allowed on Lake Storey.  

The City of Galesburg Recreation Division wants families to enjoy a safe and fun holiday weekend at Lake Storey Beach and Lakeside Splashzone Water Park.  To help ensure that this Fourth of July is safe, please remember to help the lifeguards by following the rules and listening to the staff.  Parents should always be watching their children.  Use the buddy system for additional safety measures.  Remember that all fireworks and alcohol are prohibited in the parks and facilities.  Play it safe this Fourth of July and don't swim alone or without a buddy.  

Contact:  Elizbaeth Varner, Recreation Supervisor
Phone:  309/345-3683


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