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Park and Activity Information

Lake Springfield offers eight public parks with 35 picnic areas, two recreation buildings, six softball diamonds, horseshoe pits, a volleyball court, and numerous playgrounds. Many of these special park facilities are available for reservation by the public.

In addition to the CWLP-owned and managed parks and facilities, the lake area also boasts a golf course(Lincoln Greens), a zoo(Henson Robinson), a nature garden(Lincoln Memorial Gardens), an outdoor theater (The Muni Opera) and a marina with offering boat rentals (Lake Springfield Marina). You can go to each of thier websites directly below. Questions about the Lake Springfield parks can be emailed to LakeReservations@cwlp.com, or call 217.757.8660, ext. 1011.
Lincoln Greens Henson Robinson Zoo Lincoln Memorial Gardens The Muni Opera Lake Springfield Marina

List of Parks Read More   

Center Park Read More   

Bridgeview Park Read More   

Cottonhill Park (East and West) Read More   

Beach Park Read More   

Lake Park Read More   

Wildlife Sanctuary Read More   

Lick Creek Wildlife Preserve Read More   

Tom Madonia Park (East and West) Read More   


Special Park Facilities

Lake Springfield’s eight parks offer a number of special facilities that can be reserved by the public for special occasions. These include 26 unsheltered picnic areas (including two that are specifically designed for wheelchair accessibility), six softball diamonds, nine covered pavilions, and two enclosed buildings. To reserve any of these facilities, or for additional information about them, call 217.757.8660, ext. 1011, or email the Public Information Office at cwlp.customer@cwlp.com.

Reservations for the two enclosed buildings (The Beach House and Bridgeview Park Building) are taken year-round; reservations for pavilions, picnic areas and ball diamonds are taken starting in January for the upcoming summer. With the exception of the two enclosed buildings, there is no charge for reserving these facilities. Reservations are offered on a first-come/first-served basis.

Lake Springfield Beach House Read More   

Bridgeview Building Read More   

Pavilions Read More   

Uncovered Picnic Areas Read More   

Ball Diamonds Read More