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Lakeside Park

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Lakeside

Size in acres: 23.8

Since 1908

Lakeside Park is located at 1401 Lake Avenue. For more detailed location information, check out the General Park Map, Lakeside Park Map or Driving Directions. Scroll down for more information about our park features:

History: Lakeside Park exists on land that was purchased from the Fort Wayne Land and Improvement Company in 1908. Until then, Lakeside Park was only a low-lying area prone to flooding and stagnation from the waters of the St. Joseph River. In 1912, it was decided that beautifying the water-retaining depressions would be less expensive and safer for the community than to simply fill them.

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Scroll down for more information about our park features:

Pavilions

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Lakeside Pavilion #1
Location:
1401 Lakeside Avenue

Capacity: 72

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Lakeside Pavilion #2
Location: 1401 Lakeside Avenue

Capacity: 80
For more information, check out the pavilion page.

Basketball/Tennis Courts

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Both basketball and tennis courts are available for use. They are located near the playground and Lakeside #1.

Playground

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Playgrounds for toddlers on up through pre-teens are available near Lakeside #1.

Photo credit to: Allen County Public Library's Community Album

Floral Display/Rose Garden

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The sunken gardens were originally created at a cost of $17,500. More information on the Rose Gardens and reservation information can be found here.

Walking Path

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A walking path circles around the park providing a nice loop for walking and enjoying the park. The path is a little over half a mile in length

Fishing

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Fishing is permitted in Lakeside Pond with an appropriate license; all state regulations apply.

For additional information, check out: Fishing Guide & Regulations.

Lakeside Pond is part of the DNR's urban fishing program called Go FishIN in the City . Check out the site for more information on the program, including future stocking times and special fishing opportunities.1-fw-GoFishinINTheCityLogo
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