The City of Galesburg Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the opening of a new water play feature at Lakeside Water Park. This feature creates a "Splash Zone" of fun for all ages to enjoy May 28-September 5, 2022 from 12:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, with extended hours on Friday-Sunday from 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Please note the water park will not be open for general open swim while District 205 is in session. (Expected to affect the following dates: 5/31-6/3, 6/6-6/8) Programs such as early morning lap swim or fitness classes will still be offered as scheduled. There are now a variety of slide options that will provide a splish splash sliding experience for all skill levels and ages. There are water play features that spray everywhere to keep everyone entertained with spray guns, spouts, and water play. Guests won't miss the "Bucket of Fun", which is a rather large dumping bucket which is sure to keep all ages engaged. Take advantage of purchasing a Lakeside Water Park "Splash Zone" season pass to gain the best swimming value of the season all summer long for $84.00, with $33 per family member. A 10-punch multi-pass is available for purchase as well for $63. Daily admission is $6 Monday-Thursday and $7 Friday-Sunday and Holidays. Ages 2 and under are free. Lakeside Water Park also features a zero depth pool with exciting water geysers and a 25-yard lap competition pool. The pools are heated, ADA accessible and surrounded with a sun deck and chaise lounge chairs. No outside food or beverage is allowed in the water park, but swimmers may take a break and enjoy snacks and pizza in the concession area.
Special event themed days are planned throughout the summer for added fun and excitement. There are BINGO days on select Tuesday afternoons for all ages. Family and Teen swims are planned on select evenings throughout the summer. Enjoy aquatic fitness with access to early morning lap swim, aquatic fitness classes and adult fitness programs. These will include Battleships, Adult Water Volleyball, and Adult Underwater Hockey. Reservations are now being taken for birthday parties or small celebrations, Friday-Sunday. A basic birthday party is $171 base plus $12 per additional person. A premium birthday part is $198 base plus $14 per additional person. After hours rentals of the water park are $625 per hour with limited availability on dates and times.