News & Announcements
June 2020
Lakeside Community Prayer Vigil
Please join us in lifting our voices in prayer and lighting a candle for peace, justice and healing at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 7 at the Steele Memorial Bandstand.

We will join in prayer with concerned citizens across the country following the tragic death of George Floyd. We will continue to pray for all those involved in seeking a cure, caregivers everywhere and all those affected by COVID-19.
Join Lakeside's Volunteer Corps
Can you lend a hand in June? The Lakeside Chautauqua Volunteer Corps is looking for individuals and families to help complete grounds and maintenance projects and to help clean venues before June 20.

We need help cleaning out the storage area under the Steele Memorial Bandstand, as well as cleaning and painting the Cedar Ave. and Cherry Park playgrounds, parts of the Welcome Center shuttle stop shelter, and the Pavilion Adirondack chairs. More projects available!

Email if you're able to assist.
Are the gates in operation?
The   Lakeside gates are in operation from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day  (excluding Monday, Aug. 31 through Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, which will be free admission and parking).

A Daily or Season Chautauqua Pass and Auto Pass are required to enter Lakeside during the gated season. As always, admission for children age 12 & under and guests over the age of 90 is free.

Due to the effects of COVID-19, we’ve reduced the number of our gate attendants this summer and have closed some of our gate entrances early. The updated pre-season gate hours are as follows:

  • Fifth Street Gate: open 24 hours/7 days a week
  • South Gate: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday
  • East Second Street Gate: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday
  • West Second Street Gate: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday
  • Welcome Center: Closed most days, but may open for weekends

Gate hours may change throughout the summer, visit for updates and more information.
What can I do at Lakeside now?
Tennis & Pickleball: To play, you are required to make a one-hour court reservation online at . The Williams Tennis Campus and Hubbard Pickleball Center are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12-5 p.m. Sunday, weather permitting. Look for signage or see a Tennis/Pickleball staff member for safety and sanitizing protocols.

Shuffleboard: is open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12-9 p.m. Sunday, weather permitting. Every other court is open for play, and players are encouraged to wear masks. No reservation needed. See Shuffleboard staff for safety and sanitizing protocols.

Miniature Golf: is open from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12-10 p.m. Sunday, weather permitting. The cost is $3.50/game; age 5 & under are free. No reservation needed. See Miniature Golf attendant for safety and sanitizing protocols.

Waterfront Information Center/Boat Rentals: are open and renting kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. At this time, sailboat rentals are available to Society of Old Salts (S.O.S.) members only. Hours of operation for the Waterfront Information Center/Boat Rentals are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12-5 p.m. Sunday. Waterfront boat rental reservations are taken until 4:45 p.m. See Waterfront Information Center staff for safety and sanitizing protocols.

Beach, Dock, Waterfront Swimming & Fishing: The beach and dock are open, but may close on days due to inclement weather, high water and occasionally while construction is taking place at the Pavilion. The waterfront is life-guarded from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12-6 p.m. Sunday. Fishing off the dock is permitted with safe social distancing.

Dockside Worship: is held at 8:30 a.m. Sundays at the Steele Memorial Bandstand. This informal worship service near water’s edge includes prayer requests, a variety of Christian hymns and contemporary songs, an inspiring message and the Sacrament of Holy Communion (with individual commercially packaged communion kits). While some seating is provided in Bettinger Park, guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets and to practice safe social distancing. In the case of inclement weather, this service will be cancelled.

Lakeside United Methodist Church: posts pre-recorded videos of its worship services at  l  so that all may join in worship from their homes. Services are saved for four weeks. The Rev. Karen B. Graham leads services.

Community Worship: is livestreamed every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. You can view the livestream at , Lakeside Chautauqua's official Facebook page or the Lakeside Chautauqua YouTube page .

Administration Office: is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

Hoover Ticket Office: is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12-2 p.m. Sunday. Season Chautauqua Passes can be ordered online and picked up at the Hoover Ticket Office, located at 115 Third St.

Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation Office: For the safety of our guests and staff, we ask that you call ahead to make an appointment to speak with the Advancement Staff; call (419) 798-4461, ext. 246 or email . To make an online donation, visit , call (419) 798-4461, ext. 246 or mail your check directly to: Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation, 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside, OH 43440. We thank you for all the ways you support Lakeside, and we hope that we can continue to count on your support in the months ahead.

Cottage Rentals: The Lakeside Chautauqua Realty Cottage Rental Office and Street Sotheby’s International Realty Office are taking weekly cottage rental reservations for summer 2020. Contact the Lakeside Chautauqua Realty Cottage Rental Office at (866) 952-5374, ext. 334 or 348 or check availability online . Contact Street Sotheby’s International Realty at (877) 798-1123 or   check availability online .

Restaurants, Shops & Services: are open; view hours and safety protocols at .

Hotel Lakeside Dining Room: is open for carryout and delivery on weekends: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday. To place an order, call (419) 798-4461, ext. 257 and pay by credit card over the phone. If you choose to have your order delivered, food will be left at your doorstep. If you choose to pick up your order, you will be given a time to come to the Hotel Lakeside courtyard (behind the hotel) at 150 Maple Ave. and staff will bring out your order when it's ready. The dining room will slowly transition to offer table side service at the hotel's outdoor courtyard and dining room in the coming weeks. 

Lakeside Laundromat: is open and now operated by two young families, the Linvilles and Rinaldos. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. For more information, visit the Lakeside Laundromat Facebook page .

Lakeside Chautauqua is grateful to Tom and Marcy Winkel for their years of service working as proprietors of the Lakeside Laundromat. The laundromat has played a significant role in the Lakeside experience for many families, friends and guests. We wish Tom and Marcy luck with all their future endeavors.

Campground: is open for the summer. The Campground offers full hookups, as well as tent camping sites. For reservations, contact (866) 952-5374, ext. 230 or . For more information, visit .

Public Restrooms: are located at the Pavilion, Bluebird Café, Bettinger Park near Shuffleboard, Upper Room near World Next Door, pool east outdoor and Wesley Lodge (as needed).

Shuttle: At this time, only one six-passenger shuttle is running from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, with the last pick up at 8:50 p.m., and 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, with the last pick up at 10:30 p.m. This shuttle is also acting as the Mack Mobile, which is available for guests with limited mobility; call (419) 341-8247. Two six-passenger shuttles are available on Sunday mornings.

Each cart will be sanitized in the morning and cleaned after a passenger exits. Clear partitions have been installed between each seat. Only the driver will be seated in the front seat. One passenger will be allowed per seat or two family members social distancing together. Protect yourself and others by wearing masks in public areas.

Recycling & Trash Services: are offered at 7 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays through Labor Day weekend. Recyclables and trash may also be taken to the large receptacles across from the South Gate Parking Lot year-round.
Are the Pool, Baby Pool and Splash Park open?
The protocols for opening swimming pools (including the Splash Park and baby pool) are more complicated, and we are reviewing how these protocols might be implemented at our facilities. We will update the community when and if we decide that these venues will open.
What’s opening soon?
Hotel Lakeside & Fountain Inn: will open on Friday, June 19. Hotel industry COVID-19 housekeeping standards and cleaning protocols are being implemented. To make a reservation for Hotel Lakeside , visit . To make a reservation for the Fountain Inn , visit .

Magruder Hospital Fitness Center (located at the Wellness Center): will open Monday, June 15. The hours of operation will be 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12-8 p.m. Sunday. Must be age 14+ to use the Fitness Room. Reservations will be required to access the fitness center. When reservations are made available, visit . Look for signage or see a Wellness Center staff member for safety and sanitizing protocols.

Farmers’ Market: Lakeside hosts a bi-weekly Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays and Fridays from June 23-Sept. 4. This year, the market has relocated to the greenspace around the Lakeside Schoolhouse to practice safe social distancing. Lakeside has designated 8:30-9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays as an early shopping time for those with health issues. The Farmers’ Market will open to all Lakesiders at 9 a.m. Read more...

Rhein Center Classes: The Rhein Center will offer virtual and outdoor classes beginning Monday, June 22. For the 2020 season, class registration will be available online or by phone at (419) 798-4461, ext. 276. There will be no in-person registration. Registration and payment for all virtual classes is open. Registration and payment for weekday onsite classes begins each Thursday at 8 a.m. the week before the class starts and continues through the week, subject to availability. For more information, visit .

Heritage Hall Museum & Archives: will open Wednesday, June 10. Hours of operation for Heritage Hall Museum are 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. The Archives will be open by appointment only. For any research request, stop by the popup tent at the Museum from 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday. Look for signage or see a staff member for safety and sanitizing protocols.

Lakeside (Virtual) Art Show: Consider participating in the 64th Annual Lakeside Art Show . The Art Show is a non-juried show that awards prizes for a variety of two-dimensional artwork created by artists of all ages. Though we cannot hold the show as usual in the lobby of Hoover Auditorium, it will carry on in a virtual format!
Artists are asked to submit photographs of their work to be displayed online from June 23 to July 25. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and Honorable Mention in Adult and Teen categories. Non-cash honors include the People’s Choice Award, the Laura J. Werden Lakeside Award and the Neil Glaser Watercolor Award.
The deadline to register is Wednesday, June 17 or until registration is full. Find more information on how to register at .
Where can I access Wi-Fi while at Lakeside?
Free Wi-Fi is available from the Hoover Auditorium porch and Pavilion East and West Decks. Username is lakeside; password is season2020. Coffee & Cream, the Lakeside Laundromat, Bluebird Café and the Lakeside Women’s Club provide Wi-Fi for patrons. Hotel Lakeside and Fountain Inn for overnight guests only. Wesley Lodge, South Auditorium, Wo-Ho-Mis, Campground and the Lakeside Dorm have Wi-Fi for those who rent or live in the facilities. 
Where can I buy gift cards?
Lakeside offers Gift Cards as a way to pay for Daily, Weekly or Partial Day Chautauqua Passes, and even Season Passes! Gift Cards are available to purchase in values of any amount. To purchase gift cards, contact (419) 798-4461, ext. 249 or .
Adult Season Ch autauqua Passholders can purchase discounted gift cards up to $600 in value at the discounted rate of 15% off. Gift cards are available in multiples of $200 in value for a price of $170 each. To purchase discounted gift cards, visit the Hoover Ticket Office.
I want to plan my family vacation. What does Lakeside have planned for the summer?
To view our most up-to-date schedule of events, visit . As programs and events are finalized, we will be updating the calendar. You may have to ‘refresh’ to view changes, as we are making updates every day. Also, download the Lakeside app for events. 
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