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Diane Carl

Parks & Recreation

Lakeside Park/Splash Pad

Lakeside Park & Pavilion

NY Route 414, Fourth Street

Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Phone: (607)-535-4438


$5.00 PARKING FEE (FREE for Village residents with proof of residency) - charged everyday thru Labor Day from 9am-5pm (until 7pm when staffing permits) * Sorry, NO Senior or Military discounts.  *Anyone patronizing Central Hots is exempt from the $5.00 fee

Proceeds contribute to the beautification and maintenance of our beautiful park.  THANK YOU!!

Lakeside Park is located at the south end of beautiful Seneca Lake and is the perfect setting for weddings, receptions, reunions, picnics, and graduation parties. It contains playground equipment for the kids, picnic tables, BBQ grills, a basketball court, skate park, volleyball, bocce ball court, swimming area with lifeguards, and a dog beach. Lakeside Park is also the site for the annual Italian-American Festival and East Coast Watercross Jet Ski Races. 

Splash Pad:  NEW summer of 2021.  Operational from 9am-9pm.

Concession Stand:  Home of Central Hots which is a locally owned restaurant with the best tasting hot dogs and hamburgers since 1941! They also serve grilled ham & cheese sandwiches, crispy chicken, philly cheesesteak sandwiches, and chicken philly sandwiches. Central Hots also offers  a variety of appetizers, sides and drinks.  * No parking fee

Pavilion:  enclosed with fourteen picnic tables, six folding tables, chairs, three refrigerators and a sink.  Maximum occupancy of 150. Please see the "Lakeside Rental Application" below for rental information.

Relevant People

Craig Bond

Craig Bond

  Parks and Event Center Manager

Diane Carl

  Parks and Recreation Coordinator

Derick Willett

  Maintenance Mechanic

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