• What is Pickleball?

    Staff Blogger: Lexie Digby, Marketing & Graphic Design Manager Pickleball, a game that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong, has become a trending sport in Lakeside...

  • Earn Money for Lakeside by Shopping Online

    Staff Blogger: Allyson Lane, Advancement & Communications Assistant The holiday shopping season is here! This year, use Amazon Smile and Giving Assistant to support Lakeside by simply...

  • Handcraft Your Holiday Cheer

    Staff Blogger: Ellen Venema, Rhein Center Assistant Coordinator Times and technologies are changing. Personal correspondence by snail mail seems almost a lost art, but holidays continue to...

  • Healthy (and Happy) Choices Ease Hectic Holidays

    Staff Blogger: Ellen Venema, Rhein Center Assistant Coordinator  ‘Tis the season to be jolly! And to visit family and friends.… give back to your community… decorate the...

  • A Wedding Dream Comes True for the Smith-Poppe Family

    Lakeside Chautauqua has always been a special place for the Smith family. Kevin Smith started visiting as a young boy at his family’s cottage. When he was...

  • Live the Lakeside Mission All Year Long

    Every Sunday evening during the Chautauqua season, the Lakeside community gathers at the Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo to enjoy a live concert or presentation in Central Park. The...

  • 2017 Holiday Gift Ideas

    Staff Blogger: Alexandrea Stelzer, Director of Marketing With Christmas just around the corner, are you still searching for the perfect present? Why not give the gift of...

  • The Soundtrack of Central Park

    Staff Blogger: Ellen Venema, Rhein Center Assistant Coordinator On Nov. 28, 2017, Lakeside Chautauqua will partner with #GivingTuesday to raise funds towards revitalizing the Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo....

  • Did you know Lakeside has a lost and found?

    Where is Lakeside’s Lost & Found located? The Lost & Found is located at the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office at 236 Walnut Ave. Does each facility have...

  • Planning a Dream Wedding at Lakeside Chautauqua

    “Standing in front of the gazebo when I was 9 years old, I told my mom, ‘this is where I am going to get married,’” said Elizabeth...

Every Sunday evening during the Chautauqua season, the Lakeside community gathers at the Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo to enjoy a live concert or presentation in Central Park.

The Sunday Family Night in the Park series created an enriching cultural experience that nurtured relationships, welcomed new friends and renewed the spirit – all part of the Lakeside Chautauqua mission.

The holidays are quickly approaching and you will gather together with your family and friends as we did this summer on Sundays in the park. We encourage you to live the Lakeside mission all year long by nurturing relationships, inviting new friends and renewing mind, body and spirit. Read More

Staff Blogger: Alexandrea Stelzer, Director of Marketing


With Christmas just around the corner, are you still searching for the perfect present? Why not give the gift of Lakeside? Take a look at our list of Lakeside-inspired gift ideas…

Chautauqua Pass Certificates

Share the Chautauqua experience with friends and family this holiday season. For more information about purchasing a Season Pass or Daily Chautauqua Pass, contact Tyler Wilkie at (419) 798-4461, ext. 349 or accounting@lakesideohio.com. To ensure delivery prior to Christmas, please order by Dec. 11.

Hotel Gift Certificates

Hotel Lakeside and Fountain Inn gift certificates are available for next year. Gift certificates are valid for one year from the date of purchase. For more information, contact Steve Koenig at (419) 798-4461, ext. 343 or skoenig@lakesideohio.com. To ensure delivery prior to Christmas, please order by Dec. 11. Read More

Staff Blogger: Ellen Venema, Rhein Center Assistant Coordinator


On Nov. 28, 2017, Lakeside Chautauqua will partner with #GivingTuesday to raise funds towards revitalizing the Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo. The Central Park Gazebo is a favorite feature along Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile, drawing Lakesiders and guests alike for performances, ceremonies, celebrations and more.

But what is it exactly that draws people in?

Spending time in Central Park, the biggest hub of Lakeside activity, is a rich sensory experience. A variety of activities create a unique soundtrack to the summer. If you’re having trouble imagining it, read these words and let your mind drift back to an evening concert by the Gazebo.

From your seat on the hard rubber swing, the perfect perch to take in the full spectrum of park activity, you scan the crowd as it swirls around you, your viewing angle shifting as you hurry to protect your hand from the sticky drips of a fast-melting ice cream cone. Read More

Where is Lakeside’s Lost & Found located? The Lost & Found is located at the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office at 236 Walnut Ave.

Does each facility have its own Lost & Found? No, we ask that all facilities bring their lost and found items to the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office. If you’ve lost your wallet at Sloopy’s Sports Café, it’ll be waiting for you at 236 Walnut Ave.

Does Lakeside have a system to know when lost items have been found? Yes, Lakeside keeps a Lost & Found log. We encourage Lakesiders to report lost items and turn in found items at any time during their visit. We will give those Lakesiders a “call tag” if they report something missing. If the item is found, we will call them. The system works very well, but it takes cooperation on behalf of the community. Read More

“Standing in front of the gazebo when I was 9 years old, I told my mom, ‘this is where I am going to get married,’” said Elizabeth (Adams) Peck.

The first time the Adams family visited Lakeside, was to pick up Elizabeth’s brother from the East Ohio Youth Annual Conference in 1993.

The family immediately fell in love with the community and has visited every summer since.

Fast forward, and Elizabeth became engaged to Kyle Peck and needed to choose a venue for their special day. Elizabeth’s dream of getting married at the Gazebo would now come true.

Lakeside already held a special place in her heart, and adding memories of their wedding made Lakeside a place that will forever be dear to the couple and their family as it continues to grow. Read More