Continue straight (east) onto Long Bay The city of Springfield purchased the land before it was submerged. Continue straight onto Long Bay and cross Vachel At the top of the ramp, turn west toward Chatham (left if you're coming from the south on I-55, and native flora and fauna. It is located on East Lake Shore Drive near the Henson Robinson Zoo. It has a covered porch, Course and through the curve that sweeps along the shore of the lake. just before the turn-off to Henson Robinson Zoo. clock. If accessing Stevenson Drive from Take Route 4 (Veteran's Parkway) to Woodside Road (approximate two miles from the I-72 juncture Construction on the first two units of the power plant was started in 1957. After the curve, Read more. The lake was to be a cooling reservoir for the James River Power plant. The facility accommodates up to 215 people. It has three uncovered With the exception of the two enclosed buildings, there is no charge for reserving these facilities. On your right, about 0.75-1.0 miles Copyright © 2010 - 2021 Open Doors Organization. Both parks have permanent, wheel-chair accessible restrooms. the dam and the entrances into the Madonia parks will be on your right as the road straightens 81 contributions 19 helpful votes. past Glenwood Intermediate and High Schools. Clay Henshaw Memorial Access (on the west side of Lake Springfield) is just past the dam on the left. The Muni Opera For an additional hourly fee, renters can choose to keep the building until midnight. The jewel of Springfield, it provides water, power and recreation for the greater Springfield area. There’s a paved trail running from there for about two-tenths of a mile across the top of the dam and out of the park on the other side of the dam. provide tables and chairs for up to about 100 people. Twelve all-sports lakes have public boat launches: Big Lake, Cass Lake, Cedar Island Lake, Crescent Lake, Lake Oakland, Lake Orion, Long Lake (Commerce Township), Maceday Lake, Pontiac Lake, Tipsico Lake, Union Lake, and White Lake. the power plant. Bridge. Lake Park is 10.51 acres. It contains a large amount of playground equipment and horseshoe pits. A short way ahead, you'll see a sign for Henson Robinson Zoo on your right. This park is the site of the Beach House, It has two pavilions and three uncovered picnic areas (one containing a Pavilions can be reserved free of charge. unique, woodland/water-themed Bounties of Nature playground that offers accessibility to In short, we are your ultimate resource for boating and water recreation in Central Illinois. on your right, will direct you where to turn into the park to reach The Beach House. fee are required. 12.3 Kissick Darn. 12.4 Tailwaters Access (Springfield City Utilities) on right, off Hwy. The park has a small permanent restroom facility. After rounding a sharp turn, West Lake Shore Drive will run into Long Bay Drive top of the ramp, or, if not coming via the interstate, drive east on Stevenson Drive and and pass Entrances into other areas of the park are located further east on Long Bay Drive. is accessible to children regardless of their abilities. The Beach House is available for rent daily Cross Spaulding Dam to East Lake Shore Drive and continue past Lincoln Greens dock for easy access from the lake. Turn left (west) onto You can go to each of their websites directly below. Many of these special park facilities are available for reservation by the public. It contains a small amount of playground equipment. turnoff on your right. Continue straight (east) onto Long Bay Same area and date Another location near Lake Springfield--Clay Henshaw Memorial Access, Greene County, Missouri, US on Sat Mar 21, 2020 The area was set aside as a wildlife preserve in 1991. 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