Nurturing mind, body and spirit is at the heart of Lakeside recreation. The grounds of Lakeside encompass parks, pools and recreation courts, including shuffleboard, tennis and pickleball. Nature trails, most notably Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile along the shoreline, are where the beauty of nature, the charm of good company and the energy of the lake come together.  Please note many recreation opportunities are available from Memorial Day to Labor Day only. Please see our calendar of events and individual recreation pages for current scheduling and availability.

Waterfront Activities

The lakefront provides the ideal setting for a variety of water activities at Lakeside Chautauqua. Explore opportunities in sailing, kayaking, swimming and fishing, or simply enjoy the beautiful shoreline. A kiddie pool and splash pad overlooking the water’s edge also provide hours of enjoyment for children. Whatever your preference, Lakeside has water activities for all ages.


Shuffleboard has been a tradition at Lakeside since 1928. Shuffle away with family and friends during your visit to Lakeside. Nestled in central Lakeside, the 26-court, outdoor facility provides shuffleboard opportunities for groups of all sizes. Young or old, beginner or pro, you’re sure to enjoy the ultimate shuffleboard experience on the lake. Take advantage of opportunities for lessons, youth leagues and tournaments.

Tennis & Pickleball

A fun and inviting community welcome you at the Williams Tennis Campus and Hubbard Pickleball Center. Whether you want to enhance your skills, play in a friendly match, or challenge yourself in a tournament, tennis and pickleball at Lakeside were designed with you in mind. Lakeside is home to ten tennis courts with three different types of surfaces, eight pickleball courts, and is host to world class tennis and pickleball professionals providing an experience you won’t want to miss!

Parks & Recreation

Lakeside offers a variety of opportunities for fitness and fun for the whole family. Children have ample room to explore in our scenic parks and numerous playgrounds located across the campus. An inclusive playground is located at Perry Park, featuring an aeroglider, slide, wheelchair ramps and other activities. Enjoy afternoon bike rides with family, miniature golf, basketball, volleyball or gaga ball in Bettinger Park.
Visit the Grindley Wellness Center page for Fitness Center information and a current fitness class schedule.

Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus

The Grindley Aquatics and Wellness Center is where fun and fitness meet.  The 6,000 sq foot pool, complete with slides, water features, volleyball net, ADA approved chair lift and entry ramp provide a fun experience for the whole family. The Magruder Hospital Fitness Room and wellness classes held at Drackett Hall provide plenty of opportunity to stay healthy and fit while on vacation.