Construction on the first two units of the power plant was started in 1957. Cross Spaulding Dam to East Lake Shore Drive and continue past Lincoln Greens picnic areas, each accommodating 75 people. Lake Springfield offers eight public parks with 35 picnic areas, two recreation buildings, six softball diamonds, horseshoe pits, a volleyball court, and numerous playgrounds. providing access to different areas of the park, are located along Long Bay Drive. Public parking for access to the lake is at the end of Fireside Court near the dam. The Lake Park Pavilion is handicap accessible, as is a smaller pavilion in Center Park Questions about the Lake Springfield parks can be emailed to LakeReservations@cwlp.com, or call 217.757.8660, ext. Lake Eugenia is centrally situated in Grey Highlands and offers excellent boating, fishing and swimming. It contains playground equipment, the dam and the entrances into the Madonia parks will be on your right as the road straightens the interstate, take exit 94 off I-55 (East Lake Shore Drive exit) and turn left at the Stevenson Drive from the interstate, take exit 94 off I-55 (East Lake Shore Drive exit) and turn A short way ahead, you'll see a sign for Henson Robinson Zoo on your right. Same area and date Another location near Lake Springfield--Clay Henshaw Memorial Access, Greene County, Missouri, US on Thu Dec 10, 2020 Off Hwy. Lake Springfield, Springfield. Lake Springfield, which borders the city to the east and south, is a major recreational resource for central Illinois, welcoming more than 600,000 visitors each year. The woodland/water-themed design, unique to the Springfield area, Invite. All rights reserved. After that. Lake Springfield. The jewel of Springfield, it provides water, power and recreation for the greater Springfield area. Maps and Documents. We’re here to enhance your experience at Lake Springfield by providing boat and personal watercraft sales, rentals, storage, and service. Three more units were added to the power plant by 1970. In addition to the CWLP-owned and managed parks and facilities, the lake area also boasts a golf course(Lincoln Greens), a zoo(Henson Robinson), a nature garden(Lincoln Memorial Gardens), Pavilions (covered shelters with open sides) accommodating groups of up to 75 people are located holding 10-15 people, are located in Center Park. provide tables and chairs for up to about 100 people. No portion of this publication may be stored in a retrieval system, transmitted or reproduced without the express written permission of Open Doors Organization. The Bridgeview Building is located in Bridgeview Park. about 4.5 miles. Greens Golf Course and through the curve that sweeps along the shore of the lake. entrance into the Lindsay Bridge Boat Launch parking area on your left. 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