In the News

The Lakeshore Landing process has been of interest to the media – and the entire community – since its inception. Below are links to articles since 2010.

When Will the Nelson Park Amphitheater Open? (September 1, 2018)

Decatur Water Park Gets $3.8M more Work Approved; Target Opening is Memorial Day 2019 (June 7, 2018)

Construction to Begin Next Month on $3.7 M Nelson Park Pool (May 3, 2018)

Upcoming Nelson Park Amphitheater Gets New Greenery with help from CAT Volunteers (April 18, 2018)

Decatur Park District OK’s Extra $127,000 to Upgrade Amphitheater Work (April 3, 2018)

Ready for Spring? Here’s Your Guide to Decatur-area Outdoor Activities (Mar. 22, 2018)

Park Board Approves Nelson Park Playground Work; Other Renovations in Progress (Feb. 21, 2018)

Here are 5 New Things Coming to Nelson Park in 2018 (October 23, 2017)

Mister Softee to Open Permanent Location in Nelson Park (October 19, 2017)

100 Reasons: Overlook Adventure Park Becomes a Destination (October 16, 2017)

Our View: Decatur Water Park Delay is Disappointing, not Dire (October 6, 2017)

Nelson Park Water Park Opening Pushed to 2019 (October 4, 2017)

CherryBerry in Nelson Park to Close October 7 (October 4, 2017)

Ted’s Taters to Close at End of Month (September 26, 2017)

Pack Your Backpack Day on Sunday at Overlook Adventure Park (August 7, 2017)

Overlook Adventure Batting Cages Make Debut (July 5, 2017)

Central Illinois Will Light Up on Fourth of July (July 4, 2017)

Batting Cages, Ball Field Near Completion (June 9, 2017)

Sangamon Valley Students Investigate Overlook Adventure Park (May 17, 2017)

Mini Golf Falls Short of Revenue Projections (April 19, 2017)

Here’s Everything You Need to Know about the Nelson Park Ropes Course (April 1, 2017)

Batting Cages, Fitness Park Up Next at Nelson Park (March 15, 2017)

Nelson Park Ropes Course will Open April 1 (March 2, 2017)

You Asked, We Answered: Nelson Park Water Park (Feb. 16, 2017)

Water Slides Key Feature for New Nelson Park Aquatics Facility (Feb. 15, 2017)

Nelson Park Amphitheater Gets City OK (January 17, 2017)

Lakefront Ready to Blossom (January 1, 2017)

Park District Takes Next Steps in Water Park Project (December 7, 2016)

Deluxe Playground Approved for Overlook Adventure Park (November 17, 2016)

New Water Park Approved for Nelson Park (November 3, 2016)

Park District Hears More Water Park Thoughts (October 26, 2016)

Park District Seeks Public Input on Aquatics (October 24, 2016)

Nelson Park Water Park Buoyed by Board Support (October 12, 2016)

Ready to Take the Plunge? Water Park Appeals to Public (October 11, 2016)

Opinion: Plenty of Positives Abounding in Decatur (October 6, 2016)

Editorial: Amphitheater has Potential; Efforts Must Be Continued (October 5, 2016)

Funding Returns for Nelson Park Amphitheater (October 3, 2016)

Ropes Course, Batting Cages, More Coming to Nelson Park (September 21, 2016)

Lake Decatur to Get Paddle Board, Kayak Rental (September 8, 2016)

Decatur 9/11 Memorial Planned for Nelson Park

Park Board Heard Need on Lakefront (July 7, 2016)

Decatur Couple Offers Land, Lake Decatur Recreation Opportunities (June 25, 2016)

Pedal Boat Rental to Launch in Lake Decatur (May 24, 2016)

Editorial: Keep Moving on Decatur Lakefront (May 4, 2016)

Park District, City Still in Sync on Lakefront (April 28, 2016)

City, Park District Plan Joint Lakefront Meeting (April 24, 2016)

Pedal Boat Rental Likely Coming to Lake Decatur (March 19, 2016)

Park District Awaits Word on Amphitheater Grant (January 22, 2015)

Beach House Continues Wave of Nelson Park Work (January 8, 2015)

Nelson Park Project Hits Overdrive (January 2015)

Overlook Adventure Mini Golf Overcomes Rocky Start (November 2014)

Park Board Prepares Capital Spending Priorities (November 2014)

Park District to Resurface Nelson Park Parking Lot (November 2014)

Park commissioner proud governor showed support for amphitheater

Thumbs UP! Amphitheater at Nelson Park (October 2014)

Ted’s Taters has “soft” opening at mini golf course (October 2014)

Decatur eyes area marina operator (September 2014)

Editorial: Park housing project takes a step back (September 2014)

Quinn brings lakefront goodies to city (September 2014)

Park district puts Chandler Cove on hold (September 2014)

Park board nixes Chandler Cove proposal (September 2014) 

City to fine-tune dock development (September 2014)

Location, beauty, functionality make Lake Decatur a cherished asset (August 2014)

Decatur’s lakefront continues to evolve (July 2014)

Overlook Adventure Mini Golf course debuts in Nelson Park (July 2014)

Opening nears for new mini golf course (July 2014)

Search for firm to manage Lake Decatur marina intensifies (July 2014)

Decatur Park District activities have 4th of July covered (July 2014)

Perfect summer weather draws July 4 crowds to Nelson Park (July 2014)

Weather hampers progress on Nelson Park miniature golf course (May 2014)

Lakeshore Landing concert series (May 2014)

City, park district seek outside docks management (April 2014)

Officials hope improvements will help new docks fill up (April 2014)

Positive feedback voiced at amphitheater public hearing (March 2014)

Park district seeking grant to build Nelson Park amphitheater (March 2014)

Ted’s Taters to join mini golf clubhouse (February 2014)

Park district adds security for new miniature golf course (January 2014)

Park district seeks fast food for mini golf clubhouse (December 2013)

Beach House renovations hit bump (December 2013)

Decatur Park District OKs $3.9 million for upgrades (December 2013)

Lakefront work gets one bidder: DemirCo analyzes project feasibility (November 2013)

District OK’s Beach House renovations: End of March is completion goal (October 2013)

Overlook Adventure Park starts to take shape in Nelson Park (October 2013)

Final go-round for Paul’s Puttin’ Place (August 2013)

Protesters are Too Late for Plans: Decision about housing in Nelson Park made in 2011 (August 2013)

Chandler Cove Proposal Released (August 2013)

Council to Consider Park District Partnership on Permit Costs: Lakefront Changes Require Corps of Engineers OK (August 2013)

Lakefront Development Takes Shape: Number of Projects to Start in the Coming Months; Mini Golf Course to Open in the Spring (July 2013)

Park District OK’s $1.7 million bid for mini golf clubhouse (July 2013)

Lakefront Project Gets Grant: Quinn Stops in City to Announce Funding (May 2013)

Making progress: Remaking Decatur’s lakefront a vision for the long term (May 2013)

New Lake Decatur docks showcase standards; boat slips have waiting list (May 2013)

Decatur Park District OKs contract for new Nelson Park parking lot (May 2013)

CherryBerry expanding to Nelson Park location (April 2013)

Miniature golf spurs major bidding flap (March 2013 editorial)

Park District Board hears plans for clubhouse at mini golf course (March 2013)

Park district unveils higher dock fees, new mini golf concept (February 2013)

Park district sells $10 million in bonds for lakefront development, other projects (February 2013)

Park district hopes to have 2 minigolf courses open by end of summer (January 2013)

Vision for lakefront outlined; written plan aims to assure consistency (September 2012)

Lake Shore Landing Press Release  (September 2012)

Business Journal: Plan sets course for lakefront development (September 2012)

Plans for Nelson Park area redevelopment unveiled (September 2012)

Lakefront plans may include improvements for the Beach House restaurant (September 2012)

Park District unveils lakefront plans (September 2012)

Lakefront redevelopment gets green light from park district board (May 2012)

Nelson Park parking lot construction starts, readying for upcoming renovations (April 2012)

Decatur council approves overlay district for lakefront development (April 2012)

Nelson Park zoning on council’s plate (April 2012)

Nelson Park road closure continues to draw comments during park board meeting (March 2012)

Lakefront project a top park district concern (December 2011)

Decatur Lakefront redevelopment moving quickly, design firm says (October 2011)

Designers consider lakefront development guidelines with park board (October 2011)

Permit process slows lake development near the Beach House (September 2011)

Park board OKs plan to close Nelson Park road (July 2011)

Portion of Lake Shore Drive may soon be closed by Park District (July 2011)

Business Journal: Lakefront specifics of development of need resolved, but officials give OK to proceed (July 2011)

Decatur Park District approves intergovernmental agreement with city on lakefront development (June 2011)

Change coming to Decatur’s lakefront (June 2011)

Herald & Review: Video Highlights of Lakefront presentation at Community Leaders Breakfast (2/11/11)

Herald & Review: Community Leaders Breakfast (2/11/11)

Herald & Review: City, Park Officials Greet Lake Development Plan with Approval, but Citizens Voice Concerns (1/20/11)

Herald & Review: Lakefront Redevelopment Meeting Will Get Into ‘Nuts & Bolts’ of Project (1/15/11)

Herald & Review: Evolving Nelson Park development plan presented to public (8/11/10)

Herald & Review: Lakefront Development Plan Due in Early August (7/8/10)

Herald & Review: Our Views – Get Excited About Lakefront Designs (5/20/10)

Herald & Review: Decatur’s Lakefront Development Narrowed to a Couple of Options (5/12/10)

Herald & Review: Latest Lakefront Plans Debut Tuesday (5/10/10)

Herald & Review: Editorial Opinion – Improve Decatur on 2 Fronts (4/18/10)

Herald & Review: 3 Design Concepts Presented (4/1/10)

WAND: Designers Reveal Lakefront Ideas (3/30/10)

Herald & Review: Initial Vision of Decatur Lakefront is Against Residential Development (3/2/10)

Herald & Review: Public Ideas Sought for Lakefront Development (3/1/10)

WAND: Lakefront Open House Coverage (3/1/10)

Lake Decatur Vision Comes into Focus  (2/12/10)

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