Amphitheater & Water Park

The newest addition to Nelson Park, an amazing amphitheater overlooking Lake Decatur provides a one-of-a-kind lakefront setting for live outdoor concerts, arts performances, road races, festivals, and other special events. The state-of-the-art facility will draw visitors from across Central Illinois, accommodating nearly 4,000  guests in the fixed seating, terrace and lawn areas. The venue  includes a stage with specialized lighting and acoustics, concession building with restrooms, and changing room for performers. Rentable “party decks” provide a more private listening experience for businesses or groups of friends.

The amphitheater opens for its first season on May 24th, 2019. This exciting new venue is made possible thanks to a generous contribution from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.

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Splash Cove Water Park 

Replacing Fairview Family Aquatic Center, the water park at Lakeshore Landing will be an exciting summer attraction for Central Illinois!  Featuring water slides, a zip line, climbing wall, beach-style entry, Tot Pool, and much more! Opening Summer 2020!