Amphitheater & Water Park


The newest addition to Nelson Park, an amazing amphitheater overlooking Lake Decatur, will provide a one-of-a-kind lakefront setting for concerts, arts performances, road races, festivals, and other special events. The state-of-the-art facility will draw visitors from across Central Illinois, accommodating 300 guests in the fixed seating area and an additional 3,000 spectators on the terraced lawn.  The venue will include a stage with specialized lighting and acoustics, concession building with restrooms, and changing room for performers. Rentable “party decks” will provide a more private listening experience for businesses or groups of friends.

Completion of the amphitheater is expected in Summer 2019. This exciting new venue is made possible thanks to a generous contribution from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.


Aquatic 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 2019!