Pier 36

Dine. Relax. Play.

Looking for a fun day at the lake? Pier 36 includes the Beach House restaurant, a beautiful promenade, ADA compliant boat docks, and a beautiful 9/11 Memorial. During the summer, you can enjoy Stand Up Paddle board (SUP) and kayak rentals.  

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Restaurants

Looking for fantastic food and a great view of the lake? Visit the restaurant whose motto is “It’s Always a Great Day at the Beach House!” Owned and operated by Todd Mason, the restaurant has a large list of delicious menu items to choose from. The deck offers a spectacular view of the lake, an oyster bar, and live music on Sundays (in season). The Beach House also offers catering and space for special events, meetings, and banquets. Call 217/422-7202 to make a reservation.  The Beach House

Marina & Boat Docks

The Pier 36 Marina on Lake Decatur currently has 29 boat docks available for rent and eight docks available for public use. Located in front of the Beach House restaurant, the ADA compliant gated docks include potable water and electricity. To rent a dock for the 2019 season, call Mandy at 422-5911.

Stand Up Paddle Board & Kayak Rentals

Standing Paddle Co. offers rentals, yoga, and great conversation on the lower deck of the Beach House. Activities are for ages 8+ (minors must be accompanied by a parent). Available are six adult-sized paddle boards, two junior boards, a 2-person kayak, and three single-seat kayaks. For more information, call Abi McIntosh at 840-4770, visit www.standingpaddleco.com, or visit their Facebook page: Standing Paddle Co.

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9/11 Memorial

The Decatur 9/11 Memorial titled “We Remember, We Rebuild, We Become Stronger,” helps us to remember the tragedy of September 11 and honor those who perished.

The Twin Towers represent the World Trade Center and include two unique aspects. The first is a 13 ½ foot piece of I-beam from the World Trade Center and the second is a new I-beam with the inscription “FREEDOM.” These towers rest on a pentagon base to represent the attack on the Pentagon.  Flight 93 is represented in the layout of the memorial, with red concrete at both 9 and 3 o’clock.

At the base of the memorial’s two tower casings, flames represent the fires of destruction on 9/11. Moving upwards, the flames turn into doves in flight, soaring high into the sky, making us realize that goodness triumphs over evil. The dedication ceremony was held on September 11, 2017 and was attended by local first responders, community leaders, and the public.  The Decatur 9/11 Memorial

Decatur Park District