Lake Charles Park
Lake Charles Park is the newest park to be developed. Total land and water
area covers 56.62 acres located west of Lakeview Parkway in Gregg's Landing
subdivision at 11 E. Greggs Parkway.
- Barbeque grill
- Basketball half-court
- .5 mile walking path
- Fishing is allowed
- Open field/play area
- Parking lot
- 3 picnic shelters
- ADA inclusion swing
Planning for this park began shortly after the property was deeded to the
Park District by Zale Homes in 2003. Work began in the summer of 2004 and
was completed in early 2005. Part of the funding for the development came
from a matching $341,800 Illinois grant
from the Open Space and Land
Acquisition Development fund. Zale homes was also responsible for
grading and seeding the site, some tree clearing and construction of the
entry road and parking lot.
Fishing at Lake Charles Park
Hours of operation are dawn to 10:30 pm.
Please respect the property of those living near the lake.
Charles - 39.1 acres, deepest point is 10', in the channel (Seavey
Ditch) which runs through the lake. Access by vehicle is via Gregg's
Parkway, near the intersection of Gregg's Parkway and North Huntington.
Parking is available in the park. Access Gregg's Parkway from the west
via Butterfield Road and from the east via Milwaukee Avenue. There is
access by bike or by foot from the east and west via sidewalks running
parallel to Gregg's Parkway.
There is a canoe launch for hand
launching of small watercraft. Electric trolling motors are
There is an 80' fishing pier
accessible by asphalt path.
There is no drinking water at this site.
The park also contains a large
playground, basketball half court, three picnic shelters, and scenic