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Lake House (Crystal Lake Park)

206 W. Park, Urbana, IL 61801 / Just north of University Avenue on Race Street

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Telephone: (217) 328-1069 weather closures | (217) 367-1544 facility rental

Boating & Concession Hours
Join us again in May 2015. Stop by the Lake House in Crystal Lake Park to rent a paddleboat, canoe or rowboat and discover Crystal Lake. The Lake House will close when weather conditions make boating unsafe. Call 328-1069 for updated information.

Boat Rental Fees
Canoes & Rowboats $6/half-hour or $8/hour
2-person Paddle Boats $7/half-hour or $10/hour
3-person Paddle Boats $8/half-hour or $11/hour
4-person Paddle Boats $9/half-hour or $12/hour

We accept cash or check (with valid ID) plus all major credit cards. Fees include Coast Guard-approved life jackets with sizes ranging from infant to adult. An adult must accompany anyone under 16. A valid driver’s license or major credit card is required as a deposit.

LAKE HOUSE RENTAL- Call 367-1544
The Lake House is the perfect spot for birthdays, anniversaries, retirement parties, bridal and baby showers, rehearsal dinners, family reunions, corporate trainings, meetings, retreats, graduation and holiday parties. The Lake House rental room can seat 50 people or accommodate up to 100 people with the inclusion of the upper terrace. There is a two-hour minimum for all rentals. Please make your request at least two weeks in advance.

Every rental includes use of a prep kitchen with counter space, small microwave, sink, and ice machine as well as a refrigerator and freezer. In the warmer months, your party could benefit from a private group boat rental at a discounted rate. Also available at a small cost are an easel, TV/VCR, movie screen, and LCD projector (computer not included), and use of fireplace. Now’s the time to begin wedding plans! The Lake House is a fantastic location for an intimate wedding or other celebration. Call Janet at 367-1544 ext. 207 to talk about set-up options and accommodations for a larger party. Quite often, groups rent additional tables and chairs to complement our indoor set-up for an outdoor ceremony. We’d be glad to help you plan your day!

Rental Fees:
Mon-Thurs: $50 per hour or $65 per hour with upper terrace
Fri-Sun: $60 per hour or $75 per hour with outdoor terrace
The Lower Terrace is the ideal spot for a small ceremony right on the water’s edge. Reserve the Lower Terrace can be added to your rental for a two-hour special occasion for $50. All rentals require a $75 deposit. Additional permits and/or fees are required when requesting to serve beer and wine at your event or if you are charging an entry fee to the public. Please make all requests at least two weeks in advance. Requests made less than 2 weeks in advance pay additional charges.

Reserve and LCD projector for just $20 or a DVD/TV for $10 To have the lower terrace tables removed aside is $50

All rental requests require a $75 deposit 2 weeks in advance The Lower Terrace is the ideal spot for a small ceremony right on the water’s edge!

Are you looking for a unique setting to hold your next company training or agency retreat? The Lake House offers a relaxing setting that your staff and your budget will appreciate. For only $35/hour, you’ll have access to all the Lake House features. Call Janet at 367-1544 ext. 207 to see if your meeting qualifies for our seminar rate.


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