Help support enhancements to Chautauqua Park with a special gift to the Lakeside Fund.

Chautauqua Park, with its nature/walking trail extension and memorial garden, further allows Lakesiders to renew and reconnect with nature.

This sacred space is where Lakesiders come to reflect, loved ones are remembered, special occasions are celebrated and the beauty of nature is embraced.

To add to the serenity of Chautauqua Park, a Trinity Garden will be planted, a beautiful sculpture, called Inturning, has been placed, and a fountain feature will be added in the southeast corner of the 10 acres of land.

Carved from an unusually homogenous piece of red granite, Inturning, is made of a well-traveled stone, known as a glacial erratic. This igneous rock, not native to Ohio, was carried south by successive glaciers, and may be more than 3 billion years old.

While carving this piece of rock, Charles Herndon explained that it reminded him of the embrace of a mother holding her child. He says he thought about meditation, spiritual realization and peace while creating his masterpiece.

“I have visited the place it will live from now on,” said Herndon. “It is a fitting place for this piece. I hope it will encourage those who spend time with it to find their own inner peace.”

Lakeside’s hope for these improvements is to continue paying it forward to children, grandchildren and future generations.

A first-time gift or additional gift to the Lakeside Fund enriches the Lakeside Chautauqua experience. Each gift, regardless of its size, is needed to help make these enhancements a reality. The generosity of many Lakeside families makes this beautiful park possible.

You are invited to join them in supporting Chautauqua Park with a special financial gift. To support Lakeside Chautauqua, donate online, email the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation or call (419) 798-5396.


Now it’s your turn to join The Front Porch conversation. Have you spent time in Chautauqua Park?  What are you looking forward to seeing added to Chautauqua Park? Tell us in the comments below.