The recent heat wave may be
making things a little unbearable, but
there's a way to beat the heat Richardsons
Lake on Richardson Lake Road is giving
county residents an option to take a respite
from the balmy weather.
The 13-acre facility usually opens in
mid-May in preparation for the Memorial Day
weekend and has sun worshipers and fun
seekers enjoying the amenities during the
The cool, clear water is as refreshing as it
sounds, and Richardsons Lake offers
wholesome, family-oriented fun, in a safe
controlled environment. Profanity and public
displays of affection are prohibited, said
Travis Spears at Richardsons Lake.
"Security is on the premises
at all times," said Spears. "We have
certified lifeguards on duty at all times.
The way the economy is right now, the
weekend beach trip has become expensive.
It's a great value. It's hard to find a
place where you can come out all day and
enjoy yourself in a family-oriented
atmosphere. It's also a nice place to come
out and socialize."
Water slides, diving boards and platforms
are just a few of the amenities aquaphiles
will enjoy. Richardsons Lake also has a
beach volleyball court, pool tables and
The concession stands offer pizza, nachos,
hot dogs, drinks and candy, said Spears.
Plans call for a small area to be paved,
which will feature a tiki hut that will
offer blended real fruit smoothies, he said.
Sunday was Michelle Chandler's first time at
Richardson Lake. She came from Augusta and
took the opportunity to spend more time with
her children, Zach and Karen Cook. The
casual and relaxed atmosphere has made the
facility a popular family destination.
"I've heard people talk about it," said
Chandler. "It's really nice."
Richardsons Lake is a natural spring fed
body of water, said Spears. The facility
also offers swimming lessons and lifeguard
"The water is constantly circulating through
and cleans itself," said Spears.
Season pass prices are $95 for one, $150 for
two, $195 for three, $225 for four and $25
for each additional member of the immediate
family. Daily admission is $6 for adults, $4
for children 3-12 and seniors and children
under the age of 2 are free.
Richardsons Lake is located at 919
Richardson Lake Road, Warrenville, and is
open Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m.
to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday form 11 a.m. to 6
p.m. For more information, call 663-3600.