Columbia County residents have a new place to play. Lakeside Park, located at 2040 Panther Crossing in Evans, opened to the public in August.
The facility, adjacent to the Lakeside Sports Complex, includes five multipurpose fields, six lighted tennis/pickleball courts and a playground that includes a large play structure with slides and a bridge.
The main pavilion includes concessions, restrooms, a picnic area and drinking fountains. Two additional pavilions near the playground and the tennis courts also feature water fountains and picnic tables.
A lighted, half-mile walking track with varying slopes goes around the perimeter of the park and connects all of its features.
The park project was funded by the 2017 general obligation bond.