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Kaufman Lake Boathouse

2702 West Springfield Ave.

Facility Information:

Phone: 217-398-2550

Email: operations@champaignparks.com

Hours:  The Boathouse opens for special programs and rentals only.  Kaufman Lake Park and the surrounding park land is open from dawn until dusk.

Program Registration

Kaufman Lake is often home to fishing programs, special events, and even the occasional group fitness class.  All program and special event information is listed in our current Program Guide.

Rental Information

The Kaufman Lake Boathouse, as well as other Kaufman Lake amenities, may be rented for parties and group gatherings. Please contact Jenna.Martin@champaignparks.com to book your rental or for more information. See our Rentals page for other rental facilities.

Kaufman Lake Park

  • park permit required for groups of 25 or more
  • No fee unless the park permit holder intends to hold a concert, fundraiser or similar revenue-generating event in the park
  • Insurance coverage may be required for any type of use
  • More park information here

Kaufman Lake Boathouse

  • $100 damage deposit required
  • $40/hour resident; $60/hour non-resident fee
  • Comfortably seats 25-30 people

Hayrack Rides

  • $75 for 1st hour, $50 for each additional hour
  • Includes driver
  • Weekends only
  • reservations begin April 1st and continue through Nov 1st
  • Seats approximately 12-15 people

Fire Ring

  • park permit required
  • $45 resident;$67.50 non-resident fee
  • permit and fee must be received 10 days prior to date requested
  • 20 pieces of split wood provided by request
  • reservations begin January and last through October

Kaufman Lake Park

For more information about the park and lake surrounding the boathouse, please view Kaufman Lake Park.

Grants 2010

$71,286 Community Foundation grant to create an accessible fishing pier.  Also in 2010, a $200,000 IL Dept of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) grant for Kaufman Lake Trail repaving.

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