As a gated community, Lakeside values the safety and health and wellness of our guests and residents. Below is a subset of our updated Rules & Regulations. We also invite you to review our FAQ's and Resources for additional information.


Admission & Parking

A Chautauqua Pass and Auto Pass are required to enter Lakeside during Memorial Day weekend and the summer programming season. Your Chautauqua Pass entitles our guests to free participation in a wide range of programs, including shows in Hoover Auditorium, spiritual services, educational lectures, cultural arts events and specific recreational activities. Learn more about the benefits of your Chautauqua Pass.

There are different Chautauqua Passes to choose from, depending on how long you're visiting Lakeside. Don't forget, kids age 12 & under and guests 90 & older are always free. For more information about admission rates, visit the Admission & Parking Fees page.

Parking is limited on the grounds. To help with congestion and continue our high safety standards on the grounds, we offer a tiered parking fee structure. For more information, visit the Parking & Shuttle Information page and Admission & Parking Fees page.


Tobacco-Free Community

For the health and wellness of our guests and residents, Lakeside Chautauqua is a tobacco-free community. Smoking and the use of other tobacco products are prohibited on the grounds, with the exception of privately-owned properties. All cottage rentals are smoke-free.

The policy supports Lakeside’s long-range Strategic Plan, providing an aesthetically pleasing and safe environment for all guests and residents, as well as fulfilling our obligation to protect the health of all guests and residents. Please help Lakeside achieve its goal. Together, we can ensure that this is truly a place that nurtures mind, body and spirit.


Substance Abuse

Substance abuse is not tolerated on the grounds of Lakeside Chautauqua. Alcohol and/or narcotics are not permitted on any Lakeside property. Those found under the influence or in the possession are subject to complete prosecution.


Alcohol Policy

For the safety of our guests and residents, Lakeside Chautauqua is an alcohol-free community. The consumption of alcoholic beverages outside the private dwellings of lessees/privately-owned cottages is prohibited. The policy supports Lakeside’s long-range Strategic Plan, providing an aesthetically pleasing and safe environment for all guests and residents, as well as fulfilling our obligation to protect the health of all guests and residents.


Quiet Hours

Quiet hours are from 11:30 p.m.-8 a.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 p.m.- 12 p.m. Sunday. Noise or conduct of any kind that would disturb slumber is not permitted during this time.


Pets

Pets, including dogs and cats, must be under leash or confined to the homeowner’s or renter’s premises at all times. This is to protect guests and other household pets from physical harm and to prevent damage to private property.

Dogs or any other animals, even on a leash, are prohibited on the dock and in all playground areas. Walkers of pets on a leash must cleanup after their pets. No barnyard animals, fowl or exotic animals as pets are allowed in Lakeside.

Please use the 'Mutt Mitt' dispensers located at convenient locations throughout the grounds, including the lakefront and Kenton Row (Central Park), the Beebe Memorial along the lakefront, Second Street and Central Park entrance, Perry Park and the vicinity of Maple Avenue and Seventh Street. Only service dogs are permitted in Hotel Lakeside and the Fountain Inn. Only some cottage rentals allow pets. Contact your rental agent for pet information.

Note that during normal waterfront operating hours, dogs are not permitted to swim in the designated swimming areas, or where sailboats are launched. Dogs are permitted to swim only when the waterfront closes, with a reminder that no dogs are permitted to walk on the dock at any time.


Boats & Trailers

All boats and trailers are prohibited on the Lakeside grounds. There is no available space for boat and trailer storage. Contact Lakeside-Marblehead Storage at (419) 798-2444, which offers daily, weekly or monthly rates for Lakeside guests.


Motorized Bikes, Motorcycles & Scooters

Motorized bikes, motorcycles and scooters are prohibited on the grounds of Lakeside Chautauqua. Special dispensation may be made for motorized vehicles if they are required due to physical handicap or limitation. Please contact Lakeside Chautauqua Safety Services Department (Security) at (419) 635-6030 for dispensation and more information.


Traffic Rules

Street and road signs are posted for the protection of all guests at Lakeside Chautauqua. Lakeside streets are subject to the same traffic rules as motor vehicles in the State of Ohio. Danbury Township Police and the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department enforce the driving laws and street regulations. The speed limit for all of Lakeside is not to exceed 15 mph. Please do not block driveways or park on double yellow line areas.


Bicycles

Bicyclists are subject to the same traffic rules as motor vehicles in the State of Ohio and on the streets of Lakeside Chautauqua. Bicycles are to obey the one-way streets and traffic signs. Pedestrians always have the right-of-way. Bicycle helmets are strongly encouraged.

Bicycles are prohibited along Ohio's Most Beautiful Mile (lakefront path), nature/walking trail, within all parks, the memorial garden, on the dock or Pavilion and within the Pedestrian Walkway (Walnut Avenue between Second and Third Streets).

Remember to lock bikes and report missing items immediately to Lakeside Chautauqua Safety Services Department (Security) at (419) 635-6030.


Golf Carts

Only golf carts that meet Lakeside Chautauqua's golf cart standards shall operate on the streets of Lakeside.

All golf carts are required to have a Lakeside golf cart registration sticker. In order to obtain a sticker, the cart must meet all the standards and be inspected by the Lakeside Chautauqua Safety Services Department (Security) before the pass is issued. Golf cart standards include: active horn, headlights, turn signals, brake lights, tail lights, safety glass, brakes and seat belts. Inspection forms are available at the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office, located at 236 Walnut Ave. Once the golf cart has passed inspection, a Golf Cart Pass must be purchased.


Skateboards, Roller Blades, Scooters & Hoverboards

To ensure the safety of pedestrians, skateboards, roller blades, scooters, hoverboards and other similar items are prohibited in the Lakeside Business District (Fourth Street on the South, Central Avenue on the East, Maple Avenue on the West and Lakefront on the North). These are also prohibited along Ohio's Most Beautiful Mile (lakefront path), nature/walking trail, within all parks, the memorial garden, on the dock or Pavilion and within the Pedestrian Walkway (Walnut Avenue between Second and Third Streets).

This also includes the nature/walking trail that borders Lakeside's perimeter. These items are also prohibited on all sidewalks, Hoover Auditorium ramps and steps and in all parks, which include the shuffleboard courts, tennis courts, dock and nature/walking trail. Please note that Ohio's Most Beautiful Mile (lakefront path) is for foot traffic only, no bicycles are permitted.


Lakefront Swimming

Lakefront swimming is confined to and permitted in designated areas around the dock when the lifeguards are on duty. Flotation devices are permitted in restricted areas.