If you’re in the mood for a brisk walk or jog along a lake, Lakeside Park’s 14 acres of greenery are for you. Situated between Beverly Drive and Armstrong Parkway, Lakeside is home to loopy trails and scenic oases. Look for a stone mini waterfall behind the bridge on top of the Turtle Creek Dam and a similar one closer to Armstrong Parkway. Benches throughout the park make for excellent reading or meditation spots amid the bright blooming flowers. Lakeside is probably best known for its larger-than-life teddy bear statues located at the end of the bridge, but they’re currently closed to the public. Water fountains are not available for use, either. And signs are posted throughout the park to remind guests to keep 6 feet of distance between one another. Parking is available along the lake.
The park is open daily from dawn till dusk. Free admission. 4601 Lakeside Drive, University Park.