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Thornton A. Sullivan Park at Silver Lake


  1. Disc Golf
  2. Fishing
  3. Picnic Shelter
  4. Playground
  5. Restrooms
  6. Table Tennis
  7. Trails
  8. Viewpoint
  9. Waterfront Access

Relax and play at this urban, lakeside oasis.


35.3 acres


6 am-Dusk

No lifeguards on duty

Play it safe on the water for a summer of memories. Keep your days in the water cool and easy by remembering these safety guidelines endorsed by the American Red Cross and other water-safety experts. 

  • Make water safety your priority! Drowning can happen any time, but be especially cautious during the summer months when drowning incidents increase up to 89%.
  • Be cautious around ocean shoreline, rivers and lakes – even if you don’t plan on going in. Cold temperatures, currents and underwater hazards can make falling in dangerous.
  • Establish and consistently enforce water safety rules for your family. For example, set limits based on each person’s ability.
  • Swim or wade in designated areas
  • Swim with a buddy – ALWAYS
  • Ensure that everyone in your family learns to swim well. Enroll in age-appropriate water orientation and swimming classes.
  • Teach children to always ask an adult's permission to go near the water.
  • Supervise children closely whenever around the water – always stay within arm’s reach of young children and avoid distractions.
  • When a child is missing, check the water first, seconds count.
  • Require young children and weak swimmers in your supervision to wear U. S. Coast Guard approved life jackets in on or around any water.
  • Wear a life jacket when boating, rafting or tubing! Most boating-related deaths are from drowning. Put your life jacket on at the dock, deck or shore, and do not take it off until you are on dry land.
  • Make sure life jackets fit properly. Check the label for weight limits.
  • Know how and when to call 911.
  • Never allow anyone to swim alone.
  • Don’t drop kids off at the beach unsupervised

Borrow a life jacket

Lifejackets may be available to borrow. Please return after use!

Play disc golf

Let your discs fly! Our scenic, natural terrain course offers recreation for new and experienced disc golfers. Game rules are posted on Hole 1. Nine holes.

Serve up table tennis in the sand

Serve up some fun in the sun on our concrete ping-pong table. Situated for lake and playground viewing and adjacent to the beach, this fun fixture may just cause a racket. Bring your own balls and paddles.


Electric or gas motors no more than 8hp allowed.

Paddleboard rentals available through Labor Day. Visit Hydrology for more information.


  1. Camp Patterson Picnic Shelter

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  2. Silver Hall at Thornton A. Sullivan Park

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  3. Silver Lake Beach Picnic Shelter

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  4. Silver Lake Dock Shelter

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