The group use picnic area at Lake Glendale is a great place to have a group event, either with family or friends, or both! There are plenty of picnic tables and grills located throughout, and a restroom is close by. The area is open from 6:00 am till 10:00 pm year-round and is reserved by calling the concessionaire for the Lake Glendale area at (618) 949-3807. Many types of events have been held here since Lake Glendale was created in the 1930s. Family reunions, class reunions, weddings, office gatherings, school classes – the list goes on and on! The shelter was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, and although it has had some minor repair work done over the years, it still has the same look as it did when it was first assembled. The fireplace is an eye-catching attraction inside the shelter and the view out over the lake is beautiful.