Evanston 2016 season beach tokens are now available for purchase. Tokens are available at the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., and at Evanston recreation community centers. Most centers offer extended evening and/or weekend office hours; specific details are available by calling 311. Starting May 21, tokens will also be available for purchase at the Dempster Street Beach office between 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Cash, personal checks and credit cards are accepted.

Evanston’s five public swimming beaches open for the season from Memorial Day weekend, May 28, through Labor Day, Sept. 5.

Through June 3, tokens will be sold at a discounted rate of $26 for Evanston and Skokie residents and $42 for nonresidents; the price increases on June 4 to $34 for Evanston and Skokie residents and $58 for nonresidents.

 Daily beach admission is also available at beach entrances. Daily admission
is $6 for children age 1-11 years and $8 for those 12 years and older. Admission for children under age 1 is free.

To ensure that everyone has access to Evanston’s beautiful beaches, the Mayor’s Super Summer Recreation Program includes free beach admission through a 10-punch pass for Evanston teens 13-18 years old. Teens may pick up their pass beginning May 16 at Evanston recreation community centers and the main Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.

Additionally, Evanston residents who meet the income requirement are eligible to participate in a beach token fee assistance program. More information about the fee assistance program is available at cityofevanston.org/recreationscholarship.

More information about Evanston beaches is available by visiting cityofevanston.org/beaches or calling/texting 847-448-4311. Clark Street Beach will be free for Evanston residents on Mondays from July 11 through Aug. 29.