Evanston beach tokens are now available for purchase for the 2017 season. The City’s five public swimming beaches open on Saturday, May 27.

Beach tokens are available for purchase at the Parks, Recreation and Community Services office in the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., and at Evanston recreation community centers during their office hours. Most centers offer extended evening or weekend office hours; call 311 for details.

Starting Saturday, May 20, tokens will also be available for purchase daily at the Dempster Street Beach office between 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Cash, personal checks and credit cards are accepted.

Community members can also purchase beach tokens at the Downtown Evanston Farmers’ Market, located at University Place and Oak Avenue, on Saturdays, May 6 through June 3, from 9 a.m. to noon. Only cash and checks are accepted at the market.

A beach token, also known as a season pass, is valid from the time of purchase through Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017. Tokens will be sold at a discounted rate of $26 for Evanston and Skokie residents and $42 for nonresidents through Friday, June 9. On Saturday, June 10, the price for a beach token will increase to $34 for Evanston and Skokie residents and $58 for nonresidents.

Daily beach admission is also available and may be purchased at beach entrances. Daily admission is $8 for those 12 years and older, $6 for children ages 1 to 11 years, and free for children under age 1.

Evanston residents who meet the income requirement are eligible to participate in beach token fee assistance and the free beach token program. To learn more, visit cityofevanston.org/recreationscholarship or call 847-448-8237.

Free beach days for Evanston residents will be held at Clark Street Beach on Mondays from July 3 through August 28.

Skokie Pool Pass Discounts
The City of Evanston and the Skokie Park District have a reciprocal arrangement that allows Skokie residents to buy season beach tokens at Evanston resident rates and allows Evanston residents to buy Skokie season pool passes at Skokie resident rates. Pool passes are valid at both the Skokie Water Playground and Devonshire Aquatic Center. For more information, visit skokieparks.org or call 847-674-1500.

For more information about Evanston beaches, please visit cityofevanston.org/beaches or call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents can simply dial 3-1-1 while in Evanston.