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Evanston beach tokens are available for purchase for the 2018 season. The City’s five public swimming beaches open on May 26.
Evanston Beach Tokens
Beach tokens will be 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; details are available by calling 311.
Starting May 19, tokens will also be available for purchase daily at the Dempster Street Beach office between 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Payments can be made with cash, personal checks and credit cards.
Community members may also purchase beach tokens at the Downtown Evanston Farmers’ Market, University Place at Oak Avenue, on Saturdays, May 5 through June 2, from 9 a.m. to noon. Only personal checks and credit cards will be accepted at the market.
A beach token, also known as a season pass, is valid from the time of purchase through Labor Day, Sept. 3. Tokens will be sold at a discounted rate of $26 for Evanston and Skokie residents and $42 for nonresidents through June 8. On June 9, 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. Anyone wishing to learn more should visit cityofevanston.org/recreationscholarship or call 847-448-8237. Anyone wishing more information about Evanston beaches may visit cityofevanston.org/beaches or call/text 847-448-4311.
Free beach days for Evanston residents will be held at Clark Street Beach on Mondays from July 9 through Aug. 27.
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. More information is available by visiting skokieparks.org or calling 847-674-1500.