The City of Evanston’s Parks and Recreation Department has announced that Evanston beaches will open for the season on Saturday, May 28, and will remain open through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5.
To ensure all community members can access and enjoy Evanston public swimming beaches, the city will provide free season beach passes to Evanston residents. Residents can pick up passes for their household with proof of residency (60201 & 60202) from the Robert Crown Community Center, Levy Senior Center, Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, Ecology Center and Chandler-Newberger Community Center during their office hours. Passes will not be available at the Morton Civic Center.
Proof of residency may include a driver’s license or most recent utility bill. Evanston high school students may show their school ID to receive a free season pass.
Non-Evanston resident beach access
Non-Evanston residents must purchase season or daily beach passes to access Evanston swimming beaches.
Daily beach passes can be purchased via the Viply app, an authorized mobile beach pass vendor of Evanston beaches. The Viply app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. After creating an account in the app, users should select ‘City of Evanston’ and then select the type and amount of beach passes to be purchased. Mobile beach passes can be redeemed by scanning in at beach entrances. Daily beach passes may also be purchased in-person at the Dempster Street and Clark Street Beach Offices during office hours during the beach season.
Season beach passes must be purchased in-person at the Robert Crown Community Center, Levy Senior Center, Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, Ecology Center and Chandler-Newberger Community Center during their office hours.
Daily admission prices for non-Evanston residents are $10 per person. Children under the age of one may enter beaches for free. Season passes will be sold at a discounted rate of $30 for Skokie residents and $46 for non-Skokie residents through June 10.
A season beach pass is valid from the time of purchase through Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022.
Watercraft rentals, including sailboats, kayaks and stand up paddleboards, begin for the season on Saturday, June 4. For more information, visit cityofevanston.org/watercraftrentals.
For more information about Evanston beaches, please visit cityofevanston.org/beaches or call/text 847-448-4311.
Submitted by City of Evanston