What’s Going On with Water Parks and Beaches This Summer?

The Chicagoland has already seen some hot, hot days this summer! Some waterparks and beaches made the difficult decision to close for the entire 2020 season, while others are hoping to open there doors as soon as it’s deemed safe for their staff and guests. Be sure to check the website before going for all the details on hours, pricing, new safety procedures and more.

Chicagoland Beaches and Waterparks for Summer 2020

Beaches in Chicagoland

Evanston Beaches
(847) 448-4311
Six beaches for public swimming. Daily pass or season token required. Four of the beaches are set to open on July 1, 2020.

Glencoe Beach
55 Hazel Drive
Glencoe, IL 60022
(847) 835-1185
For the 2020 summer, only season passes are allowed. They are currently sold out, but there is a waitlist. See Meghan’s tips for a day trip to Glencoe Beach!

Sunrise Beach
455 Sunrise Avenue
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
(847) 234-4150
Free for residents; non-resident daily fees apply.

Forest Park Beach
Lake & Deerpath Roads
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 810-3930
Free for residents; non-resident fees apply.

Gillson Park/Beach – Wilmette
North Entrance
Lake Avenue & Michigan Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
or
South Entrance
Sheridan Road & Michigan Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 256-9661
Daily admission fees apply.

Petersen Park Beach
4311 Lakewood Road
McHenry, IL 60050
(815) 363-2168
Daily fees apply. Not open yet as of June 30, 2020.

Illinois Beach State Park
Lake Front
Zion, IL 62863
(847) 662-4811
Free!

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Chicago Park District Beaches
Free!
As of June 30, 2020, the Chicago beaches have not yet opened for the 2020 season. We recommend checking the Chicago Park District website for up-to-date information on openings and swimming conditions before you make the trip.

  • 12th Street Beach: 1200 S. Lynn White Dr., Chicago, IL
  • 57th Street Beach: 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL
  • 63rd Street Beach: 6301 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL
  • Calumet Beach: 9801 S. Ave. G, Chicago, IL
  • Fargo Beach: 1300 W. Fargo Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Foster Beach: 5200 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL
  • Hartigan Beach: 1123 West Farwell Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Helen Doria Beach: 1040 W Columbia Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Howard Beach: 7519 N. Eastlake Terrace, Chicago, IL
  • Juneway Beach: 7751 N. Eastlake Terrace, Chicago, IL
  • Lane Beach: 5915 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL
  • Leone Beach: 1222 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Loyola Beach: 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Margaret T. Burroughs Beach (31st Street Beach): 3100 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL
  • Marion Mahony Griffin Beach: 1208 W. Jarvis Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Montrose Beach: 4400 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL
  • North Avenue Beach: 1601 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL
  • North Shore Beach: 1040 W North Shore Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Oak Street Beach: 1000 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL
  • Oakwood Beach: 4100 S. Lake Shore Dr. , Chicago, IL
  • Ohio Street Beach: 600 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL
  • Osterman Beach: 4600 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL
  • Rainbow Beach: 2873 E. 75th St., Chicago, IL
  • Rogers  Beach: 7705 N. Eastlake Terrace, Chicago, IL
  • South Shore Beach: 7059 S. South Shore Dr., Chicago, IL
  • Tobey Prinz Beach: 1045 W Pratt, Chicago, IL
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Main Beach
Crystal Lake Park District Beach
300 Lake Shore Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
(815) 477-5404
Daily fees or season pass required. As of June 30, 2020, the Crystal Lake beaches have not yet opened for the 2020 season.

West Beach
Crystal Lake Park District Beach
2330 Lake Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
(815) 477-5404
Daily fees or season pass required. As of June 30, 2020, the Crystal Lake beaches have not yet opened for the 2020 season.

Outdoor Water Parks Hoping to Open in 2020

Pelican Harbor
200 S. Lindsey Lane
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 739-1705
Open for residents and members starting July 17. Still TBD for the general public.

Magic Waters
7820 N Cherryvale Boulevard
Cherry Valley, IL 61016
(815) 966-2442

Hurricane Harbor Water Park and Riptide Bay
Six Flags Great America
1 Great America Parkway
Gurnee, IL 60031
(847) 249-4636

The Kangaroo Falls playground area at Raging Waves.

Centennial Park Aquatic Center
15600 West Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 349-4386

Raging Waves
4000 N. Bridge Street
Yorkville, IL 60560
(630) 882-6575
Check out Annie’s summer 2019 review of Raging Waves with tips and tricks for your visit!

Deep River Water Park
9001 East US Highway 30
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 947-7850
Deep River Water Park opens July 1. You must purchase tickets in advance and there will be changes; see the website for full details. Please be aware that Deep River Water Park is in Indiana, which has different guidelines than Illinois.

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Water Parks and Beaches That Closed for the Summer of 2020

Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center
828 Montgomery Road
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 851-8686

Bensenville Water Park & Splash Pad
1100 W Wood Street
Bensenville, IL 60106
(630) 766-7946

The Oasis
170 S. Circle Avenue
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(630) 339-3568

Rainbow Falls Water Park
200 Rev Morrison Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 437-9494

Forest Park Aquatic Center
7501 Harrison
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 366-7500

Paradise Bay Water Park
437 E. St. Charles Road
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 627-6127

Sea Lion Aquatic Park
1825 Short Street
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 964-3410

Centennial Beach
500 W. Jackson Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 848-5092

White Water Canyon Water Park
8221 W. 171st Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 342-4200

Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park
8301 S. Janes Avenue
Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 985-5620

If your family has a favorite beach not far from Chicagoland, or if there’s one you think we should include in our list, let us know in the comments below.

Keep coming back to Kidlist for more outdoor fun all summer long!

About the Author

Katie Mayle
Katie is a mother of three children, ages 7, 5, and 2. A Joliet native, she and her husband moved back to his hometown of Naperville after the birth of their second daughter. Her three kids keep her family very active, and she is grateful for the countless indoor and outdoor opportunities available to families in the western suburbs. She looks forward to sharing family-friendly fun with the parents of young children.

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