Juneway Beach Park is located at 7751 N. Eastlake Terrace. Whether you are looking to relax on the sandy beach soaking in some rays or getting active our beaches are a great summer destination right in the middle of a bustling Chicago.
Juneway Beach Park is one of 18 street-end beaches acquired by the Chicago Park District from the City of Chicago in 1959. As there is no earlier record of a public beach at Juneway Terrace, the site may have been a private beach prior to the park district's acquisition. The city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation had operated other small municipal beaches along Chicago's north shore since at least 1921. It was the practice of the city Bureau of Parks and Recreation to use adjacent street names for identification purposes. Juneway Street was named by Sivert Tobias Gunderson, a Norwegian who came to Chicago in 1848 and made his money trading grain and lumber. Gunderson and his offspring also became real estate developers who subdivided the immediate area of the street and park. Apparently Gunderson chose the name Juneway because he started subdividing his property along the wayside of Calvary Cemetery in June.
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