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Chicago Park District announces the last day of beach season. All lakefront  beaches will close for swimming Labor Day, Monday, September 5th at 7 p.m. All 21 designated swimming beaches across the city will close for the season. Check locations here
The Chicago Park District 2022 beach season wraps up Labor Day, Monday, September 5th at 7 pm. After this date, Chicago beaches will no longer be staffed by lifeguards and swimming is no longer allowed. Red flags will be displayed at all locations to indicate that swimming is prohibited. 

Over the holiday weekend, swimming is permitted pending swim status and while lifeguards are on duty from 11 am. – 7 pm, unless otherwise posted.  
Beach rules include:  Swim only when lifeguards are present.  Obey lifeguards.  Follow posted beach rules.  No feeding wildlife at designated swim areas.  No glass on the beach.  No alcohol.  No smoking.  Properly dispose of food, diapers and other refuse.  Grilling is only allowed in designated areas and coals should be disposed in the red metal hot coal containers.  Do not dump hot coals at the base of trees or near playgrounds.  
Beginning Monday, September 12th, Chicago Park District indoor pools with open for Fall programs including Learn to Swim, Lap Swim and other opportunities as well as Open Swim. Spaces are still available. Visit or your local park to register. 
To increase access to swim lessons, the Park District offers the first Learn to Swim program free of charge for participants, ages 6 to 17. Families can enter the code “FIRSTFREE” when registering.
For more information visit the Chicago Park District beach website at Follow the Chicago Park District on Facebook and Twitter to find out the swim status at Chicago beaches.