The Chicago Park District manages the city's 26 miles of open and free lakefront for the enjoyment of Chicago residents and visitors. Admission to Chicago's beaches is free. We invite you to walk, jog, swim, paddle, bike, rollerblade, sail, play volleyball, explore, or just relax along Chicago's lakefront. For questions regarding water quality at the Chicago beaches, call (312) 74-BEACH (312-742-3224) or (312) 742-PLAY (7529).
The 2017 beach season has officially ended. The 2018 beach season will run from Friday, May 25, 2018 through Monday, September 3, 2018.