CLOSED
Due to erosion.

Location:

7705 N. Eastlake Terrace
Chicago, IL 60626

Location Notes:

Rogers Ave. @ Lake Michigan

Located Within: Rogers (Phillip) Beach Park

 

Swimming Prohibited

Swimming is only permitted when lifeguards are on duty from 11 am – 7pm.

Weather

Swimming is only permitted when lifeguards are on duty from 11 am – 7pm.

Updated : 06/22/2020 08:11 AM
Surf

Swimming is only permitted when lifeguards are on duty from 11 am – 7pm.

Updated: 06/22/2020 08:11 AM
Water Quality

No swim restrictions due to water quality.

CCE: 284.3
Updated : 05/27/2024 11:31 AM
Local weather information Updated : 06/21/2024 3:00 PM Data obtained from: Ohio Street Beach
  • Temperature 82° F/ 27.9° C
  • Humidity 65%
  • Wind: 4 MPH from E
Local surf information Updated: 06/21/2024 3:00 PM Data obtained from: Ohio Street Beach
  • Water Temperature: -179968° F / -100000° C
  • Wave Height: 0 ft 5 in / 0.12 m
  • Wave Period: 4.3 sec

Rules

  • Swim only when lifeguards are on duty.
  • Follow lifeguards’ instructions.
  • Only Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices (PFDs) are permitted. Person-children wearing PFDs should have adult present.
  • No smoking.
  • No alcohol.
  • No dogs on the beach.
  • Do not feed birds or wildlife.
  • Dispose of trash and recycling in appropriate containers.
  • Grill in designated areas only and dispose of coals in red barrels.
  • Keep accessible beach walks clear. No bicycling, skateboarding or rollerblading is permitted in these areas.
  • There is no paddle or board sport access to the Lake Michigan Water Trail at Rogers Beach. 
  • No surfing or kiteboarding. Kiteboarding is ONLY permitted at Montrose Beach.

Description

Rogers Beach is closed for the season due to erosion.  Please enjoy nearby Marion Mahony Griffin Beach.

For questions regarding Chicago beaches, email beaches3@chicagoparkdistrict.com

History

Rogers Avenue and the adjacent beach take their names from Phillip Rogers (1812-1856), the first white settler in the area. Rogers, an Irish immigrant, arrived from New York in 1836 and soon became a successful truck farmer, amassing over 1,600 acres of land before he died. His son-in-law, Patrick L. Touhy (1839-1911), later subdivided some of Rogers' land and named the town Rogers Park in his honor.

Rogers Beach Park is one of 18 street-end beaches acquired by the Chicago Park District from the City of Chicago in 1959. By that time, the city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation had been operating such small municipal beaches since at least 1921.

Many of these beaches were located in the Rogers Park neighborhood, where a growing population of apartment dwellers lacked easy access to recreational opportunities. In contrast to the city's larger municipal beaches, the street-end beaches, though staffed by lifeguards, had no changing rooms or other facilities.

Map & Facilities

Rogers Beach

7705 N. Eastlake Terrace
Chicago, IL 60626
United States

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