The beach is open from 6 am to 11 pm, but swimming is only permitted during the beach season when lifeguards are on duty from 11 am to 7 pm, in designated swim areas. The beach season runs from the Friday before Memorial Day, through Labor Day.
Tobey Prinz Beach Park is located in Rogers Park on the north side. Chicago's 26 miles of public beaches offer the perfect settings for playing, relaxing and soaking it all in. From charming neighborhood beaches to Oak Street's skyline view, we've got a beach just for you.
|Tobey Prinz strived to encourage open housing practices in Rogers Park and was a founder and leader of the Rogers Park Tenants Committee which had a long lasting influence on Chicago’s housing conditions. She was also a strong proponent for parks and open space in the Rogers Park Community. She was involved in the successful campaign to convert the Bryn Mawr Country Club into Warren Park, when developers wanted to convert the site into a shopping center and housing complex. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, when lakefront property in Rogers Park was available for development, Prinz led a “Save the Beaches” campaign that resulted in the protection of approximately a dozen street-end beaches. Renaming Pratt Beach in honor of Tobey Prinz is a fitting tribute to Tobey Prinz’s extraordinary commitment to saving beaches and parkland as well as to make life better in Rogers Park and throughout Chicago.|
Limited street parking
The following public bus & train routes serve this beach:
CTA Bus Routes:
147 Outer Drive Express
CTA Red Line Station: