About Forest Park Beach
Visitors to this 29 acre park can enjoy the large beach and grass areas, swimming and other water activities. Open year round, park amenities include sheltered pavilions, a fishing pier, boat launching ramp and storage area, walking paths and a concession stand open during the summer months. Sailing classes and camps, sailboat and kayak rentals, volleyball nets, and grills are just some of the amenities available through the Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Department.
Lifeguards are on duty daily from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. beginning Saturday June 7- Sunday August 10. After August 10 the lifeguards will be on duty, weekends only until Labor Day.
Lake Forest residents can reserve beach facilities. A valid Lake Forest vehicle license is required for parking in any beach lot.
Lake Forest Resident Identification
Residents will be required to show proof of City of Lake Forest residency at all entrances to the facility. Appropriate forms of identification include drivers license, state ID, school ID, Lake Forest water bill or a Forest Park Beach ID. Proof of Lake Forest residency will be required for everyone using the beach facilities. Resident children who need identification can obtain a Forest Park Beach Identification card at the Lake Forest Recreation Center (400 Hastings Road) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday – Saturday.
You can also monitor the Beach Water Quality through this link provided by the Lake County Health Department. The water quality status is updated on a daily basis. A green indicator shows that a beach is open, and a red indicator shows that a beach is closed. You can also find things like wind speed, wave height and water temperature. Other sources for conditions are Sailflow. Please monitor VHF channels 01-10 for NOAA forecast. Typically channel 01 is closet forecast to the VHF postition.
For additional information, call the Forest Park Beach Hotline at (847) 234-6702 and press 8.
Enjoy your day on the water!