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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 4, 2016- Sunday August 21, 2016. After August 21 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.

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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.  

For additional information, call the Forest Park Beach Hotline at (847) 234-6702 and press 8.


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Enjoy your day on the water!

 

Non-Resident Usage

The non-resident usage fee of $10/person / day will go into effect Memorial Day weekend. This usage fee will be charged on Saturday, Sundays and holidays for the 2016 beach season.

This fee is non-refundable. Non-residents are not allowed to park in any Forest Park Parking lot without a seasonal parking permit.

Lake Forest Boating Center (NEW!)

For just a small fee, you can use one of our single or double kayaks, 420 sailboats and paddleboards to get on the water! All equipment is on a first come first serve basis. It is located at cell 4 next to the Boat Pavilion. Just show up at the beach and let our staff set you up!!! Hours 10am-6pm Monday - Sunday. Contact the office at 847.615.4592 for more information.

Watercraft usage Fees - More information coming soon! 

THE CITY OF LAKE FOREST
220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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