Forest Park Beach Crane Replacement Project Begins October 2

The City of Lake Forest is expected to begin the Forest Park Beach Crane Replacement Project the week of Monday, October 2.

The project includes installing two new cranes that are utilized by the City’s Sailing Program and permit approved private boat owners. One of the cranes has been out of operation for a few years. The remaining crane is over 35 years old and has exceeded the end of its useful life. The new cranes should serve the boating community for another 30+ years to come!

To ensure that this work is done both safely and efficiently, the brick paver walking path adjacent to the sailing compound at the south end of the beach will be closed periodically throughout the project. The path is estimated to be closed from October 2-20 to install new electrical infrastructure to support the new cranes and then again from December 4-6 for the installation of the cranes. Whenever feasible, the contractor may open a portion of the path periodically during these closure times to accommodate pedestrians. The contractor will be working diligently to complete the necessary work as efficiently as possible to limit impacts to pedestrians.

We appreciate your patience and understanding while the City works to improve infrastructure at the beach.

If you have additional questions about the project, please contact Jim Lockefeer, Assistant Director of Public Works, at 847-810-3542 or via email at  

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