Summer 2008

Beach & Lakefront Amenities

Come Out And Play!

Calumet Beach 9600, 9800 and 9900 South
Amenities: Fieldhouse, Bathrooms, Beach House, Cal Park Concessions, Baseball Fields, Basketball Court, Bike Racks, Drinking Fountains, Play lot, Tennis Courts, ADA and Stroller Beach Mat, Water Trail Launch/Land Site, Parking

Rainbow Park & Beach, E. 75th Street & Lake Michigan
Amenities: Fieldhouse, Bathroom, Beach House, Koar, Ltd., Kenny's Novelties, Baseball Fields, Basketball Courts, Benches, Bike Racks, Drinking Fountain, Spray Pools, Tennis Courts, ADA and Stroller Beach Mat, Dunes (Nature Area), Water Trail Launch/Land Site

South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive
Amenities: Cultural Center, Lakefront Trail Starts, Bathroom, Beach House, Benches, Bike Racks, Drinking Fountains, Tennis Courts, ADA and Stroller Beach Mat, Nature Area - Bird Sanctuary, Dunes and Prairies, Parking. The Golf Course at South Shore Cultural Center is the best kept secret in Chicago. A former private club, this 2,700 yard, par 33 course offers beautiful panoramic views of Lake Michigan along with tree lined fairways and small greens.

63rd Street Beach House, 6400 Street and Lake Shore Drive, Jackson Park
Amenities: The Jackson Park Bathing Pavilion Beach House, Bathroom, Subway Sandwiches, A Natural Harvest, Bike Chicago, Bike Racks, Drinking Fountains, Play lots, Interactive Spray Fountain, ADA and Stroller Beach Mats, Parking, Serenity Courtyard, Volleyball Posts, Beach Chairs, Water Trail Launch/Land Site, Jackson Park Harbor, Nature Area - Lagoons, Prairies, Bird Sanctuaries

Jackson Park Golf Course and Putting Greens, 63rd Street and Lake Shore Drive
This historic 18-hole golf course is the pride of the Chicago Park District facilities. High hardwoods protect the fairways and greens, putting an emphasis on accurate shots. Par 5's reaching 560 yards and par 3's extending to 215 yards require golfers to utilize every club in the bag. The newly renovated Cecil A. Partee clubhouse at Jackson Park is a perfect location to hold your next golf outing and banquet.

57th Street Beach, 5700 Street South
Amenities: Bathroom, Rib Inn

49th Street Beach, 4900 Street South
Amenities: Bathroom, Drinking Fountain

31st Street Beach, 3100 Street South
Amenities: Bathroom, Drinking Fountain, Playground, Robinson's No.1 Ribs, Tri State Novelty Balloons, ADA and Stroller Beach Mats, Parking, Burnham Skate Park (just south of 31st Street and Lake Shore Drive - Offers 20,000 sq. ft. of smooth skateboarding surface featuring various "spine", "pyramids" and a "bowls" to accommodate skateboarding stunts as well as "Urban Elements" such as curbs, rails and stairs) Pedestrian Underpass, Nature Area - Prairies, Water Trail Launch/Land Site

12th Street Beach, 1200 Street South
Amenities: Bathroom, Windy City Cafe, Drinking Fountains, Parking, Water Trail Launch/Land Site, Burnham Harbor

Museum Campus
Amenities: Bathroom, Museum Campus Cafe & Ice Cream Shop, Classic Carousel, Prairie Concessions, Kim & Carlo's Chicago Style Hot Dogs, Pretzels & More, Benches, Bike Racks, Drinking Fountains, Pedestrian Underpass

Ohio Street Beach, 400 North
Amenities: Robinson's No. 1 Ribs, Shan's Sunglasses, and Pedestrian Underpass

Oak Street Beach, 1000 North
Amenities: Bathroom, Shan's Sunglasses, Oak Street Beachstro, Volleyball Posts, ADA and Stroller Beach Mat, and Pedestrian Underpass

North Avenue Beach, 1600 North
Amenities: Bathroom, Ship Shaped Beach House, Bike Chicago, North Avenue Beach News, Crunch Fitness, North Avenue Beach Hockey, Shan's Sunglasses, Sunshine Beach Toys, Stefani's Castaways, Benches, Volleyball Posts, Drinking Fountains, Nearby Chess Pavilion, Parking, ADA and Stroller Beach Mat, Pedestrian Underpass, Lagoons (Nature Area)

Diversey Driving Range and Miniature Golf, 141 W. Diversey
West of the Drive, golfers have 32 hitting bays to hone their golf skills. The driving range will open by spring 2003 new target greens. The miniature golf course is challenging for parents while fun for children. Also check out Monica's Lakeside Grill next door.

Theater on the Lake, 2400 North Lake Shore Drive
The Chicago Park District invites you to the 53rd season of the Theater on the Lake. Join us for Chicago's most entertaining and innovative performances from diverse and highly talented theater companies.
Opening June 15, Theater on the Lake features 9 plays in 9 weeks. Performances run Wednesdays through Sundays. All shows begin at 7:30 pm; except on Sundays, shows begin at 6:30 pm. Contact the Box Office beginning June 7th for ticket information.
Box Office - 312.742.7994

Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course, 3600 N. Recreation Drive
The nine-hole Sydney R. Marovitz ranks among the most difficult of the Chicago Park District courses with its tight greens, numerous bunkers and above average length. After teeing off on the first hole that runs parallel to Lake Michigan, you will soon realize that this 3,300 yard, par 36 course is a real treat. Marovitz is a definite stop on your Chicago golf tour. Visit to book your tee time. The Clock Tower Café is perfect for a refreshing beverage and post-golf meal-right next door to the golf course!

Wilson Avenue, 4800
Skate Park (open by Summer 2003); Dog Friendly Area Beach; Parking, LA Concessions and Pretzels and More near the skate park.

Montrose Beach, 4400 North
Amenities: Bathroom, Beach House, LA Concessions, Café Conforti, Park Bait Co., H2OFUN.COM, Zambrano's, Volleyball Posts, Bike Racks, Drinking Fountains, Seven Soccer Fields, Parking, Pedestrian Underpass, Nature Area - Bird Sanctuaries and Dunes, Water Trail Launch/Land Site, Montrose Harbor

Foster Avenue Beach, 5200 North
Amenities: Bathroom, Beach House, Del Lana's Deli, Sunshine Concessions, Volleyball Posts, Basketball, Bike Racks, Drinking Fountain, Parking, ADA and Stroller Beach Mat, Pedestrian Underpass

Kathy Osterman Beach (formally Hollywood Beach), 5800 North
Amenities: Bathroom, Del Lana's Deli, Benches, Drinking Fountain, and ADA and Stroller Beach Mats

Thorndale Beach, 5934 North
Lakefront Beach

North Shore Beach, 6700 North
Lakefront Beach

Columbia Beach, 6726 North
Lakefront Beach

Pratt Beach, 1050 West Pratt Boulevard
Amenities: Tennis Courts, and Drinking Fountain

Hartigan Beach/Albion Beach, 6800 North (East of Sheridan Road)
Amenities: Bike Rack, Drinking Fountain, Play lot

Loyola Beach/Leone, 7032 North
Amenities: Fieldhouse, Bathroom, Heartland Café, Baseball Fields, Basketball Court, Bike Racks, Drinking Fountains, Play lot, Parking, ADA and Stroller Beach Mat, Water Trail Launch/Land Site

Jarvis Beach, 7400 North/Fargo Beach, 7432 North
Amenities: Drinking Fountain

Howard Beach, 7600 North
Amenities: Bike Racks, Play lot, Drinking Fountain

Rogers Beach, 7705 North Eastlake Terrace
Amenities: Drinking Fountains, Tennis Courts

Juneway Terrace Beach, 7800 North
Amenities:Drinking Fountain