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Scholarships are available to qualified Evanston residents for season beach tokens as well as for other Parks/Forestry and Recreation Department classes and programs. Apply for a scholarship at the Civic Center or any community center. Call 847.866.2900 in advance to determine which documents to bring or download the application below.

Scholarship Application (.pdf)


Free beach tokens will be available through the City of Evanston's Recreation Division and various community outreach agencies/organizations to Evanston residents who meet income guidelines. For information on free beach tokens or the list of participating community outreach agencies/organizations, contact the Recreation Division at 847.866.2900 or the Health and Human Services Department at 847.866.2958 after March 2 (procedures are still being finalized in February).


Season tokens are sold at a “preseason” discount before the beach season begins. In 2007 they will be sold at a discount from Monday, April 2 through Friday, June 8. Tokens also are sold at a lower price towards the end of the season (see below).


Season tokens may be purchased weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., at local community centers (Robert Crown, Chandler-Newberger, Fleetwood-Jourdain) and at the Dempster St. Beach Office. For office hours, please call 847.866.2900.


Purchased April 1-June 13, 2008:
Evanston or Skokie resident: $22; other nonresident: $38.


Purchased June 14 through July 31, 2008:
Evanston or Skokie resident: $30; other nonresident: $54.


Purchased Aug. 1 through Labor Day, 2008:
Evanston/Skokie res.: $15; other nonresident: $27.