Beach Admissions

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Tokens go on sale beginning Monday, April 2 and can be purchased at the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., or any of the five community centers.


A season token or daily pass is required for beach admission during operating hours. One token or daily pass is required per person. A season token is valid for the entire beach season. The season begins on Sat., May 26. From May 26 through June 8, beach hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. From June 9 through Sept. 3 (Labor Day), beach hours are 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Starting on April 2, season tokens may be purchased weekdays, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., and at local community centers during their office hours (Robert CrownChandler-NewbergerFleetwood-JourdainLevy Senior Center, and Evanston Ecology Center). Starting on May 19, tokens may also be purchased at the Dempster Street Beach office between the hours of 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Cash, personal checks, and credit cards are accepted.

Free beach days for Evanston residents will be held at Clark Street Beach on Mondays from July 9 through August 27.

Daily beach admission is $8, adult and $6, child age 1-11.

Season Token Prices

Purchase Period:

Evanston or Skokie resident*



April 2 - June 8



June 9 - July 31



Aug.1 through Labor Day



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*The City of Evanston and Skokie Park District have a reciprocal agreement that allows Skokie residents to buy Evanston season beach tokens at our resident rate and allows Evanston residents to buy a Skokie pool season pass at their resident rate. Pool passes are valid at both Skokie Water Playground and Devonshire Aquatic Center. Evanston residents will be charged the nonresident walk-up daily fee, which varies depending on location and age.

Fee assistance is available to qualified Evanston residents for season beach tokens, as well as for other Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department classes and programs. You may apply for fee assistance at the Morton Civic Center. Please call 847-448-8237 in advance to determine which documents to bring.

A limited number of free beach tokens are made 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, please contact the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department at 847-448-8237.