Evanston’s five public beaches won’t open for the season until May 23, but beach tokens go on sale starting tomorrow, April 1.

They can be purchased at the Morton Civic Center and local recreation community centers: Robert Crown, Chandler-Newberger, Fleetwood-Jourdain, Levy Senior Center, and Evanston Ecology Center.

Tokens may be purchased on weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Morton Civic Center and during office hours at the community centers. Cash, personal checks and credit cards are accepted.

A beach token, also known as a season pass, is valid from the time of purchase through Labor Day 2015. Tokens will be sold at a discounted rate of $26 for Evanston and Skokie residents and $42 for nonresidents until Friday, June 5. On Saturday, June 6, the price for a beach token will increase to $34 for Evanston or Skokie residents and $58 for nonresidents.

Community members interested in a daily pass can purchase at a beach entrance. A daily pass is $6 for children ages 1-11 years and $8 for those 12 years and older. Admission for children under age 1 is free.

The Mayor’s Super Summer Recreation Program includes free beach admission through a 10-punch pass for Evanston teens, ages 13-18. Beginning Tuesday, June 2, teens may pick up their pass at any of the community centers and the main Evanston Public Library.

Free beach days for Evanston residents will be held at Clark Street Beach on Mondays from July 6 through Aug. 24.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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