Dog Beach opens May 1

Evanston’s dog beach, located north of the Church Street boat launch facility, opens for the 2009 season on Friday, May 1.

The dog beach will remain open through October 31. Hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. All dogs using the beach must have a pass. Fees for a 2009 dog beach pass are $50 per dog owned by an Evanston resident and $100 per dog owned by a nonresident.

Applications for dog beach passes as well as the rules and regulations are available at the Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., or on the City website.

Before obtaining a dog beach pass, owners must show written proof that their dogs are current on their vaccinations and have been examined within the past year for any communicable diseases. In addition, dogs must be licensed in Evanston or the town where the dog lives. For more information, call 847-866-2900.

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