Dog Beach opens May 1

Evanston’s dog beach, located north of the Church Street boat launch facility, opens for the 2008 season on Thursday, May 1.

It will remain open through Oct. 31. Hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. All dogs using the beach must have a token.

The fee for a 2008 dog beach token is $50 per dog owned by an Evanston resident and $100 per dog owned by a nonresident.

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

Before obtaining a token, owners must show proof that their dogs are current on their vaccinations as well as proof that dogs are currently licensed in Evanston or the city where the dog lives. For more information, call 847-866-2900.

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