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Evanston beaches to open for swimming July 1

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Evanston’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department today announced that city beaches, currently open for sand activities, are scheduled to open for swimming beginning on July 1.

A daily pass or season token must be presented for beach admission. Beach tokens will be available for purchase beginning Monday online and at the Dempster Street Beach Office, 1251 Lake Shore Blvd., daily, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd., Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Starting Monday, June 15, tokens will also be available at the Robert Crown Community Center and Library, 1801 Main St., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St., Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Beach tokens purchased online can be picked up beginning Monday, June 15, at those four locations.

Season beach tokens will cost $28 per resident and $44 per non-resident between June 8 and July 31 and $18 per resident and $30 per non-resident between Aug. 1 and Sept. 7.

Daily admission prices will remain $8 per adult and $6 per child (ages 1 through 11). Children under the age of one may enter beaches for free.

Daily admission tickets, which will allow entrance to Evanston’s swimming beaches, will only be sold at the Dempster Street Beach Office and Clark Street Beach Office, 1811 Sheridan Rd. Patrons will not be able to buy them at the entrances to the other beaches. 

Free beach days for Evanston residents will take place on Mondays at Clark Street Beach from July 6 to Aug. 31.

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