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A snow fence at an Evanston beach.

The City of Evanston is offering teens between the ages of 13 and 18 free 10-punch beach passes starting today.

The passes are available at the Dempster Street Beach Office, the Evanston Ecology Center, the Robert Crown Community Center and Library, and the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center.

Proof of residency is required.

Beach tokens are also on sale at the same locations for $28 for residents and $44 for non-residents.

Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily at the Dempster location. Hours for the other locations are only Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Crown, and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fleetwood.

The beaches are scheduled to open for swimming on July 1.

More information is available online.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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