The Winnetka Park District operates three swimming beaches: Elder Lane Beach, Maple Street Beach, and Tower Road Beach. Weather permitting, the beaches are open daily from 9am-7pm starting the weekend after Memorial Day through Labor Day. To access the beaches during this time, visitors must pay a daily fee or purchase a season pass. Learn more.

All beaches are currently closed for the 2019 season and will open after Memorial Day of 2020

Beach Status

Green: Open | Red: Closed | Yellow: Caution | ? : Questionable

Tower Road Beach

899 Sheridan Road, Winnetka
(847) 513-4760

Maple Street Beach

725 Sheridan Road, Winnetka
(847) 770-0817

Elder Lane Beach

299 Sheridan Road, Winnetka
(847) 513-4374

Beach Rules

The following regulations will been implemented by the Winnetka Park District staff during
hours of operations to insure that all beach users will be able to use Tower Road, Maple Street,
and Elder Lane Beaches in harmony. At the time of purchase each season pass holder is asked to
read the following regulations and sign a form (your registration form) that they are aware,
understand and will follow all rules when they are at the beaches.

  • Hours of Operation are 9am to 7pm.
  • When lifeguards are not present, swimming is not allowed.
  • Swimming is allowed only in the supervised swimming areas as posted at each beach.
  • Parents and guardians are responsible for the supervision of children.
  • Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Coast Guard approved life jackets are allowed when the child is within arm’s reach of their parent. All other floatation devices are not allowed.
  • No scuba or snorkeling equipment is allowed.
  • Children who are not toilet trained must wear tight fitting plastic pants or swim diapers.
  • Beach facilities will be closed whenever water is considered unsafe by Health Department or
  • There is no roughhousing or horseplay allowed. Lifeguards will enforce this rule to ensure the
    safety of others.
  • No throwing rocks or sand in the swimming areas.
  • No jumping off piers.
  • No fires, including grills, are allowed on the beach.
  • Glass containers are not allowed on the beach.
  • No alcohol is allowed on the beach.
  • Smoking is prohibited at all Winnetka Park District facilities.
  • Dogs are only allowed at Centennial Dog Beach. Village ordinance #504 will be enforced.
  • Winnetka Park District parking sticker or Village of Winnetka vehicle registration sticker must be present to park in the lower lot at Tower Road Beach.
  • Motorized vessels are only allowed at Lloyd Boat Launch.
  • Non-motorized vessels are only allowed at Lloyd Boat Launch and Elder Lane Beach.
  • The Village of Winnetka Police Department maintains a regular patrol of the beach and enforces all Park District ordinances.
  • All other state and local health codes apply.

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