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2021 Season Beach Status

Lloyd Beach: Open
The beach and park are currently closed for construction. Lloyd will reopen and be fully operational for the 2021 boating season! Motorized boat storage is now available. Season passes go on sale March 1.

Tower Road Beach: Open
Tower will be open and fully operational this summer. Season beach passes go on sale March 1.

Maple Street Beach: Open
Maple will be open and fully operational this summer. Season beach passes go on sale March 1.

Centennial Beach: Open
Centennial will remain open as a dog beach for the 2021 season, pending lakefront conditions and future shoreline/bluff construction. A valid pass is required to enter the beach.

Elder Lane Beach: Closed
Due to high lake levels and safety concerns, Elder Lane Beach will be closed for the 2021 season.

 

Lakefront Improvements

Last year, the Park District invested $5.5M to protect our community’s beaches and bluffs. Enhancements will continue in 2021 with a projected investment of $9M. These project costs currently are paid using a mix of revenues, reserves, and alternative revenue bonds. To help support these efforts, please consider a tax-deductible donation to the Winnetka Parks Foundation.

Lloyd Beach

Complete

  • New breakwater system
  • Beach replenishment
  • Bluff restoration in the upper park area (removed invasive vegetation, planted new native vegetation, conducted controlled burns)

In Process

  • Bluff restoration in the lower park areas (reinforce against erosion, plant native vegetation)
  • Fenced-in motorized boat storage renovations
  • New boardwalk extending from the beach house to the parking lot
  • New / relocated non-motorized boat racks on the south beach 
  • South beach access ramp improvements
  • Boat launch repaving

Tower Road Beach

Complete

  • New staircase from parkland to beach
  • New ADA lookout at top of bluff
  • New overlook platform along staircase
  • Upper parking lot entry plaza and sidewalk renovations
  • Bluff restoration (reinforced against erosion, removed invasive vegetation, planted new native vegetation)

In Process

  • Maintenance of new bluff vegetation (ongoing for next three years)

Elder / Centennial Beaches

Complete

In Process

  • Design and engineering of new breakwater system and bluff improvements at both beaches

Maple Street Beach

Complete

  • Bluff restoration (reinforced against erosion, removed invasive vegetation, planted new native vegetation)

In Process

  • Maintenance of new bluff vegetation (ongoing for next three years)
 

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