Tower Road Beach


899 Sheridan Road, Winnetka
(847) 513-4760


June 5 – August 22
Monday – Sunday: 9am – 9pm

August 23 – September 6
Monday – Friday: 4 – 8pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9am – 8pm

Weather permitting



Entry to the beaches is restricted to season pass holders Thursday through Sunday and holidays (i.e., daily admissions are not accepted those days). Pass holders have unlimited access to the beaches seven days a week.

Buy a season pass


Patrons may pay a daily admission Monday through Wednesday only, excluding holidays.

Daily admission rates



Tower Road Beach is available for swimming. No boats, paddleboards, kayaks, Jet Skis, or vessels of any kind are allowed. As part of the Winnetka Waterfront 2030 plan, significant improvements were completed from 2020-2021. New elevated stairs and platforms were installed to give users a comfortable and unique route through the treetops with views of the lake. Invasive plants were removed and replaced with native vegetation to stabilize the slopes and beach and create new wildlife habitats.


  • Trained lifeguards on duty (during the beach season only)
  • Beach house with restrooms and showers
  • Vending machines and food concessions
  • Sand volleyball courts
  • On-beach playground
  • Off-street parking (must have a valid Winnetka Park District or Village of Winnetka sticker from May 15-Sept 15)


From May 15 to September 15, parking in the parking lot at Tower Road Beach and Maple Street Beach is restricted to vehicles with a valid Winnetka Park District or Village of Winnetka sticker

All other beach users are not permitted to park in the lot at Tower Road Beach or Maple Street Beach. These individuals may park at Winnetka Park District’s Hubbard Woods Park (939 Green Bay Road) and walk or bike to the beach. Violators of these regulations will receive a fine from the Winnetka Police Department.


Beach Rules

  • Individuals must purchase a season pass to enter the beach area Thursday through Sunday and holidays.
  • Individuals without a season pass may enter the beach area Monday through Wednesday, excluding holidays, by purchasing a daily pass.
  • Hours of operation are 9am to 9pm. At 9pm, all individuals will be asked to leave. Trespassers are subject to a fine from the Winnetka Police Dept.
  • No swimming when lifeguards are not present.
  • The beach and facility will be closed when water is unsafe.
  • Swimming is only allowed in designated swim areas.
  • Parents and/or guardians are responsible for supervising children.
  • Children nine and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No flotation devices allowed, except Coast-Guard approved life jackets.
  • Children who are not toilet trained must wear tight-fitting plastic pants or swim diapers.
  • No scuba or snorkeling equipment allowed.
  • No roughhousing or horseplay allowed.
  • No throwing rocks or sand in the swimming areas.
  • No motorized or non-motorized vessels allowed.
  • No jumping off piers.
  • No fires, including grills, are allowed on the beach.
  • No glass containers allowed on the beach.
  • No alcohol allowed on the beach.
  • Smoking is not allowed in any Winnetka Park District facility.
  • No dogs allowed. Village ordinance #504 will be enforced.
  • Winnetka Park District parking sticker or Village of Winnetka vehicle registration sticker is required to park in the upper and lower lots.
  • The Village of Winnetka Police Department regularly patrols the beach and enforces all Park District ordinances.
  • All other State and local health codes apply.

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