Lakefront Archives

Tower Road Beach Access Road Re-Paving Tentatively Starting April 19

Posted April 16, 2018

As part of the Village’s annual road rehabilitation program, A Lamp Concrete Contractors will be milling and re-paving the driveway that provides access to the Water Plant, Electric Plant, Tower Road Beach and the pier. The work is expected to take approximately three days to complete. Milling of the deteriorated asphalt service is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, April 19th. Paving work is scheduled to follow during the week of April 23rd.

During the construction work, access to Tower Road Beach will be limited to the pedestrian walkway in Tower Road Park. The Village appreciates and thanks you for your cooperation and patience during the completion of the planned improvement. If you have any questions, please contact the contact the Water & Electric Department at (847) 716-3558.

The spring program brochure is here!

Posted January 29, 2018

Check out the Winnetka Park District spring brochure to see what programs and events are coming up in the spring and summer.

The winter brochure is here!

Posted November 17, 2017

Check out the Winnetka Park District winter brochure to view our upcoming holiday events, winter break camps, programs, and more!

And be sure the save the date for our spring brochure coming in January which will include more information on our summer camps! We offer a wide array of summer camp programs for youth and teens, with flexible full-day or half-day options.

  • Variety and adventure camps
  • Lakefront camps (sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking, and swimming)
  • Athletic and sports camps (baseball, football, field hockey, golf, tennis, hockey, ice skating and more!)

Learn When To Register For Your Favorite Fall Programs Or Events

Posted July 31, 2017

The Winnetka Park District registration for fall programs and events starts in early August. Check out our registration page for specific dates per facility.

Check Out The Fall Guide

Posted July 31, 2017

Check out the online version of the fall guide…

Lakefront Staff Conduct a Successful Mock Rescue

Posted July 18, 2017

On Tuesday, July 19, 2017 the Winnetka Park District Lakefront staff conducted a mock rescue scenario with the cooperation of the Winnetka Fire and Police Departments. In advance of this drill patrons were notified that Tower Road Beach water access would be unavailable between 2:50 – 3:45 pm, while the District’s other two swim beaches, Elder Lane and Maple Street Beaches remained opening for swimming.

All lifeguard and beach attendants not on active duty at the other two beaches attended this mandatory training. After reviewing procedures and expectations from the Winnetka Park District management, Police and Fire the staff conducted a simulated drowning rescue utilizing lifeguard staff.

This drill is a part of the on-going training staff are provided through the beach season.

Positive feedback was received for all those involved in today’s in-service training.

“I think the training was success. It is a very important part of keeping the community safe. Winnetka Park District does a great job coordinating it.” – Brian O’Connell – Winnetka Police Department

“I think it went incredibly well. They followed all the rules. Overall they did everything we expected of them.” – Chris Tillson, Winnetka Fire Department

“Watching the scenario it looked like the staff had effective communication. Overall the rescue went well. I appreciated the fire and police personnel being here.” – John Shea, Superintendent of Recreation.

“I thought the rescue was excellent and everything went very smoothly.” – Mac Parkinson, Lakefront Staff Member 

 

Mock Rescue Drill Scheduled for July 18

Posted July 13, 2017

On Tuesday, July 18, 2017 the Lifeguard Staff will be conducting a mock water rescue as a part of their on-going training in cooperation with Winnetka emergency personnel.

Swimming at Tower Road Beach will be halted from 2:50 – 3:45 pm for this exercise. Beachgoers will be allowed to observe and remain on the beach. A recap of the training will be posted on our website after the event.

Maple Street Beach and Elder Lane Beach will remain open for swimming during this time period.

Thank you for your understanding.

Rent A Paddleboard Or Kayak @ Lloyd Beach

Posted June 12, 2017

The Winnetka Park District has paddleboard and kayak rentals available at Lloyd Beach on the weekends. Learn more…

Swim Beaches Open June 3 for the 2017 Season

Posted May 30, 2017

The Winnetka Park District’s Swim Beaches – Tower Road, Maple Street and Elder Lane officially open up for the summer 2017 season on Saturday, June 3.

Learn more about the beaches, admission and season passes…

The WPD Summer Guide Is Here! Let The Fun Begin…

Posted April 04, 2017

The Summer Program & Facility Guide Is Available! Enjoy your summer with the Winnetka Park District!

View here . . .