Lloyd Project

About The Waterfront 2030 Plan

In conjunction with residents and lakefront experts, the Winnetka Park District developed and adopted the Winnetka Waterfront 2030 plan in 2016. This plan is meant to serve as a conceptual guide for future projects that preserve and enhance our five beaches.

Lloyd Project


Altogether, this project cost approximately $5.1M and was paid for using a mix of revenues, reserves, and alternative revenue bonds.


Beach replenishment content coming soon.

Bluff restoration efforts were completed at Lloyd in two phases from 2017 to 2021. Maintenance of the new bluff vegetation will be ongoing for the next three years.

Phase 1: Bluff restoration in the upper park area (removed invasive vegetation, planted new native vegetation, conducted controlled burns)

Phase 2: Bluff restoration in the lower park areas and new retaining wall (reinforce against erosion, plant native vegetation)

New boardwalk extending from the beach house to the parking lot.

Boat launch repaving

To learn how breakwater systems work, click here.


July 21, 2020

Construction officially kicked off last week for the new breakwater system at Lloyd Beach! So far, 2,500 tons of materials have been delivered and contractors have begun building the foundation for the breakwaters. Check out the video above to see the progress. Over the next several months, 20,000 more tons of rock and sand will be delivered to build the new breakwaters and reinstall the beach. Construction is expected to wrap up by the end of the year. View timelapse video.

August 5, 2020

The south breakwater is starting to form. Construction materials continue to arrive daily via truck and barge. So far the barge has delivered a few thousand tons of armor stone, reducing the number of semi-truckloads driven through the community. Check out the video to see the progression since our last update! View timelapse video.

August 28, 2020

The south breakwater continues to take shape and the breakwater on the north end is almost complete. Check out the video to see the progress since our last update! View timelapse video.

September 18, 2020

The north breakwater is complete and contractors have started on the middle breakwater island. To build the island, they’ve had to make a temporary road from the shoreline to the breakwater. This road will be deconstructed once the island is complete. In the past two weeks, more than 8,000 tons of sand have been delivered to rebuild the beach — there’s actually a beach now! Check out the video to see the progress since our last update. View timelapse video.

September 29, 2020

The contractors have made significant progress on the middle and south breakwaters and continue to deliver sand daily to build up the beach. We are on schedule to complete work by the end of the year and can’t wait to see you for a great 2021 season! This week’s video is a drone flyover of the beach. View the flyover video.

For progress pictures, see the photo gallery below.

October 23, 2020

The breakwater project is nearing 90 percent completion, with work just remaining on the south breakwater arm. This week’s video shows you the view from the beach so you can get an idea of how tall the structures are. View the video.

November 30, 2020

The breakwaters structures are 100 percent complete. The contractor will remain on-site for the next few months to dredge, regrade the beach, etc. All work will be complete by the 2021 boating season.

For progress pictures, see the photo gallery below.

April 1, 2021

The new breakwaters did an awesome job protecting Lloyd through the winter. The beach is in great shape and very little sand was lost. Contractors remain on-site, currently building the new boardwalk and access ramp. Bluff and pavement work will start in April, followed by the installation of boat storage racks south of the beach house. All work is expected to wrap up by May 15. View the flyover video.

Fenced-in motorized boat storage renovations.

New / relocated non-motorized boat racks to the south beach.

Pier content coming soon.

South beach access ramp improvements.

Project Status

Project Status
Beach Replenishment Complete
Bluff Restoration Ongoing
Boardwalk Complete
Boat Launch Repaving Complete
Breakwater System Complete
Fenced-In Motorized Boat Storage Complete
Non-Motorized Boat Racks Complete
Pier Not Started
South Beach Access Ramp Complete

Lloyd Photos

Lakefront Information

Board Meetings

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Lakefront Videos

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Bluff Restoration + Shoreline Stabilization

Bluff improvements and shoreline stabilization are crucial to protecting our lakefront. If you would like to learn more, please click the button below.

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