Maple Street 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.

Maple Street Project


Bluff restoration efforts were completed at Maple from 2019 to 2021.

A gabion wall is a type of retaining wall made out of broken rock and mesh baskets. They have a more natural appearance than concrete structures and are equally effective at stabilizing soil and preventing bluff erosion. The old gabion wall at Maple Street Beach was constructed more than 30 years ago and had begun to show signs of weakening. Weakened areas of the wall were replaced to stabilize it and prevent future bluff erosion. Invasive vegetation was removed and new native vegetation was planted.

Maintenance of the new bluff vegetation will be ongoing for the next three years.

A new boardwalk was installed.

Project Status

Project Status
Bluff Restoration Ongoing
Boardwalk Complete

Maple Street Photos

Lakefront Information

Board Meetings

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Bluff Improvements + 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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