Sunshine, Water and Sand Oh my!

When you think of Summer, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind?

For us at the Winnetka Park District, it’s the beach. Our beaches offer open water to swim in, plenty of sand to play on, and lots of space for families to enjoy.

Even your four legged family members can join you at the Centennial Dog Beach so everyone can get in on the fun!

In Winnetka we know every day spent at the beach is a special day, but we like to go above and beyond to pack your Summer full of new and exciting events.

July 14th we’ll be having a Water Carnival at Tower Road beach from 10:00am- 12:30pm. The carnival happens to fall close to national hot dog day, so of course free hotdogs will be provided. On top of the games and activities we have planned, we will also host a sandcastle building contest.

At the same beach on Saturday July 28th, there will also be a Family Camp Out starting at 7:00pm ending at 10:00am Sunday. We’ll provide games, a movie, and refreshments as well as the option to cook your own food using the grills on the beach. Our movie of choice is Finding Dory, which you can see for free if you aren’t planning on spending the night. The sound of the waves will wake you up in the morning and we’ll greet you with a continental breakfast before the camp out comes to an end.

Our last Summer beach event is the Farewell to Summer Family Luau also located on Tower Road Beach. This event is scheduled for Saturday August 25th from 4:00-7:00pm. There will be dinner, swimming, and games followed by a performance from The Barefoot Hawaiian Dancers.

Your golden ticket to enjoy some fun in the sun at Tower Road beach this Summer is a Winnetka Beach pass. Admission to every event is either free or lowered with the purchase of a pass, and you’ll have access to our beaches all Summer!

Take advantage of everything these short summer months have to offer by spending them outside at the beach, we’ll see you there!