2021 FAQs

2021 Glencoe Beach FAQs

Responses to Frequently Asked Questions about Glencoe Beach

When will season passes go on sale? 

Resident passes go on sale Tuesday, March 16 at 9 AM.  Non-resident passes go on sale March 30 at 9 AM.

How much will season passes cost? 

Resident passes are $35 per person.  Non-resident passes are $70 per person.

How much does a Senior pass cost?  

Glencoe resident age 65+ are FREE but should register at the Takiff Center for the pass.  Senior non-resident passes are $70 per person.

How much do children’s passes cost?  

Children under age 2 are FREE.  Children age 2 or older must purchase a season pass ($35/resident, $70/non-resident) or pay the daily admission fee ($10/resident, $20/non-resident plus processing fee). 


Is there early bird pricing for season passes? 

No, but for each season pass purchased before May 1, 2021, you will receive one complimentary day pass to bring a guest. The complimentary day passes will automatically be added to your season pass account.

How many season passes can I purchase?  

You may purchase one season pass for each member of your immediate household.

Can I purchase a pass for my nanny? 

Yes. To purchase a pass, the nanny must reside in the household or work in Glencoe 30+ hours a week.  If not, the nanny may be added at the non-resident rate beginning March 30. 

Will we offer daily admission this season?   

Yes, all guests wishing to enter the beach without a season pass can purchase a daily pass at the rates of $10/resident (plus processing fee) and $20/non-resident (plus processing fee). Children under age 2 are free. Limited daily passes will be sold and advance reservations will be required. Daily admission will not be permitted on weekday mornings before 12 PM, weekends (Saturday-Sunday) or holidays (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day). More information on the daily admission process to come as we get closer to the beach season.  

Do I need to wear a mask while at the beach?  

We will follow state and local health department guidelines pertaining to masks mandates. 

What is largest group size I can have at the beach? 

We will follow state and local health department guidelines for allowable group size.

Will there be Trellis and sun shelter rentals? 

Trellis rentals are not being offered at this time.  Sun shelter rentals will be available if state and local health department guidelines are met.  Additional information on reservations will be available as we get closer to the beach season.

Will there be Lifeguards this summer?  

Yes, lifeguard will be on duty beginning on Memorial Day Weekend.

Will we be able to purchase guest passes this season? 

Guest passes are available for purchase by season pass holders only.  One 10 visit guest pass per household will be available to purchase ($50/residents or $100/non-residents).


Season Pass fees

Season passes will go on sale at 9 AM on Tuesday, March 16 for Glencoe residents. Non-resident pass sales start Tuesday, March 30 at 9 AM. For every season pass purchased between March 16 and May 1, you will receive a complimentary 1-day guest pass to use during the 2021 season. Entry to Glencoe Beach will be restricted to pass holders only on weekday mornings (10 AM-12 PM), weekends (Saturday-Sunday), and holidays (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day). Pass holders also get discounted rates on guest passes and beach rentals, including kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, sailboats, and sun shelters. Pass holders do not need to make an advance reservation to visit Glencoe Beach during the season. Pass holders also get access to four special event nights, designed exclusively for pass holders. The Glencoe Park District and Northbrook Park District will not be offering reciprocal resident discounts for the 2021 season. 

  • Glencoe residents (Ages 2-64): $35 per person   Glencoe residents under age 2 are FREE. Seniors must register for a season pass in advance to visit for FREE. 
  • Non-residents (All Ages): $70 per person

Guest pass fees

Guest passes are available for purchase by season pass holders only. Season pass holders must be present along with guest upon entry.

  • Glencoe Residents: $50 for 10 visit pass
  • Non-residents: $100 for 10 visit pass

Daily Admission fees

Limited daily passes will be sold and advance reservations will be required. Daily admission will not be permitted on weekday mornings before 12 PM, weekends (Saturday-Sunday) or holidays (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day). 

  • Glencoe Residents (Over Age 2): $10 per visit (plus processing fee)
  • Non-residents (Over Age 2): $20 per visit (plus processing fee)