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Access to Water Allowed at Glencoe Beach; Additional Beach Safety Protocols Outlined

Restore Illinois Phase 3 Guidelines Followed

Thursday, June 4, 2020

We are pleased to announce that since the State has moved to Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan, the Glencoe Park District will open the beach to swimming this Friday, June 5, subject to suitable water quality.
Please note the following updated rules at the Glencoe Beach:
  • Swimmers must stay within the designated swim area.
  • The Sprayground and playground at the beach remain closed.
  • If a lifejacket or PFD is worn while swimming, it must be U.S. Coast Guard approved.
  • No inflatables of any kind are allowed, including rafts, toys, and water wings.
  • Pass holders are asked to bring their own drinking water to the beach. When drinking fountains become available, please bring reusable water bottles.
  • No rock throwing is allowed.
  • All visitors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or responsible person aged 16 years or older.
  • Beach management reserves the right to close the water due to high bacteria, unsafe conditions, or heavy surf.
  • Daily launching of paddleboards, kayaks, and sailboats is not allowed. Season storage is required; however, all sailboat, kayak, and paddleboards storage spots are currently full and there is a waitlist.
  • Park District staff should be treated with courtesy and respect.
As a reminder, there are no lifeguards will be on duty, patrons will swim at their own risk. Park ambassadors will be onsite to monitor beach activities. Patrons are required to practice social distancing and safety measures.

For additional information about our COVID-19 safety stipulations, please visit  our Glencoe Beach webpage.

The Park District will continue to re-evaluate beach operations according to directives from the Restore Illinois plan. We continue to ask for your patience and kindness through these difficult times.