Given the significant expenses associated with operating the beach during the COVID-19 pandemic and that the Northbrook Park District will not open their pools this summer, the Glencoe Park District has made the difficult decision to not extend resident rates to the Northbrook residents for Glencoe Beach.
The Glencoe beach will open as planned on Saturday, May 23, but with modifications to protect our guests and staff during this uncertain time. In order to help manage potential overcrowding this summer, access to the beach will require a season pass. No daily passes will be available for sale.
Season passes will be sold online only HERE
. Unfortunately, patrons will not be able to buy a season pass at the beach. To ensure availability, purchasing passes in advance of the summer season is strongly recommended. Non-residents may purchase season passes at Early Bird rates until Monday, June 1.
The beach will be open to season pass holders from 9 AM to 9 PM and open to walkers only from 6 AM to 9 AM. The beach will be closed after 9 PM.
Park District staff will closely monitor visitors to reduce capacity and allow an approximate 10 ft. perimeter around individual patrons or family groups. On the busiest days, the beach may reach capacity. Beach attendees will be expected to practice social distancing and safety measures at all times.
This summer, the beach house will open only for bathroom use. There will be no shower access nor concessions sold. Rentals will not be available at all this summer, including paddle boards, beach chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, and barbeques. Paddle boards and kayaks may become available if restrictions are lifted and they can be safely rented out.
Per the Governor’s executive order, at this time, there is no swimming and no playground/spray pad access. This restriction may change in coming weeks.
Because of the seriousness of the current COVID-19 social distancing requirements and due to an abundance of concern for the health and well-being of our community and staff, no lifeguards will be on duty. If swimming is permitted this season, patrons will swim at their own risk. Park ambassadors will be onsite to monitor beach activities.
Until June 1, individual non-resident rates are $112 and additional household members are $30. Season passes for senior individuals are $59. After June 1, season passes for non-residents will increase to $143 for an individual, $30 for additional household members, and $74 for senior individual passes.
For more information about purchasing a season pass, please visit our beach season pass page.
In past summers, the Glencoe Park District has had a reciprocal arrangement with the Northbrook Park District, allowing Glencoe residents to use Northbrook pools and Northbrook residents to purchase season passes to the Glencoe beach at resident rates.