From City of Evanston website: http://www.cityofevanston.org
2012 SEASON GENERAL INFORMATION
A season token or daily pass is required for beach admission during operating hours. One token or daily pass is required per person. A season token is valid for the entire beach season. In 2012, the season will be expanded and will open on Sat., May 26. Until June 8, beaches will close earlier; hours will be 10:30am-6pm. From June 9 through Sept. 3 (Labor Day), beach hours will be 10:30am-7:30pm.
Starting Monday, April 2, 2012, season tokens may be purchased weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., and at local community centers during their office hours (Robert Crown, Chandler-Newberger, Fleetwood-Jourdain, Levy Senior Center and Evanston Ecology Center). Cash, personal checks and credit cards are accepted.
Tokens also will be sold at the Dempster St. Beach Office and Clark St. Beach Office. Cash, personal checks and credit cards are accepted. The Dempster St. Beach Office will be open on in May on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-5pm. The office will be open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Clark Street Beach Office (1811 Sheridan Rd.) will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. from June 9 through Sept. 3, 2012.
Free beach days for Evanston residents will be held at Clark Street Beach on Mondays from July 9 through August 27, 2012.
2012 daily beach admission is $8, adult and $6, child age 1-11.