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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Evanston Beaches are Officially Open so Buy Your Beach Passes
The days of walking and running along the beaches freely are over! If you want to enjoy the swimming areas and lakefront beaches anywhere in Evanston from now until Labor Day weekend, you'll need a beach pass. Info below from the City of Evanston website:
Season beach tokens are available for purchase at the Morton Civic Center and all recreation community centers. Evanston’s five public swimming beaches open for the season on Saturday, May 25.
A beach token is a season pass that is valid from the time of purchase through Labor Day. Until Friday, June 14, 2013, tokens will be sold at a discounted rate of $26 for an Evanston or Skokie resident and $42 for a nonresident. Starting Saturday, June 15, a season beach token will be $34 for an Evanston or Skokie resident and $58 for a nonresident.
The City of Evanston and the Skokie Park District have a reciprocal arrangement that allows Skokie residents to buy season beach tokens at Evanston resident rates and allows Evanston residents to buy Skokie season pool passes at Skokie resident rates.
Daily passes may be purchased at beach entrances; a daily pass is $6 for children age 1-11 and $8 for people 12 years and older. Admission for children under age 1 is free.
Based on family size and income, Evanston residents may qualify for beach token fee assistance and a free beach token program.
The Mayor's Summer Recreation Program includes free beach admission for Evanston teens age 13-18 through a 10-punch pass. Starting May 22, teens who may not otherwise be able to go to the beach may pick up a pass at community centers and the main Evanston Public Library. Proof of Evanston residency is required. For more information, please call 311 (847-448-4311).
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