Gillson Park Map

Welcome to the Wilmette Lakefront!

Announcements

The water is closed at Gillson Beach for the season. Swimming is strictly prohibited after Labor Day 2021. The Water will re-open Memorial Day 2022.

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ACCESSING GILLSON PARK

Park (including tennis courts)

6 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Beaches

HOURS
Gillson Beach Hours: 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.*
Sailing Beach Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. no staff on duty (*sailing season closes October 10)
Dog Beach Hours: 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Food

The Fat Shallot at Gillson Beach is closed for the season.

Gates

Sailing Beach Vehicle Road Gate: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through October 10
Gillson Park North and South Vehicle Entry Gates: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Note: After 8 p.m., vehicles may exit the park via the Washington Ave. exit. Vehicles left in the park after 10:30 will be ticketed.

Beach Passes/Parking

  • 2021 Beach Season and Daily Passes are no longer available. Stay tuned for 2022 pricing & sales. View the rates and learn more on our Season Passes & Permits page.

  • 2021 Gillson Lakefront Parking Season and Daily Decals are no longer available. Stay tuned for 2022 pricing & sales. Learn more on our Season Passes & Permits page.

  • 2021 Dog Beach Permits are available for purchase. Visit the Gillson Dog Beach page to download the application.


Lakefront Staff & Contact Information

Lakeview Center Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tel: 847-256-9656 | Email: lakeview@wilpark.org

Megan White, Lakefront Supervisor
Tel: 847-256-9658 | Email: mwhite@wilpark.org

Ben Wozney, Lakefront General Manager
Tel: 847-256-9659 | Email: bwozney@wilpark.org