Welcome to the Wilmette Lakefront!
GILLSON PARK AMENITIES
Gillson Park offers 60 acres of beautiful lakefront property, ideal for picnics, bicycling, volleyball, soccer, tennis, and many other outdoor activities. In Gillson, you'll find:
- Gillson Swimming Beach
- Picnic Areas and Pavilion
- Sailboat Rentals
- Lighted Tennis Courts
- Fitness Course
- Tot Lot
- Dog Beach
- Lakeview Center
- Wallace Bowl
- Lighted Ice Rink
- Kayak/SUP Launch Area
ACCESSING GILLSON PARK
SWIMMING BEACH HOURS
May 27 - September 4:
- 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Swimming is strictly prohibited after Labor Day
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 only. Vehicles left in the park after 10:30 will be ticketed.
The Fat Shallot at Gillson Beach will be open from May 27 to September 4*. Online ordering is available! View the menu here
Tuesdays-Thursdays and Sundays:
- 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays:
- 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Lakefront Staff & Contact Information
Megan White, Lakefront Operations Supervisor
Tel: 847-256-9658 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Niki Koclanes, Program Supervisor
Tel: 847-853-7715 | Email: email@example.com
Ben Wozney, Lakefront General Manager
Tel: 847-256-9659 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org