Gillson Park Map


Tel: 847-256-9660 (updated daily - recorded information)


We are OPEN for the SEASON!

  • Daily Passes are BACK! Starting Friday, June 11, we will be offering daily passes for parking & swimming at Gillson Beach. Learn more and view fees on our Season Passes & Permits page.

  • Beach Hours Daily: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (or as daylight permits)

  • The Fat Shallot at Gillson Beach Hours:
    Open TUESDAY-SUNDAY, 11-7 (closed Mondays). View the menu here

  • 2021 Beach Season Passes are available for purchase. View the rates and learn more on our Season Passes & Permits page.

  • 2021 Gillson Lakefront Parking Decals are available for purchase. 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

Ben Wozney, Lakefront General Manager
Tel: 847-256-9659 | Email:

Megan White, Lakefront Supervisor
Tel: 847-256-9658 | Email:

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

Lakefront Conditions (recorded information): 847-256-9660

Gillson Beach House: 847-256-9661