SEPTEMBER 20: Administration Office Closed - Our Administration Office at Village Hall will be closed starting at 1:30 pm through the remainder of the day, 9/20.
WAYS TO PLAY
Welcome to Gillson Park
Early Fall 2023 Lakefront Programs
Registration is underway for programs in Gillson Park and the Lakeview Center!
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:
Beach Season is Over!
There are NO lifeguards on duty at Gillson Beach. Swim at your own risk and please stay safe!
Renovation complete - come visit the fresh and new Lakeview Center!
Make sure to check the conditions!
Lakefront weather and water conditions change daily, and we want you to enjoy a safe visit.
- Call 847-256-9660 to check the daily weather/water report, or view the current status on the Gillson Rainout Line.
Explore Gillson Park
From nature activities in the park, to classes at the Lakeview Center, check out all we have planned!
Get all the general information for Gillson Beach and Park.
Beach and Parking Passes
The 2023 Season is now over. See you next year!
2024 Season passes will be available in the spring.
Lakeview Center Rentals
The Lakeview Center in Gillson Park is a fresh, newly-renovated facility with flexible options to meet the needs of your upcoming event!
Beach House and Restaurant
Get all the info on Gillson Swimming Beach and the Fat Shallot, our elevated beachside food stand (now closed for the season)
Gillson Dog Beach
Your furry friend will have blast at our Dog Beach! Permits required – learn all the details here
Sailing Beach, Vessel Rentals & Trail-In Permits
Our Sailing Beach offers a variety of services, from rentals and permits to vessel storage. Learn all the details.
Reserve a Picnic Area
We have several picnic areas throughout Gillson Park – the perfect place for an outdoor gathering!
Accessing Gillson Park
Swimming Beach Hours
May 27 to September 4
9 am-8 pm
Swimming is strictly prohibited after Labor Day
Gillson Park North and South Vehicle Entry Gates:
6 am-8 pm
Note: after 8 pm, vehicles may exit the park via the Washington Ave. exit only. Vehicles left in the park after 10:30 will be ticketed.