May 22, 2009 (CHICAGO) --
Chicago's 26 miles of beaches- including a new spot at 39th- are open to the public for the 2009 season.Swimming is permitted at Chicago's beaches from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. when lifeguards are present from May 22 to September 7, 2009.
The Chicago Park District manages the beaches along Lake Michigan, which are free to the public. List of beaches
For information on the beaches, call 312-74BEACH (312-742-3224) or 312-742-PLAY (7529) or visit chicagoparkdistrict.com
Chicago's Beaches: 12th Street Beach 31st Street Beach 57th Street Beach 63rd Street Beach Albion Beach Calumet Beach Columbia Beach Fargo Beach Foster Beach Hartigan / Pratt Blvd. Park & Beach Howard Street Park & Beach Jarvis Ave. Park & Beach Juneway Terrace Park & Beach George A. Lane Beach at Thorndale Leone Park & Beach Loyola Ave. Beach Montrose Beach North Ave. Beach North Shore Beach Oak Street Beach Oakwood Beach Ohio Street Beach Kathy Osterman Beach Rainbow Beach Rogers Ave. Park & Beach South Shore Beach