Highland Park's Rosewood Beach among top restored beaches

Rosewood Beach in suburban Highland Park. (Rosewood Beach)

Rosewood Beach in north suburban Highland Park was named one of the country's five best restored beaches, according to the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association.

Others on the 2016 list are Babe's Beach, Galveston, Texas; Seabrook Island, S.C.; Topsail Beach, N.C.; and Redondo Beach, Calif.

The Rosewood Beach restoration was completed last year.

During the work, beach-quality sand was used on the dwindling beach to reverse the effects of erosion and provide habitat restoration.

The Park District of Highland Park oversaw the project, which cost $14.5 million, and included restoration of beach, bluff and ravine ecosystems along a 1,500-foot section of the west shore of Lake Michigan.
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