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Gillson Park, Wilmette

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#88 of 214 in Parks in Illinois
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  • One of the treasures of the Northshore! You can do so much at Gilson park. It’s not just the park with tennis courts giant fields oh yeah don’t forget to bring your swimming trunks it is on the beach ...  more »
  • Drove through and stayed in this park on a Fall afternoon. Benches by parking area allow seating to view lake front. Park was busy with picnics and families while kids played. Nice local park facility...  more »
  • After living in Chicago suburbs for 40 years it was only a couple years ago we discovered this gem. It's clean, parking is free and if you stay to the south end swimming is free. They have a great dog...  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful; but with some downsides. Obviously it's right on the lake, so it gets VERY cold. Make sure you wear a hat/mittens and a large coat. In addition, there are often lots of people. But it still is a great place for sledding, running, and just regular walks.
  • Very soothing view of the Michigan lake. Right by the bahai temple. Too cold for comfort in the winters
  • Huge park. ample of space for walking, the beach is awesome. water is so clear and beautiful. great place!
  • Great place. I remember when it was free to go to the beach. It's clean, but $10 per person is ridiculous..
  • So many memories here....playing with my parents when I was a tot, hooking up with girls in grade & high school. Of course best fireworks on the North Shore! All around amazing place!
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