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Gillson Park, Wilmette

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4.6/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
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  • During the summer months you need resident permits to park down by the beach area. The beach is clean and not packed like the Chicago beaches. There's a dog section where your dog can be unleash and r...  read more »
  • Very nice beach and a great park with a lot to offer. There was a plan to improve the facilities but was voted down - hopefully we'll get new bathrooms and food service someday. But what would really ...  read more »
  • Fun for everyone. They have a people beach and a dog beach (passes required). There are places to barbeque, play Frisbee golf, attend shows at the Wallace Bowl, family friendly activities and so much ...  read more »
  • Good beach, heavy regulation of water use outside paid beach section and no rental of boats on days with winds stronger than passable sailable. Good place for an evening stroll or a family or otherwise organized event with many picnic tables and a playground. Dog beach near the harbor to the south.
  • Best and Biggest Park North of Chicago and South of Wisconsin. Harbor, Beach, Tennis Courts, Dog Beach, Fishing, Picnic/Grilling areas. Sailing, Kayak, Stand Up boards. Huge Public Beach with tons of sand. It is THE best!!!!
  • Yes the beach does cost 9.50 to get in per person, however was very spacious and not over crowded. Parking was very convienant.
  • Perfect place to breath the lake, walk by old trees, or listen to amateur bands during summer evenings? It's all here!
  • Beautiful park! Teen with a part-time job told me I couldn't swim in the lake, because I wasn't in the swimming area. lol
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