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Gillson Park, Wilmette

#79 of 135 in Parks in Illinois
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45 reviews
  • July 16, 2017
    With a small beach area but beautiful grounds and walking areas. Great for picnics and enjoying Lake Michigan. Wallace bowl outdoor theater has evening performances. Free parking. Nice to be able to e...  more »
  • March 31, 2017
    Gilson is an awesome beach. It has lifeguards, food, and a nice lake. It tends to get really busy on weekends which is definitely a downside.  more »
  • March 28, 2017
    Well worth the visit. This beach is well maintained during the summer months. A special bonus, a playground on the sand, is the perfect area for little kids to run through, a concession stand with pic...  more »
  • June 21, 2017
    I love this park. It was pretty clean and next to Michigan lake which is awesome✔ you can eat some food you can swim you can walk around you can get relax etc for everybody. Parking kinda problem because they are asking wilmette sticker on the car which is I don't have so I parked close to second street it was fine over there ✅ I have seen restroom and little complex near the beach.
  • July 6, 2017
    Wonderful park. Beautiful and well maintained. The fireworks were awesome.
  • June 25, 2017
    Tennis courts, playgrounds, wonderful beach, everything clean and well taken care of. Always having a good time here.
  • July 4, 2017
    Comfortable family oriented environment but no free parking unless you have a city sticker.
  • July 3, 2017
    Beautiful scenery. Looks just like the ocean. Good spot for photos.

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