Updates to the Beach as of mid-july: Lifeguards on-duty and boater assistance offered
The Park District has started to hire and train lifeguards. Once the guards have completed new modified training standards and certifications, we will begin to guard the water. We expect to start guarding the water within the next two weeks. Lifeguards will be posted daily between 10 AM – 4 PM, until mid-August (or longer, depending on staff availability) and then only on weekends only until Labor Day. Season passes will still be required to access the Beach from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, through Labor Day. Reminder: Currently, the water is not protected by lifeguards. The minimum age to enter the beach area alone is 12 years of age. To enter the water, while unguarded, patrons must be at least 16 years of age, per the Illinois Department of Public Health. Persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other responsible person at least 16 years of age while entering the water. Swimming alone is not recommended.
Once lifeguards are trained, our priorities will move to offering on-the-water boater assistance. Boat staff training has been scheduled and we expect to start this service within the next two weeks. Please note:
On water assistance will consist of mast tip lifts for capsized boats and tows to shore in the event of equipment failure (demast or rigging failure, ripped sail, taking on water.)
On water assistance will be available when weather conditions are safe. If the water conditions are not safe, the boats will not be launched.
Boater assistance will only be offered when adequate staff is available.
No boaters will be allowed on the assistance boat.
At the discretion of the facility manager and if there is adequate staff available, boater assistance may be offered to tow boats to shore in the event winds die while vessels are underway.
No Boat, Kayak, or SUP Storage Available
Adjacent to Glencoe Beach, the Perlman Boating Beach offers sailing for all ages and boat storage. No boat, kayak, or SUP storage is available, all requests are added to a waitlist. The boating beach is open mid-May through mid-October. If you are interested in renting space at the Glencoe Beach for the summer, please contact Matt Walker at 847-835-7544 or email@example.com.