Responses to Frequently Asked Questions about Glencoe Beach
When will season passes go on sale?
Resident passes went on sale Tuesday, March 16 at 9 AM. Non-resident passes went on sale March 30 at 9 AM. Season passes are still available here.
I purchased a beach pass, but I haven’t received it yet. Where is it?
If this is your first time purchasing a Glencoe Park District pass, you will get it the first time you visit the beach. You will be asked to present a valid ID to pick up the pass. If you have purchased a pass from Glencoe Park District in the past (Beach or Watts), you can use the same card you used last year. If you lost your card, you can ask for a replacement the first time you visit the beach if you present a valid ID.
How much will season passes cost?
Resident passes are $35 per person. Non-resident passes are $70 per person.
How much does a Senior pass cost?
Glencoe resident age 65+ are FREE but should register at the Takiff Center for the pass. Senior non-resident passes are $70 per person.
How much do children’s passes cost?
Children under age 2 are FREE. Children age 2 or older must purchase a season pass ($35/resident, $70/non-resident) or pay the daily admission fee ($10/resident, $20/non-resident plus processing fee).
Is there early bird pricing for season passes?
No, but for each season pass purchased before May 1, 2021, you will receive one complimentary day pass to bring a guest. The complimentary day passes will automatically be added to your season pass account.
How many season passes can I purchase?
You may purchase one season pass for each member of your immediate household.
Can I purchase a pass for my nanny?
Yes. To purchase a pass, the nanny must reside in the household or work in Glencoe 30+ hours a week. If not, the nanny may be added at the non-resident rate beginning March 30.
Will we offer daily admission this season?
Yes, all guests wishing to enter the beach without a season pass can purchase a daily ticket at the rates of $10/resident (plus processing fee) and $20/non-resident (plus processing fee). Children under age 2 are free. Limited daily passes will be sold and advance reservations will be required. Daily tickets may not be used on weekday mornings before 12 PM, weekends (Saturday-Sunday), or holidays (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day). Tickets go on sale at 9 am each day. Tickets can be purchased here.
Do I need to wear a mask while at the beach?
We will follow state and local health department guidelines pertaining to masks mandates.
What is largest group size I can have at the beach?
We will follow state and local health department guidelines for allowable group size.
Will there be sun shelter rentals?
Sun shelters are available daily 10 AM-2:15 PM or 2:45-7 PM. Advance reservations are limited to season pass holders and can be made here. All others must visit the Beach House for same-day availability. Time slots for Sun Shelters 1-4 are each $45 (season pass holders) or $80 (non-pass holders). Time slots at Sun Shelter 5 are each $90 (season pass holders) or $160 (non-pass holders). *Daily admission fees are not included in the Sun Shelter rental fee. Season passholders can purchase guest passes to bring non-season pass holders to rental or guests can purchase a daily admission ticket (only available on weekday afternoons).
Will there be lifeguards this summer?
Yes, lifeguard will be on duty beginning on Memorial Day Weekend.
Will we be able to purchase guest passes this season?
Guest passes are available for purchase by season pass holders only. Two 10 visit guest passes per household will be available to purchase ($50/residents or $100/non-residents).
Season Pass fees
For every season pass purchased between March 16 and May 1, you will receive a complimentary 1-day guest pass to use during the 2021 season. Entry to Glencoe Beach will be restricted to pass holders only on weekday mornings (10 AM-12 PM), weekends (Saturday-Sunday), and holidays (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day). Pass holders also get discounted rates on guest passes and beach rentals, including kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, sailboats, and sun shelters. Pass holders do not need to make an advance reservation to visit Glencoe Beach during the season. Pass holders also get access to four special event nights, designed exclusively for pass holders. The Glencoe Park District and Northbrook Park District will not be offering reciprocal resident discounts for the 2021 season. Buy a season pass
- Glencoe residents (Ages 2-64): $35 per person Glencoe residents under age 2 are FREE. Seniors are FREE but must register for a season pass in advance.
- Non-residents (All Ages): $70 per person
Guest pass fees
Guest passes are available for purchase by season pass holders only. Season pass holders must be present along with guest upon entry. Buy a guest pass
- Glencoe Residents: $50 for 10 visit pass
- Non-residents: $100 for 10 visit pass
Daily Admission tickets
Limited daily admission tickets will be sold and advance reservations will be required. One day admission tickets must be purchased online prior to your visit. Ticket sales start at 9 AM each weekday for admission between 12-7 PM.
Daily admission tickets may not be used on weekday mornings (before 12 PM), weekends (Saturday-Sunday) or holidays (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day). Children under age 2 are free.
Tickets cannot be purchased at the beach and must be made in advance. Buy a daily admission ticket
- Glencoe Residents (Over Age 2): $10 per visit (plus processing fee)
- Non-residents (Over Age 2): $20 per visit (plus processing fee)