Address: 2100 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
Lee Street Beach, the Best Beach North of Chicago
Are you looking for some summer fun? Lee Street Beach has been a local favorite for Generations of Evanstonians and remains one of the best places to spend on a hot summer afternoon north of Chicago. Lee Street Beach features designated swim areas patrolled by vigilant lifeguards. It holds immense appeal for families seeking a delightful outing with their young ones and is a popular destination if you are just looking to soak up the sun. With numerous picnic spots and a well-designed playground, it provides ample leisure opportunities. However, if you are looking to secure a table you might want to consider arriving at the beach earlier than most beaches in the area. Also, like all of the beaches in Evanston, daily access passes are necessary for entry, ensuring a controlled and safe environment for all visitors.
Apartments Near Lee Street Beach
West of Lee Street Beach is one of Evanston’s most sought-after neighborhoods to call home in all of Northern Illinois. Both Metra and CTA train lines service the neighborhood and makes living in the community both commuter and local-friendly. Entrenched within the neighborhood are several single-family homes, historic apartments, and a variety of restaurants, shops, and other boutique shopping opportunities. Tapestry Station Apartments is the newest addition to the neighborhood and features, studio, one, and two-bedroom apartment floor plans.
Why is Tapestry Station Apartments in Evanston the best location to call home in Evanson? Not only is the community close to Lee Street Beach, but it is only a two-minute walk to the Metra Station and a two-minute walk to the CTA Station in the heart of the Main Dempster Mile, one of the most active communities found in all of the Midwest. It features over 200 independent businesses along Chicago Avenue, Main Street, and Dempster Street, tucked into the central and southeastern portion of Evanston. As mentioned above the neighborhood is anchored by two Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Purple Line stations and the Main Street Metra suburban station, creating a transit-oriented and walkable neighborhood that offers residents and visitors a variety of unique options for shopping, dining, and entertainment in some of the oldest commercial buildings in Evanston. Tapestry Station is right is brand new, and its premium location gives you easy access to Lee Street Beach, Metra, CTA, and hundreds of local shops. Contact our leasing office if you would like to learn more about calling Tapestry home!
Lee Street Beach Updates
The City of Evanston Parks and Recreation Department provides daily updates on the status of its beaches between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Notifications regarding water quality alerts are promptly shared via email or Twitter. As a reliable source, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper consistently updates the Swim Guide with the latest information.
In Illinois, the City of Evanston conducts daily sampling of its recreational public beaches, subject to prevailing weather conditions. Statewide, Illinois ensures that its recreational beaches undergo testing at least once every week, generally from May to September. However, testing occurs five times a week or even daily in highly frequented beach areas like Chicago. Should a single sample at an Illinois beach surpass 235 E. coli per 100 ml, it is considered to exceed the permissible limit and is consequently posted for public awareness.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States provides separate guidelines for freshwater and marine beaches. At a freshwater beach, a single water sample should not exceed 235 E. coli per 100 ml. Conversely, at a marine beach, the limit for a single sample is 104 Enterococci per 100 ml. Furthermore, the geometric mean of five samples collected from a freshwater beach should not surpass 126 E. coli per 100 ml, while for a marine beach, the limit is 35 Enterococci per 100 ml. States can adopt the EPA’s standard or choose an alternative standard that offers equivalent protection. To ensure beach safety and protection, the Beach Act stands as the primary law governing beach preservation nationwide.
Lee Street Beach
2100 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
May 29, 2023 – September 4, 2023
May 29 – June 10: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
June 11 – July 31: 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
August 1 – September 4: 10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.