Beach Access Guidelines & Rosewood Beach Extended Season

September 20, 2021

Highland Park is one of the few communities in the area that is providing access to public beaches during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Park District has instituted policies, safety guidelines and protocols to allow this recreational access for the well-being of our community.  

Park ambassadors are onsite at Rosewood Beach, Millard Beach and Park Avenue North Beach to monitor beach activities, enforce parking, policies, and ordinances. Patrons are required to practice social distancing and safety measures.  

When visiting our beaches please be respectful of our neighbors and private property lines.  The boundaries of the Park District of Highland Park property are clearly marked at all our public beaches.  It is unlawful to go beyond those boundaries. 

We ask that you review the information below before visiting our beaches. Your cooperation and understanding will ensure we can continue to safely keep our beaches open for the remainder of the season.   

Rosewood Beach – NEW! Extended Swimming Season 

Post Season (September 8- September 27) 
    Weekdays:  No Lifeguard on Duty, Swim at Your Own Risk 
    Weekends: 10 am – 6 pm Guarded Swim 

Beach Hours: Dawn to Dusk 

Beach Access: Residents and Non-residents are permitted. 

Capacity:  275 people (beach access will be closed when at capacity. 

Parking:  7 am – 9 pm (gates close promptly at 9 pm)   

Millard Beach

Park Avenue North Beach

Moraine Beach

This is a dog beach.  Currently, this beach is closed for safety reasons, due to the path experiencing significant erosion.