Moraine Park is a neighborhood park for passive recreation including nature walks, picnicking, and an outdoor sculpture area in the upper park. A ravine path from the upper park provides access to the beach. Moraine is the site of the historic Moraine Hotel where the likes of George Gershwin and William Edens (namesake for the Edens Expressway) often stayed.
Typically, between April – November Moraine Beach is the site of the Park District’s seasonal dog beach. The dog beach is closed due to the eroded path. Record-setting rainfall in spring 2019 caused portions of the ravine path leading to beach to fail. For our residents and dog beach pass holders’ safety, the path and access to the dog beach were closed.
In summer 2019, the Park District began working on numerous repair approaches. In early 2020, an engineering firm was hired to develop preliminary plans. After careful consideration, the Park Board elected to defer the final design phase to a future year.
In June 2021, the project was approved to move forward. Construction of a boardwalk to restore lakefront access is scheduled for 2022.