Launching &
Storage Information

Returning Boaters

Online Registration
Thursday, March 31 through Tuesday, April 5 to obtain

Motorized: boaters may forfeit their space, if not registered by April 5. 

Non-Motorized: storage is dependent on lakefront conditions; we will approve spaces as available by mid-April.

New Boaters

Resident Registration
Begins Wednesday, April 6

Non-resident Registration
Begins Wednesday, April 13

Motorized: Register online. In order to complete the registration process, new boaters must contact Debbie Pierce at dpierce@pdhp.org with proof of residency and proof of boat ownership documents.

Boat storage applicants are assigned spaces on a first come/first serve basis. Residents receive priority to obtain a seasonal storage space. (Limited availability).

You will be contacted if we are unable to fill your registration request.

Non-Motorized: Due to availability, we only accept applications to be on a waitlist. Please submit an email to dpierce@pdhp.org to request a spot on the waitlist. Residents receive priority to obtain a seasonal storage space.

2022 Important Dates & Fee Schedule

March 31 9am
Returning 2021 boaters may register for the 2022 summer season and purchase one additional parking decal. (One per household – online only).

April 6
New Motorized Resident boaters may register online at pdhp.org. To COMPLETE the registration process, new boaters must contact Debbie Pierce at dpierce@pdhp.org with proof of residency and proof of boat ownership documents.  Returning Boaters may continue to register online, but spaces are not guaranteed.

April 13
New Motorized Non-Resident boaters may register online at pdhp.org. In order to COMPLETE the registration process, new boaters must contact Debbie Pierce at dpierce@pdhp.org with proof of residency and proof of boat ownership documents.

April 30 
Boat Storage Season begins (weather permitting). 

May 1 
2021/2022 Refundable Winter Storage Fee deposit processed for boaters who removed their boat from their winter storage space prior to Apr 30, 2022.

October 15 
End of 2022 Summer storage season (Boats should be removed or owner will forfeit $100 refundable storage fee deposit, except for boaters who chose to purchase Year-Round storage season option.) 

Getting Your Season Decals

Launch Pass Decal

For returning boaters who have purchased their passes online by May 15, your launch decal will be mailed. For passes purchased after May 16, either online or in-person, you may pick up your decal at Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Avenue West 5 days after your registration date. Registrants must provide driver’s license & printed email confirmation of registration along with a copy of their proof of ownership (if not on file) to receive decal.  

Please note: All USCG Vessel Safety Checklists must be received prior to launching motorized vessels. Due to Covid 19 guidelines the USCG has not scheduled times for vessel checks at Park Avenue Boating Facility. 

Contact Donna Feldman at 847.597.8125 for more information or to arrange an appointment.

Storage and Launch Pass Decal

After registering, your storage decal and map  will be mailed to you.The storage decal, map, and gate access (if applicable) will be mailed.  See note above regarding required Vessel Safety Checks for ALL motorized vessels.

Season Parking Decal*

  1. For returning boaters who have purchased their passes online by May 15, your parking decal will be mailed. For passes purchased online after May 16, you may pick up your decal at The Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Avenue West 5 days after your registration date. Registrants must provide driver’s license and printed email confirmation of registration along with a copy of their proof of ownership (if not on file) to receive decal.
  2. Starting May 1, parking decals may also be purchased in-person at the Recreation Center of Highland Park during regular business hours. 

*Parking decal is included with season storage.

In-Season Storage & Launch with Parking

Fees
Resident
Non-resident
Power Boat In-Season Storage & Launch
Includes Parking
$1815*/**
$2100*/**
PWC In-Season Storage & Launch
Includes Parking
$1615*/**
$1980*/**
Sailboats or Catamaran In-Season Storage
Includes Parking
$1000*
$1350*
Board Boat Tiers or Cables, In-Season Storage & Launch
Includes Parking
$430*
$620*
Catamaran Cable In-Season Storage
$595*
$880*
Mast & Sail Storage
$55
$95
Stand Up Paddleboards Indoor In-Season Storage
$440*
$630*
Stand Up Paddleboards Outdoor In-Season Storage
$390*
$580*

*Includes $100 refundable storage fee deposit, if boat is removed prior to October 15, 2022.
**Includes annual boat ramp improvement fee (10% of launch fee)

Year-Round Season Storage & Launch with Parking

Fees
Resident
Non-resident
Power Boat Year-Round Storage/Launch
Includes Parking
$1915**
$2200**
PWC Year-Round Storage & Launch
Includes Parking (limited availability)
$1715**
$2080**
Sailboats/Catamaran Year-Round Storage & Launch
Includes Parking
$1100
$1450
Board Boat Tiers Year-Round Storage & Launch
Includes Parking
$440
$630

*Effective April 30, 2022 thru April 29, 2023 Non-refundable storage fee is NOT required.
**Includes Ramp Improvement fee (10% of Launch Fee)

Season Launch with Parking

Fees
Resident
Non-resident
Power Boat In-Season Launch
Includes parking
$715**
$880**
Personal Watercraft In-Season Launch
Includes Parking
$715**
$880**
Sailboats/Catamaran Launch ONLY
Includes Parking
$715**
$880**

** Includes annual boat ramp improvement fee (10% of launch fee)

Additional Season Parking Decal

Fee
Resident
Non-resident
Park Avenue Parking Decal
$140
$220

Proof of Residency

To receive resident rates, bring your Highland Park Drivers License, along with one of the following documents (which displays a Highland Park address):

*The Park District reserves the right to reject incomplete or illegible registration applications submitted either online or in-person.

Storage Information*

Board Boat Storage (kayak/sailboat) is located on the South Beach.

  • Storage space is available either on our three tiers storage racks or on beach cable.
  • Each season launch pass include one vessel decal and one parking decal.
  • Racks for sails and other equipment are also available for an additional fee.

Boat Storage

  • All Power Boats will be stored on the North pad (Inside or Outside of the Fenced in area). Double hull boats are stored only on the South pad. Sailboats are stored ONLY on the South pad.
  • Boat placement at the discretion of the Park District.
  • Boat storage spaces are assigned according to boat type and storage location.
  • Each assigned storage space includes: one storage decal, one launch decal and one vehicle/trailer parking decal.

*Loss from theft, vandalism or accident resulting during storage of any personal property on park premises is at the owner’s risk and the Park District is not held responsible.