This summer you may have noticed some remarkable changes along the shoreline at our lakefront parks.
The beaches are significantly narrower and the water significantly closer to the bluff lines due to Lake Michigan water level that has risen to higher than average levels. As a result, Highland Park and communities all along the Illinois Lake Michigan shoreline are dealing with the effects of beach erosion.
At Rosewood Beach, the Park District is taking steps to the protect portions of the Rosewood boardwalk that are closest to the waterline. The Rosewood Interpretive Center is already protected from the effects of the high water by a below-ground sheet pile structure system that was installed when the beach was renovated in 2015.