Lakefront Spend the day at Lake Michigan. Enjoy the natural beauty of the shoreline. With nearly ten percent of all of Illinois’ Lake Michigan shoreline within Highland Park, our lakeshore, bluffs, ravines and public parks physically define Highland Park’s community character. The Park District maintains four public park beaches that offer public access to this magnificent shoreline: Millard, Moraine, Park Avenue, and Rosewood. Each of the four beaches provides a unique mix of ecological, recreational, aesthetic and educational value that is an integral part of the historical, cultural and natural resources of Highland Park. Upper parks along the bluffs connect pedestrians to each beach. Walking paths or steps provide access to the respective beaches from the upper parks. Millard Park beach is a neighborhood friendly passive non-swimming beach area, with over 1,000 feet of Lake Michigan shore and bluff. Historic gardens in the upper park overlook the lake and beach area. Ravine restoration over the past years has enhanced the habitat for trout spawning and other native wildlife and ecology. Moraine Park beach is a neighborhood friendly non-swimming beach that focuses on passive recreation-nature walks, picnicking, and an outdoor art sculpture area in the upper park. The beach is also home to Highland Park’s only dog beach area. See page 95 for dog beach and dog park info. Park Avenue Boating Facility offers a boat launch, breakwater, harbor, sailboat storage and small craft sailing center and is home to the North Shore Yacht Club. Rosewood Beach is the Park District’s newly renovated award winning beach. Rosewood features three protected coves including a passive beach area used for ecological/nature programs, a guarded swimming beach (summer only), and a recreational beach. Nestled against Rosewood’s wooded bluffs is one-of-a-kind beachfront Interpretive Center and amenity buildings including concessions, restroom, and guard buildings. The beach areas and buildings are connected by a boardwalk that runs the length Rosewood beach. No dogs allowed on beach. Please remember: Smoking is prohibited at all Park District of Highland Park beaches. 62 Park District of Highland Park • 847.831.3810 • pdhp.org Rainout Line will keep you up to date when adverse weather affects our programs and events. See page 96 for more information.