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Independence Grove Beach Season Passes Now Available

February 22, 2018 08:00 AM
© John Konstantaras

Get unlimited access to the swimming beach at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville––including participation in Family Fun Friday games and prizes––with the purchase of a 2018 beach season pass now on sale to Lake County residents. The pass allows holders unlimited use of the 400-foot sand beach that runs along the South Bay of Independence Grove's 115-acre lake. 


  • $49 for one person, $75 for two, $105 for three, $129 for four, and $150 for five or more. 
  • Receive a 10 percent early bird discount by purchasing on or before May 1.  

Eligibility and Registration

  • All users on one pass must reside in the same household. 
  • Proof of current Lake County residency required for each person 16 and older.
  • Copy of birth certificate required for children ages 1–15 (first-year registration only). Birth certificates not required for renewals; just proof of current Lake County residency. 


  • Purchase beach season passes at the Independence Grove Visitors Center. Preserve entrance is on Buckley Road (Route 137) just east of Milwaukee Avenue (Route 21) and west of River Road.

2018 Beach Schedule

  • Weekends only, May 26–June 3 (including Memorial Day) 
  • Daily, June 4–August 10 
  • Weekends only, August 11–September 3 (including Labor Day).   

Beach Hours

  • 10 am–6 pm. Lifeguards are on duty when the beach is open. 
  • Beach is subject to unscheduled closings due to weather and conditions. 
  • An adjacent beach house provides convenient access to washrooms, showers and lockers.

Family Fun Fridays

The beach gets even better on Fridays when we host games, contests and prizes around a different theme each week from June 15–August 3.

Gift Cards Available

Independence Grove gift cards are also available. Gift cards never expire and can be used for beach admission, umbrella and chair rentals, boat and bike rentals, and parking fee for nonresidents. Buy online or at the Visitors Center.

Follow Independence Grove Forest Preserve on Twitter or call the Beach Hotline for updates: 847-968-3497. For more information about 2018 beach season passes, call Independence Grove at 847-968-3499.


Media Contact: Sara Page, Visitor Services Mananger of Independence Grove, 847-968-3489, spage@LCFPD.org





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