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The 20 minute drive to Evanston is 100% worth it for the Greenwood Beach at Dawes Park. There is a... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Chicago, Illinois
Great Park on Lake Michigan

Summer park concerts, fountain with baby ducks in early summer, nice walking path along Lake... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Josie T
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1700 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

The 20 minute drive to Evanston is 100% worth it for the Greenwood Beach at Dawes Park. There is a fee to enter, but it's worth every penny - the beach is clean, the lifeguards are attentive and it's incredibly family friendly.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tmm03
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Summer park concerts, fountain with baby ducks in early summer, nice walking path along Lake Michigan? What more can you ask for? I am grateful to live a block away!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Josie T
Reviewed 13 April 2018

This park is awesome and right on the lake. We have taken walks here in every season and it is such a nice place to hang out. Bring your grill in the summer. It is a popular spot in the warm months but there is...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank edward d
Reviewed 29 November 2017

The park has picnic areas, and benches as well as a pond (drained during the winter). It is adjacent to a dog beach, boat launch, and beach. Walking distance from the NW Campus and downtown Evanston.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

From the Summer concerts to beautiful Autumn walks you can't beat Dawes Park. The fountain area is always a treat and people are always friendly. It well maintained and used by a variety of people and ages.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank curt f
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

What could be better than a park on Lake Michigan's shore? Most sunny mornings in Evanston find me walking or biking on the edge of this lovely city park complete with Harrington lagoon, small island for ducks to inhabit and steps away from the pier...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Carehb
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Just a great lakeside place to visit for swimming, boating, concerts, picnicking, staging a visit to the Northwestern Campus immediately adjacent to the North, and taking in views of Downtown Chicago to the South.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank JWer2014
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Can't say it is serene location based on the auto traffic. But certainly a nice spot to view the passer bys and lake

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank J E
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Just across Sheridan Road from the Evanston History Center this lovely park is a great place to relax and unwind. Or take a walk. Or just enjoy the view of the Center and the lake and the sounds of lapping waves. No hustle bustle here.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Jack M
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The park was originally part of the Charles G. Dawes estate (which is now the home of the Evanston Historical Society) and it overlooks Lake Michigan. There are numerous events taking place in the park during the summer and it is a very nice place...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank RSGrosse1
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