Tag Archives: Play

Open Season for Chicago Beaches 5/27/2011 – 9/5/2011

It’s official: the beaches are open today!

Okay, we realize that it is barely over 50 degrees today so swimming may be out of the question but the lakefront is a great place to walk, eat, jog, catch some rays, bike, rollerblade, sail, play volleyball, explore, or just relax along Chicago shores.

Our favorite? Grab some snacks, an old blanket, and have some cuddle time on the beach!

The 2011 beach season runs Friday, May 27 to Monday, September 5. Swimming is permitted only when lifeguards are on duty at all beaches from 11:00 am to 7 pm daily. Some beaches open earlier for swimming mid-summer; visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/resources/beaches for details.

Chicago Beach Sunrise flickr photo by John Picken

Beach rules include: Swim only when lifeguards are present. Obey lifeguards. Follow posted beach rules. No glass on the beach. No alcohol. No smoking. Do not feed birds. Properly dispose of food, diapers and other refuse. Grilling is only allowed in designated areas and coals should be disposed in the provided containers.

Check the swim status before you go by calling (312) 74-BEACH (742-3224), visiting www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/resources/beaches, or texting the name of your beach to (312) 715-SWIM (7946)

We hope you enjoy this summer at the lake.

Oh Romeo Oh Romeo Wherefore Art Thou Romeo?

I’ll tell you where: he’ll be at The Chase Theater this weekend, for a inexpensive performance of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet that will be sure to show your lady your romantic side.

“Romeo & Juliet” theater performance


Shakespeare’s immortal classic about young love ruined by a family feud in ancient Verona.

Date: 05/21/10 – 05/22/10
Start Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Schedule Notes: For ages 6 & up – Info: 312.742.7518 (theatre: .4701)
Cost: $7 / $11
Location : Chase Park

The smell of the greasepaint, the roar of the crowd! See the stars of today and tomorrow directing, acting and creating magical works for the stage. Serious drama, hilarious comedies, incredible improvisations and toe tapping musicals are all part of the ever-changing repertoire. Live entertainment for all ages is offered year round.

* Chase Park
4701 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, 60640
312.742.7518

Source: Chicago Park District