Our days at Gillson are fun! Kat and I set up a picnic lunch for the girls. We bring sand toys and the girls spend hours building--sometimes castles, sometimes seagull burial grounds (check out the pic). This year, they dug their own well. They were like little engineers--very precise and methodical about it. Too cute!
|Need our girls to dig a well?|
What we love about Gillson--it isn't far, it is beautiful, and it is clean. Plus, there are lifeguards on duty. An added plus---the lifeguards also seemed to be very on guard and were constantly trying to reel people in who were swimming outside the designated area. (The last time I went to the pool, a couple of the lifeguards were actually looking straight at the ground.)
What the girls love--digging in the sand, catching waves, chasing seagulls, and playing at the beach park. They had a blast!
Things to note at the beach:
- Restrooms are easily accessible near the entrance.
- There are sprays for spraying off sand.
- You cannot bring food on the beach. However, there are picnic tables by the entrance.
- There is a concession stand.
- Beach passes are available. Check here.
The beach is open until Labor Day, so there may be quite a few more beach days left! Check the Wilmette Park District for further information including water closures.
|Seagull Burial Ground|