BOATING CENTER INFORMATION

BOAT LAUNCH

Daily launch passes for Forest Park Beach can be purchased at two locations:

  • Monday to Wednesday: At the cashbox, located at the top of the stairs.
    and
  • Thursday to Sunday: At the Boating Center, located in Cell 4 (weather permitting). If the Boating Center is closed due to weather, passes will be sold at the cashbox at the top of the stairs.

Please note:

  • A fee of $65.00 will be charged for residents launching watercraft that are transported into the facility daily.
  • The Boating Center is open from Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting.
  • Daily launch passes are valid only on the day they are purchased; they cannot be pre-purchased.
  • We have a new Watercraft Impoundment Ordinance for watercraft contained in the compound or racks. Please be aware of the policy.
  • We offer other storage opportunities for you, if you are interested please contact us for more information at (847) 810-3664.

2024 BOAT LAUNCH & RENTAL FEES

2024 BOATING APPLICATION

2024 forest park beach rules and regulations


KAYAK & PADDLEBOARD LAUNCH

Cells 1 and 4 are a non-motorized watercraft launch area. Please note - NO Motorized watercraft allowed, including waverunners.

Paddle boards and kayaks are available for rental, weather permitting.

Boating Center Rental Hours:

Thursday - Sunday from 10 am - 6 pm beginning June 6.

Open 10 am - 6 pm on the following weekend days:

  • May 25 - 27
  • June 1 - 2
  • Aug 24 - 25
  • Aug 31 - Sept 2


2024 BOAT LAUNCH & RENTAL FEES

Contact Jason Olson at 847-810-3946 for more information.

We offer lakefront rack storage for paddle boards and kayaks. While storage is limited, in 2024 we doubled our available offering for the community with an additional rack to meet the growing demand.

Residents and non-residents can store their kayaks and paddleboards at the beach by purchasing seasonal or year-round permits, subject to availability. Spaces are available on a strictly first-come, first-served basis, and if capacity is reached, you will be placed on a waitlist.

There are a few lots within the Dry Mooring Compound adjacent to the harbor from where sailors can utilize the cranes to launch boats. These are for sailboats only. As the space is severely limited, we regret we can only offer spaces on a waitlist at this time.