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Beautiful !

We parked our car in downtown Highland Park and rode our bikes to the beach. It was our first time... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
It was beautiful before, but now...

We have lived in the Deerfield area for almost thirty-seven years and this beach was a family... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
Deerfield, Illinois
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883 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035-4703
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We parked our car in downtown Highland Park and rode our bikes to the beach. It was our first time there. Since it was the day after school started , we just about had the place to ourselves. There was a place to lock up...More

Thank karenmL9212XA
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We have lived in the Deerfield area for almost thirty-seven years and this beach was a family favorite when our kids were growing up. The vast expanse of beautiful sandy beach is wonderful and it is a perfect beach location. Last year our youngest son...More

3  Thank RJK_Chicago
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Rosewood Beach has been fully reconstructed and even reimagined as a true social and cultural gathering place for Highland Park and the extended North Shore with amenities for all in a clean, safe and very comfortable setting.

Thank scottagordonsg
Reviewed June 17, 2018

There is a pay-and display-station in the upper Rosewood parking lot where you can use your credit card to pay for your entrance and parking fees. Parking is $15 hourly/$40 4-hour Admission is $10 a person (under 3 free)

5  Thank illinoistravelere
Reviewed March 6, 2018

We have been waithing for this beach to become what it is for years. Voted number 1 inland beach, it's clean, has nice swimming inlets and no pets allowed.

1  Thank Beinman
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Beautifully renovated beach in Highland Park. Ideal for families, super friendly for kids. They offer a lot of activities during the summer season. From early am yoga facing Lake Michigan, to kids programs or full moon watching. The three pavillions are contemporary designed. Landscaping is...More

Thank Moira D
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

My first visit to Rosewood Beach since the park district renovated this beach. The Highland Park Park District transformed a sleepy Lake Michigan beach into an amazing beach park. There are separate swimming coves, playground equipment, beach volleyball areas all accessible by beautiful wood decking....More

1  Thank easyflier
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Beautiful landscaping and not crowded ever. A gem! The lagoon type design makes it easy for the little kids and everyone else to go in the Lake.

1  Thank cindyburrell
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

This beach is amazing. Clean, sustainable, beautiful. There is a place to fill up your water bottles, nice bathrooms and even a shaded playground in the beach. It's never terribly crowded and is just very well kept up. It's our neighborhood beach and we are...More

2  Thank addiecat2015
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

Just in the neighborhood and found the beautiful beach. Very quiet and clean. Very nice restrooms as well. Great place to spend a sunny afternoon. Real cool trails leading in.

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Jaclyn M
July 4, 2017|
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Response from babs27911 | Reviewed this property |
No dogs are allowed on the beach or the boardwalk, but dogs may be on upper Rosewood--the Bluff with a nice park overlooking the beach. There is a beach just for dogs in Highland Park--Moraine Beach, 2501 Sheridan... More
July 24, 2016|
Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
No admission fee