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Guide to Chicago's beaches and pools

By RedEye

1:21 PM CDT, May 29, 2012

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Looking for a place to cool off or work on your summer tan? Look no further than RedEye's guide to Chicago's public beaches and public pools. To see up to the moment updates on beach restrictions, click here.

Beaches (open May 25)
12th Street Beach
1200 S. Lynn White Drive
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Amenities: A beach house, food concessions, restrooms. Limited street parking.

31st Street Beach
3100 S. Lake Shore Drive
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Amenities: Beach house, food concessions, restroom, distance swimming available. Pay and display parking.

57th Street Beach
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Amenities: Restrooms, food concessions, distance swimming available. Limited street parking.

63rd Street Beach
6300 S. Lake Shore Drive
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Amenities: Historic beach house with restrooms, food concessions, interactive water fountains, showers and meeting rooms. Beach house available to rent. Bike rentals, non-motorized boat launch site, distance swimming and pay and display parking lot.

Calumet Beach
9801 S. Ave. G

Fargo Beach
1300 W. Fargo Ave.
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Foster Beach
5200 N. Lake Shore Drive
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Amenities: Beach house, food concessions, bike rentals, restrooms. Dog beach at the northeast end. Distance swimming available, pay and display parking lot.

George A. Lane Beach
5915 N. Sheridan Road
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Hartigan Beach
1050 W. Pratt Blvd.
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Howard Beach
7519 N. Eastlake Terrace
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Jarvis Beach
1208 W. Jarvis Ave.
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Amenities: Limited street parking

Juneway Beach
7751 N. Eastlake Terrace
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Kathy Osterman Beach
5800 N. Lake Shore Drive
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Amenities: New LEED certified beach house, restrooms, lifeguard offices, first aid station and concessions. Distance swimming available, limited street parking.

Leone Beach
1222 W. Touhy Ave.
10 a.m. to  7 p.m.

Loyola Beach
1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Montrose Beach
4400 N. Lake Shore Drive
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Amenities: Food concessions, kayak and volleyball rentals, showers and restrooms. Non-motorized boat launch, pay and display parking, dog-friendly beach.

North Avenue Beach
1600 N. Lake Shore Drive
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Amenities: Volleyball, biking, kayaking, paddle board and wake board rentals. Food concessions, distance swimming available, paid parking.

Oak Street Beach
1000 N. Lake Shore Drive
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Amenities: Chair rentals, food and beverage options, bike rentals, volleyball rentals, restrooms and views of the city. Distance swimming available, limited street parking.

Oakwood Beach
4100 S. Lake Shore Drive
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Amenities: Food concessions, restrooms, pay and display parking.

Ohio Street Beach
400 N. Lake Shore Drive
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Amenities: Food concessions, chair rentals, distance swimming available.

Rogers Beach
7705 N. Eastlake Terrace
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

South Shore Beach
7059 S. South Shore Drive

Pools (Open June 15)
Abbott Park
49 E. 95th St.

Ada Park
11250 S. Ada St.

Altgeld Park
515 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Armour Square Park
3309 S. Shields Ave.

Avalon Park
1215 E. 83rd St.

Avondale Park
3516 W. School St.

Bessemer Park
8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

California Park
3843 N. California Ave.

Chase Park
4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Clark (John) Park
4615 W. Jackson Blvd.

Columbus Park
500 S. Central Ave.

Cornell Square Park
1809 W. 50th St.

Davis Square Park
4430 S. Marshfield Ave.

Douglas Park
1401 S. Sacramento Dr.

Dvorak Park
1119 W. Cullerton St.

Franklin Park
4320 W. 15th St.

Fuller Park
331 W. 45th St.

Gage Park
2411 W. 55th St.

Garfield Park
100 N. Central Park Ave.

Gompers Park
4222 W. Foster Ave.

Grand Crossing Park
7655 Ingleside Ave.

Hale Park
6258 W. 62nd St.

Hamilton Park
513 W. 72nd St.

Hamlin Park
3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

Holstein Park
2200 N. Oakley Ave.

Humboldt Park
958 N. Sacramento Ave.

Jefferson Memorial Park
4822 N. Long Ave.

Kennedy Park
11320 S. Western Ave.

Lindblom Park
6054 S. Damen Ave.

McKinley Park
2210 W. Pershing Road

Mt. Greenwood Park
3724 W. 111th St.

Norwood Park
5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Oakdale Park
965 W. 95th St.

Ogden Park
6500 S. Racine Ave.

Palmer Park
201 E. 111th St.

Piotrowski Park
4247 W. 31st St.

Portage Park
4247 W. 31st St.

Pulaski Park
1419 W. Blackhawk St.

Riis Park
6100 W. Fullerton Ave.

River Park
5100 N. Francisco Ave.

Russell Square Park
3045 E. 83rd St.

Sherman Park
1301 W. 52nd St.

Smith Park
2526 W. Grand Ave.

Taylor Park
39 W. 47th St.

Trumbull Park
2400 E. 105th St.

Tuley Park
501 E. 90th Pl.

Union Park
1501 W. Randolph St.

Washington Park
3770 S. Wentworth Ave.

Wrightwood Park
2534 N. Greenview Ave.

Source: cfmstage.com and chicagoparkdistrict.com