Chicago's North Shore CVB - Recreation


Outdoor and indoor options abound. Of course, Chicago’s North Shore is blessed with miles of Lake Michigan shoreline which you can stroll, jog, bike or glide along lakefront paths and sculpture parks. Kayaking, sailing, swimming in water and as well as great indoor options including tennis, ice skating, and recreation centers give you plenty of options to enjoy the outdoors or keep in tip top shape.

Evanston Beaches

2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston
(847) 448-4311
Swimming, boating, picnicking, and tennis facilities are available with miles of pretty biking and jogging paths along Lake Michigan. Beaches locations: Lighthouse B... MORE

Funtopia Adventure Park

2050 Tower Dr., Glenview
(224) 432-5435
A large, active entertainment facility that combines sports and fun with numerous attractions such as indoor climbing walls, a rope course, a caving system, and more... MORE
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Glencoe Beach

999 Green Bay Rd., Glencoe
(847) 835-3030
Right in your own backyard is Lake Michigan's most beautiful spot on the North Shore, Glencoe Beach. The beach is ideal for group and family outings, work picnics, o... MORE

Heritage Park

333 W. Dundee Rd., Wheeling
(847) 465-3333
Heritage Park is a 100+ acre nature, recreation and community gathering place. Offering something for everyone including 10-acre Lake Heritage with breathtaking scen... MORE

Forest Preserves of Cook County-River Trail Nature Center

3120 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook
(847) 824-8360
River Trail Nature Center, one of six educational facilities in the Forest Preserves located in Northbrook tells the story of native plants and animals that remain i... MORE

Skatium Ice Arena

9300 Weber Park Pl., Skokie
(847) 674-1500 ext. 2900
Listen closely and you can hear the echoes of legends Scott Hamilton, Denis Savard, Evan Lysacek, Sasha Cohen and Stan Mikita. Whether your preference is hockey, fig... MORE

Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park

McCormick Boulevard between Touhy & Dempster Street, Skokie
(847) 679-4265
A collaboration of public and private advocates turned an eyesore into this beautiful park that runs for two miles from Dempster Street to Touhy Avenue in Skokie and... MORE

Skokie Water Playground

3459 Oakton St., Skokie
(847) 674-1500 ext. 2721
This fun facility features include five slides, a fully-accessible Sprayground, and interactive multi-level play area. The large splashing water bucket is always a h... MORE

Splash Landings

2400 Chestnut Ave., Glenview
(847) 486-5372
No matter what the season, there’s always plenty of water fun at the Glenview Park District’s four-pool indoor aquatic center. Bring the whole family to enjoy the Pl... MORE


3054 North Lake Terrace, Glenview
(847) 787-1220
A revolutionary workout program that combines the most effective principals of high-intensity interval training (H.I.I.T.) and obstacle course training (optional). T... MORE

Ultimate Ninjas North Shore

3054 North Lake Terrace, Glenview
(847) 787-1220
Inspired by the hit television show “American Ninja Warrior”, offers a wide variety of obstacle courses for kids of every age and skill level. Agility course, swingi... MORE

Watts Ice Center

999 Green Bay Rd., Glencoe
(847) 835-3030
Glencoe Park District’s outdoor refrigerated skating facility, operates (weather permitting) the day after Thanksgiving through the first Sunday in March. This uniqu... MORE

Wheeling Family Aquatic Center

327 W. Dundee Rd., Wheeling
(847) 465-3333
Make a SPLASH at the Wheeling Park District's Family Aquatic Center. Enjoy water playgrounds, water basketball, tube and body slides, drop slides, a zero depth pool,... MORE

Winnetka Beaches

540 Hibbard Rd., Winnetka
(847) 501-2040
Over 23 acres of park land adjacent to scenic Lake Michigan. Operating three swim beaches (Elder Lane, Maple Street and Tower Road), one boat Launch and Sailing Cen... MORE

Winnetka Ice Arena

490 Hibbard Rd., Winnetka
(847) 501-2060
Open September through May each year. Play hockey, practice your figure skating skills or enjoy a recreational skating or watch an Ice Show. The area features a fu... MORE

Winnetka Platform Tennis Facility and Paddle Hut

490 Hibbard Rd., Winnetka
(847) 501-2060
Platform Tennis also known as paddle tennis is played outdoors in fall, winter and spring. The sport has many advantages: it’s easy to learn, it’s great exercise, it... MORE
8833 Gross Point Rd., Ste. 307, Skokie, IL. 60077
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