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“The Grove, Glenview IL”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Gillson Park

Gillson Park
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Wilmette
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Cincinnati, United States
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
“The Grove, Glenview IL”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

If you want to see what Chicago looked like before anyone settled there, visit the Grove on Milwaukee Avenue, just south of Lake in Glenview.

Visited July 2014
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Wilmette, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful Park on the Lakefront”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

It is always a treat to walk along the beach during all the four seasons. The waves may be choppy and loud or lapping softly, the shore icy or sandy, the sunset and sunrise usually spectacular and the scene changes everyday! Summer means free performances at the Wallace Bowl, and memorable time spent with little ones playing in the sand.

Visited June 2014
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42 attraction reviews
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“Lake Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

We came to Chicago from Omaha specifically to visit a Lake Michigan beach and we were not disappointed in choosing this one! We found a parking spot on the street at the edge of the park (free!) and walked down past the fenced-in part of the beach to the no-swimming end (also free!)- this was ok, since we weren't really going to swim anyway (the water was way too cold!) and we wanted to bring our picnic with us (something you can't do on the swimming side). They will let you get about ankle-deep in the surf, which our 5 year-old thoroughly enjoyed and took advantage of.

The water was crystal clear and sky blue all the way to the horizon. The sand was soft and clean and it wasn't too crowded (we were there on a Thursday morning/afternoon). It was a really perfect day!

Visited June 2014
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Wilmette, Illinois, United States
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Gillson is FILLED with Joy!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

EVERY THING you could want in a park is here! Sports fields, beaches, dog beach, tennis, music & entertainment...Absolute Plus for our neighborhood!

Visited April 2014
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Thank Ruth R
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Wilmette, Illinois
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59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Busy open space”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

this is a wonderful open space and has a park for the little ones near tennis courts and the beach and lake. lots of area to run and play. also there are grill areas but they need to be reserved.
this park gets very crowded on nice weekends and the grill areas fill fast.
there is a dog beach at the south end of the park and a center at the north end of the park with indoor toilets. portapotties near the tennis courts. Parking is very tight. plan to get there early unless you are a resident with a beach parking pass.

Visited July 2013
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