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“Great Beach”
Review of Washington Park

Washington Park
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Love this beach and have been coming for years. We live in the suburbs of Chicago and we always come to this beach. Nominal ($7) fee to park in the summer. You park and the beach is right there. No steps/stairs involved. The beach is clean, the water beautiful and the skyline in the evening is gorgeous. One problem I have is the restroom facilities: small, dank, and damp. They need to be updated with chaging rooms as all the stalls are restroom stalls. This makes it very hard to change. Also, they tend to be locked after Labor Day even when the weather is still nice and people are using the beach. They need to stay open. The other suggestion would be to install one of the handicapped walkways that so many Michigan beaches have. They are metal walkways and makes it so much easier for people with disabilities to make it down to the waterfront.

4  Thank Donna L
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We had one of the best times fishing with Fuzzy Bears Charter. The captain and crew were very helpful and it was a very nice boat. I took my Daughter and nephews for the day, they all had a great time. The cost of the charter was affordable and they were very helpful with inexperienced group. We went out of Washington park marina salomon fishing in late June of this year. The fishing was marginal at best but the service was great and that made up for it, it was a great day. Our fish were cleaned and bagged for travel, everything was taken care of, all we did was enjoy the day and reel in the fish. If you are looking for a charter boat and captain out of Michigian city, Fuzzy Bear is your guy.

5  Thank IndianaJoe2026
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Although far too chilly for swimming or sun bathing in mid-October, we still enjoyed a walk along the shoreline. The lake was beautiful, and since the park was closed (no amenities but also no parking fee) there was plenty of parking and no crowds to contend with.

1  Thank Jennyanndiana
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

CAN'T BEAT THE SUNSETS!! As the sun goes down the Chicago skyline shows up, add a sailboat on the water and it's picture perfect!! Great place to walk on the pier or the beach, play on the playground, sit on a bench, fly a kite, make a sandcastle, watch the sunset, or just enjoy being outside. Cost to enter the park varies but all reasonable prices. If you want to see the Coast Guard Station or eat at the old yacht club restaurant (Water's Edge) you don't have to pay to get in. Thursday nights during the summer the city band puts on a free performance at the band shell.

Thank Kris C
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

We were there in early September and no entry fee was charged. I bet this place gets busy in the high season, but in the off season it is a nice place for a private beach walk. We had no other company except two kite surfers who were interesting to watch. It is a pretty place to see a sunset too.

1  Thank ramonajane
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