The swim beach, splash pad and playground will open on Monday, July 6th. Boat rental operations will continue within the Lake House beach area.
- Beach, splash pad and playground occupancy will be limited, taken on a first come, first served basis.
- Wait times may increase due to reduced capacity.
- Shallow water will be open for swimming up to 5 feet.
Swim Beach, Playground and Splash Pad Capacity Clarification
The swim beach at the Three Oaks Recreation Area will be opening on Monday, July 6th with limited capacity. City staff will be monitoring the capacity based on the Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines. The exact number of customers allowed into the beach area will be based on several factors, including IDPH guidelines, customer safety and the encouragement of social distancing.
Swim Beach Hours
The swim beach will operate in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations.
Swim Beach Fees
Crystal Lake resident admission is free with valid ID showing residency. A resident must be at least 12 years of age to sponsor a non-resident guest into the beach for the guest rate.
Guests of Crystal Lake residents must be accompanied by the resident. There is a $1.00 daily fee for all guests of City residents (up to 5 guests per family). Any guests above the maximum of 5 per family will be charged $5.00 each.
|Non-Resident Admission||Non-Resident Admission After 4:00 PM|
|Adults (16 and Older)||$10.00||Adults (16 and Older)||$5.00|
|Seniors (62 and Older)||$6.00||Seniors (62 and Older)||$3.00|
|Youth (4-15 Years)||$6.00||Youth (4-15 Years)||$3.00|
|Ages 3 and Under||Free||Ages 3 and Under||Free|
Lake House Complex
The Lake House is a fully-contained, smoke-free area monitored by attendants and lifeguards. Patio umbrella tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Cottage on the Beach offers hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, tacos, children's menu items, Julie Ann's Frozen Custard treats and more! The Lake House complex has locker room showers and a first-aid center. Coolers are allowed in the beach area. No alcoholic beverages, grilling/fires or smoking inside the Lake House Complex, including the beach.
Splash Pad and Playground
Located in the Lake House complex, the splash pad is a special treat for toddlers and younger children, with ground-based water jets that spray into the open air while buckets of water are poured overhead.
The playground is equipped with memory-foam decking, located in the Lake House complex adjacent to the splash pad. this is an active location for children almost all year-round. A seating area with tables and an overhead pergola for parents to rest and watch their children at play while having some shade is immediately adjacent to the playground.
Grassy sections of property are adjacent to the beach, surrounding the playground and splash for guests to sunbathe, picnic and play. Large overhead tent/picnic table units are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.