Gillson Park Michigan Ave & Washington Ave, Wilmette, IL60091 The pride of Wilmette parks, Gillson Park is located on a huge beachfront area. Gillson Park offers a dog beach, a…More swimming area, sailboat rentals, lighted tennis courts and ice rink, a fitness course, picnic tables and grills. Wallace Bowl, a summer concert stage, is another highlight of the park. Excellent views of Lake Michigan and the north shore make Gillson Park an inspiring lunchtime getaway.
Bateman Park Sheridan Rd & Michigan Ave, Wilmette, IL60091 Located on a tiny half-acre plot, Bateman Park is surrounded by much larger Gillson Park near the Lake Michigan…More shoreline. Founded in 1916, when Wilmette leased some land that was owned by the Chicago Sanitation Department, Bateman Park is located at the corner of Michigan and Sheridan.