Get Ready To Hit Your Fave Sandy Spot, Chicago

Chicago beach
Chicago park district lifeguards get boats in the water at North Avenue Beach. Millions of swimmers are expected to hit Chicago’s 26 lakefront beaches this season. Yolanda Perdomo / WBEZ
Chicago beach
Chicago park district lifeguards get boats in the water at North Avenue Beach. Millions of swimmers are expected to hit Chicago’s 26 lakefront beaches this season. Yolanda Perdomo / WBEZ

Get Ready To Hit Your Fave Sandy Spot, Chicago

Even if it isn’t totally beach weather yet, Chicago’s 26 beaches are officially open to the public today. And there are plenty of changes happening along that lake shore ahead of the summer, from water testing for bacteria to dog-washing stations to potentially shrinking turf. To give us the update on all the beach news in Chicago, Morning Shift talks to Cathy Breitenbach, Chicago Park District’s Director of Culture and Natural Resources.