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Dawes Park

1700 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201
+1 847-475-3410
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A lovely little park on Lake Michigan.

The park has picnic areas, and benches as well as a pond (drained during the winter). It is... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
Dorothy A
Evanston, Illinois
When I need to have my Zen I visit Dawes Park!

From the Summer concerts to beautiful Autumn walks you can't beat Dawes Park. The fountain area is... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
curt f
Evanston, Illinois
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“dog beach” (4 reviews)
“beach area” (2 reviews)
“bike path” (2 reviews)
1700 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201
1700 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201
+1 847-475-3410
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

The park has picnic areas, and benches as well as a pond (drained during the winter). It is adjacent to a dog beach, boat launch, and beach. Walking distance from the NW Campus and downtown Evanston.

Thank Dorothy A
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

From the Summer concerts to beautiful Autumn walks you can't beat Dawes Park. The fountain area is always a treat and people are always friendly. It well maintained and used by a variety of people and ages.

Thank curt f
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

What could be better than a park on Lake Michigan's shore? Most sunny mornings in Evanston find me walking or biking on the edge of this lovely city park complete with Harrington lagoon, small island for ducks to inhabit and steps away from the pier...More

Thank Carehb
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Just a great lakeside place to visit for swimming, boating, concerts, picnicking, staging a visit to the Northwestern Campus immediately adjacent to the North, and taking in views of Downtown Chicago to the South.

Thank JWer2014
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Can't say it is serene location based on the auto traffic. But certainly a nice spot to view the passer bys and lake

Thank J E
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Just across Sheridan Road from the Evanston History Center this lovely park is a great place to relax and unwind. Or take a walk. Or just enjoy the view of the Center and the lake and the sounds of lapping waves. No hustle bustle here.

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The park was originally part of the Charles G. Dawes estate (which is now the home of the Evanston Historical Society) and it overlooks Lake Michigan. There are numerous events taking place in the park during the summer and it is a very nice place...More

Thank RSGrosse1
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The Dawes house is not a very easily accessible place, could see lights on inside but no one answers the bell, Must have to call ahead to make an appointment to see inside. Lovely old house, park across the street with lake which is not...More

Thank Debbybcn
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The park centers around the fountain, which was just renovated last summer. Great place to sit a relax, feed the ducks and geese, people-watch, walk or ride along the path, enjoy a concert or one of the many free events that take place during the...More

Thank msdeelr58
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

What could be better?! It's a very nice park with 2 very decent bathroom facilities not far from each other and a snack bar that stays open late. The city offers all sorts of events at Dawes - art fairs and movies are my favorites.

Thank Bonnie T
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