Market Square in Lake Forest 4 Market Square Ct, Lake Forest, IL60045 One of the first planned shopping centers in the U.S., Market Square remains a staple of the community through events…More such as book fairs, art exhibitions, the annual Christmas tree lighting and other celebrations. The square consists of a long grassy lawn surrounded by brick paths lined with trees and features a large fountain, a flag pole and several carved stone benches.
An expansive park right on the lakefront, Sunrise Park and Beach offers a sandy beach and great walking paths along a…More tree-shaded stretch at street level. A walk down a step path to the beach includes stopping points to sit and admire the terrific lakefront view.
Lifeguards are on duty for daily supervised swimming during the summer until mid August; after that point, lifeguards are on duty on weekends only through Labor Day. No unsupervised swimming is allowed.
The beach area includes a playground with equipment, two lighted shelters with fireplaces, and picnic tables with grills.
Following a successful restoration, Sunrise Park was named in 2004 as the Top Restored Beach by the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association.