Current Beach Conditions
Updated October 26, 2012
NO LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY FOR REMAINDER OF THE YEAR
Washington Park Beach Links
Washington Park Daily Hours & Fees
Daily parking fees will be charged on weekends only beginning April 13, 2013. Parking fees will be charged daily beginning Monday, May 27, 2013 through Monday, September 2, 2013. Parking fees will charged on weekends only after Labor Day. Parking hours are subject to change.
Washington Park is open daily from 5 am to 10 pm, year round
Parking fees apply from 8 am to 9 pm and from 6 am to 10 pm during special events
Car and motorcycle parking $7 per day
Trailer, bus or motorhome $14 per day.
Washington Park Annual Parking Stickers
Available March 1, 2013 at the Clerks’s Office in City Hall, 100 E. Michigan Blvd., from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.
Resident .… .… .… . FREE (must reside within the civil city limits of Michigan City)
Non-Resident .… .… . .$ 40
Out of State .… . . .… $100
Senior Center Member … $ 23
Beach Path Marking System
Know your location on the beach in case of an emergency.
Washington Park Beach Water Quality Testing Program
Lake Michigan is tested for bacteria levels daily at Washington Park Beach, Stop 2 at California Avenue and Stop 7 at Beachwalk between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Test results will be posted the following day by 11 am on our website or on our beach hotline number 219.873.1406 x:390.
TEST DATE: 9÷3÷12
|Stop 2 — Sheridan Beach||11|
|Stop 7 — Sheridan Beach||2|
The beach is tested in the following locations:
(click icons for specific test sites)
235 and below is an acceptable level of bacteria and the beach will remain open
236 – 999 — an advisory will be issued, the beach will be open, but swim at your own risk
1,000 and above is unacceptable and the beach will be closed
For additional information please call the Park Office Monday through Friday between 8 am and 4 pm at (219) 873‑1506 or Park Security on the weekends between 8 am and 9 pm at (219) 873‑1548.
BEACH SIGN NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
Lot #1 Parking Booth – 1
Lot #2 Parking Booth – 1
Washington Park Beach – 3
Lifeguard Tower – 1
Senior Center Lot #3 – 1
Fedder’s Beach Paths – 2
California Avenue – 1
Illinois Avenue – 1
Nevada Avenue – 1
Carolina Avenue – 1
Beachwalk on Beach – 1
Beachwalk on Lake Shore Drive – 1
1 – 234
235 – 999
Washington Park Beach Tips
Enjoy the surf and sand at any of Michigan City’s beautiful public beaches.
PLEASE RESPECT LAKE MICHIGAN AND EXERCISE SOUND COMMON SENSE. PLEASE OBEY ALL BEACH RULES!