About Beach Park
The Village of Beach Park is conveniently situated between Milwaukee and Chicago.
Incorporated in 1989, Beach Park comes from humble beginnings. In the 1920s, the F.H. Bartlett Co. of Chicago came to the area and purchased and subdivided the land. Bartlett advertised the parcels as “country living for city residents” at the Chicago World’s Fair, attracting people by the busloads. The village still reflects Bartlett’s love of silent films with several streets that he named after silent movie stars including Fairbanks, Gish, Pickford, and Chaplin.
Today, the village is known for being a charming and quaint retreat for its residents. With numerous parks, great views of Lake Michigan, and a close-knit community, the Village of Beach Park is also home to the South Beach section of Illinois Beach State Park where residents can bike, hike, picnic, fish, or swim.
Every summer, residents come together for Beach Park Fest. The event features a car show, craft and food vendors, bounce houses, a petting zoo, and a trackless train.