North Beach and Zoo Beach
Racine's own North Beach, which lays up to Lake Michigan is Blue Wave certified by the Clean Beaches Council. Blue Wave certifies our beach is one of the nation's best beaches with an unspoiled shoreline and natural habitat. In order to be Blue Wave certified, applicants must meet the program's criteria for water quality, beach conditions, habitat conservation and public information. Beaches that meet these criteria receive the Blue Wave flag, which is prominently displayed beach-side.
North beach is open Sunday through Saturday and Zoo Beach on Saturday and Sunday only. The beach opens tentatively the week in June and closes Labor Day weekend. North Beach lifeguards are on duty Sunday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Zoo Beach lifeguards are on duty Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
North Beach is also home to our sand volleyball programs, including youth play for middle & high school, as well as adult sand volleyball leagues.
For more information in regards, call James Wilson at (262) 636-9445.
For water and weather conditions please call (262) 636-9233.
For the safety of all in the beach and swim areas, please observe the following rules:
1. Lifeguards on duty at North Beach: Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
2. Lifeguards on duty at Zoo Beach: Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
3. Lifeguards are here for your safety
4. Lifeguards will enforce all rules
5. Lifeguards may clear the area in an emergency
6. Please obey all instructions and orders given by the lifeguards
7. The following are prohibited in the beach area:
Flotation devices, flotation water toys or surf boards or other similar equipment
Frisbees or balls of any type
Animals or pets/unless it is a service animal
Alcoholic beverages of any type
Glass containers or sharp objects
Motor Vehicles or bicycles of any type
Visiting with lifeguards except in the discharge of their professional duties
Diving or jumping off of, swimming near piers or in non protected areas
8. Dispose of all trash. Please use trash containers to keep beach clean
9. Swim in protected area
10. Do not swim alone
11. No diving
12. Obey all warning signs and flags
13. Be cautious at all times
14. Use sunscreen SPF 30 or higher
15. Do not feed gulls or other waterfowl
Don't go into the water to try and save someone from drowning - alert a lifeguard and call 911.
Flags on beach - What they mean:
Green Flag - Beach is open for swimming
Yellow Flag - Swim at your own risk
Red Flag - Stop! Do not swim! - Beach is closed for swimming
(Swimmer with red circle and line through it - also means no swimming!)
Important Phone Numbers:
Non Emergency Police: 262.886.2300
Water Temperature/Open or Closed status: 262.636.9223
Beachside Oasis Concession Stand: 262.939.7440
PRCS Department: 262.636.9131
NORTH BEACH PARK CLOSES PROMPTLY AT 10:00 p.m.
Your cooperation in following the above will be appreciated by lifeguards and others on the beach.
We look forward to having a safe and enjoyable summer with your help.