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 also home to our sand volleyball programs, including youth play for middle & high school, as well as adult sand volleyball leagues.  

During the beach season 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 will remain guarded through Sunday, August 24, 2014 and will reopen Labor Day weekend August 30-31, 2014 before closing for the season. Zoo beach will officially close for the season the weekend of August 16, 2014.  


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:  


      Emergency: 911 
     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 


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.



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