Atwater Beach and Park
Life's a beach at Atwater Park. This is where you go to stick your toe in cold Lake Michigan and then lie on the sand and tan in the summertime. It's also a nice place to take the tykes for playground fun, a picnic or just a stroll. Romantic in the evening, Atwater Park offers great views from the bluff and the shore. The park also features a sculpture by renowned Spanish artist Jaume Plensa. And it's where Shorewood celebrates Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, hosts a summer Shorewood Concert Band series and each June presents the village tradition of the annual Shorewood Men's Club Chicken BBQ, officially opening Atwater Beach for the season.
- Hours: Daily, 5am - 10pm
- Handicap Accessible: There is no ramp down to the beach, but the upper part of the park is accessible.
- Parking: On-street: free
- Public/Private: Public
- Type: Lake
- Common activities: Fishing, Picnicking
- Cars allowed: No
- Are there any interesting facts about this location?: The park has an interpretive sign with lots of information and graphics about a historic shipwreck, the Appomattox, which ran aground in 1905 and is a popular diving site not far offshore.
- Features: Beach, Benches, Picnic tables, Playgrounds
- Area: 5 acres