Many Arlington parents will tell you there is no better place to spend a hot summer day with the kids than in Arlington Heights.
The popular Lowell Street swimming hole has all the amenities of an ocean beach without the drive or hassle, according to beachgoer and father-of-two Jason Barrett.
“It’s just like being at the beach,” he said recently, “but we don’t have to go all the way to the ocean to get there.”
He said Reservoir Beach is relaxing for parents and fun for kids. It’s also a safe place to bring your kids, he said, with lifeguards on duty and filtered and chlorinated water.
In addition to the beach, there is a playground and grassy play area for kids, as well as a bathhouse and vending machines. Many families also choose to bring a picnic lunch.
Reservoir Beach is open daily from 10 a.m. to dusk from June 17 to Aug. 21. Beachgoers must either have a season’s pass or pay a daily fee.