Event Starts at 9:30 a.m.
9:30-10:00 a.m. | Welcome with Gathering& Kickoff
10:00-11:30 a.m. | Take Action with Beach & Park Clean Up
11:30-11:45 a.m. | Connect with Gratitude & Present
11:45-12:30 p.m. | Celebrate with Music & Food
Event Ends at 12:30 p.m.
Please be safe and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
The parking lot is very full, there is more parking near the main building! Please find us at the end of the main parking lot. Just west on the north side!
Just north west of the Parking lot. Please be respectful of others. Please be well enough to attend. Please ask for assistance if you need it.
Please be mindful of the agenda and be on time. It’s more fun when we take meaningful actions like these together.
There is available parking at the Beach – Click Map on bottom of page for Google Maps
Please consider carpooling for the environment – bonus if it’s an electric car 🙂
Remember our amazing Lake Shore Drive bike paths and consider biking to the event.
Public Transportation Details: BUS Routes
6 Jackson Park Express
71 71st/South Shore
My Block My Hood My City (M3) and our partners will support Rainbow Beach with litter pickup along the beach and across the park. Music, food, and prizes will be provided for participants! The Clean Wave Foundation promotes sustainability and clean waterways internationally and M3 is happy to help that mission.
How to Participate
You can use the form to the right to make a donation in any amount you like with a credit card, or even to register an offline donation we can process later.
You can also create your own fundraiser for this cause using our website tools. If you, your community, or your organization would like to fundraise with us, please click here.
Located in the South Chicago neighborhood, Rainbow Beach totals 60.98 acres and features a gymnasium, fitness center and multipurpose rooms, handball courts, and one of the oldest community gardens in Chicago. A natural area located at the northeast end of the beach includes 9.18 acres of dune habitat.
In 2013, the Park District is partnering with the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois at Chicago to install a prototype stormwater filter to clean the rainwater that washes off of the parking lot onto the beach.
This project is funded by a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency. The Green Stormwater Filter is an inground permeable reactive filter system that reduces bacteriological, algal, and chemical contamination caused by stormwater runoff from Rainbow Beach parking lot.
Major benefits of this project include: reducing the number of pollution sources impacting Rainbow Beach, reducing beach water contamination and consequent swim advisories, reducing algal blooms and concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus at Rainbow Beach area, and serving as pilot project for urban stormwater management for other Great Lake beaches. Distance swimming is available parallel to shore at boat line.
We believe Tamarindo can be a Zero Waste Community. We focus on building an energized and connected community that comes together to make meaningful impacts.
We invite you to be part of the community and join us. See more about our Community Compost and Beach Clean Up. Together we can create clean healthy environments.
Ride this wave, Join the movement