F.R.Glasener Beach CLOSED FOR Summer of 2020

Closing of F.R. Glasener Beach at COMLARA Park for the Summer of 2020

Date: Friday, May 8, 2020

The McLean County Department of Parks & Recreation has decided to close its public swimming beach, F.R. Glasener Beach, at COMLARA Park for the summer of 2020 due to public health concerns with COVID-19/Coronavirus.  Due to the uncertainty, and more importantly, the health risk factors, it was decided to close our public swimming beach down for the summer of 2020.  A safe and fun recreational experience is always the Parks Department’s goal for the Park’s visitors.  With the current situation with the COVID-19/Coronavirus, we could not see a safe, healthy and cost-effective way to open.  

Other facilities that are still affected by the virus restrictions include the Campground, Picnic Shelters, and the Boat Rental & Bait Shop at COMLARA Park/Evergreen Lake until at least June 1, 2020.

Facilities that are OPEN to the public include both boat launches at Evergreen Lake, and the Multi-Use Trails (Hiking, Mt. Biking, & Equestrian) at COMLARA Park.


Glasener Beach Swimming

COMLARA County Park offers a unique swimming beach, or what we like to call a natural water play park. Completely separated from the lake proper, 2.5 acres of water and four acres of sand beach and sun bathing area provide the perfect setting for swimming, beach volleyball, and other summer fun.

Daily Admission Charges

Fees are based on age of visitor:

  • Under 6 years old - $0.50
  • 6-12 years old - $3.50
  • 13 years old and up - $5.00

Concession Stand

Food and soft drinks are available at our concession stand located at Glasener Beach.


Float tubes are available for rent at our beach house at $5 per day.

Beach parties are available starting as low as $35 per hour. Parties must be scheduled at least one week in advance.


Glasener Beach also offers a giant water umbrella, a diving platform, and Lazy Lagoon areas with float tubes that are perfect for a relaxing swim.

The Pirate Cove play area includes a playground with a slide, climbing net, and other play features right on the beach.


Glasener Beach provides a concrete ramp zero-depth entry with railing for unrestricted access to the swimming area.

Aquatics Safety

The McLean County Department of Parks and Recreation is proud to provide lifeguards that are regularly trained and evaluated by the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Program.

More Information

For additional information call Glasener Beach at (309) 434-6779.