The Park

Park Rules

Beach Rules

  • Beaches are open to the public from dawn to dusk daily Memorial Day through Labor Day
  • Lifeguards are on duty 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • No swimming is allowed when rip current conditions are dangerous
  • In designated swimming areas, swimmers must stay inside buoys and boats must stay outside buoys
  • Only public safety motorized vehicles are allowed on the beach
  • Open fires, grills, and glass are prohibited
  • No dogs or any other animals, except leashed service dogs, are allowed on the beach in swimming areas
  • Boats must proceed parallel to the shore and approach the beach in a straight line at no more than five miles per hour
  • Litter must be deposited in waste containers
  • East of Montgomery Street, the beach is open to the public, dogs must be restrained in this area
  • No overnight parking or camping on the beach is allowed
  • Bulk removal of sand is prohibited
  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the beach

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Marquette Park

1 North Grand Boulevard • Gary, IN 46403
(219) 938-7362 Phone • (219) 938-7380 Fax