Helen Doria Beach

Swim Advisory

Swim ban due to water quality hazard

Water Quality Information

Rapid Test Method:1228

Helen Doria Beach
1040 W Columbia Ave (map and directions)

In 2016, the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners renamed Columbia Beach Park in honor of Helen Doria. 



Beach house and restrooms

  • Restrooms
  • Life guard first aid station


The nearest beach with an accessible beach walk is Leone Beach.

~~Please follow the rules while you’re at the beach:
•Swim only when lifeguards are on duty.
•Follow lifeguards’ instructions.
•Only Coast Guard approved flotation devices are permitted.
•No smoking.
•No alcohol.
•No dogs on the beach.
•Do not feed birds or wildlife.
•Dispose of trash and recycling in appropriate containers.
•Grill in designated areas only and dispose of coals in red barrels.
•Keep accessible beach walks clear. No bicycling, skateboarding or rollerblading is permitted in these areas.
•Access to the Lake Michigan Water Trail for sports such as kayaking, canoeing and other non-motorized board or paddle sports is allowed at Calumet Beach.  For more information, go to the rules page and download information on Lake Michigan water trails.
•Kiteboarding is not permitted at Calumet Beach; kiteboarding is ONLY permitted at Montrose Beach.

Limited street parking

Public Transit
The following public bus & train routes serve this beach:

CTA Bus Routes:
96 Lunt
147 Outer Drive Express
155 Devon

CTA Red Line Station: