Evanston Community Lakehouse & Gardens (ECLG) will transform the Harley Clarke property into a fully renovated, multi-purpose venue.



The mission of ECLG is to preserve and restore Evanston’s only public lakefront estate by creating an inspiring community space in keeping with the rich cultural history of Evanston. 

A unique building in a unique setting at the intersection of the lake, beach, dunes and Jens Jensen Gardens – our Gateway to the Great lakes.
— Tom Hodgman, ELHG Volunteer Board Member