Evanston Lakehouse & Gardens will transform the Harley Clarke property into a fully renovated, multi-purpose venue for environmental education, community events, and cultural programming.



The mission of Evanston Lakehouse and Gardens is to preserve and restore Evanston’s only public lakefront estate by creating an inspiring community space that fosters appreciation of the environment, the arts, and 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