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DCR extends lifeguard coverage to Friday in response to above average temps


BOSTON ( – The Department of Conservation and Recreation says due to the extremely hot weather it will expand early season weekend lifeguard coverage at regional wading pools, as well as inland and ocean beaches, to include this coming Friday.

Lifeguards began weekend-hour-only staffing at many wading pools, as well as inland and ocean beaches this past Saturday.

Most wading pools will be open weekends until June 29, when all remaining wading pools and full-sized swimming pools open for use seven days a week.

Daily lifeguard coverage at Spectacle Island in the Boston Harbor begins on July 3.

Here is a list of facilities that will be guarded this Friday:

Chicopee State Park, Chicopee
Walden Pond State Reservation, Concord
Douglas State Forest (Wallum Lake), Douglas
Nantasket Beach, Hull
Houghton's Pond, Blue Hills, Milton
Revere Beach Reservation, Revere
Carson Beach, South Boston
Pleasure Bay Beach, South Boston
Salisbury Beach, Salisbury (Main Beach Only)
Horseneck Beach, Westport
Shannon Beach, Winchester
Regatta Point, Worcester
Wading Pools
Lee Wading Pool, Boston
Artesani, Brighton
Spray Decks
Johnson Spray Deck, Jamaica Plain
Mission Hill, Boston
Stony Brook, Jamaica Plain
Neponset Spray Deck, Dorchester
Beaver Brook, Belmont
North Point, Boston
Olsen Deck, Hyde Park
Moynihan Deck, Hyde Park

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