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


    BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – 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

    For more information, visit www.mass.gov/dcr.

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