DCR opens beaches and pools early to help with the week’s high temperatures
With the possibility of record-setting temperatures this week, the state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation announced that several public beaches and wading pools will be staffed with lifeguards sooner than originally planned.
The DCR also said that its swimming pools will open this Saturday, June 23.
All of the department’s spray desks and wading pools have been opened since Memorial Day.
Beginning today, the following DCR beaches will be staffed with lifeguards:
Carson Beach in South Boston
Castle Island Beach in South Boston
Pleasure Bay Beach in South Boston
Artesani Wading Pool in Brighton
Ryan Wading Pool in Mattapan
North of Boston
Nahant Beach Reservation (will have limited guarded areas)
Revere Beach Reservation
Salisbury Beach State Reservation
Breakheart Reservation’s Pearce Lake in Saugus
Mystic River Reservation’s Shannon Beach in Winchester (will have limited guarded area)
West of Boston
Chicopee Memorial State Park’s Reservoir Beach
Wallum Lake in Douglas State Forest
Lake Quinsigamond in Regatta Point State Park
Hopkinton State Park
South of Boston
Quincy Shore Reservation’s Wollaston Beach
Demarest Lloyd State Park Beach in Dartmouth
Horseneck Beach State Reservation in Westport
Scusset Beach State Reservation in Sandwich
Nantasket Beach Reservation in Hull
Houghton’s Pond in the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton
The DCR is also urging visitors to follow safety guidelines at the state’s beaches and pools.Alli Knothe can be reached at email@example.com.