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.

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Beginning today, the following DCR beaches will be staffed with lifeguards:

Boston:

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

Central:

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.

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