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Brooks Announces Swimming At Ontario Beach Is Now Open For 2014

Brooks Announces Swimming At Ontario Beach Is Now Open For 2014

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that public swimming at Ontario Beach Park, located in Rochester’s Charlotte Neighborhood, is now open for the 2014 Season.


“Once again, we welcome the summer season with the opening of swimming at Ontario Beach Park,” said County Executive Brooks. “Each year, thousands of residents and visitors alike enjoy the sandy shore and cooling waters of Lake Ontario at this wonderful beach operated by our Monroe County Department of Parks.  This is yet another family-friendly activity that we are proud to offer free of charge.”


Monroe County Lifeguards are now on duty and swimming will be permitted at Ontario Beach Park each day from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Swimming is only allowed when lifeguards are on duty. 


As Lake Ontario is a large natural body of water, swimming will only be permitted when conditions and water quality are favorable.  A recorded telephone message will be updated daily at 585-753-5887 with information on beach conditions and whether swimming will be permitted or not.  It is important to note that even if swimming is not permitted, the wide sandy beach at the park will remain open for recreational use.


“Our beach is open, our carousel is running, our band organ is booming and our Park is abuzz with activity,” said County Parks Director Larry Staub.   “It’s shaping-up to be one of our best summers in years.”


The 2014 Swimming Season at Ontario Beach Park is scheduled to end on Labor Day.